Learn about DokuWiki
Learn about DokuWiki
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This page describes the layout of a page using the default template that comes with DokuWiki. The look of the page may be changed and customized by installing additional template themes.
A DokuWiki page is divided into four parts. At the top is the page header, followed by navigational breadcrumbs, the page content, and the footer.
Located at the top of the page is the header. This contains the title of the wiki to the left. On the right side are frequently used links and a search field.
If you are not logged into the wiki you will see two links at the top right of the page.
Registerwhich allows you to create a new account.
Loginwhich lets you login using an existing account.
If you are already logged in this area will change to show the following:
Adminlink if your account is a member of the admin group. Clicking this link will take you to the admin window.
Update Profilewhich takes you to a page to change settings such as your real name, email address, and password.
Logoutto log out of the wiki.
Next is the search field. Entering text in this field and either pressing Enter or clicking the magnifying glass will perform a full-text search over the entire content of the wiki. See Search for more information.
The last three links are:
The next section starts with the word “Trace” after which is shown a list of recently visited pages. This functions similarly to the history function in most web browsers. Clicking on any of the breadcrumb links will take you to that page. See breadcrumbs for more information.
Note that another kind of breadcrumb is available which displays the hierarchy of namespaces related to the current page. See the youarehere configuration setting.
The largest area of the page is devoted to the page content. This is where your wiki source is rendered and displayed. See page structure for more info.
To the right of the page content are several icons. When the mouse pointer is moved over these icons they will expand into a menu. The menu provides the following functions:
The footer is located below the page content.
It shows the date and time that it was last edited, and by whom it was edited. Further it provides information on the publishing license and filename of the page.