Drupal: simplewiki

Do not use this, but use markdown


Simplewiki is a wiki-like editor, nice for creating technical pages with automatic table-of-contents.


  • install and enable the module simplewiki as usual from https://www.drupal.org/project/simplewiki
  • To avoid errors with some versions of php5, you need to add a line to sites/all/modules/simplewiki/SimpleWiki.php: Around line 1526: after:


  class SimpleWikiDocNode
      # A node in the document tree.
      public $children;
      public $parent;
      public $kind;

add a line:

   public $content;


  • admin -> configure -> text formats: create a new text format, for example: "wikiformat", and choose "SimpleWiki" as filter. Under "filter settings" you can enabe automatic TOC generation, but in general it is better to let the author choose if a TOC is desirable. See below under <<quicktoc>>.
  • admin -> structure -> content types: create a new content type. If you have installed "better formats", tick under "Text Processing" "Filtered text (user selects text format)". Under "TEXT FORMATS", tick "limit allowed text formats" and allow only "wikiformat".
  • To show the little manual when editing: admin -> people -> permissions -> better formats -> show format tip

Some css

  /* put TOC on the right side, and give it some color */
  #quicktoc-platform {
     background: #ecffdf;
     float: right;
     border: 1px solid #ccc;
     border-radius: 4px;
  /* disable header */
  #quicktoc-header {
     display: none;
  /* some formatting for preformatted text (source listings etc) */
  pre {
     background: #f5f5f5;
     border: 1px solid #ccc;
     border-radius: 4px;
     padding: 9.5px;


The macro <<quicktoc>> displays a table of contents, use it at the start of your document.


For some reason, a $ followed by a digit gives weird results in blocks surrounded with three {'s and three }'s. Solution: escape the $ as in \$2