emphasis or italics
strong or bold
big and bigger text
small and smaller text
Use %wikistyles% for colors and %% to turn a wikistyle off. %red% or %green% or %blue% or %color=#FFCC99%
Rules, Numbering & Bullets
Bullet list item
Bullet list sub-item
Numbered list item
Numbered list sub-item
4 hyphens for a horizontal rule
List levels can be nested i.e. mixed-and-matched between bullet and numbered.
Join with next line (use at end of line)
Line break (at end of line)
Adds 2 line breaks
Forced break (clears floats)
Will preserve all linebreaks on the page (poetry, etc.)
Center the current paragraph.
Right-align the current paragraph.
Indents the whole paragraph
Add hyphens to indent more.
All basic paragraph entry can be cut & paste or typed paragraphs separated by a double space.
Benefits of PmWiki
GPL v 2 Licensed open-source code.
No database. Requires PHP & web server.
Small code footprint (2MB installed).
Author-centric philosophy. Install, set an admin password in the config.php file, and start writing.
Can be installed on a USB stick.
Works as a mature CMS system, page-level permissions available, in-page content control available.
Fast for large number of pages.
Advanced users can customize content with no access to server files.
Responsive template included.
In active development.
Extensive hooks for customization by administrator and plug-in developers.
Small developer base, no code creep.
Organization: Pages and Groups
Adding new pages to the website can be done by making a link to a page that doesn’t exist, then clicking on it -- or by changing the browser to point to a group &/or page that does not exist. http://yoursite.com/Main/NewPage
The browser will ask if you wish to create a new page.
Delete a page: remove all text, type “delete”, and save/publish.
Image/Upload Tutorial (How do I…)
display an image from another site?
Paste in the link:
upload an image to my site?
Attach:photo.jpg will give you an upload link for the image. Save the page, click the link, open the file browser, select image, click upload.
create a thumbnail that opens into a larger image?
[[Attach:large.jpg | Attach:small.jpg]] gives 2 attachment links for a small jpg that will open as a large jpg.
SEO Tips for PmWiki sites
Set the title for every page.
(:title My Rocking Webpage:)
Set the keywords. Although this might not do anything really.
(:keywords contains, keywords:)
It’s very important that your titles, keywords and description of the web page contain matching keywords.
(:description The search-engine summary of the page.:)
Usually the (:title:) is automatically used to update the highest level header
<h1> on the page.
Code Control Tutorial (How do I…)
create fixed-width text blocks?
Lines that begin with a space are formatted exactly as typed in a '''fixed-width''' font.
create monospaced unprocessed code snippets?
create monospaced code blocks?
create unprocessed but formatted text?
create an HTML comment?
(:comment Will show in HTML.:)
Top-level heading (H1) see note.
In-page main heading (H2)
In-page sub-heading (H3)
In-page sub-sub-heading (H4)
Creates Term->definition list.
Indented SubTerm->definition list.
There should only be 1 top-level header per webpage. Your top-level header (H1) should be hard-coded into your wiki template with the page title. You would change it using the (:title Your Title Here:) markup. See SEO.
There are up to 6 levels of heading as a rule (h6).
Links Tutorial (How do I…)
get "text says" to point to page "GoTo" in the same group?
do that in another way?
[[GoTo | text here]]
display "here now" (lowercase, with the space) as link to wiki page HereNow in group Go?
link to Google website?
set an in-page anchor to
link the words "click here" to the in-page anchor
#there on page HereNow in group Go?
create an email link without showing
create a phone link?
create InterMap links to other sites?
The link "go to" destination can be a Pagename or Group/Pagename on the same website, an outside website address, a
tel: address, etc.
Table/Chart Directives (How do I…)
start a table?
start the first cell in the first column of each "new row"?
start the next cell in the row?
end the table?
Visual Table Tutorial (How can I…)
A more visual type of cell structure. This can be nested inside of directive tables.
create 2 centered cell headings?
||! head 1 ||! head 2 ||
create 2 centered cells?
|| cell 1 || cell 2 ||
make cell 1 left-aligned, cell 2 right-aligned?
||cell 1 || cell 2||
add a centered caption and border to my table?
||! caption !||
||cell 1 || cell 2||