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  • 2024-02-06 "Kaos" unknown
  • 2023-04-04 "Jack Jackrum" yes
  • 2022-07-31 "Igor" yes
  • 2020-07-29 "Hogfather" yes

plugin Universal plugin which combines the functionality of many other plugins. Wrap wiki text inside containers (divs or spans) and give them a class (choose from a variety of preset classes), a width and/or a language with its associated text direction.

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One plugin to rule them all

This plugin gives you the ability to wrap wiki text inside containers (divs or spans) and give them

  1. a certain class (with loads of useful preset classes)
  2. a width
  3. a language with its associated text direction

It potentially replaces a lot of other plugins and is IMHO the better alternative for many.

It fully replaces: class, clearfloat, div_span_shorthand, divalign2, divalign, emphasis, hide, important_paragraf, importanttext, lang, ltr, noprint, pagebreak, side_note, tip, wpre

It partly replaces: box, button, color, columns, fontcolor, fontfamily, fontsize2, fontsize, highlight, layout, note, styler, tab, tablewidth, typography


Search and install the plugin using the Extension Manager. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually.


Basic Syntax:

<WRAP classes #id width :language>
"big" content

<block classes #id width :language>
"big" content

<div classes #id width :language>
"big" content

An uppercase <WRAP> (or alternatively <block> or <div>) creates a div and should be used for “big” containers, surrounding paragraphs, lists, tables, etc.

<wrap classes #id width :language>"small" content</wrap>

<inline classes #id width :language>"small" content</inline>

<span classes #id width :language>"small" content</span>

A lowercase <wrap> (or alternatively <inline> or <span>) creates a span and should be used for “small” containers, inside paragraphs, lists, tables, etc.

Since version 2013-06-13 there is also a shorthand syntax (for wraps without content):

<WRAP classes #id /> or <block classes #id /> or <div classes #id />


<wrap classes #id /> or <inline classes #id /> or <span classes #id />

:!: Please note, some things won't work with spans: alignments (including alignments generated by changing the text direction), multi-columns and widths if the according wrap isn't floated as well.


The plugin comes with an example page, which should explain a lot and looks like this in the default template (see below).


The following classes are currently available:

class name description/notes
columns – similar to columns, side_note, styler, tip
column same as left in LTR languages and same as right in RTL languages
left same as column, will let you float your container on the left
right will let the container float right
center will position the container in the horizontal center of the page
col2..col5 will show the text in multiple columns determined by their amount (2, 3, 4 or 5), only works in modern browsers (no IE9 and below)
colsmall, colmedium, collarge will also show the text in multiple columns but determined by their width (small, medium or large), only works in modern browsers (no IE9 and below)
widths:!: experimental, might not work as expected, includes mobile support
half fits two columns in a row, should be used in pairs
third fits three or two columns in a row, should be used in triplets or together with twothirds
twothirds fits two columns in a row when used together with third, one 1/3 wide and another 2/3 wide
quarter fits four columns in a row, should be used in quads
alignments – similar to divalign, columns, styler:!: don't work with spans!
leftalign aligns text on the left
rightalign aligns text on the right
centeralign centers the text
justify justifies the text
boxes and notes – similar to box, note, tip
box creates a box around the container (uses colours from style.ini)
info (was information in first version) creates a blue box with an info icon
important creates an orange box with an important icon
alert (:!: was warning in previous versions) creates a red box with an alert icon
tip creates a yellow box with a tip icon
help creates a violet box with a help icon
todo creates a cyan box with an todo icon
download creates a green box with a download icon
round adds rounded corners to any container with a background colour or a border (only works in modern browsers, i.e. no IE)
danger creates a red danger safety note
warning creates an orange warning safety note
caution creates a yellow caution safety note
notice creates a blue notice safety note
safety creates a green safety note
marks – similar to emphasis, important_paragraf, importanttext
hi marks text as highlighted
lo marks text as less significant
em marks text as especially emphasised
clear similar to clearfloat, should preferably be used with divs, i.e. uppercase <WRAP>s
tabs if wrapped around a list of links, will show those as tabs
hide hides the text per CSS (the text will still appear in the source code, in non-modern browsers and is searchable)
noprint displays text on the screen, but not in print, similar to noprint
onlyprint displays text only in print, but not on the screen
pagebreak forces a new page in printouts (not visible on the screen), similar to pagebreak
nopagebreak tries to avoid a pagebreak in printouts (not visible on the screen)
spoiler shows white text on a white background, only to be revealed by highlighting it; similar to hide
button when wrapped around a link, styles it like a button
tablewidth sets widths of tables inside to whichever width the wrap gets, partly replaces tablewidth
indent indents the text, could be used instead of tab
outdent “outdents” the text, could partly be used instead of outdent
prewrap wraps text inside pre-formatted code blocks, similar to wpre

