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The FreeMindPlugin implements the %FREEMIND% tag to render FreeMind mindmaps in a Foswiki 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="" <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%/" 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="" width="200" height="200"}%


FreeMindPlugin settings are stored as preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting, write %FreeMindPlugin_<setting>%, e.g. %FreeMindPlugin_SHORTDESCRIPTION%

  • One line description, is shown in the TextFormattingRules topic:
    • Set FREEMIND_SHORTDESCRIPTION = one line description here
  • Debug plugin: (See output in data/debug.txt)
    • Set FREEMIND_DEBUG = 0


You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. Use "Find More Extensions" to get a list of available extensions. Select "Install".

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See for more help.

Plugin Info

Author: John Poplett
Copyright: © 2007-2011, John Poplett
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Release: 1.1
Version: 12521 (2011-09-13)
Change History:
13 Sept 2011: BuildContrib-ise
21 Jan 2010: Foswiki conversion
01 Dec 2008: Initial version
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: JavaScript™ and Flash support in browser

Related Topics: System.Plugins, DeveloperDocumentationCategory, AdminDocumentationCategory, PreferencesPlugin

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Topic revision: r9 - 22 Dec 2012, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 14 Aug 2018 - 07:29.

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