How to make a wiki

Screenshot
Learn how to make your own wiki. See demo.

Install wiki

  1. Download and unzip Datenstrom Yellow.
  2. Copy all files to your web hosting.
  3. Open your website in a web browser and select 'Wiki'.

Your wiki is immediately available. The installation comes with several pages, 'Home', 'Wiki' and 'About'. This is just an example to get you started, change everything as you like. You can delete 'Home', if you want to show the wiki on the home page.

When there are problems, please check the server configuration or ask the support.

Writing wiki pages

Have a look inside your content folder, there's the wiki folder with all your wiki pages. Open the file wiki-page.txt. You'll see settings and text of the page. You can change Title and other settings at the top of a page. Here's an example:

---
Title: Wiki page
Template: wiki
Tag: Example
---
This is an example wiki page. 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod 
tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna pizza. Ut enim ad minim veniam, 
quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo. 

To create a new wiki page, add a new file to the wiki folder. Set Title and more settings at the top of a page. You can use Tag to group similar pages together. Here's another example:

---
Title: Coffee
Template: wiki
Tag: Example, Coffee
---
Coffee is a beverage made from the roasted beans of the coffee plant.

1. Start with fresh coffee. Coffee beans start losing quality immediately 
   after roasting and grinding. The best coffee is made from beans ground 
   right after roasting. 
2. Brew a cup of coffee. Coffee is prepared with different methods and 
   additional flavorings such as milk and sugar. There are Espresso, Filter 
   coffee, French press, Italian Moka, Turkish coffee and many more. Find 
   out what's your favorite.
3. Enjoy.

Now let's add a video with the Youtube plugin:

---
Title: Coffee
Template: wiki
Tag: Example, Coffee
---
Coffee is a beverage made from the roasted beans of the coffee plant.

1. Start with fresh coffee. Coffee beans start losing quality immediately 
   after roasting and grinding. The best coffee is made from beans ground 
   right after roasting. 
2. Brew a cup of coffee. Coffee is prepared with different methods and 
   additional flavorings such as milk and sugar. There are Espresso, Filter 
   coffee, French press, Italian Moka, Turkish coffee and many more. Find 
   out what's your favorite.
3. Enjoy.

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You can use Markdown to edit wiki pages.

Showing a sidebar

To show a sidebar add the file sidebar.txt to your wiki folder. The sidebar will be shown on all pages in the same folder. You can decide if you like to have a sidebar or not. Here's an example sidebar:

---
Title: Sidebar
Status: hidden
---
Links

* [See all pages](/wiki/special:pages/)
* [See recent changes](/wiki/special:changes/)
* [See help](https://developers.datenstrom.se/help/)

You can use shortcuts to show information about the wiki:

---
Title: Sidebar
Status: hidden
---
Links

* [See all pages](/wiki/special:pages/)
* [See recent changes](/wiki/special:changes/)
* [See help](https://developers.datenstrom.se/help/)

Tags

[wikitags /wiki/ 3]

Here is the same sidebar, if the wiki is located on the home page:

---
Title: Sidebar
Status: hidden
---
Links

* [See all pages](/special:pages/)
* [See recent changes](/special:changes/)
* [See help](https://developers.datenstrom.se/help/)

Tags

[wikitags / 3]

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