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Summary: Recipes for Wiki Administration and Administrators

  • Note: The last column counts the number of users who left comments on the *-Users page dedicated to the recipe.
NameSummaryCategoriesUsers*
ActionLogMaintain a page log of wiki actions (2006-08-03 Stable)Administration Security +2
AddNewlineMake wiki text end with a newline character, so the last line won't be marked as changed if text is added at the bottom (2006-01-29 )Editing, Administration
AddUrlSchemesHow to get PmWiki to recognize additional URL schemes such as irc:, nntp:, etc. ( )Administration +1
AdminHintsHints & suggestions for wiki administrators ( Documentation)Administration
AlternateNamingSchemeUse other naming schemes for PmWiki pages ( )Administration Links PageNaming
Attache-ImageSizerResize and manipulate uploaded images (2010-05-04 beta)Images Uploads Administration
Auth-SMFIntegrate SMF Simple Machines Forum with PmWiki and use SMF user management for Pmwiki authentication (2008-06-27 new)Administration Forum Security
AuthCASCentral Authentication Service(CAS) based authentication ( 2012-08-28 )Administration, Security, Authentication +3
AuthDNSPassword-less authentication based on the visitor's IP address or (dynamic) hostname (20110603 Beta)Administration, Security, Authentication +2 -1
AuthPhpBB2Use phpBB2 user authentication for PmWiki page edit protection and author name (1.0 (05 March 2007) Stable)Administration, Security, Forum
AuthPhpbb2SsoSingle Sign On for PmWiki and phpBB2 (080401 Stable)Administration, Security, Forum +1
AuthPhpBB3Use phpBB3 user authentication for PmWiki ( )Administration, Security, Forum
AuthPhpBBUsersAndGroupsUse phpBB3 user authentication and groups for PmWiki ( )Administration, Security, Forum
AuthProfileLike AuthUser, but designed to store login information in profile pages (8/25/2012 Beta)Administration, Security
AuthPunBBUse PunBB/FluxBB user authentication for PmWiki (2010-OCT-18 Draft)Administration, Security, Forum
AuthUserFederatedOpenID and OAuth authentication extension for AuthUser (2012-11-03 In active use)Administration, Security +1
AuthUserSignupAllow users to sign up themselves (with email verification) for authuser accounts (2010-04-14 Deprecated (UserAdmin is better))Administration and Security +5
AuthUserViaMicrosoftLDAPConfigure AuthUser with Microsoft AD LDAP ( )Administration
AutoCreateCategoryAutomatically creates category pages for all tags in the page text (0.9 2008-11-27 BETA)Administration
AutoCreatePagesAutomatically create pages based on the name of the current page. (2008-08-24 Alpha)Administration
AutoGroupPagesHow to create a number of pages for a new group automatically (2006-08-05 stable)Editing, Administration +1
AutomaticChangeSummaryAutomatic change summaries (2006-11-18 )Editing, Administration, WikipediaSuite +1
AutoRestoreAutomatically restore pages after a set time interval (2007-02-15 Stable)Administration +4
AutoThumberAutomatically resize uploaded images using ImageMagick (2008-04-05 beta)Images Uploads Administration +1
BackupPagesAutomatically back up the wiki.d directory to a .zip file ( )Administration
BackupWithRsyncHow to backup a PmWiki installation with the program `rsync`. (0.1 abandoned)SystemTools, Administration
BlockCrawlerRedirect web crawlers to different pages ( )Robots, Administration
BlocklistObsolete recipe, please see PmWiki.Blocklist ( obsolete)Administration, Security, Obsolete
Bloge-ShortUrlGet short URLs on your own site (2009-08-28 beta)Administration, Blog, CMS, Links
BulkReplaceChange the content of many pages at a time ( just a rough draft)Editing Administration System Tools
BundleA (proposed) community-supported bundle of commonly used cookbook recipes (0 proposal)Administration Bundles CMS System tools
CaseCorrectionMakes PmWiki intelligently case-insensitive (2017-02-12 beta)Administration, Links, CMS, SystemTools +3
CleanUpPurge deleted pages and attachments from the server directories (20140808 Beta)Administration, SystemTools, Uploads +5