Known restrictions

  • WRAPs export to ODT format but not everything works 100%
  • Round corners only work in modern browsers (no IE8 and below).
  • Multiple columns only work in modern browsers (no IE9 and below).
  • Width classes are experimental and only work in modern browsers (no IE8 and below).
  • Normal DokuWiki Headlines used to not work and a work-around was added. Now that headlines do work, the work-around is not needed anymore but kept for backwards-compatibility. It was deprecated in version 2018-04-22 and disabled by default. They can be enabled by using the emulatedHeadlines config option. The following syntax would then produce two different kinds of emulated headlines inside any wrap:
    • //**__Big Underlined Headline__**// (They will look a bit different in safety notes.)
    • //**Small Headline**//
  • do not include ~~DISCUSSION~~ within a WRAP noprint block

You might need to adjust a few of the classes to your template's needs, especially hi, lo and em. If you have a dark or otherwise heavily coloured theme, please use the darkTpl config option.

The classes are easily adjustable and extensible. Any wishes are welcome.


You can set any valid widths on any uppercase <WRAP> container: %, px, em, rem, ex, ch, vw, vh, pt, pc, cm, mm, in. Just set the width before or after or with the classes, e.g.

<WRAP someclass 50% anotherclass>...

All except percentages will be reduced to have the maximum width available on smaller screens.

You can also use the width keywords half, third, twothirds and quarter. To work correctly they need another wrap around them. E.g.

<WRAP group>
  <WRAP half column>...</WRAP>
  <WRAP half column>...</WRAP>

will result in two columns next to each other, which will wrap underneath each other on smaller screens and mobile devices.


To define an anchor, the following syntax applies:

<wrap #ankername />

The anchor is accessible via: #ankername

Languages and Text Directions

You can change the language and the direction of a container by simply adding a colon followed by the language code, like this:

<wrap :en>This text is explicitly marked as English.</wrap>

The text direction (rtl, right to left or ltr, left to right) will get inserted automatically and is solely dependent on the language. The list of currently supported languages is taken from:

If you like to mark a text with a different text direction than the default one, you should use divs, i.e. uppercase <WRAP>s. Otherwise the text alignment won't change as well.

This makes it a better replacement of ltr (and lang).


You can see a demo of the plugin on

“Examples” (demo) in Russian (for v2011-05-15). Source.

a demo of the plugin in China

Configuration options

Option Description Default value
noPrefix Which (comma separated) class names should be excluded from being prefixed with “wrap_” (* and ? wildcards allowed) tabs, group
restrictedClasses Restrict usage of plugin to these (comma separated) classes (* and ? wildcards allowed) (empty)
restrictionType Restriction type, specifies if classes above shall be included or excluded 0
syntaxDiv Which syntax should be used in the toolbar picker for block wraps? WRAP (other choices: div, block)
syntaxSpan Which syntax should be used in the toolbar picker for inline wraps? wrap (other choices: span, inline)
darkTpl Optimise colours for dark templates? 0
emulatedHeadlines Use emulated headings? (deprecated) 0

ODT Support

FIXME There have been more updates to the Wrap as well as the ODT plugin, so more stuff works. The below should be updated with what works and what doesn't.

Since version 2015-06-13 the Wrap plugin supports exporting most of its functionality/styling to ODT when using at least version 2015-06-29 of the ODT Plugin. By default, Wrap syntax will be exported to ODT using 'print' CSS styles. This means the exported Wrap elements will look the same when printing a wiki page. If you want to have the ODT exported Wrap elements look like displayed in the browser (i.e. with 'screen' CSS styles), then use the following ODT plugin configuration settings:

  • add wrap to the 'usestyles' config setting
  • set the 'media_sel' setting to 'screen'

If you prefer a user defined CSS style for the Wrap ODT export, then simply place a file 'odt.css' into the Wrap plugin folder with your own CSS code (and set config setting 'media_sel' to 'print').

