Plugin: calendar
Author: ?ManojSrivastava
Included in ikiwiki: yes
Enabled by default: no
Included in goodstuff: no
Currently enabled: no

This plugin provides a calendar directive. The directive displays a calendar, similar to the typical calendars shown on some blogs.

The ikiwiki-calendar command is used to force generating year and month pages from templates (overriding the existing ones).

Setup options

  • archivebase - Default value for calendar directive option of the same name.
  • archive_pagespec - PageSpec of pages to include in the archives, if option calendar_autocreate is on. It defaults to *.
  • calendar_autocreate - Control whether new archive pages are created as needed. It defaults to being done only if option archivebase is set.
  • calendar_fill_gaps - If set (and calendar_autocreate is set as well), build calendar pages of empty years and months (but does not build pages older than the older page, and younger than the younger page of the pagespec). If not, those empty calendar pages will be skipped. Please note:
    • The archive pages will not be automatically updated if this option changes. It is up to the user to delete relevant pages, and rebuild the wiki.
    • When calendar_fill_gaps is set, and a post is deleted, making the corresponding year/month empty, the corresponding page is left, and shows an empty calendar. This is on purpose, not to break any external link pointing to this particular page. If you do not like it, delete the relevant pages, and rebuild the wiki.


The output is liberally sprinkled with classes, for fine grained CSS customization.

  • month-calendar - The month calendar as a whole.
  • month-calendar-head - The head of the month calendar (ie,"March").
  • month-calendar-arrow - Arrow pointing to previous/next month.
  • month-calendar-day-head - A column head in the month calendar (ie, a day-of-week abbreviation).
  • month-calendar-day-noday, month-calendar-day-link, month-calendar-day-nolink, month-calendar-day-future, month-calendar-day-this-day - The day squares on the month calendar, for days that are not in the month (before or after the month itself), that don't have links, that do have links, that are in the future, or are that are the current day, respectively.
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, ... - Each day square is also given a class matching its (localised) day of week, this can be used to highlight weekends.
  • year-calendar - The year calendar as a whole.
  • year-calendar-head - The head of the year calendar (ie, "2007").
  • year-calendar-arrow - Arrow pointing to previous/next year.
  • year-calendar-subhead - For example, "Months".
  • year-calendar-month-link, year-calendar-month-nolink, year-calendar-month-future, year-calendar-this-month - The month squares on the year calendar, for months with stories, without, in the future, and currently selected, respectively.