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The FreeMindPlugin implements the %FREEMIND% variable to render FreeMind mindmaps from a TWiki topic. It requires Adobe's flash player plugin to run from the browser. FreeMind is open-source, "free" graphical mind-mapping software written in Java.


%FREEMIND{ mindMap="pathToMindMap.mm" <optional attributes>}%

Attribute Description Required
mindMap specify the mindmap (.mm file) to display Yes
width specify the display area width in pixels or percentage No
height specify the display area height in pixels or percentage No


%FREEMIND{ mindMap="%ATTACHURL%/Wiki.mm" width="200" height="200"}%

IDEA! This example uses %ATTACHURL% to locate a mindmap file attached to the same page.

If this plugin is installed, you will see the sample mindmap displayed via flash player.

%FREEMIND{ mindMap="http://twiki.org/p/pub/Plugins/FreeMindPlugin/Wiki.mm" width="200" height="200"}%

Plugin Settings

Plugin settings are stored as preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting write %<plugin>_<setting>%, i.e. %FREEMINDPLUGIN_SHORTDESCRIPTION%

  • One line description, is shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set SHORTDESCRIPTION = Render FreeMind mind maps in TWiki topics
  • Debug plugin: (See output in data/debug.txt)
    • Set DEBUG = 0


Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this plugin. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the plugin on the TWiki server.

  • Download the ZIP file from the Plugin Home (see below)
  • Unzip FreeMindPlugin.zip in your twiki installation directory. Content:
    File: Description:
    data/TWiki/FreeMindPlugin.txt Plugin topic
    data/TWiki/FreeMindPlugin.txt,v Plugin topic repository
    lib/TWiki/Plugins/FreeMindPlugin.pm Plugin Perl module
    pub/TWiki/FreeMindPlugin/swfobject.js SWFobject, a flash player loader
    pub/TWiki/FreeMindPlugin/expressInstall.swf Adobe flash player installer
    pub/TWiki/FreeMindPlugin/Wiki.mm sample FreeMind mindmap
    pub/TWiki/FreeMindPlugin/visorFreemind.swf Flash application to render mindmaps
  • Configure the plugin:
    • TWiki 4.0 and up: run the configure script to enable the plugin.
  • If successful, the example mindmap on your local copy of topic FreeMindPlugin, will render in your browser.

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main.JohnPoplett
Copyright: © 2007, TWiki:Main.JohnPoplett
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Plugin Version: 01 Dec 2008 (V1.000)
Change History:
01 Dec 2008: Initial version
TWiki Dependency: $TWiki::Plugins::VERSION 1.1
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: JavaScript™ and Flash support in browser
Perl Version: 5.005
Benchmarks: GoodStyle nn%, FormattedSearch nn%, FreeMindPlugin nn%
Plugin Home: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FreeMindPlugin
Feedback: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FreeMindPluginDev
Dev Appraisal: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/FreeMindPluginAppraisal

Related Topics: TWikiPlugins, DeveloperDocumentationCategory, AdminDocumentationCategory, TWikiPreferences

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Compressed Zip archivezip FreeMindPlugin.zip r1 manage 48.3 K 2008-12-04 - 16:21 JohnPoplett Plugin to render FreeMind mindmaps on Twiki
Unknown file formatmm Wiki.mm r1 manage 2.1 K 2008-12-04 - 16:10 JohnPoplett Sample FreeMind mindmap file
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