Combine inline and toggle

Is it possible to combine the behaviour of toggle and inline? ie, have it present of list of 'headlines' which are created from seperate subpages which can be clicked to expand to the body of the inlined page. Thanks.

-- Thiana

How do you provide the per post discussion links in your own blog?

That's configured by the "actions" parameter to the inline directive. See docs in ?inline. --?Joey

And do you have any ideas/hints about implementing a "comments" feature. What I'm after is something for users who don't quite understand the Wiki style for discussions. I would like to have a form for them to post a comment and have the comment appended to the discussion Wiki-style. Maybe take it as far as implementing "replies" to other comments.

-- Marcelo

See ?comments --?Joey

More dynamic rootpage parameter of inline plugin?

(Moved to ?dynamic rootpage)

Excluding Images

Is there a simple way to exclude images, stylesheets, and other "non-page" files other than a blacklist approach like pages="* and !*.png and !*.css"? --?JasonBlevins

The ?filecheck plugin adds a 'ispage()' pagespec test that can do that. --?Joey

Documentation for parameter template?

I would be especially interested in a list of variables which can be used in such a template.

I try to keep ikiwiki's templates self-documenting, so if you take a look at a template used by inline, such as the default /usr/share/ikiwiki/template/inlinepage.tmpl, you can see all or nearly all the template variables in use in it.

I have a page template with some structured information as parameters. For example location="nowhere" and price="20". Is there a possibility to extract those information, i. e. access the parameters, to compose the item for the inline directive from these information? For example the line »Go to nowhere for 20 bugs.« is shown inlined.


Let's not confuse the template directive with the templates used by inline. When a page is inlined, any template directives in it are first expanded, using the user-defined templates for that. Then, the inline directive's template is used to insert it into the inlining page.

So no, you can't reference template directive parameters inside inline's template, because it's already expanded at that point. --?Joey

Thank you for the explanation. Can you think of another way to accomplish my goals?

Right now, I only see the option to edit the title with the <a href="../../meta/">meta</a> directive and the field title.

How could a solution look like?

  1. The possibility to add custom fields to the meta directive.
  2. The possibility to specify in a page, how the page should be displayed when used by inlined. That could be done by a new directive cinlined (for »custom inlined«) which is chosen by the inline directive to display if told to do so.

    [[!cinlined text="""Text which can also use Parameter, bla blubb …"""]] --?PaulePanter

    You can make the body of a page change depending on whether it's being inlined, with the if directive from the ?conditional plugin:

    [[!if  test="inlined()"
      then="""[[!template id=productsummary
        location="Warehouse 23" price=20
      else="""[[!template id=productdetail
        location="Warehouse 23" price=20
        description="Every home should have one"

    Perhaps that does some of what you want?

    If you want to go beyond that, my inclination would be to write a simple plugin to deal with whatever it is you want to do (bug metadata or product metadata or whatever) rather than prematurely generalizing. --?smcv

meta parameters are not enough

I think I have the same problem as Paule, as I want extra arbitary parameters in my template.

This is what I am doing currently, which makes my skin crawl. In wgts/foo.mdwn I have resorted to using AUTHORURL as the location of this widgets icon:

In templates I have a file called wgtlist.tmpl:

<div class="widget">
<img src="<TMPL_VAR AUTHORURL>" />
<a href="<TMPL_VAR PERMALINK>"><TMPL_VAR TITLE></a><br />
<a href="<TMPL_VAR PAGEURL>"><TMPL_VAR TITLE></a><br />

My index page has:

[[!inline <span class="error">Error: failed to process template wgtlist.tmpl: template wgtlist.tmpl not found


Else can you please suggest a smarter way of getting certain data out from pages for a inline index?


A different idea: smuggling hook routines in through %params.

The part that fetches the inlined content is quite compact. It's just the if ($needcontent) {} chunk. Would a patch that accepts a perl sub smuggled through something like $params{inliner_} be accepted? If that param exists, call it instead of the current content of that chunk. Pass $page, %params, and $template. Receive $content, possibly seeing $template modified. The custom directives can add inliner_ to %params and call IkiWiki::preprocess_inline. I suppose IkiWiki::Plugin::inline could be modified to strip any *_ out of the directive's arguments to prevent any custom behavior from leaking into the inline directive.

I'm about to try this for a CV/resume type of thing. I want only one element with a specific id out of the generated content (with a little post-processing). I don't need performance for my case.

Update: Pretty much works. I need a way to skip sources, but inline shrinks the list of all pages before trying to form them. Next little bit...


Interaction of show and feedshow

Reading the documentation I would think that feedshow does not influence show.

[[!inline  pages="./blog/*" archive=yes quick=yes feedshow=10 sort=title reverse=yes]]

Only ten pages are listed in this example although archive is set to yes. Removing feedshow=10 all matching pages are shown.

Is that behaviour intended?

Is something going wrong because quick="yes" »turns off generation of any feeds«? --?PaulePanter


Bug was that if feedshow was specified without show it limited to it incorrectly. Fixed. --?Joey