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Django Wiki Application

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Djiki is a lightweight, portable Wiki engine based on Django. It offers full functionality of a wiki engine without any configuration, yet it might be easily customized to match your preferred environment.


  • Creole markup,

  • anonymous and registered edits,

  • automatic merges of parallel edits when possible,

  • inclusion of images,

  • diff views between revisions,

  • reverts to any revision in the history,

  • automatic undos of any historical revision, if possible.

  • not strictly bound to Django user model and template engine, you may replace them



  • Add ‘djiki’ and ‘sorl.thumbnail’ to your INSTALLED_APPS setting.

  • Run ‘./ syncdb’ in your project.

  • Add the following to your URLconf:

    (r'wiki/', include('djiki.urls')),
  • Add the required setting DJIKI_IMAGES_PATH

  • Create a ‘base.html’ that Djiki expects to exist and acts as a base template for all the wiki pages. It must have a ‘page’ block. Alternatively, supply your own ‘djiki/base.html’ that overrides the supplied template.

  • Optionally include/add the provided CSS in media/css/styles.css to your page template.


The following settings configure Djiki’s behavior:

DJIKI_PARSER — a Python path to the markup parser. The default is djiki.parsers.wikicreole.

DJIKI_IMAGES_PATH — path to images, relative to MEDIA_ROOT.

DJIKI_SPACES_AS_UNDERSCORES — makes Djiki replace whitespaces in URLs by underscores. It’s a choice between having nice or exact URLs. Depending on the settings, the adresses may look as or This setting will also squash multiple spaces into one. It affects image names in the same way, too. Defaults to True.

DJIKI_AUTHORIZATION_BACKEND — a Python path to authorization backend. The default is djiki.auth.base.UnrestrictedAccess, which grants full read/write permissions to all clients. The other included backends are djiki.auth.base.OnlyAuthenticatedEdits and djiki.auth.base.OnlyAdminEdits.

DJIKI_TEPLATING_BACKEND — a Python path to a templating backend. The default is djiki.templating.django_engine, which is a light wrapper over the standard Django template engine. Therefore you are not strictly bound to the default implementation. The author, for example, uses Jinja2 in some of his projects.


Djiki allows you to use custom markup parser and it is no longer required to use Creole. The default behavior, however, is to pass all the page contents through djiki.parsers.wikicreole module. The other choices are:

  • djiki.parsers.raw — passes the content without modification, allowing for raw HTML. This should not be used in a public wiki, as users may enter malicious code.

  • djiki.parsers.html.SafeHTML — it is a safer alternative, which filters the resulting content from dangerous HTML elements like scripts, CSS styles or annoying and invalid tags.


The standard Creole markup has been extended to handle resizing of images. The standard syntax of {{Image_name.jpg|Image title}} is still valid, however you may add size by typing {{Image_name.jpg|300x200|Image title}} or even omit the title: {{Image_name.jpg|300x200}}.



  • more markup backends; MediaWiki is the main priority

  • page operations: rename, delete

  • multi-language support, interwiki links

  • translations

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