Tuesday, June 23, 2009

wikimedia setup

Wiki media configuration tips:

Edit LocalSetting.php

How to setup only logged in user can edit / add post:

//only logged in user can edit
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;
How to setup only admin can add user:
//only admin can create account...
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;
How to enable upload for wiki media?
//find for $wgEnableUploads
$wgEnableUploads = true;
How to allow upload of other files:

$wgFileExtensions[] = "zip";
$wgFileExtensions[] = "gz";
$wgFileExtensions[] = "pdf";
$wgFileExtensions[] = "doc";
$wgFileExtensions[] = "xls";
$wgFileExtensions[] = "ppt";

But, upload will fail if you enable imagemagick, because it assume all your is image. Therefor, we will need to disable imagemagick:

$wgUseImageMagick = false;

Hope it helps ;)


Monday, June 22, 2009

drupal vs wordpress vs joomla

My findings:

  • very modular
  • able to reuse other module
  • allow theming overrides
  • drag n drop ordering of fields
  • allow custom fields
  • front end & back end having similar login and path
  • good interface
  • inserting folder as module make things simple
  • cutting edge - using tinymce3...
  • Complicated admin
  • Slow admin interface as 2 much form input in 1 screen

  • allow theming overrides
  • drag n drop ordering of fields
  • allow custom fields
  • nicest gui and friendliness among 3 cms
  • cutting edge technology - using wikimedia, tinymce3...
  • TODO

  • Clearly separate module, controller & view
  • allow theming overrides
  • support hooks

  • no custom field support
  • admin no hook support, therefore hacking core is unavoidable
  • some bad component design like jevents use their own templating, which is bad
  • inconsistant template - esp. between category & section
  • interface is like erp, not so good...
  • difficult to reuse other module functions
  • mootool 1.1 & tinymce2 legacy stuff!
  • component/module/plugin installation is tedious, need to pack and clear db if something went wrong