Authors have a range of options to choose from when organizing a collection of wiki pages. Used in combination, these give a lot of flexibility.
- The most powerful organizing principle is the author's choice of page names. When a search returns a list of pages, their names need to be clear enough to guide a visitor to the right place.
- A page with text (and images), where the text can contain for instance WikiWords that automatically becomes a link to another WikiPage.
- PmWiki requires every page to be a member of a group. A group is like a wiki within a wiki; it can have its own presentation look, security controls and navigation aids. With default configuration, WikiWords are only searched inside the current group, and you use either
OtherGroup.MyWikiWordto refer to pages in other groups (see Links).
- A collection of pages, either in the same group or across multiple groups, can be designated as a trail. A visitor can move from stop to stop by clicking on next and previous links.
- Individual wiki pages can also be grouped by having tags and links to a common "category" page; we say that any pages that link to a common page are in a "category" defined by that page. PmWiki uses the
[[!category]]markup as a shorthand to place a page into a category with other pages containing the same markup.