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Revision 812012-07-02 - MaxsSimmonds

 

TWiki Site-Level Preferences

This topic defines site-level settings that apply to all users and webs on this TWikiSite.

ALERT! Note: This topic should be regarded as read-only, so that upgrades can safely overwrite it without risk to your customizations.

Preference settings local to your site should be set in Main.TWikiPreferences (this topic is pointed to by {LocalSitePreferences}, which is set by the admin in the configure interface). Settings in Main.TWikiPreferences will override settings in this topic, and should be used for defining custom settings and variables.

Read more on how to set Preferences Variables.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: These are just defaults; don't change them here. Instead, add them to the WebPreferences topic in each web

  • List of selected topics in a web (used in menus)

  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of web's logo.

  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, html tags, entities, wiki markup or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences) Note it is much better to use TWikiAccessControls in individual webs to control who can and can't view the contents of a web. NOSEARCHALL is retained for compatibility, but you should avoid using it.
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.
  • If you use non WikiWords for topic names (for example "Expenses" or "Mighty1") and if you use bracket notation to link to those topics, it is useful to turn of all warnings (like: "WARNING: This topic name is not recommended because it will not be linked automatically") and checkboxes ("Allow non WikiWord for the new topic name"). Can be overwritten by web preferences. Set to on to activate:
    • Set HIDE_NON_WIKI_WORD_WARNINGS =

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently if empty or off. Output warning message (defined in templates/oopsalerts.tmpl) if set to on. Otherwise output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this in web preferences, or by using a warn="..." parameter with %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on

  • Generated Table of Contents (TOC) settings
    • The first header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MIN_DEPTH =
        • If not set: 1
        • Possible values: 1 to 6
    • The last header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MAX_DEPTH =
        • If not set: 6
        • Possible values: 1 to 6
        • Can be overridden by depth parameter of variable TOC
    • The default TOC title:
      • Set TOC_TITLE =
        • If not set: nothing
        • Possible values: any string, for example On this page:
        • Can be overridden by title parameter of variable TOC
    • Do not show a TOC if the topic it contains is included in another topic:
      • Set TOC_HIDE_IF_INCLUDED =
        • If not set: included TOC is shown
        • Possible values: on or nothing

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width:99%

  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
<-- verbatim tag required to prevent error in Apache log; does not suppress Set -->
      * Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n   * [[%ATTACHURL%/$name][$name]]: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab and \n to linefeed (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \n   * $comment: <br />\n     <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$name" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of the logo for this installation: you should change these settings for your site, or they can be overwridden in WebPreferences for individual webs by defining these variables there.

  • Home page of this site
    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 60000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE = NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

E-mail Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • TIP NOTE: Changing cache behaviour with these settings should not be necessary and may cause cache-related problems (e.g. TWiki:Codev.BackFromPreviewLosesText or TWiki:Codev.RefreshEditPage). These settings do not affect proxy caches.
  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

  • Default TWiki styles
    • Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/layout.css
    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css

  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =

  • PatternSkin header settings
    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.gif
    • #Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #faf8f0

Skin icons

  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.

Legacy support

  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623447
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit

Plugins Settings

Rendering Shortcuts Settings

  • Line break: Note that the setting has an intentional trailing space
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Vertical bar / pipe symbol:
    • Set VBAR = |

  • Vertical caret symbol:
    • Set CARET = ^

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Hint: Above shortcuts are useful in TWiki tables where you cannot use newlines

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>
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  • Colored background: (see more StandardColors)    
    You type: %REDBG% red background %ENDBG% %GREENBG% green background %ENDBG%
    You get:
    red background
    green background
    • Note: These background colors are block level elements, e.g. take up a whole row of text by default. Useful to set background colors in cells of TWiki tables.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • %YELLOWBG% looks like this
    • %ORANGEBG% looks like this
    • %REDBG% looks like this
    • %PINKBG% looks like this
    • %PURPLEBG% looks like this
    • %TEALBG% looks like this
    • %NAVYBG% looks like this
    • %BLUEBG% looks like this
    • %AQUABG% looks like this
    • %LIMEBG% looks like this
    • %GREENBG% looks like this
    • %OLIVEBG% looks like this
    • %MAROONBG% looks like this
    • %BROWNBG% looks like this
    • %BLACKBG% looks like this
    • %GRAYBG% looks like this
    • %SILVERBG% looks like this
    • %WHITEBG% looks like this
    • The following settings define the background colors: (they are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags)
      * Set YELLOWBG = <div style="background-color: #ffff80; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set ORANGEBG = <div style="background-color: #ffbb80; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set REDBG = <div style="background-color: #ff8080; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set PINKBG = <div style="background-color: #ff80ff; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set PURPLEBG = <div style="background-color: #dd99dd; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set TEALBG = <div style="background-color: #80c0c0; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set NAVYBG = <div style="background-color: #8080c0; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set BLUEBG = <div style="background-color: #8080ff; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set AQUABG = <div style="background-color: #80ffff; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set LIMEBG = <div style="background-color: #80ff80; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set GREENBG = <div style="background-color: #99cc99; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set OLIVEBG = <div style="background-color: #c0c080; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set MAROONBG = <div style="background-color: #c08080; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set BROWNBG = <div style="background-color: #bb9988; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set BLACKBG = <div style="background-color: #000000; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set GRAYBG = <div style="background-color: #a0a0a0; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set SILVERBG = <div style="background-color: #c0c0c0; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set WHITEBG = <div style="background-color: #ffffff; padding:0 3px 0 3px">
      * Set ENDBG = </div>
 

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Format of a NewWikiWord? link:
  • Note that $text is the topic link text, $topic is the name of the new topic, and $web is the name of the web for the new topic. Values for the 3 are taken from the link syntax [[$web.$topic][$text]]. For normal plain WikiWord links $text and $topic are the same. The value of $web is the current web unless the link is in the format $web.$topic.
    • default setting:
      • Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text?
    • alternative setting:
      • #Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

  • User-friendly synonyms for system webs
    • Set DOCWEB = TWiki

Access Control Settings

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the TWiki administrator e-mail address.
  • ALERT! In order to protect your custom variables from being overwritten when upgrading the TWiki.TWikiPreferences topic, it is recommended that custom variables are defined in Main.TWikiPreferences.

Protected System Settings

The following settings are declared final to protect them as read only. These are system variables that should never be attempted set or altered in any preference topic or topic settings.

  • Set FINALPREFERENCES = WEB, TOPIC

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

This topic defines site-level settings that apply to all users and webs on this TWikiSite.

ALERT! Note: This topic should be regarded as read-only, so that upgrades can safely overwrite it without risk to your customizations.

Preference settings local to your site should be set in Main.TWikiPreferences (this topic is pointed to by {LocalSitePreferences}, which is set by the admin in the configure interface). Settings in Main.TWikiPreferences will override settings in this topic, and should be used for defining custom settings and variables.

Read more on how to set Preferences Variables.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: These are just defaults; don't change them here. Instead, add them to the WebPreferences topic in each web

  • List of selected topics in a web (used in menus)

  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of web's logo.

