[feature] Categories sorted and displayed by title and not path

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Websites
wiki.mozilla.org
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enhancement
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: karlcow, Unassigned)

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Production

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Description

3 years ago
This is not a bug, more of a feature request.

Let's take a concrete example
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Category:Web_Compatibility

This is a classical category page. I manage to change the sorting order by relying on MediaWiki feature for sorting Categories.

For example Compatibility/Guide is not under "C" but "G", because in the page I added

[[Category:Web Compatibility|Guide]]

This is cool. It would be even better if we could have displayed in the category page, the term "Guide" instead of "Compatibility/Guide". All these paths become very noisy for a reader.
This is one of the known drawbacks of using subpages to the extent we do. 

We don't have a way to modify the display of subpages with a simple change of configuration options.

There might be an extension that can be made to do this, such as Semantic Mediawiki[1] or DynamicPageList[2]. We'll have to do some research.

Regarding the sort order, you can use {{DEFAULTSORTKEY}} magic word in conjunction with {{SUBPAGENAME}}. Adding {{DEFAULTSORTKEY:{{SUBPAGENAME}}}} to any page or template will set the sort key to just subpage. Same with [[Category:CategoryName|{{SUBPAGENAME}}]].

[1] http://smw.referata.com/wiki/Replace_list_of_pages_in_a_Category_by_a_semantic_query
[2] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DynamicPageList_%28third-party%29
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
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