[[start]] ported by dwBliki from DokuWiki
I have just installed [[http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki|DokuWiki]] and the strangely named [[http://www.ezpdo.net/blog/?p=26|dwBliki]] plugin that makes DokuWiki a WordPress plugin. As I have no idea how a bliki is supposed to work, I’m creating this wiki page to find out what happens.
Ackk… This creates a backdoor into the login system of the blog — Anyone can create a wiki page and it creates a blog entry. I’ll have to fiddle with the DokuWiki’s ACL system and see what makes sense.
This brings up the question of what a bliki ought to do… If a blog is a journal authored by one person to which people can add comments or trackbacks, and a wiki is a web site with communally authored pages, then how do wiki pages map onto things on a blog? Can each wiki page have an “owner” who is the original author, and on whose blog the page is placed? I guess I’ll bring this up on the dwBliki blog. (Or maybe my link to it has caused a trackback already).
Well, I’ve managed to get DokuWiki to use the user names and passwords from the WordPress MySQL database. All it took was the proper configuration entries in DokuWiki’s local.php file. I’ll document the details in a later entry. Someone suggested that the problem of multiple blog users of one wiki could be solved by mapping DokuWiki namespaces to user blogs. This brings up the further issues of how to support multiple bloggers in one installation of WordPress. I’ll go into that, with some links, in that future entry.