Here is what is currently not supported:

  • columns: left/right/center/column is partly supported; they are positioned correctly, but content is not floating around them
  • widths are not supported except % and half/third/quarter
  • boxes and notes: hardly any formatting inside them is supported, therefore emulated headings also don't work
  • tabs will just show a list of links
  • noprint
  • nopagebreak
  • onlyprint only works on boxes
  • languages are set correctly but do not seem to affect text alignment
  • shorthand syntax
  • Not supported because not relevant in ODT: clear, prewrap

Toolbar picker

The wrap picker in the editing toolbar adds the most common wrap syntaxes.

  • “columns” creates a set of half columns
  • “simple centered box” creates a standard box (60% wide, centered)
  • “info, tip, important, alert, help, download, todo box” creates specifically themed boxes (also 60% wide, centered)
  • “clear floats” creates a <WRAP clear/>
  • “especially emphasised, highlighted, less significant” creates the respective marks

Extend with custom styles

If you like to add your own classes and styles to the plugin, you can simply add the styles for your class preceded by “wrap_” to your user styles. Please note, any classes need to be lower case.

E.g. if you need a <WRAP myclass>, you edit (or create if it doesn't exist) your conf/userstyle.css and add your .wrap_myclass{} with its style definitions to it. (If necessary, edit conf/userprint.css1) for the print view, conf/userrtl.css2) for RTL languages and conf/userall.css3) for all styles as well.)

User permissions for every file used must be similar to original DokuWiki files.

Since version 2010-03-14 you have the possibility to exclude certain class names from being prefixed with “wrap_”. Just add a comma separated list of class names into the config option “noPrefix” in the configuration manager.


in userall.css:

.dokuwiki div.wrap_note{ /* added */
    background-color: #eee;
    color: #000;
    padding: .5em .5em .5em .5em;
    margin-bottom: 1em;
    overflow: hidden;

call in DW-page:

<WRAP note>...</WRAP>

Here are some useful Wrap extensions created by users of this plugin.

Add former typography classes

The old typography classes were removed in version 2011-05-15. If you need something similar, use the Block plugin instead. Or you can use your own and copy them to your own user styles (see above).

How to use the helper

From version 2011-05-15 on the plugin includes a helper plugin which you can use to add classes, width and lang/dir to any other plugin.

Example how to get just one kind of attribute

// get lang from wrap helper plugin
$lang = '';
if(!plugin_isdisabled('wrap')) {
    $wrap = plugin_load('helper', 'wrap');
    $attr = $wrap->getAttributes($data);
    if($attr['dir']) $lang = ' lang="'.$attr['lang'].'" xml:lang="'.$attr['lang'].'" dir="'.$attr['dir'].'"';
// add lang to your plugin's output
$renderer->doc .= '<span '.$lang.' class="foo">';

getAttributes() expects the string with “classes #id width :language”. It returns an array with

  • $attr['class']: CSS class(es)
  • $attr['id']: CSS ID
  • $attr['width']: width
  • $attr['lang'] and $attr['dir']: language and text direction

Example how to get all attributes

// get attributes from wrap helper plugin
$attr = '';
if(!plugin_isdisabled('wrap')) {
    $wrap = plugin_load('helper', 'wrap');
    $attr = $wrap->buildAttributes($data, 'additionalClass');
// add those attributes to your plugin's output
$renderer->doc .= '<div '.$attr.'">';

buildAttributes() expects the same string as above (“classes #id width :language”) and an optional string for additional classes, in case your plugin has CSS classes of its own which it needs to reuse. It returns a string with all the attributes prepared for HTML.




You can help me with translations and update the language files. There are two files to translate:


See also


Before reporting any issues (bugs or requests), please first take a look at the FAQ on plugin problems.

You can report any issues either on the Issue Tracker or on the separate discussion page.

Not understand how works “tabs”, I create the tabs but how I add the content of the tabs ? If I click on a tab redirect me to page that not exist. — adrianvesa 2016-03-30 19:58

Example how to add new button into the picker: DokuWiki wrap plugin prewrap patch
This patch adds button for <WRAP prewrap> code. — DenisVS 2017-07-11 14:38

Is it possible to edit the selection in the 'Toolbar Picker' I would like to add something. — stud_med 2021-01-19 19:42

conf/printstyle.css in Anteater
conf/rtlstyle.css in Anteater
conf/allstyle.css in Anteater
plugin/wrap.txt · Last modified: 2024-03-07 08:53 by

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