Home Sweet Sitehome

Will • 27 Mar 2007 (02:07 UTC)
Research and Development
The upgrades to bitweaver continue to roll in with another new package making its way into bitweaver: the SitehomePackage, put together by Lugie. This package is perfect for managing the homepage content of your site. The Sitehome Package lets you create a page for designation as your site's homepage. With this package and a little custom configuring to your root index.php file you can set any type of content or combination of content as your homepage, with a clean url. No redirects, no mod rewrite.

You create your site's home page just like you would a wiki page, using any of the plugins and includes and attachments to pull in other site content you want on the page. But because Sitehome is its own package you can also customize the menu options differently then you might your Wiki package.

You can get it by checking out module _bit_sitehome from bitweaverCVS.

Comments

Every bitweaver should use it!

by lugie, 29 Mar 2007 (04:36 UTC)
The sitehome package makes sense. No more URLs like "somepedia.org/wiki/Home_Page" redirection.

Users may be left wondering, "What happened to somepedia.org?" Show them somepedia.org. Not just the somepedia wiki, or your articles. And don't comprimise the navigation of each trying to help out first time visitors.

You can see this in action at http://mindmesh.org/ - notice the URL once the page loads. I bet you've never seen a bitweaver site do that before!

To Lugie

by Kozuch, 29 Mar 2007 (09:00 UTC)
Very nice template on your MindMesh site!

by WaterDragon, 07 Jun 2007 (01:17 UTC)
And now there is no need to even mangle the default index.html. It is entirely supported with a default R2 install.