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Simple, modular wiki sites with Django

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Thorson Wiki is a simple Django wiki framework. It allows developers to create one or more wikis quickly and easily. The framework is designed to be both extensible and easy to work with—it provides basic functionality for simple cases, and an advanced API for more complex cases.


The easiest way to install Thorson Wiki is with either pip or easy_install.

  1. Install the package:

    pip install thorson_wiki

  2. Add thorson_wiki to INSTALLED_APPS in your Django settings.

  3. Run migrate to synchronize your database.

Creating a Wiki

To create a wiki, you must first tell Thorson Wiki some information about the wikis that you want to create. This is done using the THORSONWIKI_NAMESPACES setting. This setting is a dictionary mapping namespace names to information about that namespace. An example is given below, containing only the required settings.

    'mywiki': {
        'title': "My Wiki",
        'description': "A wiki designed by me, for me.",
        'author': "Jacob Collard",
        'landing': "Home Page",

The title attribute provides a human-readable title for your wiki namespace. This appears in most of the templates in the nav bar. The description appears in the description <meta> tag in the template HTML. Likewise, the author appears in the author <meta> tag. landing is the name of the Wiki’s landing page.

If you are using the default templates, it is also recommended that you add the following settings:



The next thing you need to do is tell your project the URLs for your wiki. Simple import include_wiki from thorson_wiki.urls and add the following to your urlpatterns:

url(r'^my_base_url/', include_wiki('mywiki'))

This will automatically generate URLs beginning with my_base_url that relate to the wiki mywiki. Simply navigate to my_base_url, and you will find your wiki is in operation. Note that if you haven’t yet created the landing page, you will be prompted to do so when you visit the wiki.

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