[wp-hackers] Thoughts for handy features

J.D. Grimes jdg at codesymphony.co
Tue Aug 29 13:52:18 UTC 2017

Hi John,

This list is actually for WordPress developers, but we do use MediawWiki for the docs on the WP Codex, so that's probably where things got confusing. :-) These sound like good ideas though, and things that would have been useful in our own docs, which I've contributed to quite a bit.

I'm not familiar with the MediaWiki mailing lists (if there are any), so I'm afraid I don't know where to direct you from here. Good luck on getting in touch with them though, and hopefully they'll use your suggestions.


> On Aug 29, 2017, at 9:36 AM, John Elliot V <jj5 at jj5.net> wrote:
> Hey there.
> I love MediaWiki and have been using it everywhere for years. Recently
> I've been doing some rather major documentation and I realised there
> were two features which would be really handy for me (if these or
> similar already exist I would love to know!):
> 1. For links to articles in sections on the same page it would be really
> handy if we had syntax like: [[#unity|]] which would auto-complete to
> [[#unity|unity]] for you.
> 2. For duplicated content it would be handy if you could define a bunch
> of "variables" down the bottom of a page and then reference them from
> elsewhere. I am aware of templates, but those are overkill and difficult
> to maintain per my use case (my use case is documenting the "purpose" of
> a computer, I duplicate this in various places, but don't want to
> maintain templates for that).
> Since I'm here, quick thanks to the MediaWiki community for creating
> such wonderful wiki software!
> Regards,
> John Elliot V
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