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June 20, 2009

Instiki 0.17

We’ve just released Instiki 0.17, with a number of interesting new features, and a ton of bug fixes.

Among the new features,

  • Ability to rename pages
  • Ability to redirect Wikilinks, using

    [[!redirect …]]

  • HTTP 301 redirects, for redirected/renamed pages

I should like to thank Json Blevins, Ari Stern, and the crew at for their feedback, bug reports, and remorseless testing. I wouldn’t (indeed, couldn’t) have done it without them.

Posted by distler at June 20, 2009 4:55 AM

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Re: Instiki 0.17

Thanks Jacques. These improvements really make a difference for us (ncatlab).

Posted by: Eric on June 20, 2009 12:25 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Instiki 0.17

From what I understand, a single installation of Instiki supports multiple wiki webs, e.g.

What do you think about allowing redirects among wiki webs within a single Instiki installation? For example, it would be nice if I could insert

[[!redirects nlab:Eric+Forgy]]

onto my personal wiki web so that links on the nlab to my name, point to my personal wiki web author page instead.

Similarly, what about allowing us to change a page name from one wiki web to another?

For example, we have the main nlab wiki web, then many of us have our own personal wiki webs within the same installation. Now, we created a separate wiki web to handle more administrative matters, i.e. “nLab meta”.

There already exists several “meta” pages on the main nLab wiki web. It would be great if we could rename the meta pages so they redirect to the new “nLab meta” wiki web.

By the way, we’ve been getting a LOT of mileage out of the new redirects. It’s really a great new feature.


Posted by: Eric Forgy on July 12, 2009 9:37 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Instiki 0.17

A tad off-topic, but lately I’ve been getting the following error message: “Your comment submission failed for the following reasons: You are not allowed to post comments.” when I try to post a comment at one of the other sites run on the “golem” server. Is there a way I could fix this?

Posted by: Bruce Bartlett on July 29, 2009 11:05 AM | Permalink | Reply to this
Read the post Instiki 0.18
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Excerpt: Announcing the latest release.
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