Summary: Implement "FIXME" markup in PmWiki.
Version: 2020-03-19
Prerequisites: Requires at least PmWiki version: ??; last tested on PmWiki version: pmwiki-2.2.126 (compatible with PHP 5.5, PHP 7.2)
Status: Stable
Maintainer: Robert Riebisch
Categories: Markup
Users: (view? / edit)
Discussion: FixmeMarkup-Talk?

Questions answered by this recipe

  1. How can I easily mark parts of a page for later fixing?
  2. How can I make those markings stand out, when viewing and editing a page?

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DokuWiki provides the markup "FIXME" to allow authors rapid "prototyping" of new wiki pages. This recipe shows how to mimic this behaviour in PmWiki.

Sample screenshots:


At first, put the following lines to your local/config.php file:

  \\(:FIXME:\\)  # existing
  |              # or
  (?<![\t])      # not preceded by tab
    \\bFIXME\\b  # between non-word characters
  )/x"] = '(:FIXME:)';
Markup('FIXME', 'directives', '/\\(:FIXME:\\)/', "$PubDirUrl/fixme.gif\"FIXME\"");

Next, put the following line to your pub/css/local.css file:

img[src$="fixme.gif"] { vertical-align: middle; }

Finally, get Fixme icon from DokuWiki, licensed GNU GPLv2 and place it to your pub/ folder.


  1. Just type FIXME (all upper case) anywhere you like on a page.
  2. You can have as many FIXMEs on a single page as you want.
  3. Clicking buttons "Preview", "Save", or "Save and edit" will change FIXME to (:FIXME:).
  4. When you view a page, you will see a FIXME icon, everywhere you wrote FIXME.
  5. To see all your wiki's FIXMEs, simply use PmWiki's search function to search for "FIXME".
  6. Then replace every (:FIXME:) with your intended change step by step.

Change log / Release notes

  • 2020-03-19: Initial release.

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See also

For more detailed explanations on how this works:

If you want to avoid introducing a new markup to your PmWiki installation, you may use the [[!UpdateMe]] category instead.



See discussion at FixmeMarkup-Talk?

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