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Instant TWiki Site Enhancements

These quick enhancements are aimed at improving and customising your TWiki. New TWiki site administrators are especially encouraged to review this document for ideas before deploying a new TWikiSite. The metaphor of building a house is useful. The listed enhancements are some of the details possible when moving into a new office or home. These small changes can make a big differences for user satisfaction at your site. All modifications can be done through your Web browser, and they don't take more then in a couple of minutes. No system administration expertise is required. Some of these enhancements are also mentioned in the reference manual and other topics.

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UserReports TWikiContributor 29 May 2015 - 23:43
WebTopBar TWikiContributor 19 Jun 2014 - 03:03
VarREVINFO2 TWikiContributor 27 Nov 2013 - 08:00
TWikiAccessDotPm TWikiContributor 14 Oct 2013 - 08:02
WebPreferencesHelp TWikiContributor 25 Sep 2013 - 19:36
VarT TWikiContributor 14 Sep 2013 - 07:33
VarX TWikiContributor 14 Sep 2013 - 07:33
VarADDTOHEAD TWikiContributor 13 Sep 2013 - 00:05
WysiwygPluginSettings TWikiContributor 12 Sep 2013 - 05:06
WebTopicEditTemplate TWikiContributor 15 Aug 2013 - 21:40
VarWIKIUSERNAME TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 07:41
VarWIKITOOLNAME TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 07:41
VarSTARTSECTION TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 06:29
VarSPACEDTOPIC TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 06:27
VarSERVERTIME TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 06:23
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UserReports TWikiContributor 29 May 2015 - 23:43
WebTopBar TWikiContributor 19 Jun 2014 - 03:03
VarREVINFO2 TWikiContributor 27 Nov 2013 - 08:00
TWikiAccessDotPm TWikiContributor 14 Oct 2013 - 08:02
WebPreferencesHelp TWikiContributor 25 Sep 2013 - 19:36
VarT TWikiContributor 14 Sep 2013 - 07:33
VarX TWikiContributor 14 Sep 2013 - 07:33
VarADDTOHEAD TWikiContributor 13 Sep 2013 - 00:05
WysiwygPluginSettings TWikiContributor 12 Sep 2013 - 05:06
WebTopicEditTemplate TWikiContributor 15 Aug 2013 - 21:40
VarWIKIUSERNAME TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 07:41
VarWIKITOOLNAME TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 07:41
VarSTARTSECTION TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 06:29
VarSPACEDTOPIC TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 06:27
VarSERVERTIME TWikiContributor 15 Nov 2012 - 06:23
 
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 If you want to change the logo per TWiki web, simply attach a new logo.gif to the web's WebPreferences, and change the logo's filename by overriding the name using WEBLOGONAME in WebPreferences:
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Other cusomtisations are possible using WEBLOGOIMG, WEBLOGOURL, and WEBLOGOALT (they mirror the WIKILOGO* TWiki variables, but are applied to each web, rather than to the %WIKITOOLNAME%-based references)
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Other customizations are possible using WEBLOGOIMG, WEBLOGOURL, and WEBLOGOALT (they mirror the WIKILOGO* TWiki variables, but are applied to each web, rather than to the %WIKITOOLNAME%-based references)
 
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If you'd like to have the same customised logo for all the webs, make these changes in TWikiPreferences instead of each web's WebPreferences, e.g.,
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If you'd like to have the same customized logo for all the webs, make these changes in TWikiPreferences instead of each web's WebPreferences, e.g.,
 
  • Set WEBLOGOIMG = %PUBURLPATH%/Main/WebPreferences/mylogo.gif


Customize Topic Classification Forms

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With a simple one or two-line default topic form available for every topic - in Edit mode, click the [Add] button, and select the form if it isn't already enabled. Then, click the title to get to the actual form, [Edit], and carefully change values, probably basic page classifications. You'll get some increased value, and hands-on experience with TWikiForms, without having to read up about them first. ALERT! (add the corresponding search per category - copy a default and change)
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With a simple one or two-line default topic form available for every topic - in the "More topic actions" screen, follow the "Add or replace form on this topic" link, and select the form if it isn't already enabled. Then, edit the topic, and carefully change values, probably basic page classifications. You'll get some increased value, and hands-on experience with TWikiForms, without having to read up about them first. ALERT! (add the corresponding search per category - copy a default and change)
 


 
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