[pmwiki-users] wiki farm terminology

H. Fox haganfox at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Mar 20 19:20:50 CST 2006

On 3/20/06, Hans <design at softflow.co.uk> wrote:
> Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 12:18:10 AM, christian wrote:
> > This also means that the "home wiki" can't have a locally modified skin
> > (or CSS) which is different from the global skins. If you in addition use
> > recipes that use the pub/-directory for other purposes (eg MimeTeX to
> > cache images), you can get a conflict here as well.
> And why not? Set in your home wiki's config.php $Skin = 'skinA';
> and set in farmconfig.php $Skin = 'skinB';
> and you get your local skin skinA and your global skin for other wikis
> as skinB.
> But if you mean that you want to change a few things for the pmwiki
> skin for instance, just for your home wiki, and not for other wikis,
> then you would need to create a copy of the pmwiki skin first, modify
> that, and set your skin to the modified directory
> $Skin= 'pmwiki-modified';
> So you need to be aware that the pub/ directory is shared with others,
> and be careful how you modify stuff.

At the risk of sounding like a scratched CD...

Adding a skin or cookbook recipe to the home wiki can only be done
"globally".  The skins and recipes are available to not only the home
wiki, but all of the wikis.  Therein lies the main difference between
a home wiki and and one installed outside the PmWiki directory.

Another way of looking at it is that these point to the *same*
directory in the home wiki and *different* directories in a wiki
installed away from the PmWiki directory



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