Once you have Pm Wiki
up and running on your site (see PmWiki.Installation
), you may want to begin customizing PmWiki for your particular needs. Most PmWiki customizations are performed in a file called local/config.php
When you first install PmWiki, the local/config.php
file will not exist and so you'll have to create one if you want to perform any local customizations. You can either create config.php
from scratch following the instructions below, or you can copy the sample-config.php
file (in the same directory as pmwiki.php
) to local/config.php
and use it as a starting point.
Here is a very simple config.php
$WikiTitle = "MyNewWiki";
$PageLogoUrl = "http://www.example.com/mylogo.gif";
Note that config.php
should always begin with
and end with
. Be sure there aren't any blank lines or spaces before the
or after the
, or else you'll get strange PHP error messages at the beginning of your wiki pages.
file above is setting the value of two PHP variables used by PmWiki. The
variable gives the name of your site as it will appear in a user's browser title bar. The $PageLogoUrl variable specifies the URL of the icon image that will appear by default in the upper-left corner of each wiki page. PmWiki lets you set these (and other) variables in config.php
so that you can change the look and feel of PmWiki from its default, sometimes substantially so. You can look at PmWiki.Variables
for a list of variables that PmWiki uses, and also at PmWiki:PmWikiUsers
for examples of other sites that are using PmWiki in customized ways.
After you've set up an initial config.php
file, you can then begin to look at other Local Customizations
you may wish to make to your wiki site. You will also want to visit the PmWiki Cookbook
which provides a lot of customizations you may wish to try.
Don't forget to join a PmWiki mailing list
, where you can email other WikiAdministrators
for help on customizing PmWiki and participate in discussions about PmWiki improvements. And, once you have your site operational, be sure to add it to PmWiki:PmWikiUsers
so others will know about it!
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