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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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


  • 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
  • Wiki styles          - Modifying the style of page contents


  • 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         - 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



  • 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               -
  • 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





  • 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 -
  • 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



Note: The following pages are listed here so that they can include a #faq section and have the questions appear on the FAQ page.


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