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simplenavi Plugin

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  • 2022-07-31 "Igor" yes
  • 2020-07-29 "Hogfather" no
  • 2018-04-22 "Greebo" no
  • 2017-02-19 "Frusterick Manners" no

plugin Create a simple navigation tree based on namespaces

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Similar to indexmenu, navi, simpleindex

Tagged with menu, navigation

This plugin creates a tree of links based on the wiki's namespace structure and is intended to be used in the sidebar of any template that has one (tested on Arctic Template). It looks similar to the Page Index but namespaces link directly to their respective start pages, and start pages it self are hidden from the index.

The plugin honors ACL, hidepages1) and useheading settings.

Download and Installation

A CosmoCode Plugin

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

Syntax and Usage

Use the following code to embed the navigation in your sidebar page:


You can optionally give a namespace at which the navigation tree should start (e.g. useful for building different navigations for different language namespaces):




Additional options can be given separated by spaces.

{{simplenavi>animal:insects filter}}

Currently only the filter option is available. When used, the top level of the tree can be filtered through a text input field.


Use DokuWiki configuration manager to change the sort order of the entries in the list:

If useheading is set in global configuration, the list shows the title of the startpages of the namespaces found, instead of the namespace-names itself.

Using the plugins sort-order configuration item, one can choose if they are not ordered (=“naturally”) or ordered by namespaces names (=“ascii”).


A public git repository is available at


Bugs and feature request

Please report issues in the bug tracker at

config, not to be confused with the hidepages plugin
plugin/simplenavi.txt · Last modified: 2023-01-30 14:12 by andi

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