It's better when it's simple

User Tools

Site Tools


snippets plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki

2009-12-25, 2010-11-07, 2011-05-25, angua, 2012-09-10,hrun

plugin Adds a button to the editor toolbar which allows to easily insert templates while editing a page.

Last updated on
Syntax, Action
Conflicts with

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 editing, template, toolbar

Previous author Michael Klier.


This plugin adds a new button to editor toolbar. When clicking on it a popup shows up, showing a list of page templates which can be previewed and inserted into the editor window. The list of templates is defined using a Wiki page which contains a simple unordered list of links to pages which should be used as templates.


A CosmoCode Plugin

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

You can also install the plugin using git:

% cd <dokuwiki>/lib/plugins
% git clone git:// snippets

IMPORTANT: You have to invalidate/delete the cache before the new button appears in the toolbar.


You can specify the wiki page which defines the list of page templates, defaults to snippets.


Just create the page you configured in the configuration manager (defaults to snippets) and add your list of template pages (nothing else). Then create your template pages as well and you're ready to go (you might want to save all your templates in a dedicated namespace so you can use the hidepages option to hide them in the index etc.).

You can use the following syntax inside your template to provide additional comments which will get stripped out when you insert the template into the current page you're editing.

Additional comments, i.e. you have to provide the following information:

  * foo
  * bar

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report bugs and feature requests at the bug tracker.


A complete changelog is available here.


Don't post bug report here, use the bug tracker instead.

get it working

The hint “to clean the cache or to invalidate it”, didn't help much. (deleting files in cache, attic, etc. folders didn't show any effect; neither before nor after installation or visiting page)

What reproducibly worked:

  1. unpack clean installation
  2. copy plugin in plugin-folder
  3. create a page “snippets” with a bullet-list in the page-folder (root)
  4. run install.php
  5. when open editing mode you should see the icon

hint: just move the user data to new version and everything's fine.

annotation: in general “icon-editing plugins” are easy to install

More ideas on how to get it working

If the template icon does not show up in the toolbar, follow these steps:

Make sure the page snippets has this content:

  * templatepagename

Purge the javascript cache by following the instructions on purging_the_cache

Purging the cache in your browser is typically done by pressing CTRL-F5 or ALT-F5.

helpful addition

use indexmenu-plugin to create an unordered list:

{{indexmenu>.|tsort context id#2}}

The files are stored in the configured folder/ subfolders, e.g.

/<further folders>

plugin/snippets/original.txt · Last modified: 2018-12-07 09:46 by Barbara