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TWiki Web Preferences

The following settings are web preferences of the TWiki web. These preferences overwrite the site-level preferences in TWiki.TWikiPreferences and Main.TWikiPreferences, and can be overwritten by user preferences (your personal topic, eg: TWikiGuest in the Main web).

Web Preferences Settings

These settings override the defaults for this web only. See full list of defaults with explanation.

  • Web settings:
    • Set WEBTOPICLIST = Welcome  |  Register  |  Changes  |  Topics  |  Index  |  Search  |  Go
    • Set WEBHEADERART = /pub/TWiki/WebPreferences/Dakar.gif
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = TWiki documentation, welcome, registration and other starting points
    • Hide Table of Contents if the topic is included
      • Set TOC_HIDE_IF_INCLUDED = on
    • Set default Table of Contents title
      • Set TOC_TITLE = On this page:
    • The first header level to appear in the TOC:
      • Set TOC_MIN_DEPTH = 2
    • Use auto linking for the TWiki documentation pages:
      • Set NOAUTOLINK = 0

  • Default template for new topics for this web:

  • Copyright notice for the TWiki web.
    • Set WEBCOPYRIGHT = This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platformCopyright © 1999-2021 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
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      Note: Please contribute updates to this topic on TWiki.org at TWiki:TWiki.WebPreferences.

  • Users or groups allowed to change or rename this WebPreferences topic: (e.g., WebAdministratorsGroup?)

  • Web preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by sub-web, user or topic preferences:

Help on Preferences

  • A preference setting is defined by:
    3 or 6 spaces * Set NAME = value
  • A preferences setting can be disabled with a # sign. Remove the # sign to enable a local customisation. Example:
  • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs. Example:
    • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR% , it gets expanded to #FFD8AA
  • The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences first, i.e. set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since %WEBCOPYRIGHT% uses the %WIKIWEBMASTER% variable.
  • You can introduce your own preferences variables and use them in your topics and templates.

Related Topics


  • Move Rename, move or delete this web:
    • Note: The TWiki web cannot be renamed. See also: ManagingWebs
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