Feature #5536

Simplify Wiki Page creation ("Add Page" link)

Added by Dave Lowndes almost 7 years ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-05-17
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Jean-Philippe Lang% Done:

0%

Category:Wiki
Target version:3.3.0
Resolution:Fixed

Description

One of the biggest hurdles to Wiki productivity as I see it is having to edit a wiki page before you can add a page. Since there are macros for ToC and Children and often the start page contains theses macros it is redundant to manually create a page link, so you can add the page, then delete the link straight after since it is then listed in the macro output.

I suggest:

  1. A simple Add page function, next to "Edit"
  2. The ability to chose the Parent (i.e. dropdown, recent pages, search for parent) at Page creation time

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #15880: Consistent, global button/menu to add new content Closed
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #12918: make it more intuitive to add new wiki page Closed
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #8357: create new wiki page from an additional "new"-link Closed 2011-05-12

Associated revisions

Revision 15346
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang 10 months ago

Adds "New wiki page" link to create a new wiki page (#5536).

Revision 15347
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang 10 months ago

Adds :label_wiki_page_new i18n strings (#5536).

History

#1 Updated by Eraldo Girardi almost 7 years ago

Users here always complain about that.
They always ask me: "Why I can not add a new page by simply hit a "New Page" button??"
It's really too strange to add a page by editing in the address bar or by a link in an other page.
I hope this will receive some attention..

#2 Updated by Jeff Wallace almost 7 years ago

+1

Specifically I think sub-page creation is somewhat cumbersome currently. Having the ability to choose the parent page when creating/editing would be helpful.

#3 Updated by Alex Dergachev almost 7 years ago

+1

Here's one idea about how to do it: create a macro in redmine {{add_child_page}} that can
be embedded in the sidebar wiki page. (When 1.0 comes out). See #2010

This macro will be expanded to a link with an onclick handler that
prompts the user to input a page name and press OK or Cancel.
Initially just use the javascript prompt() method (we'll worry about
sexiness and degradability later).

Once a name is given ("views_new_subpage"), it should redirect to a
URL like https://rm.ewdev.ca/projects/drupal/wiki/my_new_subpage?parent_page=Views
That form could look the same as currently, but behind the scenes do
the renaming action.

#4 Updated by Eraldo Girardi almost 7 years ago

Alex Dergachev wrote:

+1

Here's one idea about how to do it: create a macro in redmine {{add_child_page}} that can
be embedded in the sidebar wiki page. (When 1.0 comes out). See #2010

This macro will be expanded to a link with an onclick handler that
prompts the user to input a page name and press OK or Cancel.
CUT

This can be a problem to me (and my users) not using Textile. Macros don't work.
I'm using CKEditor thanks to a plugin by Akihiro Ono (see http://www.redmine.org/issues/617#note-34).
But I'm not so sure anyway... can CKEditor work with macros?

#5 Updated by Eric Davis over 6 years ago

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#6 Updated by Seth Sandler over 5 years ago

Any updates on this? It would be nice to have a button and also to be able to set parent/child page during edit/creation.

#7 Updated by Eric Mills almost 4 years ago

+1

#8 Updated by Nick Tan almost 4 years ago

this plugin redmine_create_wiki_page https://github.com/peplin/redmine_create_wiki_page work well for me on redmine 2.3.0

#9 Updated by Dipan Mehta almost 4 years ago

This plugin has an issue. When the project is closed - it produces Internal error 500!

While, it is true that many things should be done by plugins only - and if there are issues/bugs with plugins that also can be solved. However, an easy create link should rather be better done in the core!

#10 Updated by Etienne Massip almost 4 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

#11 Updated by Alex Dergachev almost 4 years ago

FYI a year ago we threw together a prototype of a plugin for this workflow:

https://github.com/evolvingweb/redmine-wiki2issue

#12 Updated by Matt Smith over 2 years ago

This is a major usability issue. I'm a senior programmer and I had to turn to google to figure out how to add a page?

Please, give this the attention it deserves.

#13 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 year ago

  • Related to Feature #15880: Consistent, global button/menu to add new content added

#14 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 year ago

This issue will be resolved if #15880 is implemented.

#15 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang 10 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Target version changed from Candidate for next major release to 3.3.0
  • Resolution set to Fixed

"New wiki page" added in r15346.

#16 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang 9 months ago

  • Subject changed from Simplify Wiki Page creation ("Add Page") to Simplify Wiki Page creation ("Add Page" link)

#17 Updated by Go MAEDA 6 months ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #8357: create new wiki page from an additional "new"-link added

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