Clean and minimalist DokuWiki template, suitable for blogging with the BlogTNG plugin.
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README

  I. About

    "mnml-blog" is a clean and minimalist template for DokuWiki. It is designed
    to use DokuWiki as blogging software. The name means "minimalist blog", and
    it was created for the personal weblog [1] of Andreas Haerter [2].

    Website:     <https://www.dokuwiki.org/template:mnml-blog>
    Maintainer:  ARSAVA <https://dev.arsava.com/>
    Contact:     See "IV. Support" and "V. Contact".

    [1] <http://blog.andreas-haerter.com/>
    [2] <https://andreashaerter.com/>



  II. Installation and update

    First step:
    The basic installation works as described [1] on DokuWiki.org. Extract the
    downloaded archive into your DokuWiki's "lib/tpl/" folder. Then select the
    template in the Config Manager by adjusting the template option.

    Second step:
    Check if the BlogTNG plugin [2] is installed and up2date. This template is
    designed for the usage with the BlogTNG-Plugin *only* (it may work for other
    purposes, but they are not tested or supported)!

    Third step:
    The files in "lib/tpl/mnml-blog/blogtng-tpl" are a BlogTNG data
    template [3]. Please copy these files into all used BlogTNG data template
    dirs below "lib/plugins/blogtng/tpl".
    Hint: By default, there is only "lib/plugins/blogtng/tpl/default". You may
          overwrite the existing files in there (but remember: you have to do
          this again on every BlogTNG-Update then!).

    Fourth step:
    Create a wiki <blog list> page where all posting shall appear. Then look
    where the option "mnmlblog_newpostform_location" (-> "Use following wiki
    page for the '<blog newform>' form") points to (default is
    ":wiki:create_new_blogpost") and create a wiki <blog newform> page there
    (the "New Post" link at the bottom right of the footer is using this link).
    See the BlogTNG plugin page [2] or my tutorial [4] for details.

    Update:
    See the mnml-blog template website for instructions [5].

    [1] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/template>
    [2] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:blogtng>
    [3] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/plugin:blogtng#templates>
    [4] <http://j.mp/in6pfV>
    [5] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/template:mnml-blog#update>



  III. Customizing the template

    In order to make updates of your installed "mnml-blog" template easy, follow
    these hints for customizing the template:

    - Place your files in "mnml-blog/user"
      The place to store *all* user-defined, custom stuff is the
      "mnml-blog/user" directory because your files will not be touched or
      overwritten on template updates! So you normally can copy all new files
      into "mnml-blog/" to update the template without loosing your changes.
      Note: There are example files helping you modifying the template.
            The are delivered with the ".dist" extensions. Just remove the
            ".dist" extension to use them.

    - Own logo
      If you want to replace the default logo showed in the upper left, simply
      create a "logo.[png|gif|jpg]" in "mnml-blog/user". The template recognizes
      the file automatically and will use it instead of the default text.
      Note: Do not forget to empty your browser's cache if you cannot see any
            effect.

    - Own favicon
      If you want to replace the default favicon, simply create a "favicon.ico"
      in "mnml-blog/user". The template recognizes the file automatically and
      will use it instead of the default one. Do not forget to empty your
      browser's cache afterwards. By the way: you might find the online
      FavIcon Generator [1] useful.
      Note: "favicon.png" is also possible but not recommended (because it is
            not supported by older MSIE versions).

    - Own CSS
      To apply additional CSS rules, create a
        - "mnml-blog/user/screen.css" file to influence the normal layout. You
          can rename the "screen.css.dist" to "screen.css" as starting point.
        - "mnml-blog/user/print.css" file to influence the print layout. You
          can rename the "print.css.dist" to "print.css" as starting point.
        - "mnml-blog/user/rtl.css" file to influences "right-to-left" languages
          like Hebrew. You can rename the "rtl.css.dist" to "rtl.css" as
          starting point.
      The file(s) will be included automatically (as the last ones for the
      relevant media, therefore you are able to overrule existing styles).
      Note: Do not forget to empty your browser's cache if you cannot see any
            effect.

    - Own JavaScript
      To load additional JavaScript, create a "mnml-blog/user/user.js" file. You
      can rename the "user.js.dist" to "user.js" as starting point (it contains
      some examples and useful comments how to define your own JavaScript).
      ATTENTION: You have to activate the template option "mnml-blog_loaduserjs"
                 (->"Load 'mnml-blog/user/user.js'?") in the DokuWiki Config
                 Manager!

