That’s an interesting feedback. We’ve tried to already solve this issue in
recent versions of XWiki by having a simplified Page Creation UI but apparently
you think there’s still a problem so we need to discuss that to try to find a
> On 20 Apr 2017, at 07:31, Vishal <thewikinote...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to display Page Name field only while page creation.
> By default currently it is shown as:
Note that on this screenshot the only thing that the use fills is “Title”. Why
is that causing a confusion?
Technically we have both notions: Page name and Title. But in the UI shown to
the users they only see Title (and internally set the page name to be that
title). So they don’t need to know about the Page name concept. I’m curious to
know why your users know about the page name concept.
> It is creating a lot of confusion for my users between Title and Name, and I
> don't suppose to explain it to them all. They couldn't understand this
You just need to explain to them the title concept. I’m referring to simple
users of your wiki. Of course if you also have developers doing scripting in
the wiki then they probably need to understand both concepts.
Now if you really want to explain the difference between the 2:
* Page name is to control the URL displayed, so that you can hand-craft nice
URLs for SEO reasons or other
* Title is simply what gets displayed in the UI when you view a page
> 1) I wish to remove the Title field from this Page creation dialog and
> display url field instead.
> Currently, by clicking the pencil/edit icon, the parent and name fields are
Only advanced users have the options to click this pencil button. And our
rationale is that advanced users know the difference between page name and
> 2) Is there any way to set this edit icon by default to display these
I’m lost here. You’re saying that there’s a confusion and you want to always
show both fields? :)
> 3) And can I rename Name field to URL/Link to clear the confusions??
If you’re prepared to bring changes to your instance, you can modify everything
in xwiki. You can do this by creating a custom skin and overriding the
But first I’d like that we find an agreement about what would be best for XWiki
since maybe there’s something we need to do on our side to clear any confusion.
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