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On all pages and overviews I can popup a window to see the status of a user and more but what I do not see is his post or role inside the organization or his phone number.
This is very important for a big number of users where you have to select the right person to communicate with.
Could you please add at least the post or role and phone number between name of user and his e-mail address.
You could provide it as an option to be shown only to registered users.
Thanks in advance.
PS. 31. Oct. 2010 – Meanwhile I found the User Profile Plug In, which seems to provide what I am looking for. Unfortunately it also seem to be not compatible with confluence 3.4, and the style of the user popup window which shows up if you hover over a userlink is not that nice as refinedwiki standards. Have a glance on this plugin in and you might like to implement such functionality in refinedwiki themes.
Hi, we haven't made any changes to the user popup and they are not so easy to change from a theme. You should give this feature request to the Atlassian team.
I like to modify the include user macro to show RefinedWiki style + - Icons as used on categories but I could not find the icon and guess its included into RefinedWiki jar.
To modify include macro to use + - instead of the right and down arrows I need to know $imagePath and corresponding files.
I think its just nice to keep RefinedWiki style also within content.
Could you please provide it – here is the code: Writing the Expand User Macro
Thanks in advance.
Could you please add a a custom field on RefinedWiki default space settings to set a default for which name is used instead of "Home" for a new space on creation. As is I always have to change name of spaces after creation because "home" is odd in German. Even better would be if a custom name for spaces would relay on category settings. So each category could have a custom field to set the name of home page of a space. A postfix could be also handy.
Advantage: A predefined custom Name helps to distinguish home pages.
So what to do:
1.add one field in categories that overwrites "home" as home page name.
2. add a postfix in categories that will be added to the custom name of a new home page.
3. follow this concept on subcategories
About the name "Home" on the first page created in a page. This is a improvement you should point out to Atlassian.
About the custom name in categories. We want to keep the category management as simple as possible. I have added this to our feature wish-list.
A better solution than "Add custom field to name home page on space creation" would be to modify Global space layout to be available on categories and sub-categories.
Someone creates a categorie and applies some default layout settings for new spaces created under this category and even name of home page could be customized.
A sub-category would follow this structure with its own default layout setting.
Global space default layout would stay as it is.
1. If someone creates a new space and does not select any category – global default space layout will be used.
2. If someone creates a new space and does select a category but not a subcategory – specific category default layout will be used.
3. If someone creates a new space and does select a category and a subcategory – specific sub-category default layout will be used.
Admin users would have to create there layout style according their demand and insert it according to their spaces into the corresponding category and sub-category default layout fields. After this applied every new space could be createt right away with its specific settings on demand.
Customized default layouts of categories and sub-categories could custom content specific for certain styles and arangements for different kind of knowledge-bases, tasks, projects, documentations, custom content, languages etc. or even templates or live-templates.
With this provided RefinedWiki would increase in its clean and easy concept.
Actually spaces in categories and sub-categories are sorted according to their space-names. This ends up that spaces migt be displayed in an odd order not corresponding to workflows and what people look for.
While starting to create a space and after assign of space-name, space-key and permissions last step would be to apply on demand category and maybe also subcategory. In this area are 3 radio buttons that a user can either select sort by space-name (which will stay default), sort by space-key or sort on custom-order.
Custom-order would have a number to select as you do have it as an option for category-tabs.
This will display the spaces in only in Sorted order as it would make no real sense on Team, Favorite or New Tab sections on Dashboard view.
With Custom Sort users find spaces on demand as they would expect to appear according to workflows and sub-space features of other plugins could be omitted.
Thanks for you feature requests. I've added them to our feature wish-list.
since 2005 people ask for a feature in confluence to be able to convert a mail out of mail-archive to a page which hasn’t been followed up jet.
Adaptavist provides this feature with its compound-menuitem macro but this need to be used on a theme-builder theme as the mail archive page cant be modified unless someone redo customization on that page-layout every time an upgrade occurs.
Actually an e-mail received with an attachment must be copied manually and the attachment must be downloaded, a new page must be created, the text inserted and attachment uploaded again – well this does not sound like being in 2010.
It is possible to send E-mails directly into a page or news blog with certain plugins. I tested them all but non of them are stable. One of those plugins just blown away one of my spaces that way I had to rebuild it. But E-mail archive seems to be stable and it keeps the header of an received e-mail which others don’t do.
Working with projects on RefinedWiki we do have a second communication channel running with E-Mails. To keep track of all documents and actuality is quite a big job to do and it still occurs that wrong versions are in use. While I can send E-Mail out of confluence I could solve this problem if we could manage to receive E-Mails into confluence which could be forwarded to project spaces. Than I could cut off this second communication channel - keep all actual at one place.
