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Local customisations of site-wide preferences

Info Site-level preferences are located in TWiki.TWikiPreferences, however this Main.TWikiPreferences prefs topic has override priority and should be used for local customisations. This allows for easier upgrades as you don't need to worry about the shipped preferences clobbering yours. It's easier to keep a handle on if you only copy over the settings you actually change.

Quick edit of existing preferences (edit the topic text to set new preferences)

Site Specific Site-wide Preferences

Final Preferences

  • FINALPREFERENCES locks site-level preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by WebPreferences or user preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, PREVIEWBGIMAGE, WIKITOOLNAME, WIKIHOMEURL, ALLOWROOTCHANGE, DENYROOTCHANGE, TWIKILAYOUTURL, TWIKISTYLEURL, TWIKICOLORSURL, USERSWEB, SYSTEMWEB, DOCWEB

Security Settings

  • Only TWiki administrators are allowed to change this topic:
  • Disable WYSIWYG editor for this preferences topic only:
    • Local TINYMCEPLUGIN_DISABLE = on

  • University of Waterloo Logo

  • Where the local search (in UWclfSearch) should look
    • Set LOCALSEARCH = www.uwaterloo.ca

  • Topics that produce Left and Right Navigation
  • WORDMARK can be text string or <img /> tag
    • Set WORDMARK = default wordmark

- or -

    • Set WORDMARK = Knowledge Integration

    • Set WORDMARKURL = /twiki/bin/view/Main

  • Collage appears when SKIN == uw2home or uw3home
    • Set COLLAGESRC = aerial.jpg
    • Set COLLAGEALT = UW: Building a Talent Trust

  • Contentbar appears when SKIN == uw2content or uw3content
    • Set CONTENTBAR = Main | TWiki Preferences

  • The SKIN determines the topic's appearance (home or content, two or 3 columns)

    • Set ATTACHLINKBOX =

Related topics: TWiki.TWikiPreferences, TWikiVariables, TWikiAccessControl