- It would be useful to have a standard topic through which to create new topic... in Sandbox and Bugs we build 'create topics' and I also do this at http://wiki.conceptmapping.org/Discussion/WebHome. See http://wiki.conceptmapping.org/Discussion/WebHome?raw=on and http://wiki.conceptmapping.org/Discussion/WebDiscussionCreator?raw=on; these would go in the _default web.
(removed Compose as it is being discussedn in another Item) -- SD
I agree with Martin that for new users, it really helps to have a special CreateNewTopic page! I would just add that I've been very please with the approach I implemented in TopicClassificationAddOn that leverages a single CreateNewTopic to allow creating any number of different topic types by INCLUDING form elements for each type. You can view my setup here
. I think this approach is worth considering for a standard set-up. And I'm sure some of the new features and superior design skills of the team could improve this basic idea!
Agreed. I already implement this in my application webs.
Ok. I will start porting my WebTopicCreator
topics into TWiki in the next couple of hours.
svn commit WebTopicCreator
.txt -m "Item574: First iteration, Sandbox web only. Please go to http://develop.twiki.org/~develop/cgi-bin/view/Sandbox/WebTopicCreator
and test it. Note the TODOs. I want to centralise the JS code and hide with CSS the irrelevant controls. I do not know how to do this. Please feel free to take this forward - I can do a bit more tonight but am unavailable for 2 days after"
Transmitting file data .
Committed revision 6889.
:twiki$ svn commit data/_default/WebTopicCreator.txt data/Sandbox/WebTopicCreator.topicCreator.txt -m "Item574: Moved to TWiki web. Need answers to the questions listed before. See convo with Lynnwood on TWikiIRC
An oops is the other way to do it:
This is an enhancement. Dakar will not wait for it.
The creator pages do exist in _default, Sandbox and TWiki. A link from the TopButtonBar is the next step.
I'd like to complete implementation of this feature because i think not having a simple, clear way to create new topics is a BIG usability issue for new users. (And we're so close...) So I propose to:
- Add a "Create New Topic" (with icon) to default WebLeftBar in all webs (except maybe TWiki?).
MAKETEXT variable to instructions in WebTopicCreator.
Suggestions where to put "Create New Topic" link in WebLeftBar
? I'm thinking after the preferences link.
Under preferences is fine, either that or under Home.
I guess the other web-controls are in the left bar, so it goes there.
In Ed* we ought move the controls to a topic or template and allow them to be styled etc.
Added "Create New Topic" after Preferences in WebLeftBar in _default and Sandbox webs.
svn 7038-40 (OK, it took me a couple of tries.)