The ikiwiki-nav plugin for vim eases the editing of IkiWiki wikis, by letting you "follow" the wikilinks on your file (page), by loading the file associated with a given wikilink in vim. The plugin takes care of following the ikiwiki linking rules to figure out which file a wikilink points to

The plugin also includes commands (and mappings) to make the cursor jump to the previous/next wikilink in the current file

Jumping to pages

To open the file associated to a wikilink, place the cursor over its text, and hit Enter (<CR>). This functionality is also available through the :IkiJumpToPage command

Moving to next/previous wikilink in current file

Ctrl-j will move the cursor to the next wikilink. Ctrl-k will move it to the previous wikilink. This functionality is also available through the :IkiNextWikiLink command. This command takes one argument, the direction to move into

  • :IkiNextWikiLink 0 will look forward for the wikilink
  • :IkiNextWikiLink 1 will look backwards for the wikilink


Copy the ikiwiki_nav.vim file to your .vim/ftplugin directory.

Current issues:

  • The plugin only works for wikilinks contained in a single text line; multiline wikilinks are not (yet) seen as such


The official releases of the plugin are in the script page

The latest version of this script can be found in the following location;a=blob;f=ftplugin/ikiwiki_nav.vim;hb=HEAD

Any feedback you can provide is appreciated; the contact details can be found inside the plugin