Update Info Plugin

UpdateInfoPlugin will add a "new" or "updated" icon after a WikiWord link if a %ISNEW% tag is used after the link, and the linked topic was recently touched.

WikiWord %ISNEW% will be expanded to:

  • WikiWord - if the topic is neither new nor updated
  • WikiWord NEW - if the topic is younger than five days and is revision 1.1
  • WikiWord UPDATED - if the topic revision is higher than 1.1 and the topic was updated during the last five days

Default values for the "version" and "days" parameters are set sitewide here in UpdateInfoPlugin#PluginSettings, but can be overridden pr. topic (or in WebPreferences pr. web), by setting variables UPDATEINFOVERSION and/or UPDATEINFODAYS.

Syntax Rules

The %ISNEW%-tag must be written after a WikiWord separated by exactly one space.

Full %ISNEW% syntax takes one or two options:

  • days: Changes the number of days a Topic is marked as new or updated
  • version: Specifies which revision is still considered to be new

Full syntax overrides site/topic defaults.

Syntax Examples

  • MyTopic %ISNEW%
  • Web.ToPic %ISNEW%
  • TopIc %ISNEW{days="15"}%
  • TopiC %ISNEW{days="20" version="1.4"}%

UpdateInfoPlugin supports these TML link syntaxes:

  • WikiWord
  • (WikiWordAs)WebName.WikiWord
  • [[WikiWord][link text]]
  • [[WebName.WikiWord][link text]]
  • [[link text]]
  • [[link-text]] (links to non-WikiWord topics, i.e. topic names containing special chars like "-")
  • [[singleword]]
  • WIK IWO RDS (abbreviations / acronyms)

(All followed by the %ISNEW% syntax).

Examples (Works if installed)

UpdateInfoPlugin Settings

  • One line description, is shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Add a %ISNEW% tag after a WikiWord to get a visual display of whether the linked topic was created or updated recently

  • Sitewide "version" default

  • Sitewide "days" default

  • Debug plugin: (See output in data/debug.txt)
    • Set DEBUG = 0

Plugin 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.

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: Chris Huebsch & Foswiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen
Version: 14950 (2012-06-05)
Release: 3.1
Change History:  
5 Jun 2012: (3.1) - fixed crash when adding an %ISNEW tag to an url (Foswiki:Main.MichaelDaum)
20 Jan 2010: (3.0) - converted to Foswiki (Foswiki:Main.MichaelDaum)
26 Jul 2006: (2.0) - Updated to use default graphic icons from DocumentGraphics.
20 Apr 2006: (1.9) - Cairo+Dakar compatibility (Foswiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen)
10 Jan 2006: (1.8) - Dakar compatibility
7 Apr 2005: (1.7) - New variable name in plugin settings
6 Apr 2005: (1.6) - Fetch default "days" and "version" variables from variables
4 Apr 2005: (1.5) - Support for non-WikiWord topics in TML link syntaxes
2 Apr 2005: (1.4) - Support for more TML link syntaxes
1 Apr 2005: (1.3) - Plugin is now I18N-aware
30 Mar 2005: (1.2) - implemented changes/fixes from Foswiki:Extensions.UpdateInfoPluginDev
15 Apr 2002: Initial version
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.005
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Plugin Home: Foswiki:Extensions/UpdateInfoPlugin
Support: Foswiki:Support/UpdateInfoPlugin
Topic revision: r1 - 26 Jul 2006, ProjectContributor
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