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Compatible with DokuWiki

  • 2014-09-29 "Hrun" yes
  • 2014-05-05 "Ponder Stibbons" yes
  • 2013-12-08 "Binky" yes
  • 2013-05-10 "Weatherwax" yes

plugin Universal plugin which combines the functionality of many other plugins. Wrap wiki text inside containers (divs or spans) and give them a class (choose from a variety of preset classes), a width and/or a language with its associated text direction.

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One plugin to rule them all

This plugin gives you the ability to wrap wiki text inside containers (divs or spans) and give them

  1. a certain class (with loads of useful preset classes)
  2. a width
  3. a language with its associated text direction

It potentially replaces a lot of other plugins and is IMHO the better alternative for many. There is one exception: It currently lacks ODT support. If you need ODT support, you might want to take a look at similar plugins.

It fully replaces: class, divalign, div_span_shorthand, side_note, tip, clearfloat, emphasis, hide, important_paragraf, importanttext, noprint, pagebreak, wpre, lang, ltr
It partly replaces: box, layout, note, styler, typography, color, columns, fontcolor, fontfamily, fontsize, fontsize2, highlight, tab, tablewidth


Download and install the plugin using the Plugin Manager using the URL given above. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually.


Basic Syntax:

<WRAP classes #id width :language>
"big" content

<block classes #id width :language>
"big" content

<div classes #id width :language>
"big" content

An uppercase <WRAP> (or alternatively <block> or <div>) creates a div and should be used for “big” containers, surrounding paragraphs, lists, tables, etc.

<wrap classes #id width :language>"small" content</wrap>

<inline classes #id width :language>"small" content</inline>

<span classes #id width :language>"small" content</span>

A lowercase <wrap> (or alternatively <inline> or <span>) creates a span and should be used for “small” containers, inside paragraphs, lists, tables, etc.

:!: Please note, some things won't work with spans: alignments (including alignments generated by changing the text direction), multi-columns and widths if the according wrap isn't floated as well.


The plugin comes with an example page, which should explain a lot and looks like this in the default template (see below).


The following classes are currently available:

class namedescription/notes
columns – similar to columns, side_note, styler, tip
column same as left in LTR languages and same as right in RTL languages
left same as column, will let you float your container on the left
right will let the container float right
center will position the container in the horizontal center of the page
col2..col5 will show the text in multiple columns (2, 3, 4 or 5), only works in modern browsers (Firefox, Chrome and Safari)
widths:!: experimental, might not work as expected, includes mobile support
half fits two columns in a row, should be used in pairs
third fits three columns in a row, should be used in triplets
quarter fits four columns in a row, should be used in quads
alignments – similar to divalign, columns, styler:!: don't work with spans!
leftalign aligns text on the left
rightalign aligns text on the right
centeralign centers the text
justify justifies the text
boxes and notes – similar to box, note, tip
box creates a box around the container (uses colours from style.ini)
info (was information in first version) creates a blue box with an info icon
important creates an orange box with an important icon
alert (:!: was warning in previous versions) creates a red box with an alert icon
tip creates a yellow box with a tip icon
help creates a violet box with a help icon
todo creates a cyan box with an todo icon
download creates a green box with a download icon
round adds rounded corners to any container with a background colour or a border (only works in modern browsers, i.e. no IE)
danger creates a red danger safety note
warning creates an orange warning safety note
caution creates a yellow caution safety note
notice creates a blue notice safety note
safety creates a green safety note
marks – similar to emphasis, important_paragraf, importanttext
hi marks text as highlighted
lo marks text as less significant
em marks text as especially emphasised
clear similar to clearfloat, should preferably be used with divs, i.e. uppercase <WRAP>s
tabs if wrapped around a list of links, will show those as tabs
hide hides the text per CSS (the text will still appear in the source code, in non-modern browsers and is searchable)
noprint displays text on the screen, but not in print, similar to noprint
onlyprint displays text only in print, but not on the screen
pagebreak forces a new page in printouts (not visible on the screen), similar to pagebreak
nopagebreak tries to avoid a pagebreak in printouts (not visible on the screen)
spoiler shows white text on a white background, only to be revealed by highlighting it; similar to hide
indent indents the text, could be used instead of tab
outdent “outdents” the text, could partly be used instead of outdent
prewrap wraps text inside pre-formatted code blocks, similar to wpre

All tables inside a column or box will always be 100% wide. This makes positioning and sizing tables possible and partly replaces tablewidth.

