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This is the wikipedia link for help with tables:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Table

This is the equivalent page on this site:
http://doc.tiki.org/Wiki-Syntax+Tables

Wikipedia help for templates:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Template
It covers basic usage, examples with parameters, creating and editing etc etc etc.

Equivilent page on this site:
http://twbasics.keycontent.org/Creating+Content+Templates&structure=TikiWiki+for+Smarties

Perhaps the book isn't strictly speaking 'this site', but it's the best info I could find. Two headings and some text... wow, just wow.

So what am I missing? Where is the info on...
Creation and usage of templates (with and without variables)
Creating tables from templates to save on coding time.
Altering text colour and cell background colour, cell padding, border sizes, sortable tables, collapsible tables...
Scrolling tables, for when a table is much wider in a page.

Basically, for anything to do with templates and tables (for now) where is the equivalent documentation on this site?

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SolidGreen wrote:

So what am I missing? Where is the info on...
Creation and usage of templates (with and without variables)
Creating tables from templates to save on coding time.
Altering text colour and cell background colour, cell padding, border sizes, sortable tables, collapsible tables...
Scrolling tables, for when a table is much wider in a page.

Basically, for anything to do with templates and tables (for now) where is the equivalent documentation on this site?


Have you reviewed the wiki syntax pages in the doc?

HTH,

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It's apparent that the Mediawiki coders made it a priority for authors to be able to style their tables in some detail when editing the page. The use case for that hasn't really come up in the Tiki user community so hasn't been a code priority.

Apart from Tiki's content templates, or maybe along with them, there is the INCLUDE wiki plugin; you can include one (or a specified part of one) wiki page within another, which is the definition of a Mediawiki template, so could be useful.

-- Gary - ZukaThemes


posts: 1817 Catalan Countries

Hi Solidgreen and welcome to the Tiki Community!

This is a very interesting question for users coming from MediaWiki, so thanks for raising this issue.

In addition to the answers from Rick and Gary, I'll add that there is a "transclude" plugin to act like the include plugin but allowing to replace some variables for content in the page where you use the transclude plugin.
http://doc.tiki.org/PluginTransclude

I'm not using it at all, but I recalled that someone did it to mimic the template feature in mediawiki.

However, you are entering a less-wiki (i.e. less quick) area of content creation in a wiki-based software. Maybe that's why most users in the Tiki Community don't spend too much time on that?
Instead, when we need some more styling of tables:

  • we can use the Wysiwyg editor for a page, instead.
  • Or tables from a tiki spreadsheet using the PluginSheet.
  • Or documents from Google embedded with the PluginGoogleDocs
  • Or the more advanced was of using (structured) data within wiki pages by means of using PRetty Trackers


But keep in mind, that those features might require some learning curve to master them, before you can take the most out of them (depending of what you are willing to acomplish, the learning trip is worth indeed, even if it takes a while specially with Trackers and Pretty Trackers!)

HTH