Summary: Convert and view lists as simple mind maps.
Version: 2007-05-25 (v1.0)
Prerequisites: PmWiki 2
Status: Experimental
Maintainer: Cumeo89
Categories: Mind Mapping
Discussion: VietMap-Talk

Questions answered by this recipe

  • How to write and view mind maps in PmWiki?
  • How to convert your existing lists into mind map?
  • How to manage a lot of small mind map?
  • How to link mind maps to each other and to other notes?

About the name

VietMap = a mind map recipe that comes from Vietnam :-)


Download vietmap.zipΔ, extract into your pmwiki installation dir and add the following line into config.php:


You may also want to add the line below into Site.PageActions:

* %item rel=nofollow class=mindmap   accesskey=$[ak_mindmap]% \
[[{*$FullName}?action=mindmap | $[Mindmap] ]] ([[{*$FullName}?action=mindmapfull |full]])

and insert ?action=browse into View action line so that it looks like:

* %item class=browse accesskey='$[ak_view]'%[[{*$FullName}?action=browse | $[View] ]]


Write your ideas as a muti-level list and click "Mindmap" (or insert "action=mindmap" to the url) to view it as a mind map embeded into PmWiki or "(full)" (or use "action=mindmapfull") to view it as a stand-alone mind map.

If you want to view the page as mind map by default, you can put a link to "Category.MindMap" (can be changed) in the page.

To convert the list into FreeMind .mm file, add "action=mmconv" into the url and type enter.


You can set a page to be a "marker" (so every page links to it will be viewed as mind map) by adding the following line into config.php (default is Category.MindMap):

SDV($mmMarkerArticle, 'YourGroup.YourPage');

Release Notes

This recipe comes with no license, use it as you want!

Feburuary 2014: I no longer maintain this recipe. Felipe Daragon notice that one need to replace all $PubDirUrl by $FarmPubDirUrl in vietmap.php so that it works on farms.


See also

Cookbook /
FreeMind  Embed mind maps in PmWiki pages (experimental)
MindjetMap  Embedding a Mindjet MindManager Map (first release)


See discussion at VietMap-Talk

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