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Item5570: ActionTracker: form for adding action items

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Extension ActionTrackerPlugin Enhancement Confirmed   n/a  

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The plug-in's home page indicates that users are expected to create new action items by edit the a topic's text. That's a show-stopper for a lot of users.

Several TWiki community members have developed various forms instead; of course, I prefer my own :-). I think it would help if the plug-in shipped with a form, or at least if the plug-in's home page mentioned options.

-- TWiki:Main/SeanCMorgan - 27 Apr 2008

Try CommentPlugin, which shows you how to do this with comment plugin templates. There's a plugin ordering issue with this though (I think) which I've just described in Bugs.Item5615.

-- TWiki:Main.GrantTraynor - 09 May 2008

As Grant says, I shipped a simple template with CommentPlugin. Because - as you point out - everyone has their own personal preference as to how this is done, I'm not inclined to add a "one form for all". Don't let that stop you starting a "forms for action tracker" page though, and collecting your favourites!

If I come back to this I am most likely to enhance the action tracker with an AJAX entry method and/or an entry form in TinyMCEPlugin. So I'll keep this enhancement open for that work (or to encourage someone else to do it)

-- CrawfordCurrie - 10 May 2008

Sean, I could not get the calender in your example to work with 4.2 and updated plugins(as of this week). What do you have this working on? I had to use the "Using the Calendar in user forms" example on the JSCalendarContrib page.

Grant, thanks for the plugin order workaround in Bugs.Item5615. I have already spent hours trying to figure out that one.

-- TWiki:Main.GregWoods - 13 May 2008

Greg, someone else had to use the in-line contrib too. I don't why. I'm using TWiki 4.2, on a Windows server.

-- TWiki:Main.SeanCMorgan - 14 May 2008

I'm kidnapping this report to act as a single point of record for entry methods for the Action Tracker. There are three proposals on the table at the moment:

  1. HTML form, a la CommentPlugin
  2. Extension to TinyMCEPlugin
  3. Simplified action syntax

Visit TWiki:Plugins.ActionTrackerPluginDev and have your say!

-- CrawfordCurrie - 15 May 2008

Summary ActionTracker: form for adding action items
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SeanCMorgan
Codebase 4.1.0, 4.2.0
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Tue, 15 Apr 2008, build 16676
AppliesTo Extension
Component ActionTrackerPlugin
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Confirmed


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r8 - 2008-09-18 - SeanCMorgan
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