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Editor Extensions

N.B. Wikidot Extension transforms the font on the Wikidot page editor into a monospaced font for programming purposes.


Wikidot Extension performs two autocomplete functions: inline syntax and block code.

Inline syntax

Inline syntax autocomplete finishes code in a predictive manner. If a user enters a single opening bracket ([), the autocomplete engine automatically enters a closing bracket after the cursor (]). This is done to a number of syntaxes including:

  • square brackets ([])
  • bold text asterisks
  • italic text backslashes
  • underline text underscores
  • comment blocks ([!--)
  • literal escapes (@@ and @<)
  • color text (##color|text##)
  • variables (%%var%%, {$var})
  • variables with braces (%%form_data{var}%%)

Block syntax

Block syntax automatically fills in a closing bracket (e.g. [[module ...]] is closed with [[/module]]) when the enter key is hit. This is similar to the [[code]] autocomplete integrated into Wikidot's editor. Block syntax also includes a suggestion engine (see below). Block syntax includes the following elements:

  • modules
  • collapsible
  • code
  • iftags
  • toc (single line)
  • include (single line)
  • user (single line)
  • *user (single line)
  • f>toc (single line) — removing soon
  • f<toc (single line) — removing soon
  • gallery
  • div
  • span (single line)
  • table
  • row
  • cell
  • image (buggy) (single line)

Suggestion engine



The suggestion engine is a complex algorithm that determines a likely substitute for your block syntax as you type. For example, as a user types [[mod into the editor, the suggestion engine will create a dropdown menu that suggets module as a possible completion to the block.

This is extended to module names modules and attributes for all blocks. As you type [[module Li, a dropdown meny is formed suggesting the thee modules that match Li:

  • ListPages
  • ListUsers
  • ListDrafts

These are fixed-ordered by importance to powerusers.

Attributes are handled in a similar way as seen in the screenshot above.

Site Manager


File Manager

This details the improved file manager that replaces Site Manager » Files.


Most of this extension is pretty self explanatory. There are two page selection columns — one for the category, and one for the page name. There is a text box above each column that acts as a quick search filter.

The files section is positioned underneath the two selection columns and allows user to:

  • view list of files
  • open file in new window (view)
  • delete file
  • upload new files (using HTML5 multiple uploader)

Uploading Files

Using HTML5 technology, this implementation of the file uploader allows for a more stable and instantaneous upload method that does not rely on legacy Flash technologies. It is also possible to drag and drop multiple files to upload on the upload field (and around it) provided that your browser supports it.

Overwriting Files

When the file you're attempting to upload clashes with another file that has already been uploaded, the file uploader will verify if you wish to overwrite this file. Currently, no option to rename the file on upload is available.

Deleting Files

The delete button emulates the standard delete function in each page's Files section. A single confirmation is asked before the file is deleted and the files section is refreshed. This allows for a quicker mass deletion of files.

Mass Page Deleter


The mass page deleter utility allows administrators to rapidly and effeciently permanently delete a large number of Wikidot pages. This can be an extremely deadly piece of software and all actions performed here are irreversible. An autofill option allows users to select a category from your site to automatically fill the "delete list" textarea. Individual pages may also be entered into a textarea (newline-separated) to be automatically deleted.


The Mass Page Deleter utility is located in the site manager section, after "Autonumbering of pages" and before the improved "File Manager".

Autofilling pages from selected category

To assist in rapid deletion of pages, all pages from the deleted category can be added to the textarea. This allows users to select a category from your site to automatically fill the "delete list" textarea.

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