Known restrictions

  • WRAPs won't export in ODT format.
  • Round corners only work in modern browsers (no IE8 and below).
  • Multiple columns only work in modern browsers (no IE9 and below).
  • Width classes are experimental and only work in modern browsers (no IE8 and below).
  • Normal DokuWiki Headlines used to not work and a work-around was added. Now that headlines do work, the work-around is not needed anymore but kept for backwards-compatibility. The following syntax would produce two different kinds of emulated headlines inside any of the columns or boxes/notes:
    • //**__Big Underlined Headline__**// (They will look a bit different in safety notes.)
    • //**Small Headline**//

You might need to adjust a few of the classes to your template's needs, especially hi, lo and em. If you have a dark or otherwise heavily coloured theme, please use the darkTpl config option.

The classes are easily adjustable and extensible. Any wishes are welcome.


You can set any valid widths on any uppercase <WRAP> container: %, px, em, ex, pt, pc, cm, mm, in. Just set the width before or after or with the classes, e.g.

<WRAP someclass 50% anotherclass>...

All except percentages will be reduced to have the maximum width available on smaller screens.

You can also use the width keywords half, third and quarter. To work correctly they need another wrap around them. E.g.

<WRAP group>
  <WRAP half column>...</WRAP>
  <WRAP half column>...</WRAP>

will result in two columns next to each other, which will wrap underneath each other on smaller screens and mobile devices.

Languages and Text Directions

You can change the language and the direction of a container by simply adding a colon followed by the language code, like this:

<wrap :en>This text is explicitly marked as English.</wrap>

The text direction (rtl, right to left or ltr, left to right) will get inserted automatically and is solely dependent on the language. The list of currently supported languages is taken from:

If you like to mark a text with a different text direction than the default one, you should use divs, i.e. uppercase <WRAP>s. Otherwise the text alignment won't change as well.

This makes it a better replacement of ltr (and lang).


You can see a demo of the plugin on

“Examples” (demo) in Russian (for v2011-05-15). Source.

Configuration options

Option Description Default value
noPrefix Which (comma separated) class names should be excluded from being prefixed with “wrap_” tabs, group
restrictedClasses restrict usage of plugin to these (comma separated) classes (empty)
restrictionType restriction type, specifies if classes above shall be included or excluded 0
syntaxDiv Which syntax should be used in the toolbar picker for block wraps? WRAP (other choices: div, block)
syntaxSpan Which syntax should be used in the toolbar picker for inline wraps? wrap (other choices: span, inline)
darkTpl Optimise colours for dark templates? 0

Toolbar picker

The wrap picker in the editing toolbar adds the most common wrap syntaxes.

  • “columns” creates a set of half columns
  • “simple centered box” creates a standard box (60% wide, centered)
  • “info, tip, important, alert, help, download, todo box” creates specifically themed boxes (also 60% wide, centered)
  • “clear floats” creates a <WRAP clear></WRAP>
  • “especially emphasised, highlighted, less significant” creates the respective marks

Extend with custom styles

If you like to add your own classes and styles to the plugin, you can simply add the styles for your class preceded by “wrap_” to your user styles. Please note, any classes need to be lower case.

E.g. if you need a <WRAP myclass>, you edit (or create if it doesn't exist) your conf/userstyle.css and add your .wrap_myclass{} with its style definitions to it. (If necessary, edit conf/userprint.css1) for the print view, conf/userrtl.css2) for RTL languages and conf/userall.css3) for all styles as well.)

User permissions for every file used must be similar to original Dokuwiki files.

Since version 2010-03-14 you have the possibility to exclude certain class names from being prefixed with “wrap_”. Just add a comma separated list of class names into the config option “noPrefix” in the configuration manager.


in style.css

.dokuwiki div.wrap_note{ /* added */
    background-color: #eee;
    color: #000;
    padding: .5em .5em .5em .5em;
    margin-bottom: 1em;
    overflow: hidden;

call in DW-page:

<WRAP note>...</WRAP>

Add former typography classes

The old typography classes were removed in version 2011-05-15. If you need something similar, use the block plugin instead. Or you can use your own and copy them to your own user styles (see above).

How to use the helper

From version 2011-05-15 on the plugin includes a helper plugin which you can use to add classes, width and lang/dir to any other plugin.

