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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby NormanDunbar » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:41 pm

Hi Dave,

things are a bit flat in that articles are all in the qlwiki namespace. We can easily make things a bit more hierarchical by using sub-namespaces: qlwiki:hardware or qlwiki:software and so on. We don't tend to do this at present.

Editing is a pain, I agree, for longer articles. I tend to grab the text and paste it into a text editor and rough it up there before pasting back into the wiki editor and running a preview. Rinse and repeat until I have it done.

Another way to get a new page is just to go there. Type the url into a browser with the page title in lower case and punctuation replaced by underscrores - the top level page would be:

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http://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk/doku.php?id=qlwiki:sinclair_ql_home_computer


Then press enter/return. The blank page turns up and you can edit it. Remember to make the heading as per the url though.

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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby RWAP » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:41 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:Hi Rich,

I had a look at the article you linked to. It's for Wordpress only. We are using Dokuwiki, so none of the solutions would apply. Unless this one could be implemented somehow:

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<link rel=”image_src” href=”preview-image-here.jpg” />


that needs adding to the head section of the generated html, but how could we then get the href correctly generated for each page.



The trick is probably to use the open graph image tags - you can add them using the Docuwiki plugin -
https://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:htmlmetatags

On that original link look at the section on:
2. Facebook: Open Graph Plugin

I think Google also respects these settings.

Perhaps if we stuck with the convention that screenshots should have screenshot as part of the filename, that would allow for it to be automatically inserted?


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby NormanDunbar » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:44 pm

RWAP wrote:
Dave wrote:Yes I think the main issue is adding images, as most images are at root level so it can take a while to access the image library.


Images should be in the qlwiki namespace. But I think that's what you mean.

We can rearrange things, if required, to add more sub-namespaces if we really need to.


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby RWAP » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:47 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:
RWAP wrote:
Dave wrote:Yes I think the main issue is adding images, as most images are at root level so it can take a while to access the image library.


Images should be in the qlwiki namespace. But I think that's what you mean.

We can rearrange things, if required, to add more sub-namespaces if we really need to.


Yes, images need changing - even on my fibre broadband, it takes an age to display the image library if you want to add a new image


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Re: The Future of the QL Wiki

Postby NormanDunbar » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:00 pm

Rich,

Ok, I'll see what I can do on the image front. Prod me occasionally if you don't see any progress.

I've installed that htmltag plugin. Please give it a try.


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