CleanUrlsEnable URLs that are shorter (without .php) and/or look like paths to wiki pages. (2007-04-11 )Administration
CMSLikeMake PmWiki behave as a CMS by showing only the actions the current user is allowed to perform (0.32 )Administration, CMS
CommentDbComment recipe - with pagination and RSS feed ( 1.0beta - 26 January 2006 )CMS, Blog, Administration, Comments
CommentPageLinkHow to create a comment page ( )CMS, Administration, Comments
CommentsComment addon - comments in separate files (14 April 2005 )Administration, Comments
Comments-UseCases( )
CompareVersionsDetermine if two versions of the same file are the same or how they differ ( )Administration
CompressedPageStoreSave wiki pages/files in compressed (gzip) format (2007-05-23 )Administration, CustomPageStore
CompressedUploadsModify scripts/upload.php to work with bzip2 archives ( )SystemTools, Administration
config.phpconfig.php tips and tricks (0.0 )Administration
ConvertHTMLConvert an HTML page to PmWiki markup (20150827 beta)Administration, Markup, Wiki conversion, PHP55 +4
ConvertTABLEHow to convert HTML pages with tables full of data into advanced tables (17 September 2005 )Editing, Administration, Tables
Cookbook BasicsExplains what the cookbook and its recipes are. (2012-11-10 )Administration PmWiki Developer
CreditsBlockCreate a "last edited by" block that includes everybody who had a hand in developing a page (0.3 - 3 January 2005 )Administration
CSVActionAdds a ?action=csv capability to pmwiki to output tables as a CSV (20140720 stable)Administration, Publishing, Tables +1
CSVIncludeInclude a CSV file as a table in your wiki page ( )Includes, Administration, Tables
DeleteActionUse a separate password for deleting pages (2005-08-10 )Administration, GUI, Security
Delta Bytes in Recent ChangesDisplay the number of bytes (characters) added or deleted to a page in RecentChanges. (24 February 2007 )Editing, Administration, WikipediaSuite +1
DirectoryAndFilePermissionsExplains which directories and files need to be readable, writable, and servable by the webserver. (2014-06-18 Developing)Security, Administration
DotsInLinksHow to enable dots in wiki links (20131004 Experimental)Administration Links
DynamicWikiTrailsDefine dynamic URL trails (2.2 - 24 March 2007) )Administration, WikiTrails
Edit-Restricted ProfileAuthors can only edit their own pages in the Profiles group. (2007-07-24 )Administration
EditTemplatesSpecify a wiki page or pages to use as a template when a new page is created. (N/a Stable) Administration Editing Core candidate +7
EProtectEmail obfuscation (7 April 2005 )Security, Administration, Spam, PHP55 +2 -1
ExpandingMenuA sidebar menu that supports nested lists where the nested items are displayed only if the user is in that group ( )Layout, Administration
ExpandingMenusHow to create a sidebar menu which expands to show sublevel (group) items using conditional markup only ( Stable)Layout, Menus, Administration, MarkupOnly
ExpireDiffHow to remove a page's history (20150821 Stable)Administration +2
ExportHTMLExport PmWiki pages as "static" HTML pages (2007-01-12 )SystemTools, Administration +1
ExportHTMLWikiCreate a wiki using static HTML pages as front end for visitors (2016-09-16 new) SystemTools, Administration CMS PHP55
ExternAuthUse authentication mechanisms external to PmWiki ( 0.1, 3 June 2006 )Administration, Security
Extra Words In Title Tag RecipeThis is a really simple recipe for adding extra words to the title tag in the head. (1.0.20090707 Functional, tested on 2.2.0-beta67)CMS | Administration
FarmSideBarShare a sidebar among several fields in a farm ( )WikiFarms, Administration
FastCacheCaches complete wiki pages for very fast retrieval (2009-01-22 beta)Administration, CMS +1
FastSearchhow to improve the speed of searches and categories on large sites with slow machines (1.3 - 2006-8-18 )Searching, Administration, CustomPageStore
FixShortSessionsHow to fix short sessions so you aren't prompted frequently for a password ( )Administration, Security Passwords
