Retired. Was engineer with a major UK engineering consultancy. Over the years since school, I have done some dabbling in programming; starting with Mercury Autocode to Z80 machine code and Java. Played with with Javascript and HTML and now member of HTML Writers Guild.

For years I'm well in to folk song and old science fiction/fantasy stories as well as writing some myself; and after a number of trials (including writing my own scripts), I've found PMWiki ideal for my websites:

Now two sites:

Plus creating and managing Afrikaans site:

Contact me at david (at) ellendee (dot) co (dot) uk


I produced and maintaining:

Currently Using

Currently I am using the following:

version pmwiki-2.2.138

Using the following recipes:

Journal - which I updated to 8.2

Also using:

  • custom pagelist sorts to sort numerically
  • custom markup for ads
  • customised $PageTextVarPatterns to allow PTV's of form - Name (Value)
  • custom markup to allow sort by surname and allow Mc and Mac

Also in the process of producing an Afrikaans translation for PmWiki and the various recipes that I use. (I am English speaking with S African friends, so it is slow)

Cookbook /
ABCHoverIndex-Talk  Talk page for ABCHoverIndex.
AbcSong  add and edit abc music using existing PmWiki scripts and rendered as score and midi by abcjs javascript abc editor (stable)
AbcTunebook-Talk  Talk page for AbcTunebook.
AbcTunebook-Users  User notes for the AbcTunebook recipe.
B3-Users  User notes for the B3 blog recipe.
ChordPro-Users  User notes for the Chord Pro recipe.
DictIndex-Talk  Talk page for DictIndex.
FauxTrail-Talk  Talk page for FauxTrail.
GoogleSiteMap  Create an XML sitemap in the root of the website which is suitable for submission to Google (and other) search engines. (Active)
GoogleSiteMap-Talk  Talk page for Google XML Sitemap Creator.
Journal  A lightweight calendar with navigation and daily journal entries (Working but not widely tested)
Journal-Talk  Talk page for Journal.
Mailform4-Users  User notes for the Mailform4 recipe.
Mini-Users  User notes for the Mini recipe.
Tagger-Users  User notes for the Tagger recipe.
UserAdmin  AuthUser account self-registration and management (beta)
UserAuth2  A user-based permission granting and authentication module (released, stable, maintained (tested with Pmwiki 2.1.11, 2.2.0-beta45))
UserAuth2-Talk  Discussion of UserAuth2 (released, stable, maintained (tested with Pmwiki 2.1.11, 2.2.0-beta45))
PmWiki /
Uploads-Talk  Discussion of Uploads
WebHosts  feedback on PmWiki webhosting experience
Profiles /
Site /
AllRecentChanges  Most recent change to pages
Skins /
Classic  Responsive skin designed for classic-sf and folk song websites. (stable)