# Add a wiki on your website¶

Before doing this tutorial you will probably want to read the intro in Basic Web tutorial. Reading the three first parts of the Django tutorial might help as well.

This tutorial will provide a step-by-step process to installing a wiki on your website. Fortunately, you don’t have to create the features manually, since it has been done by others, and we can integrate their work quite easily with Django. I have decided to focus on the Django-wiki.

The Django-wiki offers a lot of features associated with wikis, is actively maintained (at this time, anyway), and isn’t too difficult to install in Evennia. You can see a demonstration of Django-wiki here.

## Basic installation¶

You should begin by shutting down the Evennia server if it is running. We will run migrations and alter the virtual environment just a bit. Open a terminal and activate your Python environment, the one you use to run the evennia command.

If you used the default location from the Evennia installation instructions, it should be one of the following:

• On Linux:

source evenv/bin/activate

• Or Windows:

evenv\bin\activate


### Installing with pip¶

Install the wiki using pip:

pip install wiki


It might take some time, the Django-wiki having some dependencies.

### Adding the wiki in the settings¶

You will need to add a few settings to have the wiki app on your website. Open your server/conf/settings.py file and add the following at the bottom (but before importing secret_settings). Here’s an example of a settings file with the Django-wiki added:

# Use the defaults from Evennia unless explicitly overridden
from evennia.settings_default import *

######################################################################
# Evennia base server config
######################################################################

# This is the name of your game. Make it catchy!
SERVERNAME = "demowiki"

######################################################################
# Django-wiki settings
######################################################################
INSTALLED_APPS += (
'django.contrib.humanize.apps.HumanizeConfig',
'django_nyt.apps.DjangoNytConfig',
'mptt',
'sorl.thumbnail',
'wiki.apps.WikiConfig',
'wiki.plugins.attachments.apps.AttachmentsConfig',
'wiki.plugins.images.apps.ImagesConfig',
'wiki.plugins.macros.apps.MacrosConfig',
)

# Disable wiki handling of login/signup
WIKI_ACCOUNT_HANDLING = False
WIKI_ACCOUNT_SIGNUP_ALLOWED = False

######################################################################
# Settings given in secret_settings.py override those in this file.
######################################################################
try:
from server.conf.secret_settings import *
except ImportError:
print("secret_settings.py file not found or failed to import.")


Everything in the section “Django-wiki settings” is what you’ll need to include.

### Adding the new URLs¶

Next you will need to add two URLs to the file web/urls.py. You’ll do that by modifying urlpatterns to look something like this:

# add patterns
urlpatterns = [
# website
path("", include("web.website.urls")),
# webclient
path("webclient/", include("web.webclient.urls")),
# wiki
path("wiki/", include("wiki.urls")),
]


The last two lines are what you’ll need to add.

### Running migrations¶

Next you’ll need to run migrations, since the wiki app adds a few tables in our database:

evennia migrate


### Initializing the wiki¶

Last step! Go ahead and start up your server again.

evennia start


Once that’s finished booting, go to your evennia website (e.g. http://localhost:4001 ) and log in with your superuser account, if you aren’t already. Then, go to your new wiki (e.g. http://localhost:4001/wiki ). It’ll prompt you to create a starting page - put whatever you want, you can change it later.

Congratulations! You’re all done!

## Defining wiki permissions¶

A wiki is usually intended as a collaborative effort - but you probably still want to set some rules about who is allowed to do what. Who can create new articles? Edit them? Delete them? Etc.

The two simplest ways to do this are to use Django-wiki’s group-based permissions system - or, since this is an Evennia site, to define your own custom permission rules tied to Evennia’s permissions system in your settings file.

### Group permissions¶

The wiki itself controls reading/editing permissions per article. The creator of an article will always have read/write permissions on that article. Additionally, the article will have Group-based permissions and general permissions.

By default, Evennia’s permission groups won’t be recognized by the wiki, so you’ll have to create your own. Go to the Groups page of your game’s Django admin panel and add whichever permission groups you want for your wiki here.

Note: If you want to connect those groups to your game’s permission levels, you’ll need to modify the game to apply both to accounts.

Once you’ve added those groups, they’ll be usable in your wiki right away!

### Settings permissions¶

Django-wiki also allows you to bypass its article-based permissions with custom site-wide permissions rules in your settings file. If you don’t want to use the Group system, or if you want a simple solution for connecting the Evennia permission levels to wiki access, this is the way to go.

Here’s an example of a basic set-up that would go in your settings.py file:

# In server/conf/settings.py
# ...

# Custom methods to link wiki permissions to game perms
def is_superuser(article, user):
"""Return True if user is a superuser, False otherwise."""
return not user.is_anonymous() and user.is_superuser

def is_builder(article, user):
"""Return True if user is a builder, False otherwise."""
return not user.is_anonymous() and user.locks.check_lockstring(user, "perm(Builders)")

def is_player(article, user):
"""Return True if user is a builder, False otherwise."""
return not user.is_anonymous() and user.locks.check_lockstring(user, "perm(Players)")

# Create new users

# Change the owner and group for an article
WIKI_CAN_ASSIGN = is_superuser

# Change the GROUP of an article, despite the name
WIKI_CAN_ASSIGN_OWNER = is_superuser

# Change read/write permissions on an article
WIKI_CAN_CHANGE_PERMISSIONS = is_superuser

# Mark an article as deleted
WIKI_CAN_DELETE = is_builder

# Lock or permanently delete an article
WIKI_CAN_MODERATE = is_superuser

# Create or edit any pages
WIKI_CAN_WRITE = is_builder

# Read any pages