Page types (Namespaces)
At PGVWiki:Namespace I explain a little about page types, which are called namespaces in Mediawiki lingo. I would like comment especially on PGVWiki vs. PGV Wiki. Which name is going to be "correct"? I have been using PGVWiki. But now I see the installation is called PGV Wiki. And the logo is split. Maybe I should take a hint? Tom Haws 07:50, 24 November 2005 (EST)
- In line with the naming conventions used by Mediawiki Tomis right and that the namespace should be PGVWiki (with a capital W). The default configuration made during installation (using the space), has been changed removing the space so automatic pages will now show PGVWiki without the space. The logo that we are currently using is open for development and the community selecting an appropriate icon. I personally feel that an icon based on the Mediawiki icon of the blue [[ ]] brackets and an image of a tree would look very good. It would also show the wiki's roots (after all we are about family histories). I am not sure you even need the name but if the name is used it should be PGVWiki. --Laurie 08:13, 24 November 2005 (EST)
- (edit conflict) The only rational reason I can think of for why it would have to be PGVWiki instead of PGV Wiki is if we wanted to plan for and be harmonized with a possible pgvwiki domain name someday. Tom Haws 08:15, 24 November 2005 (EST)
- Thanks, Laurie. Those sound like great plans! If a page is a page about PGVWiki instead of about phpGedView, it should be prefixed with PGVWiki: This helps us keep a clear mental distinction between the audiences and purposes for our pages. I was also thinking that the pages with no prefix might ought to be called something special like "articles" to distiguish them from all the rest of the stuff behind the curtain. Tom Haws 08:20, 24 November 2005 (EST)
Suggested Naming Conventions
- site help
- pgvwiki community
At present this menu area has a number of sub sections defined. They are
- Main Page
- Installation Guide
- User Guide
- Administrator Guide
- How To
All pages created in these sections should have the phpGedView logo at the top with a line underneath. This shows that these pages are directly linked to phpGedView.
The main page for each of these sections (and any others that are created) will be called the same as the menu name. All sub pages under the sections top page will be named:- SectionName:PageName (please note that there are no spaces before and after the colon).
All pages created in this section will be start be in the format Genealogy:PageName (please note that there are no spaces before and after the colon).
All pages created in this section will be start be in the format Help:PageName (please note that there are no spaces before and after the colon).
All pages created in this section will be start be in the format PGVWiki:PageName (please note that there are no spaces before and after the colon).