Ikiwiki uses many templates for many purposes. By editing its templates, you can fully customise its appearance, and avoid duplicate content.
Ikiwiki uses the HTML::Template module as its template engine. This supports things like conditionals and loops in templates and is pretty easy to learn. All you really need to know to modify templates is this:
- To insert the value of a template variable, use
- To make a block of text conditional on a variable being set use
- To use one block of text if a variable is set and a second if it’s not,
<TMPL_IF variable>text<TMPL_ELSE>other text</TMPL_IF>
Template pages are regular wiki pages containing a templatebody directive, used as templates for other pages. The parts of the template page outside the directive can be used to document it.
The template directive allows template pages to be filled out and inserted into other pages in the wiki.
The edittemplate directive can be used to make new pages default to containing text from a template page, which can be filled out as the page is edited.
These template pages are currently available:
If the template does not contain a
templatebody directive, the entire
source of the page is used for the template. This is deprecated.
Template files are unlike template pages in that they have the extension
.tmpl. Template files are used extensively by Ikiwiki to generate html.
They can contain html that would not normally be allowed on a wiki page.
Template files are located in
/usr/share/ikiwiki/templates by default;
templatedir setting can be used to make another directory be
searched first. Customised template files can also be placed inside the
“templates/” directory in your wiki’s source — files placed there override
ones in the
Here is a full list of the template files used:
page.tmpl- Used for displaying all regular wiki pages. This is the key template to customise to change the look and feel of Ikiwiki. (The pagetemplate directive can be used to make a page use a different template than
rsspage.tmpl- Used for generating rss feeds for blogs.
rssitem.tmpl- Used for generating individual items on rss feeds.
atompage.tmpl- Used for generating atom feeds for blogs.
atomitem.tmpl- Used for generating individual items on atom feeds.
inlinepage.tmpl- Used for displaying a post in a blog.
archivepage.tmpl- Used for listing a page in a blog archive page.
titlepage.tmpl- Used for listing a page by title in a blog archive page.
microblog.tmpl- Used for showing a microblogging post inline.
blogpost.tmpl- Used for a form to add a post to a blog (and rss/atom links)
feedlink.tmpl- Used to add rss/atom links if
blogpost.tmplis not used.
aggregatepost.tmpl- Used by the aggregate plugin to create a page for a post.
googleform.tmpl- Used by the search plugin and google plugin to add search forms to wiki pages.
searchquery.tmpl- This is a Omega template, used by the search plugin.
comment.tmpl- Used by the comments plugin to display a comment.
change.tmpl- Used to create a page describing a change made to the wiki.
recentchanges.tmpl- Used for listing a change on the RecentChanges page.
autoindex.tmpl- Filled in by the autoindex plugin to make index pages.
autotag.tmpl- Filled in by the tag plugin to make tag pages.
calendaryear.tmpl- Used by ikiwiki-calendar to make calendar archive pages.
trails.tmpl- Used by the trail plugin to generate links on each page that is a member of a trail.
notifyemail.tmpl- Used by the notifymail plugin to generate mails about changed pages.
revert.tmpl- Parts of ikiwiki’s user interface; do not normally need to be customised.