Getting started with ikiwiki

Installation

This is pretty simple, but I want the version from jessie/sid. After installation, there are bunch of helper scripts to setup some easy use cases for ikiwiki.

But if you move things about you might manually touch your ikiwiki setup file, and regenerate the wiki. The webserver just needs to render static pages, unless you want to edit things via a browser, in which case you need to set up your webserver to use cgi.

Nested Directives

This took me a little while to understand, but to use the !more directive, you need to wrap most of your text inside it. The trick is to do

[[!more   text=<<FOO 

... your long post and commands here

FOO]]

as noted here http://ikiwiki.info/todo/nested_preprocessor_directives/

BUT, I find that tags won't autocreate themselves unless they are outside the block