Enabling ikiwiki comment with a bit of CSS

I've finally spent some time to understand why the amazing comments ikiwiki plugin was not working for me. Obviously the reason were page templates which I had customized and hence were missing the needed template variables that expand to comments links and content.

That made me wonder about keeping my ~/.ikiwiki/templates directory as a Git repository (which actually already is, even though for different reasons) which tracks Joey's ikiwiki repo for better merging future changes to upstream templates. Looks like a good idea, but I didn't have the time to testdrive it yet.

Still, I've updated my ikiwiki CSS (also available from ikiwiki's CSS market) for fancier rendering of comments and I'm quite happy about the result.

So, to the nice guy who once wrote the following in the discussion page of an old blog post of mine: p.s. this is the dumbest comment method I've ever used You were totally right!, the issue is fixed now, big up to Simon McVittie for the plugin.

/me now only dreams of an automatic conversions of old discussion pages to comment series, knowing that it is impossible in the general case due to the lack of structure :-( ...

comment 1
how can I resist the temptation of posting a dummy comment to this post? :-)
Comment by zack Thu 26 Mar 2009 06:38:28 PM CET
just testing
Comment by bart [jukie.net] Thu 26 Mar 2009 07:31:26 PM CET
How can I resist?
It's a shame that you cannot see the text of the page when you're typing the comment.
Comment by gedmin.as Thu 26 Mar 2009 07:46:25 PM CET
Tracking ikiwiki templates
FWIW, I do merge myself ikiwiki upstream changes to the templates into those I have modified in my wiki. However, I do not this by merging from ikiwiki.git directly. Rather, I use a somewhat more manual method: I have a git repository in which from time to time I copy those templates I have modifications for from /usr/share/ikiwiki/templates, and then merge that. I guess if Git would allow just merging a sub-tree, what you want to do would work out very nicely.
Comment by Adeodato Simó Tue 31 Mar 2009 10:27:45 AM CEST
testing comments now that blogspam is enabled
As per subject, will this comment appear or it will look like needing moderation?
Comment by zack Wed 22 Apr 2009 10:56:18 AM CEST