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NTP.Support Web Preferences

The following settings are web preferences of the NTP.Support web. These preferences overwrite the site-level preferences in TWikiPreferences, and can be overwritten by user preferences (your personal topic, i.e. TWikiGuest in the NTP.Users web)


  • Web specific background color: (Pick a lighter one of the StandardColors)
    • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #F0FFF0

  • List this web in the SiteMap:
    • If yes, Set SITEMAPLIST = on, and add the "what" and "use to..." description for the site map. Make sure to list only links that include the name of the web, e.g. Support.Topic links.
    • Set SITEMAPLIST = on
    • Set SITEMAPWHAT = NTP user/admin support area - HOWTOs, FAQs, etc.
    • Set SITEMAPUSETO = ...collaborate on tips and tricks for using NTP.

  • Exclude web from a web="all" search: (Set to on for hidden webs)

  • Users or groups who are not / are allowed to view / change / rename topics in the Support web: (See TWikiAccessControl)
    • Set DENYWEBCHANGE = TWikiGuest
    • Set DENYWEBRENAME = TWikiGuest

  • Web preferences that are not allowed to be overridden by user preferences:

  • Local variables:
    • The NTPNAV and DISCUSS variables are defined. But you need to edit this topic to see the definitions.
    • Set NTPNAV = %NAVBAR{prefix="
      " suffix="
      " graphics="on"}%
        • Set DISCUSS = REFACTOR See WebPreferencesDev for discussion of this topic.


          • A preference is defined as:
            6 spaces * Set NAME = value
            • Set WEBBGCOLOR = #FFFFC0
          • Preferences are used as TWikiVariables by enclosing the name in percent signs. Example:
            • When you write variable %WEBBGCOLOR%, it gets expanded to #F0FFF0.
          • The sequential order of the preference settings is significant. Define preferences that use other preferences first, i.e. set WEBCOPYRIGHT before WIKIWEBMASTER since %WEBCOPYRIGHT% uses the %WIKIWEBMASTER% variable.
          • You can introduce new preferences variables and use them in your topics and templates. There is no need to change the NTP engine (Perl scripts).

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