DokuWiki Installer


This page assists in the first time installation and configuration of Dokuwiki. More info on this installer is available on it's own documentation page.

DokuWiki uses ordinary files for the storage of wiki pages and other information associated with those pages (e.g. images, search indexes, old revisions, etc). In order to operate successfully DokuWiki must have write access to the directories that hold those files. This installer is not capable of setting up directory permissions. That normally needs to be done directly on a command shell or if you are using hosting, through FTP or your hosting control panel (e.g. cPanel).

This installer will setup your DokuWiki configuration for ACL, which in turn allows administrator login and access to DokuWiki's admin menu for installing plugins, managing users, managing access to wiki pages and alteration of configuration settings. It isn't required for DokuWiki to operate, however it will make Dokuwiki easier to administer.

Experienced users or users with special setup requirements should use these links for details concerning installation instructions and configuration settings.

For security reasons this script will only work with a new and unmodified Dokuwiki installation. You should either re-extract the files from the downloaded package or consult the complete Dokuwiki installation instructions

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Bug 2077 [Mantis Bug Tracker Wiki]

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Bug 2077

Current situation

News can be posted to:

  • a single project ( default threshold = MANAGER )
  • “All Projects” ( needs ADMINISTRATOR priv )

News Attributes

  • Announcement :: news marked as such are sorted before others
  • Public/private :: private news are visible by users above threshold ( default = DEVELOPER )


When “All projects” is selected:

  • Only news posted to “All projects” are shown

When a specific Project is selected:

  • News from the project + “All project” news are shown

Proposed scenario

The main two shortcomings of the current situation are:

1. the "All project" semantic in the news page is not consistent with the other pages
2. MANAGERs can not post news with the "All project" visibility

News attributes

A new is_global flag will be available for the MANAGER to mark news to be visible everywhere. Basically, this flag replaces the posting on “All projects”


When “All projects” is selected:

  • All news from all projects are shown ( this solves 1. )

When a specific Project is selected:

  • News from the project + news marked “is_global” are shown ( this solves 2. )

Of course the current situation where users are able to see only the news entry that they have access to will be preserved. This will depend on which projects they are members of, what is their access level for these projects, whether the news are public or private.

Implementation to-do list


  • schema change on news_table_page (is_global TINYINT(1) DEFAULT 0)
  • mark former “All projects” news with the “is_global” flag


  • add new flag to add/edit news page
  • clearly mark the news as “global” when shown in other projects
  • ? prevent posts on “All projects”
  • ? specific threshold for posting global news
mantisbt/issue/2077.txt · Last modified: 2008/10/29 04:36 (external edit)