I use following date format to automatically log my entries.
I just use Ctrl-Alt-D shortcut each time I want to add an entry that must be time stamped.
Result is like this (with a french os):
All my stamped entries are logged into Views/Log/...
You can change your default Date Format by going to the Editor menu in WikidPad and choosing "Set Date Format" from the drop down.
The format above gives a very flat tree structure, as shown below left. All date stamps are lumped together under Log. You can create a deeper tree, as shown below right, by adding periods (".") to the date format. This gives year groupings under Log, and month groupings for each year.
Flat Tree Deep Tree - Views - Views - Log - Log - datestamp - 2008 - datestamp - 2009 - page - 01January - page - 02February - 02Monday - 03Tuesday - page - page
The basic date format for the tree shown above right would be:
Variations on this format are numerous. Some examples using US localization:
[Log.%Y.%m%B: %d%A] = "[Log.2009.08August: 05Wednesday]" [Log.%Y.%m%b: %d%a] = "[Log.2009.08Aug: 05Wed]" [Log.%Y.%m%b: %d%a] %I:%M %p > = "[Log.2009.08Aug: 05Wed] 07:20 PM >" etc.
Both approaches have pro's and con's. You should consider how you use your wiki and your own personal preferences to decide what is best for you.