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passwordgrey Plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki

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plugin Displays text (passwords) in light grey, click to copy to clipboard

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Syntax, Action

This plugin is based on the color plugin by Christopher Smith.

Why this plugin? I needed a simple way to make passwords less readable on screen so any people marching by won't read it easily. Same for printed pages. (I use DokuWiki in multiple companies for IT documentation). When you click on a password, it gets copied to your clipboard.

Still: Password is NOT stored encrypted and still readable. For importand passwords, use sha1 encryption or at least Base64 obfuscation. Have fun!


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


Copy to clipboard: just click on the password!

3 ways to use it:

  • click the lock icon in the editor toolbar to insert a placeholder (<pwd>Password</pwd>).
  • mark a text and click on the lock icon.
  • enter tags <pwd></pwd> manually.


Basic syntax:

<pwd>secret Password displayed in lightgrey</pwd>

Change Log

  • 2018-03-31
    • Initial release
  • 2019-10-31
    • Click on pass to copy to clipboard
  • 2020-01-09
    • Bookcreator Plugin now prints passwords in black
    • refactoring of plugin structure
  • 2021-02-16
    • Copy to clipboard is fixed to top of screen
    • added a little animation to it

Known Bugs and Issues

ToDo/Wish List



plugin/passwordgrey.txt · Last modified: 2021-02-16 11:34 by Aleksandr