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Guillaume LerougeSep 25, 2014 2:04 am 
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)Sep 25, 2014 2:39 am 
Eduard MoraruSep 25, 2014 3:03 am 
Guillaume LerougeSep 25, 2014 3:31 am 
Guillaume "Louis-Marie" DelhumeauSep 25, 2014 3:41 am 
Eduard MoraruSep 25, 2014 4:16 am 
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)Sep 29, 2014 4:28 am 
Guillaume LerougeSep 29, 2014 6:01 am 
Guillaume LerougeSep 29, 2014 6:06 am 
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)Sep 29, 2014 6:12 am 
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)Sep 29, 2014 6:14 am 
Guillaume LerougeSep 29, 2014 6:35 am 
Jeremie BOUSQUETSep 29, 2014 6:50 am 
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)Sep 29, 2014 7:13 am 
Jeremie BOUSQUETSep 29, 2014 7:49 am 
Eduard MoraruSep 29, 2014 3:07 pm 
Eduard MoraruSep 29, 2014 3:11 pm 
Guillaume LerougeSep 30, 2014 2:56 am 
Eduard MoraruSep 30, 2014 4:20 am 
Denis GervalleSep 30, 2014 5:03 am 
Subject:Re: [xwiki-devs] Proposal: moving the "create wiki" and "create space" actions
From:Guillaume Lerouge (
Date:Sep 25, 2014 3:31:25 am


On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Eduard Moraru <> wrote:

Hi Guillaume,

I have started a new discussion [1] on the topic of the new location of the Add menu in Flamingo which is, IMO, the real problem here.

I'll answer on this thread.

However, I stand by my point that creating a wiki or a space are different actions compared from adding a new page and as thus should be treated differently.

Regarding your actual proposal, I`d be inclined to -1 it, as IMO it makes

basic CRUD operations on the wiki model harder to perform (i.e. harder to find), and what we`d like to do is help people create content and structure, not the other way around.

I agree with the logic but I'm not sure I'm 100% in line with the conclusion. As you said, the goal is to help users create and structure their content.

Right now, when looking at existing installs, I often see cases where users created several spaces with similar names (which doesn't really help structure information). This is mainly because they didn't know that a space with a similar name already existed. Similarly, you wouldn't want someone to create a "Communication" wiki if the "MarketingCommunication" wiki already exists.

This is why I'm proposing to place "Create" buttons in context. I see at least 3 places where this could be useful:

- "Create wiki" button on http://<server>/xwiki/bin/view/WikiManager/ - "Create space" button on hypothetical http://<server>/xwiki/bin/view/Main/SpacesIndex (similar to what we already have on the Dashboard) - "Create user" button on http://<server> /xwiki/bin/view/Main/UserDirectory

So from my point of view, by putting those buttons on those pages they would actually be easier to find and understand for end-users.





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On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) <> wrote:


We improved the things a bit by implementing Now users can more rapidly create pages by using the implicit value of 'Add'.

Having all the option (Create Wiki, Create Space, Create Page) in the menu is important IMO since you can create spaces (and wikis) from anywhere in the wiki. You don't need to be in a certain location to do this action.

I agree about having a Space Index of some sort and have a consistent way of localizing/navigating Wikis/Spaces/Pages. Something similar to this idea was the Explorer proposal

Another related issue to this subject is, but again I think XWIKI-10928 <> improved the problem.

Thanks, Caty

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Guillaume Lerouge <


Hi Devs,

I'm currently testing XE 6.2, it's a great release, I love the new look a lot - well done guys!

I have a quick remark that is related to the new location of the "Create" button. I think we should move the "create wiki" and "create space" options from where they are located now.

The "Create wiki" button could be moved under the list of wikis on this page: http://<server>/xwiki/bin/view/WikiManager/

We would probably need a similar "space index" page with the "Create space" button there, a bit like what we have on the dashboard now: http:// <server>/xwiki/bin/view/Dashboard/

The objective being that when doing those create actions, they would be done with the context of the wikis / spaces that already exist.

What is also a bit confusing for users is that since creating a new



much much bigger and less frequent than creating a new page, the action should not be available from every single page.

This issue has become much more salient than before to me because of the new location of the "Create" button. What's your opinion about this?