ComboStrap Page Metadata - Front Matter


Front Matter is a component that:

  • permits to add and set metadata
  • that will be published in your HTML page for:

It borrows its name from the front matter book


Just add a block of code that:

  • starts with ---json
  • contains a json document
  • end with ---


    "title":"My Big title in the Search Engine Result Pages",
    "description":"That's the article that you want to read!"


This section lists the properties that are active and that have a semantic.

There is two groups of metadata:

  • combostrap: the properties that we are managing
  • dokuwiki: the properties that DokuWiki follows.

Unknown properties are written in the metadata without any further processing.


ComboStrap takes into account the below properties


Dokuwiki follows the Dublin Core element names as keys in their meta. See metadata

If you use one of the key below, you can overwrite/set up this metadata.

The below table comes from the documentation of the meta plugin.

Element Child Elements Type Comments
title string The title of the page. If $conf['useheading'] is on; defaults to the first heading
creator string indicates the primary author of a page; defaults to the full name of the user who created the page
subject string list of space separated tags; not set by default
description tableofcontents, abstract array tableofcontents is an array of the TOC items with keys hid (header ID), title, type and level; abstract is 250 to 500 char raw text from the beginning of the page used for the RSS feed
publisher string not used
contributor array a list of all users who have made non-minor contributions to the page; every item has the user ID as key and the full name as value
date created, valid, available, issued, modified array a timestamp (or an array of the timestamps start and end for a period); date created is filled with the creation date by default, date modified with the date of the last non-minor edit; the rest is not set by default
type string not set, but defaults to “text” when exported; recommended values are: collection, dataset, event, image, interactiveresource, movingimage, physicalobject, service, software, sound, stillimage or text
format string a MIME type is expected; not set, but defaults to “text/html” when exported
identifier string a unique ID of the page; not set, but defaults to the page ID when exported
source string not used
language string a two-letter language code is expected; not set, but defaults to the chosen language for DokuWiki when exported
relation isversionof, hasversion, isreplacedby, replaces,
isrequiredby, requires, ispartof,
haspart, isreferencedby, references,
isformatof, hasformat, conformsto
array each of the child elements can contain a list of pages that stand in the indicated relation to the current page; the page ID serves as key, the existence of the page as value; in references, DokuWiki keeps track of which pages are linked by the current page;
coverage spatial, temporal array not used
rights accessrights, license array not set, but accessrights default to “public editable”, “public viewable” or “private” with respect to current ACL settings; license defaults to the Creative Commons license if set


Auto Frontmatter

This feature adds a frontmatter template when you create a new page.

This feature is by default enabled but you can disable it by unchecking the autoFrontMatter configuration.

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