Last week we introduced a new feature people had been waiting for — fine-grained view permission settings for page categories. The view permission allows you to set who can view a given page category: let it be everyone, just Wikidot users, members of your site or just admins and moderators of your site.
The new option allows granting the view permission to the user who created a page. A small addition, but as you will see it opens a number of possibilities — you can now hide pages from everyone, while allowing users to create pages and view the pages they create.
Imagine a drop-box system where you want your users to leave messages as wiki pages so that you and a given user can read the page and comment on it. At the same time you want to keep the conversation hidden from other users. The new permission settings make it easy to set up.
I would like to show a small example of a system collecting feedback which works just as described. It will use 4 major Wikidot features:
- Templates and Data Forms
- Listing pages