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


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Table of Contents




Beginner Topics for Creating and Editing Pages



Intermediate Editing Topics

  • Uploads - Allow authors to upload files, also known as page attachments
  • Tables - How to use the original type of table markup
  • Table directives - Newer, more advanced type of table markup
  • WikiStyles - Modify the color and other CSS style attributes of a page's contents


  • Page directives - Specify page titles, descriptions, etc., and display of various components
  • Include other pages - Insert the contents of other pages into a wiki page
  • InterMap links - System for defining links among (usually wiki) sites
  • Conditional markup - Use the (:if:) directive to include or exclude portions of a page
  • Page variables - Variables that can be used in page markup



Organizing and Protecting Pages


  • Passwords - Password protect pages and groups
  • Categories - Organize pages into categories (like "tags" and "labels")
  • Page lists - Get lists of pages using (:pagelist:) and (:searchresults:)
  • Deleting pages - How to remove pages from the site


PmWiki Site Administration





  • Url approvals - Discourage "link spamming" with urlapprove.php
  • Variables - Variables available for local customization
  • Functions - How some functions in pmwiki.php work
  • Page file format - Create wiki formatted pages in bulk and for upload to your pmwiki site



About PmWiki

  • Audiences - Describes the "audiences" for which PmWiki was designed
  • Contributors - Some contributors to PmWiki's development and improvement
  • Mailing lists - The email discussion lists available and their archives
  • PmWikiPhilosophy - 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


  • References - Places where PmWiki has been written about
  • Glossary - Descriptions of various terms related to PmWiki


Page last modified on July 21, 2006, at 05:27 AM