I'm setting up a blog for NaNoWriMo and other story-writing, which means long posts every day. I want to have excerpts on the front page, which link to the full length story posts. I also want a dedicated page for each story which inlines the story in full and in chronological order. I can use the "more" directive to achieve this effect on the front page but then it spoils the story page. My solution was to add a pages= parameter to the more directive to make it more selective.

--- /usr/share/perl5/IkiWiki/Plugin/more.pm     2010-10-09 00:09:24.000000000 +0000
+++ .ikiwiki/IkiWiki/Plugin/more.pm    2010-11-01 20:24:59.000000000 +0000
@@ -26,7 +26,10 @@

        $params{linktext} = $linktext unless defined $params{linktext};

-       if ($params{page} ne $params{destpage}) {
+       if ($params{page} ne $params{destpage} &&
+           (! exists $params{pages} ||
+            pagespec_match($params{destpage}, $params{pages},
+                  location => $params{page}))) {
                return "\n".
                       htmllink($params{page}, $params{destpage}, $params{page},
                                linktext => $params{linktext},

I can now call it as

[[!more  pages="index" linktext="Chapter 1" text="""

I'm not entirely happy with the design, since I would rather put this information in the inline directive instead of in every story post. Unfortunately I found no way to pass parameters from the inline directive to the inlined page.

-- dark

Me neither, but nor do I see a better way, so applied. --Joey