  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, html tags, entities, wiki markup or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences) Note it is much better to use TWikiAccessControls in individual webs to control who can and can't view the contents of a web. NOSEARCHALL is retained for compatibility, but you should avoid using it.
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.
  • If you use non WikiWords for topic names (for example "Expenses" or "Mighty1") and if you use bracket notation to link to those topics, it is useful to turn of all warnings (like: "WARNING: This topic name is not recommended because it will not be linked automatically") and checkboxes ("Allow non WikiWord for the new topic name"). Can be overwritten by web preferences. Set to on to activate:
    • Set HIDE_NON_WIKI_WORD_WARNINGS =

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently if empty or off. Output warning message (defined in templates/oopsalerts.tmpl) if set to on. Otherwise output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this in web preferences, or by using a warn="..." parameter with %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on

  • Generated Table of Contents (TOC) settings
    • The first header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MIN_DEPTH =
        • If not set: 1
        • Possible values: 1 to 6
    • The last header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MAX_DEPTH =
        • If not set: 6
        • Possible values: 1 to 6
        • Can be overridden by depth parameter of variable TOC
    • The default TOC title:
      • Set TOC_TITLE =
        • If not set: nothing
        • Possible values: any string, for example On this page:
        • Can be overridden by title parameter of variable TOC
    • Do not show a TOC if the topic it contains is included in another topic:
      • Set TOC_HIDE_IF_INCLUDED =
        • If not set: included TOC is shown
        • Possible values: on or nothing

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width:99%

  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
<-- verbatim tag required to prevent error in Apache log; does not suppress Set -->
      * Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n   * [[%ATTACHURL%/$name][$name]]: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab and \n to linefeed (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \n   * $comment: <br />\n     <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$name" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of the logo for this installation: you should change these settings for your site, or they can be overwridden in WebPreferences for individual webs by defining these variables there.
    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = T-logo-140x40-t.gif
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    • Set WIKILOGOALT = Powered by TWiki

  • Home page of this site
    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view

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    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000
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    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 60000
 
  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE = NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

E-mail Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • TIP NOTE: Changing cache behaviour with these settings should not be necessary and may cause cache-related problems (e.g. TWiki:Codev.BackFromPreviewLosesText or TWiki:Codev.RefreshEditPage). These settings do not affect proxy caches.
  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

  • Default TWiki styles
    • Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/layout.css
    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css

  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =

  • PatternSkin header settings
    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.gif
    • #Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #faf8f0

Skin icons

  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.

Legacy support

  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623448
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit

Plugins Settings

Rendering Shortcuts Settings

  • Line break: Note that the setting has an intentional trailing space
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Vertical bar / pipe symbol:
    • Set VBAR = |

  • Vertical caret symbol:
    • Set CARET = ^

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Hint: Above shortcuts are useful in TWiki tables where you cannot use newlines

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Format of a NewWikiWord? link:
  • Note that $text is the topic link text, $topic is the name of the new topic, and $web is the name of the web for the new topic. Values for the 3 are taken from the link syntax [[$web.$topic][$text]]. For normal plain WikiWord links $text and $topic are the same. The value of $web is the current web unless the link is in the format $web.$topic.
    • default setting:
      • Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text?
    • alternative setting:
      • #Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

  • User-friendly synonyms for system webs
    • Set DOCWEB = TWiki

Access Control Settings

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the TWiki administrator e-mail address.
  • ALERT! In order to protect your custom variables from being overwritten when upgrading the TWiki.TWikiPreferences topic, it is recommended that custom variables are defined in Main.TWikiPreferences.

Protected System Settings

The following settings are declared final to protect them as read only. These are system variables that should never be attempted set or altered in any preference topic or topic settings.

  • Set FINALPREFERENCES = WEB, TOPIC

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

This topic defines site-level settings that apply to all users and webs on this TWikiSite.

ALERT! Note: This topic should be regarded as read-only, so that upgrades can safely overwrite it without risk to your customizations.

Preference settings local to your site should be set in Main.TWikiPreferences (this topic is pointed to by {LocalSitePreferences}, which is set by the admin in the configure interface). Settings in Main.TWikiPreferences will override settings in this topic, and should be used for defining custom settings and variables.

Read more on how to set Preferences Variables.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: These are just defaults; don't change them here. Instead, add them to the WebPreferences topic in each web

  • List of selected topics in a web (used in menus)

  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of web's logo.

  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, html tags, entities, wiki markup or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences) Note it is much better to use TWikiAccessControls in individual webs to control who can and can't view the contents of a web. NOSEARCHALL is retained for compatibility, but you should avoid using it.
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.
  • If you use non WikiWords for topic names (for example "Expenses" or "Mighty1") and if you use bracket notation to link to those topics, it is useful to turn of all warnings (like: "WARNING: This topic name is not recommended because it will not be linked automatically") and checkboxes ("Allow non WikiWord for the new topic name"). Can be overwritten by web preferences. Set to on to activate:
    • Set HIDE_NON_WIKI_WORD_WARNINGS =

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently if empty or off. Output warning message (defined in templates/oopsalerts.tmpl) if set to on. Otherwise output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this in web preferences, or by using a warn="..." parameter with %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on

  • Generated Table of Contents (TOC) settings
    • The first header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MIN_DEPTH =
        • If not set: 1
        • Possible values: 1 to 6
    • The last header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MAX_DEPTH =
        • If not set: 6
        • Possible values: 1 to 6
        • Can be overridden by depth parameter of variable TOC
    • The default TOC title:
      • Set TOC_TITLE =
        • If not set: nothing
        • Possible values: any string, for example On this page:
        • Can be overridden by title parameter of variable TOC
    • Do not show a TOC if the topic it contains is included in another topic:
      • Set TOC_HIDE_IF_INCLUDED =
        • If not set: included TOC is shown
        • Possible values: on or nothing

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width:99%

  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
<-- verbatim tag required to prevent error in Apache log; does not suppress Set -->
      * Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n   * [[%ATTACHURL%/$name][$name]]: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab and \n to linefeed (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \n   * $comment: <br />\n     <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$name" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of the logo for this installation: you should change these settings for your site, or they can be overwridden in WebPreferences for individual webs by defining these variables there.
    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = T-logo-140x40-t.gif
    • Set WIKILOGOURL = http://TWiki.org/
    • Set WIKILOGOALT = Powered by TWiki

  • Home page of this site
    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE = NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

E-mail Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • TIP NOTE: Changing cache behaviour with these settings should not be necessary and may cause cache-related problems (e.g. TWiki:Codev.BackFromPreviewLosesText or TWiki:Codev.RefreshEditPage). These settings do not affect proxy caches.
  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

  • Default TWiki styles
    • Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/layout.css
    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css

  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =

  • PatternSkin header settings
    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.gif
    • #Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #faf8f0

Skin icons

  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.

Legacy support

  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623448
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit

Plugins Settings

Rendering Shortcuts Settings

  • Line break: Note that the setting has an intentional trailing space
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Vertical bar / pipe symbol:
    • Set VBAR = |

  • Vertical caret symbol:
    • Set CARET = ^

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Hint: Above shortcuts are useful in TWiki tables where you cannot use newlines

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Format of a NewWikiWord? link:
  • Note that $text is the topic link text, $topic is the name of the new topic, and $web is the name of the web for the new topic. Values for the 3 are taken from the link syntax [[$web.$topic][$text]]. For normal plain WikiWord links $text and $topic are the same. The value of $web is the current web unless the link is in the format $web.$topic.
    • default setting:
      • Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text?
    • alternative setting:
      • #Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

  • User-friendly synonyms for system webs
    • Set DOCWEB = TWiki

Access Control Settings

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the TWiki administrator e-mail address.
  • ALERT! In order to protect your custom variables from being overwritten when upgrading the TWiki.TWikiPreferences topic, it is recommended that custom variables are defined in Main.TWikiPreferences.
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Protected System Settings

The following settings are declared final to protect them as read only. These are system variables that should never be attempted set or altered in any preference topic or topic settings.

