Macros

Macros allow the insertion of system features into normal wiki pages; the only thing that makes those pages special is that they contain macros. If you edit pages like RecentChanges or SystemInfo, you'll see what that means.

For more information on the possible markup, see HelpOnEditing.

Search macros

Macro

Description

Example

[[TitleSearch]]

search the page titles

See the FindPage

[[FullSearch]]

search the page contents

See the FindPage

[[FullSearch()]]

search for the current title in all pages (like clicking on the page title)

See the CategoryCategory page

[[FullSearch('text')]]

search for "text" in all pages

Search for FullSearch:

[[GoTo]]

directly go to the page you enter

See the FindPage

[[PageList(regex)]]

list of pages whose title matches the regex

See the HelpIndex

Navigation

Macro

Description

Example

[[RecentChanges]]

a list of recently edited pages

See RecentChanges

[[TitleIndex]]

an index of all page titles

See TitleIndex

[[WordIndex]]

an index of all words in page titles

See WordIndex

[[WantedPages]]

list links to non-existent pages

See WantedPages

[[OrphanedPages]]

list pages no other page links to

See OrphanedPages

[[AbandonedPages]]

list pages that were not edited for the longest time

See AbandonedPages

[[RandomPage]]

a link to a random page

HelpOnAutoAdmin

[[RandomPage(#)]]

links to a number of random pages

Two random pages:

[[TableOfContents([maxdepth])]]

display a local table of contents, possibly limited to a maximal depth

See above

[[Anchor(anchorname)]]

macro to insert anchors into a page

#here

[[Navigation(children)]]

macro to list all of a pages' children

See start of this page

[[Navigation(siblings)]]

quick navigation to siblings of a page ("siblings" is the default and thus optional)

See /MailTo

[[Navigation(slideshow)]]

creates a link to toggle between slide show and wiki mode, and a link to start the slide show

See HelpOnSlideShows

[[Navigation(slides)]]

displays first/prev/next/last links

See HelpOnSlideShows

System information

Macro

Description

Example

[[InterWiki]]

a list of all known InterWiki names

InterWiki

[[SystemInfo]]

info on the wiki, the python interpreter and the host system

SystemInfo

[[PageCount]]

current page count

952 pages

[[PageSize]]

list the sizes of all pages

See PageSize

[[StatsChart(type)]]

shows statistical charts (currently defined types: hitcounts, pagesize, useragents)

See EventStats and subpages

[[SystemAdmin]]

Web interface to wiki administration (not completed yet as of version 1.0)

See SystemInfo

Others

Macro

Description

Example

[[Icon(image)]]

display system icons

See HelpOnNavigation

[[UserPreferences]]

display a user preferences dialog

See UserPreferences

[[BR]]

insert a line break

1st line
2nd line

[[RandomQuote(pagename)]]

Select a random quote from the given page, or from FortuneCookies if ommitted

Edit the FortuneCookies page to display randomly selected wisdom here.

[[Include(HelloWorld[,"heading"[,level]])]]

include contents of another page

for details see /Include

[[FootNote(text)]]

Add a footnote (the text cannot contain any wiki markup), or explicitely display collected footnotes when no args are given

See HelpOnPageCreation for an example

[[Date(timestamp)]]

display a timestamp according to system settings

2014-08-23

[[DateTime(timestamp)]]

display a timestamp1 according to user settings

2014-08-23 19:31:38

[[GetText(text)]]

loads I18N texts (mainly intended for use on Help pages)

"EditText" is translated to "EditText"

[[TeudView]]

useful for intranet developer wikis, a means to view pydoc documentation, formatted via a XSLT stylesheet, for details see EfnetPythonWiki:TeudProject

See EfnetPythonWiki:TeudViewer?module=MoinMoin.macro.TeudView

[[MailTo(email)]]

protect your email address from spam bots

for details see /MailTo

  1. "timestamp" can be empty (current time), a number of seconds since 1970 (unix timestamp), or a W3C time specification ("2002-01-23T12:34:56"). (1)

Example Display

We don't show examples for all macros here, because that would make this page quite long. Here is is the replacement text for the [[SystemInfo]] macro:

  • Python Version
    2.7.5 (default, May 27 2013, 23:02:55) [GCC 4.2.1 20070831 patched [FreeBSD]]
    MoinMoin Version
    Release 1.9.7 [Revision release]