True Wiki-Links in VoodooPad

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Lukas

05 Aug, 2018 01:11 PM

Hi,

would it be possible to get true Wikilinks in VoodooPad?
I have a bunch of Markdown documents that contain sentences like this:
"Nonviolence is a strategy used by [[Social Movement Organization|SMOs]], ..." where only the part after the pipe is shown in the text, and the link points to a page called "Social Movement Organzation".

Would it be possible to get linking like this in VoodooPad as well? That would be an amazing feature that would make me buy VP in an instant.

Best,
Lukas

  1. 1 Posted by Lukas on 06 Aug, 2018 10:17 AM

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    Additionally, it would be extremely cool if you could tab-complete page names when linking:
    So typing `[[social` and then tabbing, it would expand to `[[Social Media` or `[[Social Movement Organization` on the next tab etc. if I have those pages.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Sarah on 07 Aug, 2018 06:00 PM

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    Hi Lukas,

    Thanks for posting. There is currently an option to create page aliases in VoodooPad, which might help you with this. You can do this by going to the page "Social Movement Organization", opening the Info Palette, and adding the alias "SMOs". This would convert that text into a link to "Social Movement Organization". You can add several aliases for the same page. Is this what you are looking to do?

    All the best,

    Sarah
    Primate Labs Inc.

  3. 3 Posted by Lukas Kawerau on 07 Aug, 2018 07:08 PM

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    Hi Sarah,

    thanks for the reply!

    I do know about aliases, but they are not quite what I am looking for.
    The first reason is that they are unique, so I can't link within text like
    I can with [[]]-style links: “I wrote more about this [[SMOs|here]]” for
    example is not possible (unless I want “here” to always point to SMOs).
    I find aliases also impractical from a workflow point. Typing the above
    sentence is way faster than opening up the aliases menu in the Info
    Palette, creating a new alias, and then returning to the sentence I was
    writing.

    Thanks again for responding,
    all the best,

    Lukas

    On 7. August 2018 at 20:00:25, Sarah ([email blocked])
    wrote:

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Sarah on 08 Aug, 2018 03:59 PM

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    Hi Lukas,

    Thanks for clarifying. In VoodooPad, there is an option on Rich Text pages to select text, control-click, and use "Link Selection to Page". Unfortunately, this option isn't present on Markdown pages, and it looks like you use that page type mostly. Would that option be helpful for you? If not, what behaviour would be most helpful to you?

    All the best,

    Sarah
    Primate Labs Inc.

  5. 5 Posted by Lukas Kawerau on 12 Aug, 2018 08:19 AM

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    Hi Sarah,

    yes, that option would be very helpful to have!
    But even this behavior involves clicking instead of typing, which is always
    going to be slower than typing.
    VoodooPad already has some matching/converting for WikiLinks in the
    CamelCase format that is purely typing based and works in Markdown pages,
    so having that combined with arbitrary text as the link text like in the
    “Link Selection to Page” behavior would be the most helpful.
    The standard on Wikipedia that I think makes the most sense works like this:
    "[[The Martian (Weir novel)|The Martian]], was later adapted into a [[The
    Martian (film)|film of the same name]] directed by [[Ridley Scott]] in
    2015” (see here <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Weir>).

    If we could then get a tab-complete/dropdown for existing pages after
    typing [[ and a couple of letters, I would be in complete heaven!

    All the best,
    Lukas

    On 8. August 2018 at 17:59:56, Sarah ([email blocked])
    wrote:

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Sarah on 13 Aug, 2018 06:36 PM

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    Hi Lukas,

    Thanks! I've passed your suggestion along to the team, and we will see if we can incorporate it into future iterations of VoodooPad. If you have any other feedback or questions, let me know.

    All the best,

    Sarah
    Primate Labs Inc.

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