  • Set FINALPREFERENCES = WEB, TOPIC
 

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

This topic defines site-level settings that apply to all users and webs on this TWikiSite.

ALERT! Note: This topic should be regarded as read-only, so that upgrades can safely overwrite it without risk to your customizations.

Preference settings local to your site should be set in Main.TWikiPreferences (this topic is pointed to by {LocalSitePreferences}, which is set by the admin in the configure interface). Settings in Main.TWikiPreferences will override settings in this topic, and should be used for defining custom settings and variables.

Read more on how to set Preferences Variables.

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Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: These are just defaults; don't change them here. Instead, add them to the WebPreferences topic in each web

  • List of selected topics in a web (used in menus)

  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of web's logo.
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    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.

  • Copyright notice:
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    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences
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    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences
 
  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, html tags, entities, wiki markup or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences) Note it is much better to use TWikiAccessControls in individual webs to control who can and can't view the contents of a web. NOSEARCHALL is retained for compatibility, but you should avoid using it.
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
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  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
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  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
 
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.
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  • If you use non WikiWords for topic names (for example "Expenses" or "Mighty1") and if you use bracket notation to link to those topics, it is useful to turn of all warnings (like: "WARNING: This topic name is not recommended because it will not be linked automatically") and checkboxes ("Allow non WikiWord for the new topic name"). Can be overwritten by web preferences. Set to on to activate:
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    • Set HIDE_NON_WIKI_WORD_WARNINGS =

 
  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently if empty or off. Output warning message (defined in templates/oopsalerts.tmpl) if set to on. Otherwise output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this in web preferences, or by using a warn="..." parameter with %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on
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  • Generated Table of Contents (TOC) settings
    • The first header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MIN_DEPTH =
        • If not set: 1
        • Possible values: 1 to 6
    • The last header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MAX_DEPTH =
        • If not set: 6
        • Possible values: 1 to 6
        • Can be overridden by depth parameter of variable TOC
    • The default TOC title:
      • Set TOC_TITLE =
        • If not set: nothing
        • Possible values: any string, for example On this page:
        • Can be overridden by title parameter of variable TOC
    • Do not show a TOC if the topic it contains is included in another topic:
      • Set TOC_HIDE_IF_INCLUDED =
        • If not set: included TOC is shown
        • Possible values: on or nothing

 

Default User Settings

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  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
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    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary
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  • Some skins have two editors available; the default editor, and a second editor which is usually a WYSIWYG editor (the second editor is used by hitting the WYSIWYG link in pattern or classic skins). If COMPOSER is not set, the second editor will work the same as the default editor. If the WysiwygPlugin is installed and it is set to 'kupu' (the default), then the Kupu WYSIWYG editor will be enabled. You can change the setting to use any editor that is enabled by setting the cover parameter on the edit URL.
    • Set COMPOSER = kupu
    • Enable content checks before editing
    • Set WYSWIYGPLUGIN_WYSIWYGSKIN = kupu
    • Disable WYSIWYG on pages that contain complex TML. On pages that have complex TML, WYSIWYG will fall back to the default text editor.
    • Set WYSIWYG_EXCLUDE = calls
 
  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
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  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
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      * Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n   * [[%ATTACHURL%/$name][$name]]: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab and \n to linefeed (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \n   * $comment: <br />\n     <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$name" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of the logo for this installation: you should change these settings for your site, or they can be overwridden in WebPreferences for individual webs by defining these variables there.
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  • Home page of this site
    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view
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    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
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    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
 
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  • Users or groups allowed to create new webs: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)
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Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

E-mail Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • TIP NOTE: Changing cache behaviour with these settings should not be necessary and may cause cache-related problems (e.g. TWiki:Codev.BackFromPreviewLosesText or TWiki:Codev.RefreshEditPage). These settings do not affect proxy caches.
  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

  • Default TWiki styles
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    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css
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    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css
 
  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =

  • PatternSkin header settings
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    • Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #ffffff
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    • #Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #faf8f0
 

Skin icons

  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.
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Legacy support

  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623448
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit

Plugins Settings

Rendering Shortcuts Settings

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    • Set BR =
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    • Set BR =
 
  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Vertical bar / pipe symbol:
    • Set VBAR = |
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  • Vertical caret symbol:
    • Set CARET = ^
 
  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Hint: Above shortcuts are useful in TWiki tables where you cannot use newlines

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

Miscellaneous Settings

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  • Note that $text is the topic link text, $topic is the name of the new topic, and $web is the name of the web for the new topic. Values for the 3 are taken from the link syntax [[$web.$topic][$text]]. For normal plain WikiWord links $text and $topic are the same. The value of $web is the current web unless the link is in the format $web.$topic.
 
    • default setting:
      • Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text?
    • alternative setting:
      • #Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text
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  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif
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    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif
 
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    • Set USERSWEB = Main
    • Set SYSTEMWEB = TWiki
    • Set DOCWEB = TWiki
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    • Set DOCWEB = TWiki

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Access Control Settings

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Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
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    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the TWiki administrator e-mail address.
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Related Topics

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  • User topics in Main can have optional user preferences.
  • TWikiVariables has a list of common %VARIABLES%.
  • TWikiAccessControl explains how to restrict access by users or groups.
 

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

This topic defines site-level settings that apply to all users and webs on this TWikiSite.

ALERT! Note: This topic should be regarded as read-only, so that upgrades can safely overwrite it without risk to your customizations.

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Preference settings local to your site should be set in Main.TWikiPreferences (this topic is pointed to by {LocalSitePreferences}, which is set by the admin in the configure interface). Settings in Main.TWikiPreferences will override settings in this topic, and should be used for defining custom settings and variables.
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  Read more on how to set Preferences Variables.

(Click for form-based editing of existing preferences.)

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: These are just defaults; don't change them here. Instead, add them to the WebPreferences topic in each web

  • List of selected topics in a web (used in menus)

  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of web's logo.

  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, html tags, entities, wiki markup or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences) Note it is much better to use TWikiAccessControls in individual webs to control who can and can't view the contents of a web. NOSEARCHALL is retained for compatibility, but you should avoid using it.
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently if empty or off. Output warning message (defined in templates/oopsalerts.tmpl) if set to on. Otherwise output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this in web preferences, or by using a warn="..." parameter with %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Some skins have two editors available; the default editor, and a second editor which is usually a WYSIWYG editor (the second editor is used by hitting the WYSIWYG link in pattern or classic skins). If COMPOSER is not set, the second editor will work the same as the default editor. If the WysiwygPlugin is installed and it is set to 'kupu' (the default), then the Kupu WYSIWYG editor will be enabled. You can change the setting to use any editor that is enabled by setting the cover parameter on the edit URL.
    • Set COMPOSER = kupu
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    • Set WYSWIYGPLUGIN_WYSIWYGSKIN = kupu
    • Disable WYSIWYG on pages that contain complex TML. On pages that have complex TML, WYSIWYG will fall back to the default text editor.
    • Set WYSIWYG_EXCLUDE = calls
 
  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
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      * Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n   * [[%ATTACHURL%/$name][$name]]: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab and \n to linefeed (3 spaces for bullets).
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TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of the logo for this installation: you should change these settings for your site, or they can be overwridden in WebPreferences for individual webs by defining these variables there.
    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = T-logo-140x40-t.gif
    • Set WIKILOGOURL = http://TWiki.org/
    • Set WIKILOGOALT = Powered by TWiki

  • Home page of this site
    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
    • If you use PatternSkin:
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      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
 
  • Users or groups allowed to create new webs: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)
  • This has been disabled for the TWiki-4.0.0 release due to a potential security hole - you must be in the TWikiAdminGroup? to create a web

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

E-mail Settings

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  • TWiki administrator name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator
 
  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • TIP NOTE: Changing cache behaviour with these settings should not be necessary and may cause cache-related problems (e.g. TWiki:Codev.BackFromPreviewLosesText or TWiki:Codev.RefreshEditPage). These settings do not affect proxy caches.
  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

  • Default TWiki styles
    • Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/layout.css
    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css

  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =

  • PatternSkin header settings
    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.gif
    • Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #ffffff

Skin icons

  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.

