[Wiki Feature Request]Support Nested Layout in Mediawiki:Sidebar in Bento

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[Wiki Feature Request]Support Nested Layout in Mediawiki:Sidebar in Bento

Marguerite Su
Hi, all.

Here's a feature request.

1. Due to marketing needs, I sometimes (twice a year) have to
highlight a self-made (Chinese-only) draft Portal in the sidebar, eg:
https://zh.opensuse.org/Portal:12.3_draft to list the changes,
features and bugs of the upcoming openSUSE in my language.

I think if it can be placed under Distributions category instead of
the same level with Distributions, it will attract users to see its
father portal and be more clear.

2. I added a Chinese-only portal called Translation. which has two
directions: GUI translation (i18n) and documentation translation. I
want them to be displayed like this:

** Translation
*** GUI
*** User Manual

3. Actually it is a feature that MediaWiki supports, see
mediawiki.org, but get eliminated by our Bento theme (we didn't
provide css for such layout so that they are displayed at the same
level).

4. We all know that our wiki is a little unfriendly to newbies (I
don't want to talk more, that's my feeling and I might be wrong). It
has so many Portals that useful information are actually hidden miles
away, you have to use Google search to dig them.

But Google doesn't exist in China at all, although it does exist on
our planet. Our Local search engine which is Baidu doesn't seem to
have zh.opensuse.org crawled carefully (you can find our index, but no
more details). It means if I didn't place it on index, it would just
get ignored.

So technically I need the capability to use such layouts to be recovered.

So, please.

Greetings

Marguerite
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Re: [Wiki Feature Request]Support Nested Layout in Mediawiki:Sidebar in Bento

Christian Boltz
Hello,

Am Montag, 21. Januar 2013 schrieb Marguerite Su:

> Here's a feature request.
>
> 1. Due to marketing needs, I sometimes (twice a year) have to
> highlight a self-made (Chinese-only) draft Portal in the sidebar, eg:
> https://zh.opensuse.org/Portal:12.3_draft to list the changes,
> features and bugs of the upcoming openSUSE in my language.
>
> I think if it can be placed under Distributions category instead of
> the same level with Distributions, it will attract users to see its
> father portal and be more clear.

You mean something like
** Distribution
*** Portal:12.3_draft

I'm not sure if nesting in the sidebar is possible (just try it ;-)

As an alternative, maybe you can do some tricks by using   

> 2. I added a Chinese-only portal called Translation. which has two
> directions: GUI translation (i18n) and documentation translation. I
> want them to be displayed like this:
>
> ** Translation
> *** GUI
> *** User Manual
>
> 3. Actually it is a feature that MediaWiki supports, see
> mediawiki.org, but get eliminated by our Bento theme (we didn't
> provide css for such layout so that they are displayed at the same
> level).

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Sidebar contains only * and **

I didn't check it, but my guess is that they have some special CSS for
the "navigation" box in the sidebar [1]. You can probably add something
similar to Mediawiki:Common.css if you want.


Gruß

Christian Boltz

[1] firebug should tell you the details ;-)
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Re: [Wiki Feature Request]Support Nested Layout in Mediawiki:Sidebar in Bento

Marguerite Su
On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 3:06 AM, Christian Boltz <[hidden email]> wrote:
> You can probably add something similar to Mediawiki:Common.css if you want.
>

Bang! you save me! Thanks for the hint!

Greetings,

Marguerite
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