Skins are customized template files. You can use skins to change the look of a TWiki topic, for example the layout of the header and footer. Note that the renderd text between header and footer does not
change. You can use skins also to define an alternate view, i.e. a view optimized for printing.
A skin file is located in the
directory and has a name like
. For example, the
skin for the
(red color added for clarification).
A skin can be activated in two ways:
- Define the SKIN preference variable in TWikiPreferences, one of the WebPreferences, or a user preference. I.e.
- Set SKIN = wikiwiki
Note: Who has time to create the classic
?skin=name to the URL, i.e. for this topic:
URL parameter overrides the SKIN preference value.
- 20 Jan 2001