Plugin: sidebar
Author: Tuomo Valkonen
Included in ikiwiki: yes
Enabled by default: no
Included in goodstuff: no
Currently enabled: yes

This plugin allows adding a sidebar to pages in the wiki.

By default, and unless the global_sidebars setting is turned off, a sidebar is added to all pages in the wiki. The content of the sidebar is simply the content of a page named "sidebar" (ie, create a "sidebar.mdwn").

Typically this will be a page in the root of the wiki, but it can also be a SubPage. In fact, this page, plugins/sidebar, will be treated as a sidebar for the plugins page, and of all of its SubPages, if the plugin is enabled.

There is also a sidebar directive that can be used to provide a custom sidebar content for a page.

Warning: Any change to the sidebar page will cause a rebuild of the whole wiki, since every page includes a copy that has to be updated. This can especially be a problem if the sidebar includes an inline directive, since any changes to pages inlined into the sidebar will change the sidebar and cause a full wiki rebuild.

Instead, if you include a map directive on the sidebar, and it does not use the show parameter, only adding or removing pages included in the map will cause a full rebuild. Modifying pages will not.