    - Own boxes
      To apply own boxes in the right column, have a look at
      "mnml-blog/user/boxes.php". Don't worry: you will find some examples how
      to define the boxes. If you still have questions after playing with the
      examples, see "IV. Support" on how to get help.
      If "mnml-blog/user/boxes.php" does not exist, simply copy it out of the
      current installation archive.

    - Web analytics software (Piwik, Google Analytics etc.)
      Tools like Piwik and Google Analytics normally provide a small code
      snippet ("tag") which you have to include at your website to make
      everything work. If you want to use such software with this template,
      create a "mnml-blog/user/tracker.php.dist". You don't have to deliberate
      where you have to copy and  paste the code, simply do it there. You can
      rename the "tracker.php.dist" to "tracker.php" as a good starting point
      (it contains some examples and useful comments how to define your own
      boxes).

    - Own Apple Touch Icon
      If you want to replace the default Apple Touch Icon, simply create a
      "apple-touch-icon.png" in "mnml-blog/user". The template recognizes the
      file automatically and will use it instead of the default one. Have a look
      at Apple's developer database (cf. "Configuring Web Applications" [2]) if
      you need more information.

    [1] <http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/>
    [2] <http://j.mp/sx3NMT>



  IV. Support

    If you need help, check the FAQ [1] and try to find useful information by
    using the DokuWiki Search page [2]. If you found nothing helpful, ask your
    question at the DokuWiki forum [3] (preferred) or IRC channel [4].

    [1] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/template:mnml-blog#faq>
    [2] <http://search.dokuwiki.org/>
    [3] <https://forum.dokuwiki.org/>
    [4] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/irc>



  V. Contact

    If you think you have found a bug or have a useful idea (a.k.a. "feature
    request"), create an issue [1] on GitHub (preferred), or contact us by
    mail [2].

    Feel free to submit patches as GitHub pull requests (preferred) or by mail
    as well. However, please try to respect the DokuWiki coding style [3] as
    this template follows its rules.

    [1] <https://github.com/arsava/dokuwiki-template-mnml-blog/issues>
    [2] ARSAVA <dokuwiki@dev.arsava.com>
    [3] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/devel:coding_style>



  VI. Other notes

    If you like this free project, you might buy us a coffee [1], or get some
    cool QR Code merchandise [2]. Thank you! :-)

    Do not hesitate to contact ARSAVA [3] if you need professional DokuWiki
    support, training or if you think we are the ones to get your project done.

    [1] <https://donate.arsava.com/dokuwiki-template-mnml-blog/>
    [2] <http://goqr.me/>
    [3] <https://dev.arsava.com/>



  VII. Explanatory notes about the dirs of this template

    - "mnml-blog/blogtng-tpl"
      Contains a backup copy of the needed BlogTNG data template files. See
      "II. Installation and update" of this README for details.

    - "mnml-blog/conf"
      Contains some configuration files (do NOT edit them!), especially
        - default.php: default settings [1]
        - metadata.php: configuration metadata [2]

    - "mnml-blog/lang"
      Language files (subdir names = language code). You may copy the English
      language files and translate them if your language is missing. Simply send
      us the translated files (cf. "V. Contact") and I will include them in the
      next release :-D.

    - "mnml-blog/css"
      All Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). See my tutorial [3] for more information
      about how the CSS is handled.

    - "mnml-blog/images"
      Images files.

    - "mnml-blog/js"
      JavaScript files.

    - "mnml-blog/user"
      Place for userdefined stuff. E.g. if you want use an own logo, simply copy
      a logo.[png|gif|jpg] in here. See "III. Customizing the template" for
      details.

    [1] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/devel:configuration#default_settings>
    [2] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/devel:configuration#configuration_metadata>
    [3] <http://j.mp/eq8zSo>



  VIII. Creation transcript

    Some developers may find this interesting. Additionally, I am very oblivious
    :-P.

    In principle, I followed my own tutorial [1]. There was just no "starter"
    template [2] when "mnml-blog" was created. Therefore, after ~1 year, I
    switched the CSS base from DokuWiki's default template to the starter
    template, but the markup of "main.php" is still based on the default
    template's "main.php".

    [1] <http://j.mp/eq8zSo>
    [2] <https://www.dokuwiki.org/template:starter>