FlickrHow to integrate Flickr into a PmWiki page ( )Integration, Administration, Images
ForumProvide a simple forum ( )Administration
FoxPTVConvertDisplay and convert hidden PTVs on multiple pages (2015-09-28 new)Administration Fox Forms PageVariables
FoxTextReplacereplace text strings on multiple pages (2008-12-08 experimental)Fox Administration Editing
GetRidOfMainHow to get rid of "Main" group, i.e. all pages in "Main" are accessible and accessed directly in the wiki root (1.0 )Administration Links
GlobalOperationsHow to apply an operation to every page of a wiki ( )Administration
GoogleAnalyticsAdd Google Analytics tracking code to wiki pages (2007-03-21 Stable)Administration, Google
GraphVizSitemapProvide a GraphViz format for sitemap (2009-05-08 alpha)Administration, Menus, Publishing
GrepRCSearch the RecentChanges entries similarly to a pagelist (2010-02-05 Beta)Administration Editing
GroupHomePageChangeHow to rename the group's starting page, i.e., be different than the default "HomePage". (N/A )Administration +1
HandleUnknownMarkupsHow to suppress unknown markup, instead of having it display ( )Administration
HowToMakeATabbedSkinHow to make a tabbed skin (n/a )Layout, Administration
HtpasswdFormForm based management of users and passwords using .htpasswd/.htgroup files (2014-08-25 Stable)Administration Security PHP55 +3
InfoBoxHow to create Bubblehelp infoboxes, as seen in knoppix.org (2.3.5-20140824 Stable, Active)Administration, Layout, PHP55
InlineDiffShows the difference between 2 versions by highlighting the changes in markup on word level. (2010-02-03 stable)Administration, Editing +5
InstallOnIISHow to install PmWiki on IIS v6 or v7 (2.2 living document) +2
InstallOnIIS10Install PmWiki on Windows 10 and IIS 10 (2017-03-18 Living document)Administration Install System tools
InstallOnIIS7dot5plusInstall PmWiki on Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.5 plus (2014-07-20 Living document)Administration Install System tools +1
InstallOnWindowsHomeServerInstall PmWiki on Wondows Server 2003 or Windows Home Server and IIS6 (2009-12-20 Living document)Administration Install System tools +1
ISO8859MakePageNamePatternsISO 8859 character conversion for url page names; strip accents etc. from characters for easier readable page names (2007-11-20 )Administration Links International PageNaming
Limit Diffs per pagePaginate the "diff" output (when viewing a page history, limit the number of displayed revisions at once) (20100217 Stable/Beta)Administration Editing +1
LimitNewPagesInWikiGroupsHow to limit the creation of new pages in your wiki group (2007-02-27 )Administration
LimitWikiGroupsHow to limit the names or number of groups in your wiki ( )Administration
Login LogoutHow to log out after logging in (1.0 Q&A)Security, Administration, MarkupOnly +4
MacOSXTips for PmWiki configuration on a MacOS X server ( )Administration
MailmanAuthUse an external mailing list for PmWiki authentication (2008-09-02 beta)Administration, Security, SystemTools
MainGroupChangeHow to change the Main (startup) group ( )Administration
MemberMgmtAdvanced member management (using ZAP and AuthUser). Allows self registration, logins, groups, site customization, and more! (Latest ZAP version. Beta (relies on latest Beta version of PmWiki))CMS Security Administration
ModesConceptA place to remember thoughts/ideas related to using different modes ( )Administration, Layout
Module GuidelinesGuidelines for creating, distributing, and maintaining a recipe for the Cookbook. (2007-04-14 )Administration, CustomPageStore, PmWiki Developer
MovePageMove and copy wiki pages (2009-08-17 production)Administration, Editing, Page naming, System tools +6
NetstreamsCMSA CMS (Content Management System) extension for pmwiki features different page-types (article, blog, comment issues), separation of content and layout, basic workflow capabilities, content-type based authentication and wysiwyg editing. (009bX Experimental)CMS Administration Blog Comments