With RefinedWiki it might be possible to add just as an menu option to create a page including attachments out of an e-mail – as it already is a page within confluence – to receive a duplicate for further workflow processing to enhance project management capabilities. I would leave the e-mail archive untouched to get some kind of e-mail protocol and save point.
Blogs visible on dashboard are created by adding a label visible_on_dashboard to a blog and will be invisible again by removing this label from a blog by triggering blogpost status button.
We use blogs on space level, category level and dashboard level to keep people informed about more and more global actions.
I created on catergory/sub-dashboard following macro and add such a label with add-label macro.
I would like to see you adding this ability as a standard, so it would be as easy to use as what label visible_on_dashboard does.
Let us have a button nearby the visible_on_dashboard button that allows us to add and remove a category label for local category blogs so that they could be easily added or removed from sub-dashboard of a category.
Thanks in advance
This is an interesting feature. I've added it to the wish-list.
On some cases it would be great if this plug-in would support a root page to be set. Pagetree does support this already.
What I like to create is some kind of "recently-updated-sub-dashboard-rootpage", within a pagetree I like to get a sub-dashboard which is helpful on spaces which contain fast updating content. The Idea is to split recently-updated reports according to a pagetree - thus a root page parameter is needed.
I could use other plugins to achieve this, but I prefer RefinedWiki Style.
Add a root parameter or create a new plugin thats supports sub-dashboard based on a root page parameter.
I ws wondering whether there is a way to change the background color in personal spaces or even allow users to use a background picture in their space?
I used before:
but this does not work anymore with refined wiki. The picture is cut off a bit and only visible at the bottom of the page. Any help would be great, please. Thanks!
This code should work:
We would love the ability to create a deeper category structure.
I can see our categories getting quite out of control after a few years. What we can currently achieve:
2.------Client - Campaign [category]
We do a large amount of small projects so this list will quickly grow to an intimidating length. We also have a lot of clients, and therefore moving the client up the tree would result in having a category menu that extended beyond the edge of the browser, in the same way Jessica describes above. It would be much tidier if we could set our structure up like this:
1. Projects [category]
Then it becomes easier to fold all and browse to correct deliverable more easily.
In fact that's brought something else to mind. On a separate note is it possible to set the categories so they start off collapsed rather than expanded?
We are thinking about adding more levels of categories. But we are challenging some problems we have to solve to create this function. We hope to include this function when we release the support for the upcoming Confluence 4.0 release later this year.
To have your categories collapsed, use the closed variable:
You find more information about the spaces-in-category macro here.
That's great news, thanks for letting me know.
From my point of view categories is something different than subspaces and I wouldnt mind if you add a category level in addition.
A category is meant to be used as a collection of basic statement or a a class or division of people or things regarded as having particular shared characteristics. You would use a number of categories and sub-categories to organize something that has a common dominator.
A space is a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied. You would use a space and subspaces for something wherein you want to expand with something that has a common dominator on a hierarchical manner like you would do with a house, its floors, flats and rooms.
Category and space are not the same. You would not apply a category in a hierarchical manner as you would do it with subspaces as a category handles orders without being a space itself.
If you want to use levels to organize projects and their tasks you might prefer a solution like subspaces macro to achieve a hierarchical order of spaces under a category or subcategory of projects.
RefinedWiki did provide something new to confluence by introducing categories which should stay as it is or could be extended to maybe three levels – but where to end?
It would be an advantage if RefinedWiki would supports subspaces within a category which actually does work partly but their are a few things that cant be achieved due to confluence limitations. One of the missing capabilities is custom sorting and display of subspaces created with subspaces plugin. Sometimes you will need an order of spaces
You could keep in mind that reporting plugin from CustomWare can handle custom listing of spaces to create overview pages for projects.
At current spaces-in-category does not support to display hierarchical order generated through subspaces plugin which would be a real enhancement if it would do so. I use category-in-spaces to display all spaces by category sorted by name and I did add with expand-macro an additional area which displays all spaces in its hierarchical or custom order with reporting-plugin or subspaces-macro.
Some of the existing limitations are related to Confluence itself or some third party plugins, which limits the abilities of RefinedWiki to do something about it but maybe we will see a better integration of subspaces -plugin.
Thanks Klaus for your detailed input. It was a thoughtful analysis of the use of categories and sub-spaces. We will definitely consider your feedback when we improve this function.
Would it be possible to add a second layer of sub-categories in the newest theme version?
Hi, we have started the development of unlimited layers of sub-categories. This feature will be included in version 2.2 which will be released in a couple of weeks.
