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Main Web Preferences

The following settings are web preferences of the Main web. These preferences overwrite the site-level preferences in System.DefaultPreferences and Main.SitePreferences, and can be overwritten by user preferences (your personal topic, eg: WikiGuest 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 = Users  |  Groups  |  Changes  |  Index  |  Search  |  Go
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFEFA6
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = Welcome to Foswiki... Users, Groups
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...see who is registered on this site
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on

  • Default template for new topics for this web:
    • WebTopicEditTemplate?: Default template for new topics in this web. (Site-level is used if topic does not exist)
    • System.WebTopicEditTemplate: Site-level default topic template

  • Comma separated list of forms that can be attached to topics in this web. See DataForms for more information.

  • Users or groups who are not / are allowed to view / change / rename topics in the Main web: (See AccessControl). Remove the # to enable any of these settings. Remember that an empty setting is a valid setting; setting DENYWEBVIEW to nothing means that anyone can view the web.
    • Set DENYWEBVIEW =
    • Set ALLOWWEBVIEW =
    • Set DENYWEBCHANGE =
    • Set ALLOWWEBCHANGE = EditorsGroup
    • Set DENYWEBRENAME =
    • Set ALLOWWEBRENAME = EditorsGroup

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

  • Web preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by sub-web, user or topic preferences:
    • Set FINALPREFERENCES = NOSEARCHALL, ATTACHFILESIZELIMIT, WIKIWEBMASTER, WEBCOPYRIGHT, WEBTOPICLIST, DENYWEBVIEW, ALLOWWEBVIEW, DENYWEBCHANGE, ALLOWWEBCHANGE, DENYWEBRENAME, ALLOWWEBRENAME

Help on Preferences

  • A preference setting lets you define a simple macro? that can be expanded in your output.
  • A preference setting looks like this:
    3 or 6 spaces * Set NAME = value
    Example:
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
  • A preferences setting can be disabled with a # sign. Remove the # sign to enable a local customisation. Example:
  • Macros defined using preference settings are expanded by enclosing the name in percent signs. Example:
    • When you write %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #FFEFA6
  • The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. i.e. set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since %WEBCOPYRIGHT% uses the %WIKIWEBMASTER% setting.
  • You can introduce your own preference settings and use them in your topics and templates.
  • Preferences can be defined in a number of places:
    1. DefaultPreferences
    2. SitePreferences
    3. Parent webs WebPreferences
    4. WebPreferences
    5. In user topics
    6. In Plugin documentation topics
    7. In topics
  • Preference settings can be finalised, which means they can't be redefined

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Topic revision: r7 - 11 Jun 2012 - 15:54:03 - PaulWaddell
 
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