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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: