[OWASP-wiki-editors] Very Popular: Download Page

Neil Smithline neil.smithline at owasp.org
Fri Aug 15 21:47:31 UTC 2014

OK. There's very little flexibility on the category pages. We can't do
anything to change the format of the existing one (http://enil.us/1sK7M13).

We can create something autoformatted using http://enil.us/1re1mHQ. We'll
need to get that extension installed (I'm guessing that it isn't).

If we create a substitute for the category page. It will need to have a
different URL. This will affect the search function as I don't believe that
we can remove the existing category page as it's auto-generated. So both
our new page and the old category page will have search hits. We *might* be
able to put a redirect on the current category page to our new page. I
haven't tested if this is possible.

If we can't create a redirect, we can just create a pretty top to the
current category page that is formatted similar to
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Authentication_Cheat_Sheet and leave the
nasty category stuff at the bottom of the page. Not a great solution but a
definite improvement.

Neil Smithline

On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Neil Smithline <neil.smithline at owasp.org>

> I agree that the default category page looks ugly. In general I'm not a
> big Mediawiki format fan.
> The category page is automatically generated. There's no need to add new
> pages to it. If you add a new page to the category, it will automatically
> appear. The cheat sheet guide is manually created via the template at
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Template:Cheatsheet_Navigation_Body&action=edit
> .
> So if we change the category page we'll either lose the automatic
> maintenance of the links or need to learn how to keep the automatic listing
> function available. Also, the "Category:" URL is special to Mediawiki and
> we're limited in the changes we can do (at least in a straightforward way).
> I'll see what I can google about monkeying with category pages.
> Neil
> Neil Smithline
> 408-634-5764
> http://www.neilsmithline.com
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Editors,
>> This download page ...
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Download
>> ... is one of the top ten most popular pages in recent months.
>> It looks awkward. Do you think styling this like
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Authentication_Cheat_Sheet or similar is
>> prudent?
>> Aloha,
>> Jim
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