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TWiki.ManagingWebsr1.18 - 07 Apr 2002 - 09:46 - PeterThoeny?topic end

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

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. 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 WikiWord
Based on web: Select a template web (starting with an underscore) or an existing web as a template for the new web. All topics are copied over from a template web; only topics that start with Web... (like "WebHome", "WebNotify") are copied from an existing web
Web color: Enter a StandardColors code for the web
Exclude web from "search all": No   Yes Specify if you want to exclude the web from a "search all webs" search
Update WIKIWEBLIST: No   Yes Specify if you want to list the new web in the WIKIWEBLIST displayed by some skins in the upper right hand corner
Description:
 

Enter a short description of the web. This is for listing the web in the SiteMap (leave field empty if you prefer not to update the directory)
Used to...
 

Continue the sentence describing the intended use. This is also for the SiteMap
 

For detailed instructions, see TWiki Installation Guide: Adding a New Web.

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 TWiki.Main web, remember that TWiki stores user and group topics in %MAINWEB%, default named Main. That means, every WikiName 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.
    • Make changes as required, to Newwebname.SomeTopic or better yet, to %MAINWEB%.SomeTopic.
  2. Edit the TWikiPreferences topic: Rename or delete the web from the WIKIWEBLIST variable.
  3. Login to the TWiki 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.

-- MikeMannix? - 14 Sep 2001
-- PeterThoeny? - 07 Apr 2002

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