How to make a wiki

Learn how to make your own wiki. See demo.

Screenshot

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 web server configuration.

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
Tag: Example
---
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: How to make coffee
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, Moka pot, Turkish coffee and many more. Find out 
what's your favorite.
3. Enjoy.

You can write wiki pages in Markdown.

Creating a sidebar

To create a sidebar open the file sidebar.txt in your wiki folder. The sidebar will be shown on all wiki pages. Here's an example sidebar:

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

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

You can use shortcuts to show information about the wiki:

---
Title: Sidebar
Status: hidden
---
Recent

[wikirecent /wiki/ 3]

Links

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

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

---
Title: Sidebar
Status: hidden
---
Recent

[wikirecent / 3]

Links

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

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