|Title|Wiki Wide Notice
|Date|20-Sep-2006 18:31:32 EEST
|JSPWiki version|2.4.53
|Submitter|Jerome Duprez
|[Idea Category]|AdministrationIdea
|Reference|
|[Idea Status]|NewIdea

Please add the possibility to configure a small wiki message to be displayed on each page. Usage:
* Welcome message ("Welcome to the HumourWiki, what do you think of this one?")
* Warning message ("This wiki site is obsolate, please go to the new URL...")
* Information ("The end of the month is looming, please fill your Activity Report")
* ...

Today I have a suboptimal form of this feature, using the LeftMenu, but the location is not ideal.
I also put a welcome/warning message on the Main page, but most people bookmark other pages directly, so they skip my notice.
I am not sure where to locate this text though: top of the page (above page name),  top of the content (under the "trail"),...

The way that I view it:
* the message would be the content of a spécific Wiki page (e.g., Header or Footer, following the model of LeftMenu or LeftMenuFooter)
* It would be displayed in a dedicated location provided by the default template, like LeftMenu, somewhere above the current page's text
* Being a Wiki page, it would enable to display text, links, image, comment box, plugin result, whatever...
* It would also enable the site administaror to specify an ACL for the message text itself
* being a Wiki page complies with the [Idea Use Wiki Markup for Administration] policy.