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DokuWiki Note plugin

A plugin for DokuWiki which allows users to easily insert four kinds of notes into the wiki pages.


The plugin has been initially written by Olivier Cortéz based on the work of Stephane Chamberland <> (Side Notes PlugIn) and Carl-Christian Salvesen <> (Graphviz plugin). After the initial release Olivier maintained it while he integrated several patches provided by the DokuWiki-community. Somewhere between the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 Olivier became too busy with other (real-life) activities and occupations that active development and support for the plugin halted. On 2009/06/15 Aurélien Bompard decided, after contacting Olivier Cortéz about it, to (temporarily) take-over maintenance of the plugin and provide support for it. On the same date Mischa The Evil opened a GitHub-repository for the plugin to make it a “real” community plugin. On the 16th a first re-packaged (community-)release has been made available which enhanced the plugins documentation, licensing etc.)..


The plugin works with DokuWiki 2006-03-09 upto DokuWiki 2009-02-14.


Currently this plugin has some limitations:

  • Plugin won't work inside numbered lists

  • Plugin won't work inside tables

Download / Installation

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin from A mirror containing the packages can be found at

  2. Installing the plugin:

    • You can either extract the archive into the lib/plugins directory or

    • -Load the admin page and go to Manage Plugins and enter the URL of the plugin under Download and install the new plugin.-

  3. Update the Configuration Settings under the admin page.


When you have it installed, use the following syntax:

  • <note>This is my note! Remember it!!</note>

  • <note important>Warning! You're about to lose your mind!</note>

  • <note tip>The clues are in the images.</note>

  • <note warning>Beware of the dog when you open the door !!</note>

You can use the note keywords important, warning and tip. It is quite easy to add new types of notes if you know a bit of PHP and CSS.


It is regularly reported that the cache needs to be cleaned after installing the plugin before the notes do showup. At least a full page-reload (CTRL-F5) is required.


Many thanks to the following DokuWiki developers (in random order):

  • Stephane Chamberland

  • Carl-Christian Salvesen

  • Eric Hameleers

  • Christopher Smith

  • Chris Lale

  • Pixote

  • Yves Bergeron

  • Taylor Jones

  • Luke

  • Frédéric

  • Kmosak

  • foosel

  • zerohalo


  • 2009-07-26 (fix by Benat Dagorret)

    • Defect: Fixed XHTML validation

    • Task: Improved and structured licensing and attributions into README with CHANGELOG

    • Task: Improved CHANGELOG based on info coming from, now cleaned, inline-comments in syntax.php

  • 2009-06-16 (same as 2009-06-15 re-packaged by Mischa The Evil <mischa_the_evil [at] hotmail [dot] com>)

    • Task: Removed obsolete files from the package

    • Task: Added README with CHANGELOG

    • Task: Added GNU GPL v2 license

    • Task: Fixed file-permissions (only relevant for zip-packages)

  • 2009-06-15 (fixes by Aurélien Bompard <aurelien [at] bompard [dot] org>)

    • Defect: Fixed a defect in the ODT renderer

    • Feature: Added toolbar buttons for the notes.

  • 2008-02-17 (patches by Aurélien Bompard <aurelien [at] bompard [dot] org>)

    • Feature: Added support for ODT-export

  • 2006-03-29 (patches by Eric Hameleers <alien [at] slackware [dot] com> and Christopher Smith <chris [at] jalakai [dot] co [dot] uk>)

    • Feature: Allow note nesting

    • Defect Fixed the trimmed space problem:

      • use <div> instead of <table>

      • contain the images and stylesheet inside the plugin

    • Defect: Fixed the issue with protected modes (e.g. <code> & <file>) not being allowed within notes

    • Defect: Fixed the security vulnerability which could allow malicious HTML or JavaScript to infiltrate your wiki

    • Feature: Made note types case independent (e.g. important, IMPORTANT & Important will all given an “important” note)

    • Feature: Improved:

      • code efficiency

      • code reading

      • conformance to DokuWiki's changes in plugin classes

  • 2005-10-13

    • Initial release by Olivier Cortéz (<olive [at] deep-ocean [dot] net>)


This plugin is open-source and licensed under the GNU GPL v.2. See the bundled GPL.txt file for more information.

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