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S5 Presentations

Compatible with DokuWiki

Adora Belle, binky, ponder stibbons, hrun

plugin Create slideshow presentations from a DokuWiki page

Last updated on
Conflicts with
mathjax, processing, s5reloaded

S5 is a slide show format based entirely on XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. With one file, you can run a complete slide show and have a printer-friendly version as well.

This plugin can create S5 slide show presentations from any DokuWiki page.

Download and Install

Use the download link given above to download or install the plugin through the plugin manager.



  • You may choose from 7 different themes using the config manager or setting $conf['plugin']['s5']['template'].
  • New S5 themes can be installed in lib/plugins/s5/ui/
  • If you're using the folded plugin, you may have to make sure the getSort() level for it is higher than the s5 plugin.


Usage is simple. Just add ~~SLIDESHOW~~ somewhere in the page (at the very top is recommended), and start your page with a H1 headline. Following content will go on the first (welcome) slide. Additional slides are created by H2 headlines. Adding a horizontal rule finishes the current slide and additional content goes to the “Handout” area (only visible when the slide is printed). Footnotes and abbreviation will be ignored on the slide. Plugin output won't be visible unless a plugin handles the mode s5 explicitly.

A template can be selected from within the syntax like this: ~~SLIDESHOW flower~~.

Opera users need to press F11 to enter the presentation mode. Navigating between the slides is then possible using PAGE_UP and PAGE_DOWN.

Another option is to insert a link to the s5 view of any page in your template. For example edit: <wiki_dir>/lib/tpl/<your-template>/main.php to add

<a href="<?php echo exportlink($ID, 's5')?>" title="online slideshow"><img src="<?php echo DOKU_BASE?>lib/plugins/s5/screen.gif" height="16px" alt="online slideshow"></a>

in the topright div.

Using with jsMath

Hacking renderer.php like this made it work for me:

<!-- S5 JS -->                                                                                                            
// add those two lines:
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="'.$this->base.'../../../exe/js.php"></script>
<script src="'.$this->base.'../../jsmath/script.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="'.$this->base.'default/slides.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Incremental ULs

just in case you want to show List-Elements one by one put this at the bottom of the page

<script> var uls = document.getElementsByTagName('ul');
for(var i=0,j=uls.length;i<j;++i){uls[i].setAttribute('class','incremental')}


  • Is there a way to manually create a new page (with a new H2 headline) or automatically split content in multiple slides (for instance two pages : “H2 Headline (1/2)” and “H2 Headline (2/2)”) ?
    • Another solution would be an option to use H3 headline for new slides.
    • You can try this patch :
      --- s5/conf/default.php.orig    2015-06-02 18:03:19.062284950 +0200
      +++ s5/conf/default.php 2015-06-02 17:50:35.406550419 +0200
      @@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
       $conf['template']    = 'dokuwiki';
      +$conf['maxHeaderLevelForNewSlide']    = 3;
      --- s5/renderer.php.orig        2015-06-02 17:44:20.952724847 +0200
      +++ s5/renderer.php     2015-06-02 18:02:06.229923670 +0200
      @@ -18,6 +18,7 @@
           var $slideopen = false;
           var $base='';
           var $tpl='';
      +    var $lastH2='';
            * the format we produce
      @@ -121,7 +122,7 @@
            * This is what creates new slides
      -     * A new slide is started for each H2 header
      +     * A new slide is started for each Hx header, where x <= configuration parameter "maxHeaderLevelForNewSlide"
           function header($text, $level, $pos) {
               if($level == 1){
      @@ -133,12 +134,19 @@
      -        if($level == 2){
      +        if($level <= $this->getConf('maxHeaderLevelForNewSlide')){
                       $this->doc .= '</div>'.DOKU_LF; //close previous slide
                   $this->doc .= '<div class="slide">'.DOKU_LF;
                   $this->slideopen = true;
      +            if ($level == 2) {
      +                $this->lastH2 = $text;
      +            } else {
      +                $level = 2;
      +                $text = $this->lastH2 . " - " . $text;
      +            }
               $this->doc .= '<h'.($level-1).'>';
               $this->doc .= $this->_xmlEntities($text);
      @@ -149,7 +157,7 @@
            * Top-Level Sections are slides
           function section_open($level) {
      -        if($level < 3){
      +        if($level <= $this->getConf('maxHeaderLevelForNewSlide')){
                   $this->doc .= '<div class="slidecontent">'.DOKU_LF;
                   $this->doc .= '<div>'.DOKU_LF;
  • There is a colision with the html5 plugin. When it is on, the button for starting is not visible.
  • Is there a way to end the slideshow and get back to the page?
    • → there is: hit “back” or, on FF, Alt + left arrow to return to the page.

Any chance to have <class=incremental> ?

Due to “Incremental display”, example in on page 9, s5 is capable to “show the bullet points one at a time”.

Is there a way to have this for the s5 plugin?

Thomas Templin 2016-04-10 21:30

plugin/s5.txt · Last modified: 2023-01-10 18:44 by andi

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