[Mediawiki-l] automatic template use

Sullivan, James (NIH/CIT) [C] sullivan at mail.nih.gov
Tue Jan 18 16:46:58 UTC 2011

Extension:Inputbox (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:InputBox) has the ability to preload a newly created page with content from a template or another page.  Check out the "preload=" feature.

Also, check out http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Creating_pages_with_preloaded_text which is a general discussion of how pages can be created with preloaded text.  But I like the Inputbox since it is simple and I can create a page with other text, such as an explanation of what to do after the pages is created, that I steer users who want to create a page to and have the input box there for the user to create the page with the preloaded text.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Betts [mailto:matthew.betts at bioquant.uni-heidelberg.de] 
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2011 4:02 PM
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Subject: [Mediawiki-l] automatic template use

Dear all,

Can anyone tell me a way to ensure that a template is included in all pages
of a particular namespace? I'd like to use our mediawiki to allow people to
annotate some things in a biology project and want to use a template to
guide what information should be given, and the wiki URLs will be generated
automatically by an external program. I could generate the pages in advance
from a perl script or similar but I thought there might be a better way,
especially since I won't always know in advance what the page names should



Matthew Betts PhD, Russell Group
CellNetworks, BioQuant, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 267, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
mailto:matthew.betts at bioquant.uni-heidelberg.de
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