Github Wiki kinda works to host the wiki!

I just found out that Obsidian’s markdown syntax is super close to Github Wiki/MediaWiki flavor markdown, see github docs.

To get it working:

  • create a Github repo wiki
  • clone it
  • point Obsidian to that directory
  • edit/commit/push/pull as needed.

However shere’s a some weird compatibly things I’ve found:

  • When pasting images, it does ![[imagename]], but Github wiki renders an image with a leading ! because it renders the image directly from the [[ bracket, rendering the exclamation mark.

  • When Obsidian adds assets like images, files, etc, it’s link is just it’s file name. Github serve files using a relative path, but Obsidian always served from the root path /. Storing assets in a folder like /assets doesn’t really work on Github.

  • Adding named links syntax in Github pages is reverse of Obsidian
    Obsidian

    [[fileName|linkTitle]]
    

    Github

    [[linkTitle|fileName]]
    

Otherwise, this is pretty cool workaround for hosting your Obsidian files

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It would be amazing if the Obsidian Team, allowed us to use it together with Gitgub WIKI, making this small adjustment.