Plugin: lockedit
Author: Joey
Included in ikiwiki: yes
Enabled by default: yes
Included in goodstuff: no
Currently enabled: yes

This plugin allows the administrator of a wiki to lock some pages, limiting who can edit them using the online interface. This doesn't prevent anyone who can commit to the underlying revision control system from editing the pages, however. (Unless you set up untrusted git push.)

The locked_pages setting configures what pages are locked. It is a PageSpec, so you have lots of control over what kind of pages to lock. For example, you could choose to lock all pages created before 2006, or all pages that are linked to from the page named "locked". More usually though, you'll just list some names of pages to lock.

If you want to lock down a blog so only you can post to it, you can just lock "*", and enable the opendiscussion plugin, so readers can still post comments.

Wiki administrators can always edit locked pages. The PageSpec can specify that some pages are not locked for some users. For example, "important_page and !user(joey)" locks important_page while still allowing joey to edit it, while "!*/Discussion and user(bob)" prevents bob from editing pages except for Discussion pages.