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Using DokuWiki, or, Jack and Jill Went up the Doku Hill.

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Introduction: Examples of the learning process and best practices for building and maintaining a DokuWiki site. This article will describe the basics, scripting, shortcuts, and where to get support.

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Jill wants a subtle tiling background image for her entire website. She isn't sure why DokuWiki doesn't nativly support this. The “Loadskin Plugin” and “wallpaper Template” are great but a bit overkill for this. So the code she found is…. To be updated.
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Jill uses the default template (visual theme) but does have a little custom code. When she updates DokuWiki, her code disapears. But she's prepaired, she has the code on her flashdrive, in a notepad document.

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Jack created an internal link, which is a link to a page on his own DokuWiki. To link to his page about comedy, he types this, without spaces in the brackets:

[ [humor] ]

And to link to his page called Asian Humor, which is a subpage of his Humor page, he types this, without spaces in the brackets:

[ [humor:Asian Humor ] ]

If the page doesn't already exist, it will be created when the link is clicked and he edits the freshly created page. Until the page is edited, the link shows up in red color. So Jack writes a list of the 20 new pages he wants to make, and makes them simply by clicking the links.

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Linebreaks. Jack notices DokuWiki doesn't respect his linebreaks, as to say, when he presses Enter. So instead, he's happy with pressing Enter and then placing a single period. It's not ideal, but it's an easy way to maintain linebreaks, especially when using plugins which may not respect other methods of linebreaks.

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Indents. Jack wanted an indented line, so he can use CKEdit Plugin, or he can type > at the start of every line. Typing two of these, indents the line further. As you can see below, you can make text deeply indented. This method places a grey stripe on the left. As seen here;

The
cat
in
the
hat
rules.

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Jack wants to edit a text file in his hosting account, to add a little custom code. So he logs into JillHostingCompany and clicks Hosting, then Manage Hosting, then CPANEL, then File Manager, and ensures ShowHiddenFiles is enabled.

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Jill created a long horizontal dash by typing three small dashes together. Making this —

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Some of Royce's Favorite Plugins

* CKEdit vastly improves the typing experience, making DokuWiki more like using Microsoft Word. And less like a scripting language. * DokuWiki Updater will automatically update your DokuWiki to the latest stable version.

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Internet Resources

* Official Site: https://www.dokuwiki.org/

* Official Support Forum: https://forum.dokuwiki.org/

* DokuWiki vs MediaWiki at Wiki Matrix comparison site:

* Wikipedia Article:

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tech/software_dokuwiki.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/19 02:26 by reb