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

Neil Smithline neil.smithline at owasp.org
Fri Aug 15 22:01:09 UTC 2014

Ahh. I seem to have consistent ideas.
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2013-Table_of_Contents is a page
where I manually created the top-half of a category page to look nice,
leaving the bottom half looking ugly. We could do something like this for


Neil Smithline

On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Neil Smithline <neil.smithline at owasp.org>

> 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
> 408-634-5764
> http://www.neilsmithline.com
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM, Neil Smithline <neil.smithline at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> 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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