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Managing Webs

Adding webs is a web based operation; renaming and deleting webs are manual operations done directly on the server

Overview

A TWiki Site is divided into webs; each one represents one subject, one area of collaboration. Administrators can add/rename/delete webs.

Choose Web Template

There are two methods used to create a new web. First you can use a specially designed Template Web. This is an invisible web that begins with an underscore "_" character. All topics in the _default template web will be copied into your new web.

The second method is to use an existing web as a template web. This may be useful if you already have a web that you like to use as a starting point. Only topics that have names beginning with Web... (like "WebHome", "WebNotify", etc.) are copied.

In either case you will want to be sure to verify that your new web has all the custom modifications that you desire.

Adding a New Web

Create a new web by filling out this form. Note: It is not recommended to create a new web for each little project. You can organize content within a web using TWiki Forms? and Formatted Search. Cross-linking topics and search is easier if there are only a few larger webs.
Name of new web: Enter a short name of up to 10 characters. The name must start with one or more upper case letters, followed by optional lower case letters or numbers; it cannot be a Wiki Word?
Based on web: Select a Template Web
Web color: Enter a Standard Colors code for the web
Description:
 
 

Enter a short description of the web. Write Web.TopicName instead of just TopicName if you include links. This will list the web in the Site Map? (leave field empty if you prefer not to update the directory.)
Use to...
 

Continue the sentence describing the intended use. This is also for the Site Map?
Exclude web from "search all": No   Yes Specify if you want to exclude the web from a "search all webs" search. Note that the Site Map? will not list the web if you select Yes.
 

Note: Attachments will NOT get copied over along with their topics. This will be a feature added for the TWiki:Codev/CairoRelease.

Note: This script does not yet edit the TWiki.TWiki Preferences file to update the WIKIWEBLIST. This must be done by hand.

The manage script while creating the new web will update the following variables in the Web Preferences: WEBBGCOLOR, SITEMAPLIST, SITEMAPWHAT, SITEMAPUSETO and NOSEARCHALL. These variables are now used to dynamically generate the Site Map?.

Renaming or Deleting a Web

Renaming or deleting a web requires direct access to the installation files on the host server. There are currently no browser-based equivalents of the Rename/move/delete topic tools for working with webs.

NOTE: If you plan to rename the jEdit Community Wiki.Main web, remember that TWiki stores user and group topics in %MAINWEB%, default named Main. That means, every Wiki Name signature - Main.SomeUserName - points to it and would need updating (unless the variable, %MAINWEB%.SomeUserName, is used throughout).

  1. Prepare your site: Search each web for links to the target web, searching topic text for Oldwebname., including the dot so you'll find references like Oldwebname.SomeTopic.
  2. Edit the TWiki Preferences topic: Rename or delete the web from the WIKIWEBLIST variable.
  3. Login to the jEdit Community Wiki server, via Telnet or FTP.
  4. Go to twiki/data and rename or remove the web directory.
  5. Go to twiki/templates and rename or remove the web directory if present.
  6. Go to twiki/pub and rename or remove the web directory if present.

-- Mike Mannix - 14 Sep 2001
-- Peter Thoeny - 07 Apr 2002
-- Grant Bow - 16 Jan 2003

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