Legacy support

  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623449
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit

Plugins Settings

  • You can enable/disable Plugins using the configure interface.
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    • Set DISABLEDPLUGINS = SpreadSheetPlugin,EditTablePlugin
    • Currently, %DISABLEDPLUGINS% is set to "%DISABLEDPLUGINS%"
 
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    • Set INSTALLEDPLUGINS = The INSTALLEDPLUGINS variable is no longer supported. You can set the Plugins execution order using the configure interface.
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Rendering Shortcuts Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •
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    • Set VBAR = |
 
  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •
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  • Hint: Above shortcuts are useful in TWiki tables where you cannot use newlines

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE
 
  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>
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  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE
 

Miscellaneous Settings

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    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE
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    • default setting:
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    • alternative setting:
      • #Set NEWLINKFORMAT = $text
 
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    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF
 
  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif
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  • User-friendly synonyms for MAINWEB and TWIKIWEB
    • Set USERSWEB = Main
    • Set SYSTEMWEB = TWiki
    • Set DOCWEB = TWiki
 

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic:
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Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the TWiki administrator e-mail address.
  • ALERT! In order to protect your custom variables from being overwritten when upgrading the TWiki.TWikiPreferences topic, it is recommended that custom variables are defined in Main.TWikiPreferences.

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

This topic defines site-level settings that apply to all users and webs on this TWikiSite.

ALERT! Note: This topic should be regarded as read-only, so that upgrades can safely overwrite it without risk to your customizations.

Preference settings local to your site should be set in Main.TWikiPreferences (this topic is pointed to by {LocalSitePreferences}, which is set by the admin in the configure interface). Settings in Main.TWikiPreferences will override settings in this topic, and should be used for defining custom settings and variables.

Read more on how to set Preferences Variables.

(Click for form-based editing of existing preferences.)

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: These are just defaults; don't change them here. Instead, add them to the WebPreferences topic in each web

  • List of selected topics in a web (used in menus)

  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of web's logo.

  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, html tags, entities, wiki markup or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences) Note it is much better to use TWikiAccessControls in individual webs to control who can and can't view the contents of a web. NOSEARCHALL is retained for compatibility, but you should avoid using it.
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently if empty or off. Output warning message (defined in templates/oopsalerts.tmpl) if set to on. Otherwise output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this in web preferences, or by using a warn="..." parameter with %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on
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Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Some skins have two editors available; the default editor, and a second editor which is usually a WYSIWYG editor (the second editor is used by hitting the WYSIWYG link in pattern or classic skins). If COMPOSER is not set, the second editor will work the same as the default editor. If the WysiwygPlugin is installed and it is set to 'kupu' (the default), then the Kupu WYSIWYG editor will be enabled. You can change the setting to use any editor that is enabled by setting the cover parameter on the edit URL.
    • Set COMPOSER = kupu

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
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    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n * $name: $comment
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  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab and \n to linefeed (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \n * $comment:
      \n $name

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of the logo for this installation: you should change these settings for your site, or they can be overwridden in WebPreferences for individual webs by defining these variables there.
    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = T-logo-140x40-t.gif
    • Set WIKILOGOURL = http://TWiki.org/
    • Set WIKILOGOALT = Powered by TWiki

  • Home page of this site
    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
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      NOTE:
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    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Users or groups allowed to create new webs: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)
  • This has been disabled for the TWiki-4.0.0 release due to a potential security hole - you must be in the TWikiAdminGroup? to create a web

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

E-mail Settings

  • TWiki administrator name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • TIP NOTE: Changing cache behaviour with these settings should not be necessary and may cause cache-related problems (e.g. TWiki:Codev.BackFromPreviewLosesText or TWiki:Codev.RefreshEditPage). These settings do not affect proxy caches.
  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

  • Default TWiki styles
    • Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/layout.css
    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css

  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =

  • PatternSkin header settings
    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.gif
    • Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #ffffff

Skin icons

  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.

Legacy support

  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623449
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit

Plugins Settings

Rendering Shortcuts Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE
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Miscellaneous Settings

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif
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Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic:
 

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the TWiki administrator e-mail address.
  • ALERT! In order to protect your custom variables from being overwritten when upgrading the TWiki.TWikiPreferences topic, it is recommended that custom variables are defined in Main.TWikiPreferences.

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

This topic defines site-level settings that apply to all users and webs on this TWikiSite.

ALERT! Note: This topic should be regarded as read-only, so that upgrades can safely overwrite it without risk to your customizations.

Preference settings local to your site should be set in Main.TWikiPreferences (this topic is pointed to by {LocalSitePreferences}, which is set by the admin in the configure interface). Settings in Main.TWikiPreferences will override settings in this topic, and should be used for defining custom settings and variables.

Read more on how to set Preferences Variables.

(Click for form-based editing of existing preferences.)

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: These are just defaults; don't change them here. Instead, add them to the WebPreferences topic in each web

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  • List of selected topics in a web (used in menus)
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  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA
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  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA
 
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  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.
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  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.
 
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  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences
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  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences
 
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    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors
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    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors
 
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  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.
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    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.
 
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  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently if empty or off. Output warning message (defined in templates/oopsalerts.tmpl) if set to on. Otherwise output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this in web preferences, or by using a warn="..." parameter with %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on
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    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on
 

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

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  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary
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    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary
 
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  • Some skins have two editors available; the default editor, and a second editor which is usually a WYSIWYG editor (the second editor is used by hitting the WYSIWYG link in pattern or classic skins). If COMPOSER is not set, the second editor will work the same as the default editor. If the WysiwygPlugin is installed and it is set to 'kupu' (the default), then the Kupu WYSIWYG editor will be enabled. You can change the setting to use any editor that is enabled by setting the cover parameter on the edit URL.
    • Set COMPOSER = kupu
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  • Some skins have two editors available; the default editor, and a second editor which is usually a WYSIWYG editor (the second editor is used by hitting the WYSIWYG link in pattern or classic skins). If COMPOSER is not set, the second editor will work the same as the default editor. If the WysiwygPlugin is installed and it is set to 'kupu' (the default), then the Kupu WYSIWYG editor will be enabled. You can change the setting to use any editor that is enabled by setting the cover parameter on the edit URL.
    • Set COMPOSER = kupu
 
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  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70
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  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70
 
Changed:
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  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22
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  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22
 
Changed:
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  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%
>
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  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%
 
Changed:
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  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =
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>
  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =
 
Changed:
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  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =
>
>
  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =
 
Changed:
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  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =
>
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  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =
 
Changed:
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  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n * $name: $comment
>
>
  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n * $name: $comment
 
Changed:
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  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab and \n to linefeed (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \n * $comment:
      \n $name
>
>
  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab and \n to linefeed (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \n * $comment:
      \n $name
 

TWiki Platform Settings

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  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki
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  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki
 
