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mekineer #1
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Subject: public subscription
Is there a way for someone to subscribe to dokuwiki pages without having to become a user?
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mekineer #2
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turnermm (Moderator) #3
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What do you mean by 'dokuwiki pages'?
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LarsDW223 #4
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I think you can use notifications for that, see https://www.dokuwiki.org/config:notify.
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Aleksandr #5
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A RSS feed?
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turnermm (Moderator) #6
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What I found confusing about this is that most dokuwikis are open to the public for reading of pages which are publically enabled by ACL.   If you want to restrict the public to certain pages, this can be done by ACL.  Then an index either on the start page or in a sidebar side- could show non-registered users where to go.
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mekineer #7
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I didn't get any notification that I had replies, which is why I haven't responded in 8 months.  This even though I subscribed to this thread.  Should I be checking the spam folder?

Something like RSS is what I had in mind.  However, not everyone knows how to use RSS, or has an RSS reader installed.  So an email subscription would be good as an alternate option (as long as said emails don't end up in spam).  However, I'm not referring to subscribing to the whole site, like you would if you just went to http://domain.com/feed.php.  Is there an option to subscribe to an individual page, if you are not a registered user (aka public)?

Sort of like this:
admin -> configurations settings -> notification -> allow users to subscribe to page changes by email
but for someone who isn't a user.
This post was edited on 2019-04-29, 02:55 by mekineer.
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mekineer #8
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Maybe there is confusion between "user" and "public".  A user has an account on dokuwiki.  A member of public, does not.  So someone visiting the site for the first time, finds an interesting article.  You don't have registration available to them.  They want to know if/when the page they are interested is updated in the future.

In the plugin I'd like, there is a button for them to subscribe to the page.  If the page is updated, they receive an email notifying them of the change.  Perhaps with a delay of 24 hours, to reduce repetitive updates during heavy editing.

Perhaps the plugin could make use of the existing RSS feed, but send an email instead of RSS?
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StarArmy #9
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I mean, if you're going to collect people's email addresses, isn't that essentially giving them an account anyway? Do you really want to send emails to people without also having them complete the normal registration process that includes agreeing to whatever terms of service you use to legally protect yourself? Do you see what I'm getting at here? Most mailing lists have some sort of registration too. If you want to set up a tier where some public people can subscribe and some privileged users can create and edit pages, why not just set those levels in the ACL?
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mekineer #10
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" Do you see what I'm getting at here? "
No, I don't understand.  There must be more evil than even I am aware of.

Actually, the functionality already exists in the discussion plugin.  Except in order to subscribe, the visitor is required to leave a comment.
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mekineer #11
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I am looking at the alternative of using RSS, but it looks like you can't subscribe to a single page.  But, apparently, you can subscribe to a namespace:
http://example.com/dokuwiki/feed.…?mode=list&ns=name…

Is there an automated way of including an RSS feed link at the top or bottom of every page in the wiki, referencing its own namespace?
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