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TopicClassificationAddOn

Provides framework for organizing content within a web according to different types of topics (discussion, weblog, reference, etc) and hierarchical "categories". Includes sample topic types and categories. Provides basic framework to design and manage simple Foswiki Applications.

Topic Classification Add-On

TopicClassificationAddOn (aka TCAO) helps you organize the content in your wiki by classifying topics according to their function and/or subject matter. It also provides a user-friendly interface for creating new topics that automatically incorporates this classification system. Together, these basic elements provide a platform that allow you to create any number of simple Foswiki Applications.

Some of the features of TopicClassificationAddOn include:
  • Simple installation mechanism to add the TCAO framework to a web and install sample classifications.
  • A "wizard" for creating new topics and apply classification scheme.
  • Display Classification trees using Foswiki:Extensions.TreePlugin.
  • Design your own classification schemes.

Add-On Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. Use "Find More Extensions" to get a list of available extensions. Select "Install".

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See http://foswiki.org/Support/ManuallyInstallingExtensions for more help.

TopicClassificationAddOn Setup

After installing this add-on, there are a few additional steps needed before it will function properly:
  • Make sure {EnableHierarchicalWebs} is enabled in configure (under "Store settings" tab).
  • Add the following preference section to Main.SitePreferences:
---++ %SYSTEMWEB%.TopicClassificationAddOn Preferences 
   * TCAOWEB variable for identifying which web holds %TOPIC% infrastructure.
      * Set TCAOWEB = TCAO
      * Set HELP_BACKGROUND_COLOR = #E0B9A6
%TMPL:INCLUDE{"TCAO.TCAOComments"}%

Enabling TopicClassificationAddOn in a particular web

TopicClassificationAddOn is designed to organize content within individual webs.To install the TCAO framework within a web, use the form below. Only displays if prior installation steps have been completed.

Setting up Topic Classification within a web

Once TopicClassificationAddOn is enabled within a web, you're ready to start defining TopicTypes and SubjectAreas to be used in that web. To do this, go to those respective topics (e.g. go to TopicType to add new TopicTypes) and use form at bottom that is only visible to members of ModeratorGroup (or %USERWEB%.AdminGroup, of course).

Add-On Info

Add-on Author: Foswiki:Main.LynnwoodBrown
Add-on Version: 10613 (2011-01-26)
Copyright: ©
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License)
Change History:  
26 Jan 2011 Foswikibug:Item10292: Accumulated fixes, Foswikibug:Item10293: Remove unnecesary files that break installer
27 Feb 2010 Foswikibug:Item1624: fix CSRF patch
15 Feb 2010 Foswikibug:Item1624: doc repairs
05 Feb 2010 Foswikibug:Item1624: update to CSRF requirements
15431 TWikibug:Item1715 - Fix TableSearchResults
15158 TWikibug:Item1715 - Updated Weblog and added new Task Topic Type
15121 TWikibug:Item1715 - Correcting some script names.
14840 TWikibug:Item4497 - finishing modernise references to SYSTEMWEB and USERSWEB for remaining plugins
13643 TWikibug:Item4025 - some scripts don't have their executable bit set
13160 TWikibug:Item1715 - Fixing change in name of removeSpacesAndPunctuation function, and changing form for creation new classes to table.
13112 TWikibug:Item1715 - Add new format for display of search results in table
13111 TWikibug:Item1715 - Further improvements to TopicTypes and navigation
13058 TWikibug:Item1715 - various fixes and improvements. Changed discussion topic format.
13047 TWikibug:Item1715 - removing files not intended for distribution
12981 TWikibug:Item1715 - Minor fixes
12980 TWikibug:Item1715 - Further updates to ver 2.0
12966 TWikibug:Item1715 - Misc fixes to MANIFEST, the plugin topic, and some TopicTypes.
12965 TWikibug:Item1715 - Clean up plugin topic.
12949 TWikibug:Item1715 - Uploading Version 2.0 of TopicClassificationAddOn
Dependencies:
NameVersionDescription
Foswiki::Plugins>=1.15Foswiki 1.0 release.
Foswiki::Plugins::DBCachePlugin>=1.51-pre1Required. Download from the Foswiki:Extensions/DBCachePlugin code library.
Foswiki::Contrib::DBCacheContribRequired. Download from the Foswiki:Extensions/DBCacheContrib code library.
Foswiki::Plugins::TopicCreatePlugin>=1.01-pre1Required. Download from the Foswiki:Extensions/TopicCreatePlugin code library.
Foswiki::Plugins::TreePlugin>=0.6-pre1Recommended. Download from the Foswiki:Extensions/TreePlugin code library.
Foswiki::Plugins::IfDefinedPlugin>=0.96-pre1Required. Download from the Foswiki:Extensions/IfDefinedPlugin code library.
Foswiki::Plugins::FilterPlugin>=1.10-pre1Required. Download from the Foswiki:Extensions/FilterPlugin code library.
Foswiki::Plugins::GluePlugin>=1.51-pre1Required. Download from the Foswiki:Extensions/GluePlugin code library.
Add-on Home: http://foswiki.org/Extensions/TopicClassificationAddOn
Support: http://foswiki.org/Support/TopicClassificationAddOn
Demo url:  
Topic revision: r10 - 26 Jan 2011, GeorgeClark
 
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