Changed:
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  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of the logo for this installation: you should change these settings for your site, or they can be overwridden in WebPreferences for individual webs by defining these variables there.
    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = T-logo-140x40-t.gif
    • Set WIKILOGOURL = http://TWiki.org/
    • Set WIKILOGOALT = Powered by TWiki
>
>
  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of the logo for this installation: you should change these settings for your site, or they can be overwridden in WebPreferences for individual webs by defining these variables there.
    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = T-logo-140x40-t.gif
    • Set WIKILOGOURL = http://TWiki.org/
    • Set WIKILOGOALT = Powered by TWiki
 
Changed:
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  • Home page of this site
    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view
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  • Home page of this site
    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view
 
Changed:
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Changed:
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  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000
>
>
  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000
 
Changed:
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  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
>
>
  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
 
Changed:
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  • Users or groups allowed to create new webs: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)
  • This has been disabled for the TWiki-4.0.0 release due to a potential security hole - you must be in the TWikiAdminGroup? to create a web
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  • Users or groups allowed to create new webs: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)
  • This has been disabled for the TWiki-4.0.0 release due to a potential security hole - you must be in the TWikiAdminGroup? to create a web
 

Search Settings

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  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z
>
>
  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z
 

E-mail Settings

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Changed:
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  • TWiki administrator name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator
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>
  • TWiki administrator name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator
 
Changed:
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  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins
>
>
  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins
 
Changed:
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  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page
>
>
  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page
 
Changed:
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HTTP-EQUIV Settings

Changed:
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  • TIP NOTE: Changing cache behaviour with these settings should not be necessary and may cause cache-related problems (e.g. TWiki:Codev.BackFromPreviewLosesText or TWiki:Codev.RefreshEditPage). These settings do not affect proxy caches.
  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).
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  • TIP NOTE: Changing cache behaviour with these settings should not be necessary and may cause cache-related problems (e.g. TWiki:Codev.BackFromPreviewLosesText or TWiki:Codev.RefreshEditPage). These settings do not affect proxy caches.
  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).
 
Changed:
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  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
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>
  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
 
Changed:
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  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =
>
>
  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =
 
Changed:
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  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =
>
>
  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =
 

Skin Settings

Changed:
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  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern
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  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern
 
Changed:
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PatternSkin

Changed:
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  • Default TWiki styles
    • Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/layout.css
    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css
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  • Default TWiki styles
    • Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/layout.css
    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css
 
Changed:
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  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =
>
>
  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =
 
Changed:
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  • PatternSkin header settings
    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.gif
    • Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #ffffff

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  • PatternSkin header settings
    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.gif
    • Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #ffffff

 

Skin icons

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  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.
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  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.
 

Legacy support

Changed:
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  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623449
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit
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  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623449
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit
 

Plugins Settings

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Rendering Shortcuts Settings

Changed:
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  • Line break:
    • Set BR =
>
>
  • Line break:
    • Set BR =
 
Changed:
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  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •
>
>
  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •
 
Changed:
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  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •
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>
  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •
 
Changed:
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  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
>
>
  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
 
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    • Set YELLOW =
    • Set ORANGE =
    • Set RED =
    • Set PINK =
    • Set PURPLE =
    • Set TEAL =
    • Set NAVY =
    • Set BLUE =
    • Set AQUA =
    • Set LIME =
    • Set GREEN =
    • Set OLIVE =
    • Set MAROON =
    • Set BROWN =
    • Set BLACK =
    • Set GRAY =
    • Set SILVER =
    • Set WHITE =
    • Set ENDCOLOR =
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    • Set YELLOW =
    • Set ORANGE =
    • Set RED =
    • Set PINK =
    • Set PURPLE =
    • Set TEAL =
    • Set NAVY =
    • Set BLUE =
    • Set AQUA =
    • Set LIME =
    • Set GREEN =
    • Set OLIVE =
    • Set MAROON =
    • Set BROWN =
    • Set BLACK =
    • Set GRAY =
    • Set SILVER =
    • Set WHITE =
    • Set ENDCOLOR =
 

Changed:
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  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE
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  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE
 

Miscellaneous Settings

Changed:
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  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE
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>
  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE
 
Changed:
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  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF
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>
  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF
 
Changed:
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  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif
>
>
  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif
 

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

Changed:
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  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .
>
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  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .
 
Changed:
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  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the TWiki administrator e-mail address.
  • ALERT! In order to protect your custom variables from being overwritten when upgrading the TWiki.TWikiPreferences topic, it is recommended that custom variables are defined in Main.TWikiPreferences.
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  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the TWiki administrator e-mail address.
  • ALERT! In order to protect your custom variables from being overwritten when upgrading the TWiki.TWikiPreferences topic, it is recommended that custom variables are defined in Main.TWikiPreferences.
 

Related Topics

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Revision 742005-08-03 - TWikiContributor

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

 
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The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).
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This topic defines site-level settings that apply to all users and webs on this TWikiSite.
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  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.
 
Added:
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ALERT! Note: This topic should be regarded as read-only, so that upgrades can safely overwrite it without risk to your customizations.
 
Added:
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Preference settings local to your site should be set in Main.TWikiPreferences (this topic is pointed to by {LocalSitePreferences}, which is set by the admin in the configure interface). Settings in Main.TWikiPreferences will override settings in this topic, and should be used for defining custom settings and variables.

Read more on how to set Preferences Variables.

(Click for form-based editing of existing preferences.)

 

Default Web Preferences

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ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics
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ALERT! NOTE: These are just defaults; don't change them here. Instead, add them to the WebPreferences topic in each web
 
Changed:
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  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):
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  • List of selected topics in a web (used in menus)
 
Changed:
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  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
>
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  • Web-specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
 
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA
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  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of web's logo.

  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, set SITEMAPLIST to on, do not set NOSEARCHALL, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. TWiki.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Describe what this web does.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...to do something.
 
  • Copyright notice:
Changed:
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    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
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    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.TWikiPreferences
 
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  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, xml tags or WikiWords)
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  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, html tags, entities, wiki markup or WikiWords)
 
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
Changed:
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    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
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    • Set NOSEARCHALL =
Deleted:
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  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.
Changed:
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  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet
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  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently if empty or off. Output warning message (defined in templates/oopsalerts.tmpl) if set to on. Otherwise output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this in web preferences, or by using a warn="..." parameter with %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = on
 

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary
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  • Some skins have two editors available; the default editor, and a second editor which is usually a WYSIWYG editor (the second editor is used by hitting the WYSIWYG link in pattern or classic skins). If COMPOSER is not set, the second editor will work the same as the default editor. If the WysiwygPlugin is installed and it is set to 'kupu' (the default), then the Kupu WYSIWYG editor will be enabled. You can change the setting to use any editor that is enabled by setting the cover parameter on the edit URL.
    • Set COMPOSER = kupu
 
  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
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    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15
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    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 22
 
  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%
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  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =
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  • Default state of the Force New Revision (ForceNewRevision) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set FORCENEWREVISIONCHECKBOX =
 
  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
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    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \n * $name: $comment
 
  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
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    • Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \n * $comment:
      \n $name
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      $comment
 
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TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki
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    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = twikiRobot46x50.gif
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    • Set WIKILOGOIMG = T-logo-140x40-t.gif
 
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    • Set WIKILOGOALT = Powered by TWiki
 
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    • Set WIKIHOMEURL = /twiki/bin/view

  • List of TWiki webs - on the first line of the upper toolbar (to add a new web, see ManagingWebs and SiteMap):
 
    • Set WIKIWEBLIST = Main  |  TWiki  |  Sandbox
    • TIP NOTE: To automatically list all non-hidden webs in alphabetical order, use the %WEBLIST{}% variable instead:
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  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE:
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    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
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  • Users or groups allowed to create new webs: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)
  • This has been disabled for the TWiki-4.0.0 release due to a potential security hole - you must be in the TWikiAdminGroup? to create a web
 

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z
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Email and Proxy Server Settings

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E-mail Settings

 
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  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
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  • TWiki administrator name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
 
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator
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  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

 
  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins
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  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

  • URL for current topic
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HTTP-EQUIV Settings

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  • NOTE: The current values of these preferences are not displayed in view mode (values are <link>-tags).
 
