Add TWiki personality to Foswiki


Automatically maps requests for legacy TWiki web topics to Foswiki free topics as per TopicNameMappingTable.

Map TWIKIWEB to SYSTEMWEB - no Preference setting required.

to add similar auto-compatibility for attachments, add (or uncomment) the following ErrorDocument handling to your Apache configuration in the pub section

    #for TWikiCompatibility
    ErrorDocument 404 /foswiki/bin/viewfile

Installation Instructions

You do not need to install anything in the browser to use this extension. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the extension on the server.

Open configure, and open the "Extensions" section. "Extensions Operation and Maintenance" Tab -> "Install, Update or Remove extensions" Tab. Click the "Search for Extensions" button. Enter part of the extension name or description and press search. Select the desired extension(s) and click install. If an extension is already installed, it will not show up in the search results.

You can also install from the shell by running the extension installer as the web server user: (Be sure to run as the webserver user, not as root!)
cd /path/to/foswiki
perl tools/extension_installer <NameOfExtension> install

If you have any problems, or if the extension isn't available in configure, then you can still install manually from the command-line. See for more help.

Plugin Info

Many thanks to the following sponsors for supporting this work:
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Change History:  
1.1.2 Released with Foswiki 1.1.4 - minor cleanup of topics and code.
1.1.1 Foswikitask:Item9415 - Documentation updates
1.1 Foswikitask:Item8669 - MAINWEB mapping removed. It has instead been added to DefaultPreferences in Foswiki 1.1 and forward so that upgraders do not have to enable this plugin just to map MAINWEB to USERSWEB. Many upgraders will not need any other function and would rather not have the code overhead of this plugin
1.0 Version shipped with Foswiki 1.0.X
Dependencies: None

Related Topics: Plugins, DeveloperDocumentationCategory, AdminDocumentationCategory, DefaultPreferences, SitePreferences
Topic revision: r1 - 15 Mar 2015, ProjectContributor
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