NetstreamsMenuA desktop-application like menu for authors and admins (009bX beta)CMS Administration Menu Skins
NewGroupWarningDisplay a warning when a user is creating a page in a non-existing wiki group. (2008-01-29 )Editing, Links, Administration +1
NewPageBoxHow to provide a form or box to allow users to create new pages (deprecated in favour of NewPageBoxPlus) (4 January 2006 Deprecated)CMS, Forms, Editing, Administration
NumberOfArticlesReport the number of articles in a wiki (0.3 - 18 September 2006 )Administration, Includes, Obsolete
OneGroupForAllConfine all users to one group, named other than Main (9 June 2005 )Administration
OpenUrlsAutomatically create URL Path for use with EnablePathInfo. (1.0 )Administration Ben Wilson Maintained
OutputCompressionUse zlib output compression to make pages load faster (8 May 2005 )Administration, SystemTools
PageActionChange the page actions on a page-by-page basis (2010-09-02 new)Administration Links
PageAtticHow to store backup files of deleted pages in a separate directory (2011-10-26 )Administration, CustomPageStore +1
PageConfigAllow basic administrative configuration from a page (2008-06-01 Alpha)Administration +1
PageCreatoradds page creator (original author) to be stored as a page attribute (2008-02-24 )Administration Security
PageDiffSizeAdd an accurate count of characters added & removed to each edit summary (2010-06-17 beta)Administration, Editing
PageGenerationTimeDisplay page generation time (2004-05-05 )Administration +2
PageListWikiTrailEnable a WikiTrails markup to use a (:pagelist ... :) directive (November 2005 )Administration, WikiTrails, PageList, PHP55
PageRegenerateMake PmWiki regenerate a page, as if someone had done an edit+save sequence. (1.0 Stable)Administration +1
PageTopStoreA PageStore alternative which doesn't mangle page contents when viewed outside PmWiki (2009-11-27 beta)Administration, CustomPageStore +2
PerformanceComparisonsPage to share site setups and performance ( )SystemTools, Administration
Per-Group and Per-Page Customizations in config.phpPlace your per-group and per-page customizations in config.php rather than in separate PHP scripts. (Still a draft Quo)Administration
PerGroupSubDirectoriesSubdivide wiki.d into subdirectories according to page group (n/a )Administration, CustomPageStore +3
PersistentLoginLogin form with "Remember me/Stay signed in" option (20091122 Beta)Administration Security +2
phpalertuse popup for debugging (2.3 Working)Administration Debugging
PhpBB2IntegrationIntegration options for PmWiki and phpBB2 forums (plus others) (1.0 Stable)Administration
PHPExecuteLets you execute PHP-Code in any page. (0.9 2008-12-07 BETA)Administration Markup
PHP files managementPHP file manager ( )SystemTools, Administration
PMWCompatAllow PHP 5 commands to be used in PHP 4 (1.0 Working)Administration
PmWiki2PDF-v2Generate a PDF (2011-02-15 Stable)PDF, Publishing, Administration +1
PmWiki as a CMSHow to use PmWiki as a CMS ( )Administration, CMS
PmWiki ExportExports PmWiki pages to a Git-based repository (1.0.0 New)Administration
PowerToolsmarkup expressions for multi page processing incl. plist, pagelist, rename, pagecount, wordcount, trail, serialname, serial, newticket, sumdata, allptvs, random (2011-03-08 stable)Markup Administration Markup Expressions PageVariables WikiTrails Menus PHP55 +7
PPDonateCreate links to accept donations via PayPal (20150807 Beta)Links Administration Payment PHP55 +1
PresenceAwarenessUser-based authentication, a list of online logged users, tools to register and manage users and send posts via Jabber (1.1 )Administration, Security, Ajax
PreviewFirstHow to get the page preview to appear before the edit box (2.0 beta 44 and later )Administration, Editing, Layout +1
PropertiesHow to have your own set of properties/variables in wiki pages ( )Administration
PublishWikiTrailProvide the ability to publish the pages of a wiki trail as a single web page, formatted for printing (2.0.6 )Publishing, Administration, WikiTrails
