About phpwiki: URLs

A special type of URL is available for making links to perform administrative and other special functions in PhpWiki. Here is a brief description of how they work.

The basic syntax of a phpwiki: URL is


If pagename is omitted it defaults to the current page.

Query-args should be a set of parameters in standard HTTP GET format.

The "action=x" parameter should almost always be given. It can be one of browse, info, diff, search, edit, zip, dumpserial, loadserial, remove, lock, unlock, login, logout, setprefs or save. The default action is browse.

Some of the actions accept other parameters.

Accepts showpagesource.
Accepts searchterm, and searchtype.
Accepts version.
Accepts verify.
Accepts editversion, minor_edit, and content.
Accepts edit_area_width, edit_area_height.

Writing Magic Links in Wiki Pages

A magic link looks like:

  [ text | phpwiki-url ]

The "text |" is optional but usually recommended. If given it will provide the label for the link.

The phpwiki-url is a phpwiki: URL as described above.

Some examples

  [ Edit the SandBox | phpwiki:SandBox?action=edit ]

will generate a link which will take you directly to editing the SandBox, like so: Edit the SandBox.

Other possibilites:

Writing Magic Forms in Wiki Pages

Magic forms are no longer supported. They have been superceded by <?plugin-form?>s (for text searches) and by the WikiFormPlugin? (for files uploads, etc.)


Last edited on Thursday, December 5, 2002 11:12:06 pm.