Hi, been admiring your theming system for quite a while now and especially love the improvements you have brought to the recently-updated macros, they are golden. I am seriously considering dropping our current theming system for RWOT some time this year.
However, I do have a question/feature request regarding the quick search box. One problematic situation is having standard naming conventions across multiple spaces. Searching for a specific page in our wiki may show the same title x 20, if the standard page exists in 20 spaces. Would it be possible to show the space of a page by default in the quick search results?
I see this as a configurable option in the Confluence Admin section, a simple checkbox "show spaces in quick search by default". With the check turned off, the behavior would be what it is now, i.e. you can see the space by hovering the mouse over the search result. But this is very slow if there are 20 results, so the feature would be a big time-saver.
The purpose is largely the same as in the recently-updated-dashboard-category macro: save time by seeing which items are relevant to my interests immediately without having to check each one separately by hovering the mouse over the result.
I understand that the space names may clutter the search results if spaces have very long names, but in our wiki this is rarely the case. We try to keep all space names short and concise. I think the space name could also be displayed with a smaller font and perhaps below each page title instead of after it.
Edit: Now that I think about it a bit more, the space name could be truncated to some maximum amount of characters and trail off with "..." after that. The same way quick search currently works for long page titles. :)
How difficult would this be to implement?
Thanks for your massive contribution to Confluence usability. :)
Hi Jonas, I think this is a great idea. I will look in to it and get back to you.
dunno if this is an Question related to Refinedwiki but how iam able to replace the Quicksearch with another Function ?
I want to use the instantsearch Plugin ( https://plugins.atlassian.com/plugin/details/16936?versionId=29561 ) and replace the
default Searchbox at the upper right corner ( on the Line with the Breadcrump )
Sorry for the late reply. I'm afraid that's not possible.
I actually wanted to implement the exact same change. :) Emil has updated RefinedWiki's stance on this issue and stated that they will try to make the search function customizable in the next version!
Yes, the feature which allows customization of the top area are implemented and will be shipped in the next release.
When using the new Atlassian Calendar plugin with the Original Theme, the "Add Calendar" button (drop-down, really) does not show. Can the theme be configured to show the button or would this be a feature request?
Hi Eckhard, we have just released a new version which is compatible with the Team Calendars.
Emil, the plugin looks really nice!
In the past I've used Theme Builder (no longer a supported product) to build an Intranet site used by 25,000 users. I'm now with a different organization and I'm looking to put together both an internal Intranet site and an external "Members" extranet site. The internal size is rather small, but the external member extranet site will have 20,000+ members.
Can you comment on the following feature requests:
Looking forward to hearing what you think,don.
Hi at all,
there is the possibility to build a macro for resolve the old Confluence issue
There is the possibility to associate a macro to the creation page operation?
All page in Confluence is linked like this: yourdomain.com/display/spaceKey/spaceName. The URL of the pages has to be changed to solve this problem that's why this issue is quite hard to fix. I think this issue is better directed to Atlassian.
Hi first of all just want to share that your product is great, we are using the mobile and the original theme for a major client. The recommendation is towards possibly considering to integrate more social networking features within the theme, for e.g. a facebook like corporate view of confluence. You login and see your profile, memberships to various groups and spaces ... the list goes on... I am sure you are familiar with facebook like tools.
I think social networking look & feel would go a long way with increasing user adoption for both refinedwiki theme and confluence combination, so perhaps the administrator can designate/choose what type of theme to use "corporate information sharing basic" to "facebook like corporate information sharing".
Thanks for your comments. I've added your request to our feature wish-list. We are thinking on different solutions to integrate our product with other social networks but nothing is decided yet.
We are looking at two things:
1. moving the page meta-data (created and edited) to the bottom. (our users crave more canvas)
$comments = AJS.$(
2. We found a nice piece of code that reverses the order of comments (very useful for active pages). It would now seem more intuitive to put the MAKE COMMENT box above the list of comments. For us that box is many page scrolls away!
first of all, I would point to the fact that Refined Wiki ins a really fantastic plugin. And it is so easy to use and the benefit exceed so much the price of this plugin
As many customers, we are using refined wiki to browse entreprise level with categories and sub-categories.
That is really nice to dig deep in the company.
As a feature, It would be nice if a sub-category could point to a page inside a space.
Some spaces have already a hierachical tree category and instead of constructing a sub-category by space, I would construct a sub-category by page. So the deal is like this:
Departments[category]------Project [sub-category]-------Deliverable x [page]-------Team mate [space]
This is to deal with users that dont want do deal with to many "mouse clicks" when going to "Project" sub-category.
Of course the "Deliverable" sub-category is only maintainable by the Confluence Administrators.
This is special cases when the category must dig deep inside the content.
is there a macro to list only subcategory
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