RandomQuoteWikiHow to display a random quote from a list stored in a PmWiki page ( )Administration
RandomTitleHow to make PmWiki have random titles in the browser title bar ( )Administration
RecentChangesDeletionAllow authors to delete RecentChanges pages, there-by making it possible for authors to delete wiki groups. (2008-01-30 )Editing, Administration +1
RecentChangesExcerptHow to display a list of last n RecentChanges (1 )Layout, GUI +1
Recent Uploads LogList all uploaded files in RecentUploads pages (2009-09-03 )Uploads, Administration +4
RecipeCheckCheck for new versions of recipes on pmwiki.org (2007-04-17 Stable)Administration, System tools, Security +4
RedirectMapcreate short urls for redirects using mapping similar to intermap (2008-07-11 stable)Administration Links PHP55
RequireAuthorRequire author names when saving pages ( Documentation)Administration, Security +4
RequireCategoryRequire categories to be entered (2005-09-16 )Editing, Administration
RequireSummaryRequire a summary to be entered (2006-07-19 )Administration
RestorePmWikiRestore or move a PmWiki installation from an archive ( )Administration
RunningPmwikiOnMageiaLinuxRunning Pmwiki on Mageia Linux ( )Administration
SearchResultsHow to change the way search results are displayed ( )Searching, PageList, Administration
SecureAttachmentsSecurity issues for attachments (n/a )Administration, Security, Uploads +2
SEOA set of best practices to Search Engine Optimization ( )Administration, Links, Layout, CMS
SessionPageStoreTemporary/Ephemeral page storage for testing purposes (20160127 Experimental)Administration, SystemTools, CustomPageStore
SideBarNameChangeHow to change the name of the SideBar ( )Administration
SideNotesCreate "Side Notes" for jotting down notes ( )Editing, Administration
Simple Discuss LinkAdd an action (or sidebar) link that leads to and from a -Talk page. (2007-07-25 Initial Release)Administration CMS Menus
SimplePageCounterA simple page counter of visits to each page (2009-02-05 )Administration
SimpleSiteMapEasy site map using only core PmWiki features (1.0 Stable)Administration, Hierarchy, Menus, PageList, MarkupOnly +1
SimultaneousEditsEnable simultaneous edits for platforms without popen or diff3 (20160215 Experimental)Administration Windows
SingleSign-OnUse Windows-Logon for Authentication on pmwiki (1 Stable)Administration, Security
SisterlyLets wikis on a farm access each other as easily as accessing other pages within a wiki (2008-10-14 beta)WikiFarms, Administration, CustomPageStore
SiteInformationHow to quickly see the settings for a site without having to look at the contents of the local configuration file (2011-12-02 )Administration +2
SitemapperAdds a dynamically generated sitemap to PmWiki. (20160803 beta)Menus, WikiTrails, Administration, Hierarchy, PHP55
SMFUserIntergrationIntegrates Simple Machines Users into PmWiki (0.3 (June 18, 2007) Testing)Authentication, Administration
SourceForgeServersInstall PmWiki in SourceForge.net's project web space. (1 Outdated)Administration, Security, CustomPageStore
SpamFiltersAutomatic blocking of some spambots (20150412 beta)Administration, Security, Spam +2
SpeedOptimizationsHow to tune PmWiki and its environment for speed (N/A )Administration
SQLite PageStore classStore wiki pages in an SQLite database file (20141207 Experimental)Administration, Data, SystemTools, CustomPageStore, PHP55
StopwatchUse the $StopWatch function to measure PmWiki performance. (2007-04-17 )Administration
StoredAuthNameHow to set a stored author name to an authenticated user (2011-08-05 Stable)Administration, Security, PHP55
SuperscriptLineSpacingHow to fix line spacing of superscripts and subscripts ( )Layout, Administration
SurveyYourAccessPermissionsGenerates a list of wikipages with special access permissions. (1.0 stable)Administration
SwitchToSSLModeHow to force PmWiki to use SSL (2007-06-12 Beta)Administration Security
SysDiffUse an external "diff" program to speed saving of long pages. (2007-03-21 Stable)Administration +1