  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
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    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
Changed:
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    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
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    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
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  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
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    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT =
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  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
Deleted:
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    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW =
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Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

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    • Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/layout.css
    • Set TWIKISTYLEURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/style.css
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    • Set TWIKICOLORSURL = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/colors.css
 
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  • Custom overriding styles (enabled pr. default but empty, to prevent browsers from fetching %USERLAYOUTURL%-style URLs)
    • Set USERLAYOUTURL =
    • Set USERSTYLEURL =
    • Set USERCOLORSURL =
 
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DragonSkin?

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    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/PatternSkin/TWiki_header.gif
    • Set WEBHEADERBGCOLOR = #ffffff

Skin icons

 
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    • Set DS_THEME = gray
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  • Topic containing the icon graphics library. Icons can easily be rendered with %ICON{name}%.
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  • Quicklinks headings:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKSHEADING =
  • Quicklinks submenu:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKS =
 
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Legacy support

  • Support for legacy "EDITTOPIC", used to be hard-coded, now replaced by TMPL:P conditional instantiation
    • Set EDITURL = /twiki/bin/edit/TWiki/TWikiPreferences?t=1660623450
    • Set EDITTOPIC = Edit
 

Plugins Settings

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    • Set DISABLEDPLUGINS = The DISABLEDPLUGINS variable is no longer supported
    • Set INSTALLEDPLUGINS = The INSTALLEDPLUGINS variable is no longer supported. You can set the Plugins execution order using the configure interface.
 
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Rendering Shortcuts Settings

 
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Miscellaneous Settings

 
  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

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  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE
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  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE
 
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Miscellaneous Settings

 
  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif
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Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER
 

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .
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Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, xml tags or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =  <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="%SCRIPTURL%/view%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%/WebRss?skin=rss&amp;contenttype=text/xml" />

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
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PatternSkin

DragonSkin?

  • Theme: (gray, monochrome, tabstyle)
    • Set DS_THEME = gray
  • Quicklinks headings:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKSHEADING =
  • Quicklinks submenu:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKS =

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, xml tags or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
Changed:
<
<
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta
>
>
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWiki
 
  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =  <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="%SCRIPTURL%/view%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%/WebRss?skin=rss&amp;contenttype=text/xml" />

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • #Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

DragonSkin?

  • Theme: (gray, monochrome, tabstyle)
    • Set DS_THEME = gray
  • Quicklinks headings:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKSHEADING =
  • Quicklinks submenu:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKS =

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

Note: Can't edit? View raw topic

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
Changed:
<
<
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0
>
>
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFD8AA
 
  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, xml tags or WikiWords)
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =  <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="%SCRIPTURL%/view%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%/WebRss?skin=rss&amp;contenttype=text/xml" />

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • #Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

DragonSkin?

  • Theme: (gray, monochrome, tabstyle)
    • Set DS_THEME = gray
  • Quicklinks headings:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKSHEADING =
  • Quicklinks submenu:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKS =

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
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    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER, BASICSTYLETOPIC
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    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER
 

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
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  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
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  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters, xml tags or WikiWords)
 
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =  <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="%SCRIPTURL%/view%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%/WebRss?skin=rss&amp;contenttype=text/xml" />

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • #Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

DragonSkin?

  • Theme: (gray, monochrome, tabstyle)
    • Set DS_THEME = gray
  • Quicklinks headings:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKSHEADING =
  • Quicklinks submenu:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKS =

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER, BASICSTYLETOPIC

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

Note: Can't edit? View raw topic

Revision 692004-08-08 - PeterThoeny?

 

TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
Changed:
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    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.
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    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback
 
  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
Added:
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    • If you use PatternSkin:
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
 
Deleted:
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Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =  <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="%SCRIPTURL%/view%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%/WebRss?skin=rss&amp;contenttype=text/xml" />

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • #Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

  • Using attachments for styles
Changed:
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Deleted:
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  • Using topics to define styles - these settings will override attachment style settings above -
    • Default TWiki CSS styling topics where layout and style are are defined:
      • #Set TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC = TWikiLayout?
      • #Set TWIKISTYLETOPIC = TWikiStyle?
    • CSS styling topics to be defined in local webs or in user topics (these can complement or override default TWiki style topics):
      • Set LAYOUTTOPIC =
      • Set STYLETOPIC =
    • Use the CSS TOPIC setting above to build the URLS used in the templates
      • #Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set TWIKISTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKISTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set USERLAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%USERLAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set USERSTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%USERSTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
 

DragonSkin?

  • Theme: (gray, monochrome, tabstyle)
    • Set DS_THEME = gray
  • Quicklinks headings:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKSHEADING =
  • Quicklinks submenu:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKS =

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER, BASICSTYLETOPIC

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
Changed:
<
<
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = on
>
>
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = off
 
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =  <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="%SCRIPTURL%/view%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%/WebRss?skin=rss&amp;contenttype=text/xml" />

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • #Set SKIN = pattern

PatternSkin

  • Using topics to define styles - these settings will override attachment style settings above -
    • Default TWiki CSS styling topics where layout and style are are defined:
      • #Set TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC = TWikiLayout?
      • #Set TWIKISTYLETOPIC = TWikiStyle?
    • CSS styling topics to be defined in local webs or in user topics (these can complement or override default TWiki style topics):
      • Set LAYOUTTOPIC =
      • Set STYLETOPIC =
    • Use the CSS TOPIC setting above to build the URLS used in the templates
      • #Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set TWIKISTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKISTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set USERLAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%USERLAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set USERSTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%USERSTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css

DragonSkin?

  • Theme: (gray, monochrome, tabstyle)
    • Set DS_THEME = gray
  • Quicklinks headings:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKSHEADING =
  • Quicklinks submenu:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKS =

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER, BASICSTYLETOPIC

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

Note: Can't edit? View raw topic

Revision 672004-07-31 - PeterThoeny?

 

TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = on
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki site name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =  <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS Feed" href="%SCRIPTURL%/view%SCRIPTSUFFIX%/%WEB%/WebRss?skin=rss&amp;contenttype=text/xml" />

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
Changed:
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    • Set SKIN =
>
>
    • #Set SKIN = pattern
 
Changed:
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  • Default TWiki CSS styling topics where layout and style are are defined:
>
>
Deleted:
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<
    • #Set TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC = TWikiLayout?
    • #Set TWIKISTYLETOPIC = TWikiStyle?
  • CSS styling topics to be defined in local webs or in user topics (these can complement or override default TWiki style topics):
    • Set LAYOUTTOPIC =
    • Set STYLETOPIC =
 
Changed:
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  • Use the CSS TOPIC setting above to build the URLS used in the templates
    • #Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
    • #Set TWIKISTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKISTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
    • #Set USERLAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%USERLAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
    • #Set USERSTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%USERSTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
>
>

PatternSkin

Added:
>
>
  • Using topics to define styles - these settings will override attachment style settings above -
    • Default TWiki CSS styling topics where layout and style are are defined:
      • #Set TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC = TWikiLayout?
      • #Set TWIKISTYLETOPIC = TWikiStyle?
    • CSS styling topics to be defined in local webs or in user topics (these can complement or override default TWiki style topics):
      • Set LAYOUTTOPIC =
      • Set STYLETOPIC =
    • Use the CSS TOPIC setting above to build the URLS used in the templates
      • #Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set TWIKISTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKISTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set USERLAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%USERLAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
      • #Set USERSTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%USERSTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css

DragonSkin?

