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Authorlist Plugin

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Adora Belle, Weatherwax, Binky, Elenor of Tsort

plugin Displays all contributors/authors of a wikipage

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This extension has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues.

Tagged with authors, contributors, listing


The authorlist plugin adds a list with all authors to the corresponding wikipage. You can add manually the pattern ~~AUTHORS~~ to a wikipage or enable a authorlist for every page.


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

Usage and Syntax

To display an authorlist you have to put


into the text of a wikipage. A list of all authors will be shown at this place. By default, this looks like

  • arthur
  • ford
  • zaphod

The default behaviour is managed by the wiki admin through the Configuration Settings. Some default settings can be altered by using the following options.

Option Description Possible values
displayaslist Displays the authors in a list instead (in 1 row). true/false
displaystyle Defines the displaystyle for an author. It is possible to show his login name, his fullname or both. loginname, fullname, loginname (fullname), fullname (loginname)
tooltip The tooltip should be displayed, if the mouse is over the corresponding author (If linkto=email by default, the email-address is the tooltip). loginname, fullname
showcreator Should the creator shown separate before or below the authorlist? (You can choose a templatetext for this in the Configuration Settings). none before below
printempty If there is no author (e. g. you have a public site, and only unregistered authors contributed sth.), the introtext (see intro in the Configuration Settings) is displayed, but no author. If you want to avoid this, you can choose this option. true/false
creatorisauthor If the creator of a page never edit the page later, he is not listed in the contributorslist in the Dokuwiki metadata and therefore not listed in authorlist generated through this plugin.
There may be situations where this is necessary, e. g. if your user only have rights to edit pages, but not to create pages. In this case a admin creates the page, but contributes nothing to the content.

You can apply this options using option=value. Several options are joined with &.

E. g. this looks like:

~~AUTHORS:displaystyle=loginname (fullname)&tooltip=loginname&displayaslist=true~~

In case of options which only have true or false as a value, you can use


to enable them.

Disable authorlist manually

If the authorlist is displayed on every wikipage by default (see option automatic in Configuration Settings), you can disable automatic generation using


somewhere in the text.

Configuration Settings

The plugin can be configured using the DokuWiki configuration manager available in the admin menu.

On the one hand, you can set some general options:

Option Description Default value
automatic Display the authorlist on every wikipage by default. no
showheading Show a heading above the list. no
heading The heading that appears above the list, if you enabled this. You can use html-syntax. Authors
intro A introducing text above the list. <p><b>Contributing authors:</b></p>
creatortext Text, in which the name of the creator and the date will be embedded (use %CREATOR% and %DATE% as wildcard for the creatorname and the date, you can use html-syntax. The date will displayed in the format specified by DokuWiki's dformat). <p>Created by <i>%CREATOR%</i> on %DATE%.</p>
linkto You can link each author to his userhomepage or with his email-adress none
userpageid The template for the link to the userhomepage (use %USER% as wildcard for the username (loginname)). :user:%USER%

Also you can set the default style for the authorlist in the configuration menu, while setting the values for options displayed under Usage and Syntax.

Change the layout

There is a css-file (all.css) under lib/plugins/authorlist which provides some classes which named author, authoruserpage and authoremail. This classes control the layout of authorlist. You can change them or integrate them into your template-css.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report bugs or feature requests at the Bug tracker.



Authorlist renders putput before RefNotes plugin. How to make the Authorlist go after the RefNotes and naturally before the Discussion Plugin putput?

plugin/authorlist.txt · Last modified: 2023-10-30 22:20 by Klap-in

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