Welcome to musterdb.internetcommons.ca, the home of Muster Wiki (see Wikipedia definition of Wiki).
Muster Wiki is designed as a collaborative publishing tool, with the capacity to organize and present a high volume of complex material. Think advocacy site, reference material, website library or study site. It can act as the main website software, or as a sub-site. See publiccommons.ca for a showcase application.
Given its functionality, its main strength is its ease of administration, including
Menus are not required because authors just add content records to (one or more) "containers". It's sort of like directories with short-cuts, or nested labels. The containers automatically provide access lists to their own contents. The access lists can be ordered alphabetically, by date, or by custom order. Containers can even have Cover Pages to explain their content.
The home page is also organized as a container, with each tab representing a contained record.
Besides hosting original material, Muster Wiki can also act as a portal, hosting previews to websites and pdf documents, pictures (think picture albums), and "widgets" (embed code from the likes of YouTube, Google Maps, and Prezi).
There is a robust permission system, but note that owing to its flexibility, Muster Wiki collaborators should be trusted.
**Now (a little) mobile friendly!**
A LAMP stack:
This is a database-intensive application, so server performance optimizations are highly recommended. We use memory caching (with CGI/FastCGI) and eAccelerator.
Licence on custom code: BSD. See the other product websites for their licences. They are all open source products.
November 12, 2012
We'll keep the version at RC1 (Release Candidate 1) for a while, until all features have been subjected to in-depth persistent use.
|Version 1.0, February 23, 2013|
|upgrade to Release 1.0||Caution: some permission levels (under Administrator) have been only lightly tested; all else seems very solid|
|Various minor bug fixes|
|Version 1.0RC1, November 12, 2012|
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Keyword search tips
Most of the time entering a keyword like "campfires" or "bake ovens" or "permits" will get you started just fine. But here are some simple operators you can experiment with to refine your search (think of these as a tiny query language).
Note that keywords less than four characters long are ignored.
Keywords are searched in the Title, Caption, Location, Description, and Body of documents.
Keyword search does not look for the root of plurals. So "campfires" will not find "campfire", nor will "campfire" find "campfires". To find both use "campfire*".
Some (very commonly used) keywords are ignored altogether. These are called "stopwords". For a list see stopwords.
Note that google indexing of new material can be delayed by days or weeks from time of addition of the material to this website.
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