  • Theme: (gray, monochrome, tabstyle)
    • Set DS_THEME = gray
  • Quicklinks headings:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKSHEADING =
  • Quicklinks submenu:
    • Set DS_QUICKLINKS =
 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BROWN = <font color="#996633">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER, BASICSTYLETOPIC

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = on
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

Changed:
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  • TWiki platform name:
>
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  • TWiki site name:
 
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • List of TWiki webs - on the first line of the upper toolbar (to add a new web, see ManagingWebs and SiteMap):
Changed:
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>
>
 
Changed:
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  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =
>
>
  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000
 
  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.
Deleted:
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  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000
 

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
Changed:
<
<
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
>
>
    • #Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
Added:
>
>
    • Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW =
 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 
Added:
>
>

Skin Settings

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Default TWiki CSS styling topics where layout and style are are defined:
    • #Set TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC = TWikiLayout?
    • #Set TWIKISTYLETOPIC = TWikiStyle?
  • CSS styling topics to be defined in local webs or in user topics (these can complement or override default TWiki style topics):
    • Set LAYOUTTOPIC =
    • Set STYLETOPIC =

  • Use the CSS TOPIC setting above to build the URLS used in the templates
    • #Set TWIKILAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKILAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
    • #Set TWIKISTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%TWIKISTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
    • #Set USERLAYOUTURL = ../TWiki/%USERLAYOUTTOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
    • #Set USERSTYLEURL = ../TWiki/%USERSTYLETOPIC%?skin=text&contenttype=text/css
 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
Added:
>
>
    • Set BROWN = looks like this
 
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
Added:
>
>
    • Set BROWN =
 
    • Set BLACK =
    • Set GRAY =
    • Set SILVER =
    • Set WHITE =
    • Set ENDCOLOR =

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
Changed:
<
<
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER
>
>
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER, BASICSTYLETOPIC
 

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

Note: Can't edit? View raw topic

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
Changed:
<
<
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.
>
>
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.
 
  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = on
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki platform name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki platform name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

Note: Can't edit?

>
>

TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Show tool-tip topic info on mouse-over of WikiWord links. Setting can be on, off, or customized. An empty setting or off setting disables the tool-tips (for better performance). The setting can contain $summary to show the topic summary, $date for the last change date, $rev for the revision, $username for the login name of the last editor, $wikiname for the WikiName, $wikiusername for Main.WikiName, $topic for the topic name, and $web for the web name
    • Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = on
    • #Set LINKTOOLTIPINFO = $username - $date - $rev: $summary

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$comment" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki platform name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

  • WebPreferences has preferences of the TWiki.TWiki web.
  • TWikiUsers has a list of user topics. User topics can have optional user preferences.
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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.

  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
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TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki platform name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

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The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), topic level (the topic being rendered), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).
 
  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.
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  • Simplified Copyright notice for the WebRss feed (don't use any special characters or xml tags
    • Set WEBRSSCOPYRIGHT = Copyright 2022 by contributing authors
 
  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$name" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki platform name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

Added:
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>

Preferences Control Settings

  • Allow topic level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will be read, and will override any web- or site-level preferences not set as FINALPREFERENCES. By default, user preferences will override topic preferences.
    • Set READTOPICPREFS = on

  • Topic level overrides user level preferences, on or off: If set to on, topic preferences will override user preferences. The user can in turn override this behavior by setting further FINALPREFERENCES in his or her user topic.
    • Set TOPICOVERRIDESUSER = off
 
  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
Changed:
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    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE
>
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    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE, READTOPICPREFS, TOPICOVERRIDESUSER
 

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

Note: Can't edit? View raw topic

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TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$name" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki platform name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
Changed:
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    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Webmaster
>
>
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Administrator
 
  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

Note: Can't edit? View raw topic

Revision 602004-01-08 - PeterThoeny?

 

TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.

Default Web Preferences

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
Changed:
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    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2003 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.
>
>
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2022 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.
 
  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet

Default User Settings

ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$name" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki platform name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000

Search Settings

  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Webmaster

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

HTTP-EQUIV Settings

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 

Plugins Settings

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

Related Topics

Note: Can't edit? View raw topic

Revision 592004-01-04 - PeterThoeny?

 

TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the individual web level (see WebPreferences in each web), and on the user level (create preferences in your user account topic in the Main web, ex: TWikiGuest).

  • ALERT! NOTE: You can lock individual settings at the site or web levels using User & Group Access Control - see section below.
Changed:
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Web Preferences

>
>

Default Web Preferences

  ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in individual WebPreferences topics

  • List of selected topics in a web - the second line of the upper toolbar (usually overwritten in individual WebPreferences):

  • Web specific background color: (is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #C0C0C0

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2003 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback.

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs; is overwritten by web preferences)
    • Set NOSEARCHALL =

  • Prevent automatic linking of WikiWords and acronyms (if set to on); link WikiWords (if empty); can be overwritten by web preferences:
    • Set NOAUTOLINK =
    • Note: Use the [[...][...]] syntax to link topics in case you disabled WikiWord linking. The <noautolink> ... </noautolink> syntax can be used to prevents links within a block of text.

  • Warn if %INCLUDE{}% of topic fails: Fail silently (if empty or off); output "Warning: Can't INCLUDE Topic, topic not found" (if set to on); else, output specific text (use $topic for topic). You can override this setting by web preferences and by a warn="..." parameter in %INCLUDE{}% :
    • Set INCLUDEWARNING = Note: Included topic $topic? does not exist yet
Changed:
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User Settings

>
>

Default User Settings

  ALERT! NOTE: They are typically redefined in topics of individual TWikiUsers

  • Horizontal size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXWIDTH = 70

  • Vertical size of text edit box: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXHEIGHT = 15

  • Style of text edit box. Set to width: 99% for full window width (default; this will overwrite the EDITBOXWIDTH setting), or width: auto to disable. This setting works for IE and some other recent browsers. (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set EDITBOXSTYLE = width: 99%

  • Default state of the Release edit lock (UnlockTopic? ) check box in preview. Checkbox is initially checked if Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty. If checked, make sure to click on Edit to do more changes; do not go back in your browser to the edit page, or you risk that someone else will edit the topic at the same time: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set RELEASEEDITLOCKCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the Minor Changes, Don't Notify (DontNotify) check box in preview. Check box is initially checked if Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set DONTNOTIFYCHECKBOX =

  • Default state of the link check box in the attach file page. Checkbox is initially checked if Set ATTACHLINKBOX = checked="checked", or unchecked if empty (Set ATTACHLINKBOX =). If checked, a link is created to the attached file at the end of the topic: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

  • Format of file link when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
    • Set ATTACHEDFILELINKFORMAT = \t* $name: $comment

  • Format of images when the link check box is checked: (can be overwritten by user preferences)
    • HELP NOTE: Keyword $name gets expanded to filename; $comment to comment; $size to width="..." height="..." attribute of img tag; \t to tab (3 spaces for bullets).
      * Set ATTACHEDIMAGEFORMAT = \t* $comment: <br />
        <img src="%ATTACHURLPATH%/$name" alt="$name" $size />

TWiki Platform Settings

  • TWiki platform name:
    • Set WIKITOOLNAME = TWikibeta

  • Image, URL and alternate tooltip text of TWiki logo: (can be overwritten by web preferences)

  • Skin overriding the default TWiki templates: (can be overwritten by WebPreferences and user preferences)
    • Set SKIN =

  • Broadcast message for skins supporting a %BROADCASTMESSAGE% at the top of the page: (IMPORTANT: Set to empty message if not used; #Comment out unused messages)
    • Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
    • #Set BROADCASTMESSAGE =
      NOTE: Edit and Attach will be disabled today between 05:00 PM and 06:00 PM PDT (00:00 to 01:00 GMT) for a scheduled TWiki maintenance.

