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plugin:instantpage Plugin

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plugin Make your Wiki faster with just-in-time preloading by

Last updated on

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

Similar to fastwiki

Tagged with performance


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

How it works

This plugin prefetches a page when hovering over a link. Since it usually takes several hundred milliseconds to click on a link, this results in a significant faster experience. Internally, it uses the script provided by


  • :!: This plugin doesn't work well with DokuWiki's tracking breadcrumbs. It adds every preloaded page to that list of breadcrumbs. This is unfortunately unavoidable. I suggest using the hierarchical breadcrumbs instead. :!:
  • There were reports that on IE111) there are some incompatibilities with the plugins IndexMenu and Newsticker? Reportedly, it is fine with other browsers. I cannot reproduce this.
  • So far it works on Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It is supposed to work on IE11/Edge, however, I've been unable to verify that since I don't run Windows anymore. Safari apparently refuses to implement that API πŸ€¦β€
  • It should work only on links to viewing other wikipages. It is disabled for all other modes, esp. edit-mode to prevent accidentally locking a page.
  • It is also disabled for external pages.



Change Log


If you are running a system where IE11 is the most advanced browser available, you are doing it wrong.
plugin/instantpage.txt Β· Last modified: 2022-02-04 18:16 by grosse

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