[pmwiki-users] wiki farm terminology

Neil Herber nospam at eton.ca
Mon Mar 20 17:23:37 CST 2006

At 2006-03-20  11:34 PM +0100, christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com is 
rumored to have said:
>I think this is the core of the problem... the "home wiki" is special in
>the sense that it can't have any local skins etc. What I'd like is for the
>normal stand-alone installation to easily be converted into a farm
>installation where the original (only) wiki will then be just like any
>other wiki in the farm, i.e. it can have it's own local settings and

This poor horse has been flogged so much   ....  but   ...

The home wiki is exactly like any other wiki in this respect. You can 
set whatever skin you want for it in config.php. That will override 
the default skin specified in farmconfig.php.

In fact, all of the settings in config.php in the home wiki act 
exactly the same way they would if they were placed in any other wiki 
in the farm.

The mind boggling part is that because the home wiki's pub/ directory 
is shared by all wikis in the farm, any skin added for the home wiki 
immediately becomes available to all the wikis in the farm.


Neil Herber
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