[pmwiki-users] Skin is missing
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Mar 6 08:19:10 CST 2006
On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 01:53:54PM +0100, kjettil wrote:
> Having been introduced to pmWiki, I a few days ago downloaded and
> installed the latest version on my portable (XP, EasyPHP). I've been
> very impressed by it's possibilities and I've successfully played with
> and modified various skins and recipes. So, I wanted to put it into
> operation for a couple of websites, to be maintained by non-IT-inclined
> people. To start testing on a hosted server I
> 1 - uploaded/copied the installation I had working perfectly on my
> portable to the host server. Result: Skin not recognized, links not
> working. Thought it had something to do with portability, so I
> 2 - downloaded a fresh latest version, unzipped, config.php
> configured, etc and uploaded it all, carefully following the
> installation instructions. Same result: Sidebar and start page shown but
> without skin and links from that page are not working.
> What's wrong? config.php configured in right place, skins present,
> wiki.d exists, .htaccess allowed by host, etc. Any hint on what I should
> be looking for?
If the skin isn't displaying, that's usually an indication that PmWiki
is unable to automatically determine the value of $PubDirUrl, and if
links aren't working that means it cannot find $ScriptUrl.
This is commonly a problem under hosting providers (Dreamhost is one,
I think) that don't follow the CGI 1.1 standards.
Try explicitly setting $ScriptUrl and $PubDirUrl in your
local/config.php and see if it works.
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