PmWiki

# Special Pages

This is a brief summary of the various "special" pages that occur in PmWiki, along with pointers to other pages with more information as appropriate.

These pages are special because

## Core pages

### Recent Changes?, Site.AllRecentChanges

Recent Changes shows changes made recently to pages in the current group. All Recent Changes shows changes made recently to pages in all groups.

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• Wiki Group - Organising pages into related groups

Page content shown above or below the main content of all pages in the group.

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### Site.Side Bar, SideBar ()

This Page is displayed at the left side of the main text. It contains the essential Links to your WikiPages. There is one for the site and may be one for each group. The Links are listed in unnumbered lists. Precede the headers with %sidehead%. In the default SideBar, there is a link to edit this page. At last follow the rules for editing pages.

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• Skins - Change the look and feel of part or all of PmWiki

### Site.Page Actions()

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Security in PmWiki is applied through page actions.

### Site.Page Not Found(Page displayed when PmWiki can't find the requested page)

The text shown when a page is not found (usually when a new page is to be created)

### Site.Preferences(Preferences for access keys and edit form)

This page can be used as template for (personal) preferences, or set as default site preference.

### Site.Search(Search wiki)

The text shown when someone makes a search using the built-in PmWiki search facilities, i.e. (:searchbox:).

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### Inter Map?()

List external Internet sites shortcuts. See InterMap documentation.

### Edit Quick Reference()

Contains the 'help' text that appears at the bottom of the edit window (before the preview area)

Contains the 'help' text that appears when uploading a file with Attach:file.ext at the bottom of the upload window

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See Blocklist

### Site.Notify List?()

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• Notify - How to receive email messages whenever pages are changed on the whole wiki site, individual groups or selected watchlists of pages

### XLPage, XLPageLocal

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### Group.HomePage Group.Group

Group's default page \$DefaultPage

• Wiki Group - Organising pages into related groups

## wikilib.d

The wikilib.d directory contains the default version of all of the pages required for an operating installation of a PmWiki site. When you later upgrade from one version of the software to the next, that directory, and all of the files in it, will be replaced with a new set. So it is not recommended that you edit or alter any of the files in that directory yourself. HOWEVER, when you edit an existing page from within the wiki (by clicking "edit" while viewing the page, making changes in the edit box, and saving) the software will create a new version of that page, and store it in the directory wiki.d. Whenever there is a page in wiki.d with the same name as one in wikilib.d, the wiki will always serve up the one in wiki.d. This is how you customize your own site, without having to be concerned about preserving or over-writing the default bundle in wikilib.d.