authors (basic) The Wiki Trails feature allows wiki authors to create “trails” through sequences of pages in the wiki.
Creating a trail
Before you can use a trail through a group of pages, you have to create a “trail index” on a separate page, which we will call the “trail index page”. On that trail index page, you simply create a numbered or bulleted list of links. (So every numbered or bulleted list of links implicitly creates a trail.) It is important that each page name (link) be the first item following each bullet.
An example trail index page: a list like
* [[TrailPage1]] * Some text. (This won't be in the trail.) * [[TrailPage2]] ** [[TrailPage3]] ** [[TrailPage4]] some other text [[IrrelevantWikiPage]] ** Yet some other text. [[AnotherIrrelevantWikiPage]]. (This won't be in the trail.) ** %center%[[would-beTrailPage]] (This won't be in the trail.)
creates the following “wikitrail”:
TrailPage1 <-> TrailPage2 <-> TrailPage3 <-> TrailPage4
Using the trail
What makes a trail “work” is adding trail markup on the pages in the trail (i.e. the pages that are listed in the bullet/numbered list on the trail index page).
To build a trail, add trail markup like
The trail markup can be placed anywhere in a page, and a page can contain multiple trail markups. If you are adding a trail to every page in a group, consider setting the trail markup in the GroupHeader or Group Footer pages instead of on every individual page in your group.
PmWiki defines 2 trail markups:
Wiki administrators can change the trail separator of the “path” trail (
Typically, a trail is a linear list with a first and a last page. However, the trail can be made “circular” by repeating the first page as the last item in the trail index:
* [[TrailPage1]] * [[TrailPage2]] ... * [[TrailPageN]] * [[TrailPage1]]
If the trail index page is intended to be read by others, the last item can be made invisible using
* [[TrailPage1]] * [[TrailPage2]] ... * [[TrailPageN]] * [[TrailPage1]] %item comment%
Cross Group Trails
Trail pages on both sides of group boundaries must be fully qualified with group names.
To get it to work, you must create the index page for the trail and the trail pages as stated above. Then you must define the wikistyle you want in the groupheader of the group you want it to appear in. Then you must refer or call to it with the