Example how to get just one kind of attribute

// get lang from wrap helper plugin
$lang = '';
if(!plugin_isdisabled('wrap')) {
    $wrap = plugin_load('helper', 'wrap');
    $attr = $wrap->getAttributes($data);
    if($attr['dir']) $lang = ' lang="'.$attr['lang'].'" xml:lang="'.$attr['lang'].'" dir="'.$attr['dir'].'"';
// add lang to your plugin's output
$renderer->doc .= '<span '.$lang.' class="foo">';

getAttributes() expects the string with “classes #id width :language”. It returns an array with

  • $attr['class']: CSS class(es)
  • $attr['id']: CSS ID
  • $attr['width']: width
  • $attr['lang'] and $attr['dir']: language and text direction

Example how to get all attributes

// get attributes from wrap helper plugin
$attr = '';
if(!plugin_isdisabled('wrap')) {
    $wrap = plugin_load('helper', 'wrap');
    $attr = $wrap->buildAttributes($data, 'additionalClass');
// add those attributes to your plugin's output
$renderer->doc .= '<div '.$attr.'">';

buildAttributes() expects the same string as above (“classes #id width :language”) and an optional string for additional classes, in case your plugin has CSS classes of its own which it needs to reuse. It returns a string with all the attributes prepared for HTML.



To Do

  • ODT support
  • and more …


You can help me with translations and update the language files. There are two files to translate:



Before reporting any issues (bugs or requests), please first take a look at the FAQ on plugin problems.

You can report any issues either on the Issue Tracker or on the separate discussion page.

Patch for ODT support

I (LarsDW223) implemented a patch for partial ODT support. The patch is available under It is still work in progress and it should not be relied on it without testing it in case you are using it in productive environments. But I like to make it available to get some feedback. So, let me know what you are thinking.

Here is a short description of the current state regarding ODT export:

  • Boxes/containers:
    • This things work:
      • Font color and background color match the CSS style (the color of headings in a wrap box will be black, normal text is display in the correct font color).
      • Icon matches the icons used in XHTML renderer
      • Normal and round corners are supported
      • The height of the box/container increaes automatically with the content
      • The width in percentage works. It is adopted to the size of the ODT document with respect to the left and right margin. This means 100% does not mean 21 cm but 17 cm. Absolute values are treated as 100%.
      • Alignment (left, center, right) works
    • This things do NOT work:
      • the icon is not vertically centered
      • paddings and margins might not exactly fit to the CSS style. It seems that “em” units are not supported by the ODT format.
    • Implementation option:
      It could be choosen between…
      1. …having support for round corners but vertically centering of the icon is missing
      2. …or having vertically centering of the icon but round corners will not be supported
    • The current implementation follows option 1. This means boxes/containers are represented in ODT by two grouped frames. One includes the icon, the otherone a textbox with the content. With this choice it seems not to be possible to have the icon vertically centered automatically. For option 2 an implementation as a ODT table would be possible. Then boxes/containers would look like in the note plugin.
  • Spans:
    • This things work:
      • Font color and background color match the CSS style
    • This things do NOT work:
      • The icon size is smaller than the text size and there is a little gap between the icon and the text.
  • Marks hi, lo, em are supported
  • onlyprint is supported:
    The content will not be seen on the screen but if you print it or in print preview.
  • Spoiler:
    Is supported and simply creates white text on white ground. The red border is missing for boxes. Text span spoiler work fine including the red border.
  • Multi-columns: 100% supported (requires release 2015-05-07)
  • Pagebreak: the pagebreak will be present if the document is printed and in the print layout view. But not in the web layout view. Requires release 2015-05-11.
  • indent, outdent: works since release 2015-05-12
  • prewrap: seems to work as per the default behaviour of the ODT plugin
  • language: the language is now also set in the ODT document. If the language is followed by a country e.g. en-gb then the country is also set (requires release 2015-05-14).
  • Column: supported since 2015-05-15.
    • A column is implemented in ODT as a column of a table. Each column inside the same group will be assumed to be part of one table. So it is essential for the ODT export to surround the columns with a group: <WRAP group>…</WRAP>
  • Totally unsupported right now, are:
    • nopagebreak:
      pagebreak would be easy I guess, but how can nopagebreak be achieved in ODT? Is it required or does it make sense anyway? Feedback is welcome.
    • clear:
      Does seem to “only” affect the floating of the browser and is therefore not applicable to a ODT document, I think.

:!: The current version of this patch only works with the latest master branch of the ODT plugin :!:

1) conf/printstyle.css in Anteater
2) conf/rtlstyle.css in Anteater
3) conf/allstyle.css in Anteater
plugin/wrap.txt · Last modified: 2015-05-15 16:14 by LarsDW223