  • Maximum size of FileAttachments in KB, 0 for no limit:
    • Set ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT = 10000
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Email and Proxy Server Settings

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Search Settings

 
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  • Default type for search, one of: keyword (for search engine like syntax), regex (for RegularExpression search), or literal (for verbatim search)
    • Set SEARCHDEFAULTTTYPE = keyword
  • Default for %SEARCH{}% variable, one of: keyword, regex, or literal
    • Set SEARCHVARDEFAULTTYPE = literal
  • Stop words, e.g., common words and characters to exclude from a keyword search:
    • Set SEARCHSTOPWORDS = a, all, am, an, and, any, as, at, b, be, by, c, d, e, for, from, g, h, how, i, i'm, i.e., in, is, isn't, it, it's, its, j, k, l, m, n, o, of, on, or, p, q, r, s, t, that, that's, the, this, to, u, v, w, was, wasn't, what, what's, when, where, who, who's, will, with, x, y, z

Email and Proxy Server Settings

 

  • TWiki webmaster name (first name and last name, e.g. Fred Smith):
    • Set WIKIWEBMASTERNAME = TWiki Webmaster

  • Mail host for outgoing mail. This is used for WebChangesAlert if Perl module Net::SMTP is installed. If not, or if SMTPMAILHOST is empty, the external sendmail program is used instead (defined by $mailProgram in TWiki.cfg). Examples: mail.your.company or localhost
    • Set SMTPMAILHOST = mail

  • Mail domain sending mail. SMTP requires that you identify the TWiki server sending mail. If not set, Net::SMTP will guess it for you. Ex: twiki.your.company
    • Set SMTPSENDERHOST =

  • Proxy Server. Some environments require outbound HTTP traffic to go through a proxy server. Set the host in PROXYHOST (example: proxy.your.company), and the port number in PROXYPORT (example: 8080). No proxy is used if PROXYHOST or PROXYPORT is empty.
    • Set PROXYHOST =
    • Set PROXYPORT =

Email Link Settings

  • 'Mail this topic' mailto: link - can be included in topics, templates or skins

  • 'Mail this topic' link text
    • Set MAILTHISTOPICTEXT = Send a link to this page

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Plugins Settings

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HTTP-EQUIV Settings

 
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HTTP-EQUIV Settings

 

  • http-equiv meta tags for view, rdiff, attach, search* scripts:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for edit script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

  • http-equiv meta tags for preview script:
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW = 
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Plugins Settings

 

Miscellaneous Settings

  • Line break:
    • Set BR =

  • Bullet sign:
    • Set BULLET = •

  • Line break and bullet with different levels of indentation:
    • Set BB =
    • Set BB2 =
        •
    • Set BB3 =
          •
    • Set BB4 =
            •

  • Colored text: (see more StandardColors)
    You type: %RED% red text %ENDCOLOR% and %GREEN% green text %ENDCOLOR%
    You get: red text and green text
    • Note: %<color>% text must end with %ENDCOLOR%. If you want to switch from one color to another one you first need to end the active color with %ENDCOLOR%, e.g. write %RED% some text %ENDCOLOR% %GREEN% more text %ENDCOLOR%.
      <-- Two sets of colors follow: Color test and color setting -->
    • Set YELLOW = looks like this
    • Set ORANGE = looks like this
    • Set RED = looks like this
    • Set PINK = looks like this
    • Set PURPLE = looks like this
    • Set TEAL = looks like this
    • Set NAVY = looks like this
    • Set BLUE = looks like this
    • Set AQUA = looks like this
    • Set LIME = looks like this
    • Set GREEN = looks like this
    • Set OLIVE = looks like this
    • Set MAROON = looks like this
    • Set BLACK = looks like this
    • Set GRAY = looks like this
    • Set SILVER = looks like this
    • Set WHITE = looks like this (with gray background)
    • The following color settings are enclosed in verbatim tags to avoid incorrect nesting of XHTML tags:
      * Set YELLOW = <font color="#ffff00">
      * Set ORANGE = <font color="#ff6600">
      * Set RED = <font color="#ff0000">
      * Set PINK = <font color="#ff00ff">
      * Set PURPLE = <font color="#800080">
      * Set TEAL = <font color="#008080">
      * Set NAVY = <font color="#000080">
      * Set BLUE = <font color="#0000ff">
      * Set AQUA = <font color="#00ffff">
      * Set LIME = <font color="#00ff00">
      * Set GREEN = <font color="#008000">
      * Set OLIVE = <font color="#808000">
      * Set MAROON = <font color="#800000">
      * Set BLACK = <font color="#000000">
      * Set GRAY = <font color="#808080">
      * Set SILVER = <font color="#c0c0c0">
      * Set WHITE = <font color="#ffffff">
      * Set ENDCOLOR = </font>

  • Graphics used in TWiki documentation - view all images in TWikiDocGraphics. (There are various ways to set up common icons as text variables. This is simply one quick approach.):
    • Set H = HELP
    • Set I = IDEA!
    • Set M = MOVED TO...
    • Set N = NEW
    • Set P = REFACTOR
    • Set Q = QUESTION?
    • Set S = PICK
    • Set T = TIP
    • Set U = UPDATED
    • Set X = ALERT!
    • Set Y = DONE

  • Background color of non existing topic: ( default cornsilk or #FFFFCE )
    • Set NEWTOPICBGCOLOR = #FFFFCE

  • Font color of non existing topic: ( default #0000FF )
    • Set NEWTOPICFONTCOLOR = #0000FF

  • PreviewBackground image:
    • Set PREVIEWBGIMAGE = /pub/TWiki/PreviewBackground/preview2bg.gif

Access Control Settings

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this TWikiPreferences topic: (ex: TWikiAdminGroup)

  • Site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences and user preferences:
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    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST , SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE
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    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIWEBMASTER, SMTPMAILHOST, SMTPSENDERHOST, ALLOWWEBMANAGE
 

Creating New Preference Variables

You can introduce new VARIABLES and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the TWiki engine (Perl scripts).

  • A preference is defined in a TWikiShorthand bullet item: [3 spaces] * [space] Set NAME = value
    Example (as a nested bullet item, indented 6 spaces):
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs: %. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFD8AA .

  • ALERT! The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences FIRST. For example, set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since the copyright notice uses the webmaster email address.

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Revision 582003-12-26 - PeterThoeny?

 

TWiki Site-Level Preferences

The following are site-level settings that affect all users in all webs on this TWikiSite. They can be selectively overwritten on the i