Summary: Track the most recent changes to a list of pages
Version: n/a
Prerequisites: PmWiki 2.2
Status: Stable
Maintainer: Petko
Users: +2 (view / edit)
Discussion: WatchLists-Talk?
License: PD

Questions answered by this recipe

How to quickly display a list of user-chosen most recently modified pages?


Track the most recent changes to a list of pages

This can be very easily done with page lists on a WikiTrail.

1. Create a page Profiles/YourName-watchlist with a bulleted list of the pages that you wish to track, and some format for the pagelist. Example:

* [[PmWiki.Download]]
* [[Cookbook.Cookbook]]
* [[PITS.00544]]
* etc.

[[{=$FullName}?action=diff | {=$LastModified}]] - \
'''[[{=$FullName}]]''' - [[~{=$LastModifiedBy}]] ({=$LastModifiedSummary})\\

2. On your profile page add the pagelist line:

!! Watch list
(:pagelist trail=Profiles.YourName-watchlist fmt=Profiles.YourName-watchlist#simplelist order=-time:)

Example (the list and format are on the page Cookbook.WatchLists-watchlist):

!! Watch list
(:pagelist trail=Cookbook.WatchLists-watchlist fmt=Cookbook.WatchLists-watchlist#simplelist order=-time:)

Watch list

Clicking on the date opens the page history.

Single page option

On a page where you have a bullet list of wiki pages follow this markup example

!!! [[Cookbook/Watch list(s)]]
(:pagelist trail={$FullName} fmt={$FullName}#watchlist:)

(:template defaults order=-time:)
(:template first:)
||width=* style="font-size:smaller;"
(:template each:)
||%pre%[[{=$FullName}?action=diff | {=$LastModified}]]%% ||''[[{=$FullName}|{=$Groupspaced}.{=$Namespaced}]]'' ||[[~{=$LastModifiedBy}]] ||{=$LastModifiedSummary} ||{=$:Summary} ||
(:template last:)

Watch list

August 16, 2017, at 10:19 AMPm Wiki.Page ListsPetkolist=grouphomes, $DefaultNameListing pages by multiple criteria with templated output
August 10, 2017, at 03:03 AMCookbook.Add To WatchlistPetko20170810 : add change summaries, $MessagesFmt if saving fails, i18nAdd or remove a page from your watchlist trail with a single click.
April 28, 2017, at 08:28 AMPm Wiki.DownloadPetkoadd link to zip archive with latest dev codeDownload versions of PmWiki
April 20, 2017, at 03:11 AMPm Wiki.Page List TemplatessimonsimplifyCreating page list format templates
June 29, 2016, at 06:51 AMPm Wiki.Page VariablesPetko$WikiTitle, $SiteAdminGroupvariables that are associated with pages
January 03, 2014, at 05:07 PMCookbook.CookbookPetko+SkinsList of cookbook recipe categories
December 04, 2013, at 02:29 AMPm Wiki.NotifyPetkoadd keyword watchlist to summaryHow to receive email messages whenever pages are changed on the whole wiki site, individual groups or selected watchlists of pages
September 10, 2011, at 11:56 AMPITS.00544Anno Limit the number of displayed diffs at once (was: Caching for history)

(:template defaults order=-time:) (:template first:)

(:template each:)


(:template last:)

the comment hides the page list format from being displayed, yet it is used by the pagelist
you can customise the markup between the anchors ([[#...]]) as required


Text in the {$LastModifiedSummary} has control characters removed, and formatting suppressed by default.

Release Notes

If the recipe has multiple releases, then release notes can be placed here. Note that it's often easier for people to work with "release dates" instead of "version numbers".


See Also


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