Pepperminty Wiki has actually acquired a rather extensive feature set.
- Configurable settings
- GUI available for moderators
- First-run wizard to help with basic configuration (since v0.19)
- User login system
- Graphical user management table for moderators
- Page creation
- Subpages fully supported
- Markdown-powered syntax
- Powered by Parsedown Extra (with Parsedown Extreme), with additional extras
- Short syntax for:
- Referencing uploaded files
- Internal Links - links to non-existent pages show up in red
- Templating support
- Additional syntax for resizing and floating images (see inbuilt help page)
- File galleries
- Client-side mathematical expression parsing, courtesy of MathJax [optional]
- Full page revision history (comparison / manipulation coming soon)
- Optional time-delayed search indexing
- Simple edit conflict detection
- Edit previewing (since v0.14, thanks to @ikisler)
- Printable page view
- Customisable theme + theme gallery (new in v0.20!)
Basic 'search' barA full-text search engine (since v0.13), with high-performance advanced query syntax (since v0.20)!
- Dynamic server-side suggestions (since v0.13)
- Sidebar with a tree of all the current pages [optional]
- Page tags
- Page lists
- List of all pages
- List of all tags
- List of pages with a given tag
- List of recent changes
- Inbuilt help page
- Dynamic - modules can add their own sections to it
- File upload and preview
- Simple syntax for including media in a page (explanation on help page)
- Page protection
- Simple user settings page
- Set email address
- Change password
- Threaded page comments (since v0.14)
- Statistics system - can be extended by modules (since v0.15)
- Should be fully accessible (screen readers etc) - open an issue if you encounter any problems
- Customisable module based system
- Allows you to add or remove features at will
Some users have imported existing wikis from other software. This is made possible because Pepperminty Wiki will automatically rebuild the page index from the existing files in a directory if the page index (
pageindex.json) doesn't exist or is deleted.
Notes about the import process are detailed below.
- Pepperminty Wiki's internal and external link syntax is compatible with vimwiki (thanks @RyanGreenup!).
If you encounter any issues importing data from another wiki, please open an issue. I'd love to know about it - it may be possible to automate any conversion steps to ease the import process.
A few features that users request that aren't obvious on how to use or enable are documented here.
How do I add a "create new page" button?
Since version v0.23, Pepperminty Wiki has API support for creating a new page without knowing it's name - see issue #194. While a create new page button isn'tin the user interface by default, one may be added as a navigation link to either the
nav_links_bottom configuration directives in
peppermint.json (these must be edited directly - GUI support for these properties hasn't been implemented yet). An example navigation link to send a user to create a new page might look like this:
[ "+", "index.php?action=edit&unknownpagename=yes" ]
nav_links documentation for more information on the wider navigation link syntax.
What's this about manual setup for the sitemap?
page-sitemap module is enabled, Pepperminty Wiki will have support for generating an XML sitemap. However, since a sitemap is typically located at the root of your domain with the filename
sitemap.xml, crawlers must be instructed as to where they can find the sitemap for your wiki. This can be done by editing (creating if it doesn't exist) a file called
robots.txt at the top-level root of your domain name, and appending something like the following:
This will properly instruct crawlers on where to find the sitemap.
If you know of a way to do this via a
<meta /> tag or HTTP header instead, please open an issue so that this extra manual step can be removed.