SystemLimitsWays to increase various memory and filesize limits for a PmWiki installation (N/A )SystemTools, Administration, Uploads +1
TagsHow to have tags (like Flickr) ( )Searching, Administration, CMS, Blog, Links +2
TemplateMarkupTricksVarious ways of using templates to facilitate the creation of new pages (using standard PmWiki markup) (2014-02-20 )MarkupOnly, Administration, Editing
TimeZonesDisplay all dates and times in user selectable timezone and format (2007-10-28d alpha)Page variables, Editing, Administration -1
TitleMarkupsetting a page title with the first title markup, subsequent titles (from included pages etc.) are ignored (2008-01-27 )Administration Markup
TitleSpacedHow to have spaces in a page title (n/a )Administration, PageNaming +1
TotalCounterA statistic counter - counts page views, users, languages, browsers, operating systems, referers, locations and web bots (2014-11-12 - v1.10.0 )CMS, Administration, SystemTools, PHP55 +7 -4
TrackChangesWays to more easily detect and verify all recent edits (N/A )Administration, Editing, Security +4
TrackingMenuA sidebar menu tracking the current page ( )Layout, Administration
Trash"safely delete" pages so that they can be restored and listed with pagelists ( )Administration, WikiFarms
TreeMenuProvides additional markup for creating a tree-like menu ( )Layout, Administration
UpgradeBashScriptA script that tries to automate the process of upgrading the wiki. (1.1 Maintained)Administration, SystemTools
UploadPicCompressionCompress uploaded image files (7 March 2005 )Images, Administration
UseAlternativeConfigurationsGet the base URL from the server ( )Administration
UserAdminAuthUser account self-registration and management (2016-08-23 beta)Administration, Security, PHP55
UserAuthUser-based authorization (0.70, 25 January 2006 Obsolete)Administration, Security Obsolete
UserAuth2A user-based permission granting and authentication module (2.2.3 (2010-03-03) released, stable, maintained (tested with Pmwiki 2.1.11, 2.2.0-beta45))Administration, Security +1 -1
UserAuthDevelUser-based authorization Development Page ( )Administration, Security
UserLastActionRecord the last action for each user so that stale accounts can be detected (2007-03-25 stable)Administration Security
VisitorsLoggingHow to have a clean log of visitor activity for each field of a farm ( )Administration, WikiFarms
VisitorsLogging1337Log all activity on your wiki to a text file in a configurable way. (1.3.37 stable (works for me))Administration
WatchThatPageTips for how to use http://www.watchthatpage.com/ with the Recent Changes page. ( Documentation)Administration
WbBackupBackup dynamic wiki data (wiki.d, cookbook, ...) (2008-01-22 Stable)Administration
WebAdminPHP file manager, works without ftp client (1.1, 9 November 2006 ) +1
WebServerSecurityHow to use ".htaccess" to make PmWiki more secure ( )Security, Administration
WhosWhereShow Who's Where on your wiki (2009-03-08 Experimental)Data Security Administration
WikiBoxAllow posting to and reading from PmWiki via email (2008-08-17 Alpha)System Tools Markup Administration +4
WikiFarmStepByStepStep by step instructions on how to set up PmWiki as a WikiFarm on a UNIX platform using a symlink approach ( )Administration, WikiFarms
WikiRefactoringSteps and methods to refactor and re-organize a wiki ( )wiki, Refactoring, Administration, Editing
WikiShWiki-based script language roughly emulating linux shell tools (2015-06-06 Beta)Markup Searching Includes SystemTools Administration Files Security Markup Expressions Forms +3
Word2PmWikiWord macro to convert a Word document to PmWiki syntax (0.9, 20 December 2006 Beta)Administration Windows OfficeIntegration
WordWrapPreformattedTextPrevent long lines of text stretching beyond the window edge ( )Administration
XMLPageStoreStore pages as XML files (2012-12-27 Beta)Administration, CustomPageStore
  • Note: The last column counts the number of users who left comments on the *-Users page dedicated to the recipe.
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