Documentation Index

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The pages below describe various aspects of using, administering and troubleshooting a PmWiki installation, as well as aspects of the PmWiki community.

As you know, documentation is ''always'' incomplete. Feel free to help yourself and others by contributing to it. Just edit the pages on You might want to follow or contribute to the documentation guidelines. ---- * Introduction

Beginner Topics for Creating and Editing Pages

* Basic editing - PmWiki's basic edit syntax * Creating new pages - How to create a new page * Links - Multiple mechanisms for creating links * Images - Placing images in pages * Text formatting rules - A list of some of the markup sequences available

Intermediate Editing Topics

* Markup master index - Tabulation of all PmWiki markup

* Uploads - Allow authors to upload files, also known as page attachments * Tables - Simple tables with double pipe markup, one row per line * Table directives - Directives for table processing * Table of contents - Basic automatic table of contents and numbered headings * Wiki styles - Modifying the style of page contents ** Wiki style examples - Styling text for colour and other attributes

* Access keys - Access keys are keyboard shortcuts for tasks that would otherwise require a mouse * Page directives - Directives to specify page titles, descriptions, keywords, and display * Include other pages - Include contents from other PmWiki pages * InterMap links - Interwiki links definition and use * Conditional markup - The if directive allows portions of a page to be included or excluded from rendering * Page variables - variables that are associated with pages * Page text variables - Page variables automatically made available through natural or explicit page markup * Markup expressions - String and formatting operations * Forms - How you can embed input forms into wiki pages

* Simultaneous edits - Handling multiple attempts to edit a page nearly simultaneously

Organizing and Protecting Pages

* Wiki structure - PmWiki structural support for page organization * Wiki groups - Organising pages into related groups * Group headers - Group Header and Group Footer page usage * Wiki trails - Trails from lists items from a single page * Page history - History of previous edits to a page

* Passwords - General use of passwords and login * Categories - Categories are a way to organize and find related pages * Page lists - Searching and listing pages by multiple criteria with templated output * Attach lists - Get a list of files uploaded and attached to a group using (:attachlist:) (Directives to specify page titles, descriptions, keywords, and display) * Deleting pages - Removing wiki pages * Wiki elements - * Special pages -

PmWiki Site Administration

Installation and maintenance

* Installation - Obtaining and installing PmWiki * Initial setup tasks - First steps following a fresh installation * Upgrades - How to upgrade an existing PmWiki installation * Backup and Restore - background information and some basic backup and restore procedures * Uploads administration - Administration of PmWiki uploads * Security - Resources for securing your PmWiki installation


* Custom markup - Using the Markup() function for custom wiki syntax; migration to PHP 5.5 * Custom wiki styles - Predefined PmWiki styles & adding custom wiki styles * Internationalizations - Language internationalisation of web pages * Local customizations - Customize your PmWiki installation through @@config.php@@ and @@local.css@@ * Group customizations - How to customize a subset of your wiki * Skins - Change the look and feel of part or all of PmWiki * Skin templates - Skin templates (.tmpl files) * Site Preferences - Customisable browser setting preferences: Access keys, edit form * Web feeds - Web feed notification of changes * Wiki Farms - Running multiple wikis from a single installation


* Frequently answered questions * Answers to some other questions * FAQ Candidate - more answered questions * Questions * How to get assistance * Troubleshooting - Advice for troubleshooting an installation, keywords: deprecated, preg_replace, crypt, blank pages, headers, .flock, upgrade, create_function * Available actions - documentation for developers


* AuthUser - Authorization system that uses usernames and passwords * Blocklist - Blocking IP addresses, phrases, and expressions to counteract spam and vandalism. * Notify - How to receive email messages whenever pages are changed on the whole wiki site, individual groups or selected watchlists of pages * Passwords administration - More password options for the administrator * Ref count - Link references counts on pages * Url approvals - Require approval of Url links


* Cookbook:Module Guidelines - Guidelines for creating, distributing, and maintaining a recipe for the Cookbook. * Variables - Variables available for local customisation * Functions - How some of the functions in pmwiki.php work * Page file format - Create wiki formatted pages in bulk and for upload to your pmwiki site

About PmWiki

* Audiences - Patrick Michaud's comments regarding the "audiences" for which PmWiki was designed * Contributors - A list of contributors to PmWiki development and improvement * Mailing lists - The email discussion lists available and their archives * PmWiki philosophy - This page describes some of the ideas that guide the design and implementation of PmWiki * Design notes - Some of the features and notes about PmWiki's design decisions * Release notes - Notes about new versions, important for upgrades * Change log - Log of changes made to PmWiki by Release

* References - References to PmWiki media coverage * Glossary - Terms related to PmWiki

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* Basic Variables * Edit Variables * File Permissions * Fmt Page Name * I18n Variables * Layout Variables * Link Variables * Other Variables * Pagelist Variables * PageList Templates * Path Variables * Requirements * Skin Templates * Special Characters * Upload Variables * Wiki Administrator * Wiki Page * Wiki Wiki Web * Wiki Word(:nl:)(:Summary:Trail and talk page links:) (:comment included in PmWiki localisation headers and footers :) <<? >>bgcolor=#ffe border-top="1px solid black" font-size=.8em<< This page may have a more recent version on PmWiki:DocumentationIndex, and a talk page: PmWiki:DocumentationIndex-Talk. >><<

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