inline directive is supplied by the [[!iki plugins/inline desc=inline]] plugin.
This is a directive that allows including one wiki page inside another.
The most common use of inlining is generating blogs and RSS or Atom feeds.
\[[!inline pages="blog/* and !*/Discussion" show="10" rootpage="blog"]]
Any pages that match the specified [[PageSpec]] (in the example, any
[[SubPage]] of "blog") will be part of the blog, and the newest 10
of them will appear in the page. Note that if files that are not pages
match the [[PageSpec]], they will be included in the feed using RSS
enclosures, which is useful for podcasting.
rootpage parameter tells the wiki that new posts to this
blog should default to being [[SubPages|SubPage]] of "blog", and enables a
form at the top of the blog that can be used to add new items.
If you want your blog to have an archive page listing every post ever made
to it, you can accomplish that like this:
\[[!inline pages="blog/* and !*/Discussion" archive="yes"]]
You can even create an automatically generated list of all the pages on the
wiki, with the most recently added at the top, like this:
\[[!inline pages="* and !*/Discussion" archive="yes"]]
If you want to be able to add pages to a given blog feed by tagging them,
you can do that too. To tag a page, just make it link to a page or pages
that represent its tags. Then use the special
link() [[PageSpec]] to match
all pages that have a given tag:
Or include some tags and exclude others:
\[[!inline pages="link(debian) and !link(social)"]]
There are many parameters you can use with the
directive. These are the commonly used ones:
pages - A [[PageSpec]] of the pages to inline.
show - Specify the maximum number of matching pages to inline.
Default is 10, unless archiving, when the default is to show all.
Set to 0 to show all matching pages.
archive - If set to "yes", only list page titles and some metadata, not
description - Sets the description of the rss feed if one is generated.
Defaults to the name of the wiki.
skip - Specify a number of pages to skip displaying. Can be useful
to produce a feed that only shows archived pages.
postform - Set to "yes" to enable a form to post new pages to a
postformtext - Set to specify text that is displayed in a postform.
rootpage - Enables the postform, and allows controling where
newly posted pages should go, by specifiying the page that
they should be a [[SubPage]] of.
Here are some less often needed parameters:
actions - If set to "yes" add links to the bottom of the inlined pages
for editing and discussion (if they would be shown at the top of the page
rss - controls generation of an rss feed. If the wiki is configured to
generate rss feeds by default, set to "no" to disable. If the wiki is
allowrss, set to "yes" to enable.
atom - controls generation of an atom feed. If the wiki is configured to
generate atom feeds by default, set to "no" to disable. If the wiki is
allowatom, set to "yes" to enable.
feeds - controls generation of all types of feeds. Set to "no" to
disable generating any feeds.
emptyfeeds - Set to "no" to disable generation of empty feeds.
Has no effect if
postform is set.
template - Specifies the template to fill out to display each inlined
page. By default the
inlinepage template is used, while
archivepage template is used for archives. Set this parameter to
use some other, custom template, such as the
titlepage template that
only shows post titles or the
microblog template, optimised for
microblogging. Note that you should still set
your custom template does not include the page content.
raw - Rather than the default behavior of creating a blog,
if raw is set to "yes", the page will be included raw, without additional
markup around it, as if it were a literal part of the source of the
sort - Controls how inlined pages are [[sorted|pagespec/sorting]].
The default is to sort the newest created pages first.
reverse - If set to "yes", causes the sort order to be reversed.
feedshow - Specify the maximum number of matching pages to include in
the rss/atom feeds. The default is the same as the
show value above.
feedonly - Only generate the feed, do not display the pages inline on
quick - Build archives in quick mode, without reading page contents for
metadata. This also turns off generation of any feeds.
timeformat - Use this to specify how to display the time or date for pages
in the blog. The format string is passed to the strftime(3) function.
feedpages - A [[PageSpec]] of inlined pages to include in the rss/atom
feeds. The default is the same as the
pages value above, and only pages
matched by that value are included, but some of those can be excluded by
specifying a tighter [[PageSpec]] here.
guid - If a URI is given here (perhaps a UUID prefixed with
the Atom feed will have this as its
<id>. The default is to use the URL
of the page containing the
feedfile - Can be used to change the name of the file generated for the
feed. This is particularly useful if a page contains multiple feeds.
For example, set "feedfile=feed" to cause it to generate
page/feed.rss. This option is not supported if the wiki is
configured not to use
pagenames - If given instead of
pages, this is interpreted as a
space-separated list of links to pages (with the same
[[SubPage/LinkingRules]] as in a [[ikiwiki/WikiLink]]), and they are inlined
in exactly the order given: the
pages parameters cannot be used
in conjunction with this one.
[[!meta robots="noindex, follow"]]
A related directive is the [[ikiwiki/directive/edittemplate]] directive, which allows
default text for a new page to be specified.