Mentions Application

Version 7.4 by Manuel Leduc on 2020/05/19 11:43

bellThis application allows for the integration of user mentions on XWiki.
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Manuel Leduc

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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

XWiki Standard 12.4-RC1+


This Mentions application allows for the integration of user mentions on XWiki.


This application integrates the user mentions feature in XWiki. Users can mention other users using a dedicated macro. Users are then notified of the pages in which they are mentioned through XWiki activity stream.

Mention Macro

The mention macro allows for the insertion of the mention to a user in a body of text.
It has two parameters:

- The identifier of the mentioned user
- The mode of display of the mentioned user identity:
  - First and last name
  - First name only
  - User login

The mention macro can be user in all long text fields of the Wiki, for instance:
- The body of the documents
- Long text fields of the applications
- Comments
- Annotations

A notification will be send to the mentioned user, who will eventually received it according to its notifications settings.

Comments and annotation are not currently supported by the rich editor, but it is still possible to mention users using xwiki syntax (see Using the Source Editor).

Using the Rich Editor

To insert a mention:

  1. In the rich editor menu click on add a mention and select other macros
  2. Search for the User Mention entry and click on select
  3. Look for a user name in the first field
  4. Select a display method for the mention:
    1. First and last name of the user (e.g., John Doe)
    2. First name only (e.g., John)
    3. User login (e.g., JDoe)

These steps are detailed in the gallery below.

Using the Source Editor

{{mention identifier="XWiki.Admin" displayChoice="FIRST_AND_LAST_NAME"/}}
{{mention identifier="XWiki.Admin" displayChoice="FIRST_NAME"/}}
{{mention identifier="XWiki.Admin" displayChoice="LOGIN"/}}


The mentions relies on the standard notification mechanism of XWiki, based on XWiki Activity Stream.

User Mentions Activation

User can choose if and how they want to receive their mentions through the notifications, using the notifications settings.
To do so, choose the notification entry in the user's profile.


Global Mentions Activation

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