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TWiki.TWikiPreferencesr1.25 - 04 Jan 2002 - 17:49 - PeterThoenytopic end

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

General Preferences:

  • List of UAIWiki webs - on the first line of the upper toolbar (to add a new web, see ManagingWebs and TWikiWebsTable):
    • Set WIKIWEBLIST = Main | TWiki | Know? | Test?
    • TIP NOTE: To automatically list all non-hidden webs in alphabetical order, use this variable instead:
      Set WIKIWEBLIST = Main <span class=Sandbox <span class=TWiki

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

  • Copyright notice:
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = Copyright © 1999-2002 by the contributing authors. \nAll material on this collaboration tool is the property of the contributing authors.
      \nIdeas, requests, problems regarding UAIWiki? Send feedback.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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 />

Email Settings

  • 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 =

Plugins Settings

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. Example, to expire immediately:
    Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = <meta http-equiv="Expires" content="%GMTIME{"$day $month $year $hour:$min:$sec"}% GMT">
      * Set HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT = 

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

Preferences Access Control

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

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

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 #999966 .

  • 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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