[dokuwiki] Re: dokuwiki comments from a newbie

  • From: "Todd Augsburger" <todd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dokuwiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 09:53:05 -0400

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob McConnell" <rvm@xxxxxxxxx>

>> -----Original Message-----
>> As you know, the default Dokuwiki template does not include
>> an optional
>> sidebar.
>I would hate it if the default had a sidebar. That is the first nuisance
>I have to figure out how to turn off before I can use any application
>that comes with it. I still can't figure out how to get rid of it in
>Lookout. Like most eye candy, it gets in the way more than it helps.

Personally, I'd like to see a sidebar as a default option, as in the 
original post. If DokuWiki had _not_ had an acceptable sidebar available as 
a plugin, I'd have never chosen it in the first place. For me it was a 

But like Bob, I also hate features that cannot be turned off--some of the 
customization I've done to my own wikis was simply hacking out "features" 
that were in the way. (Or, in my case, hiding them from public users.)

But a sidebar could easily be implemented to be _optionally_ visible. Even 
turned off by default, if that's the consensus. If added to the core 
install, it would be more likely to get enough attention to remain bug-free 
with future releases.

I'm curious: What percentage of users do, or do not, use a sidebar?

Todd Augsburger
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