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  • I want to change the color scheme of our wiki because I want to use the colors of our company.
  • We installed the AttachContentPlugin.
  • I have opened the topic PatternSkinColorSettings and have followed the steps.
  • I think the attached file was changed because I have created a new version.
  • My problem: Nothing has changed. The colors kept the same. Do you have an idea what went wrong?
  • Thanks for your help.


TWiki version: TWikiRelease04x01x02
TWiki plugins: DefaultPlugin, EmptyPlugin, InterwikiPlugin
Server OS: RedHat
Web server: Apache
Perl version: 5.8
Client OS: Windows XP Service Pack2
Web Browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox
Categories: Add-Ons, Skin

-- KirstinWeber - 13 Jul 2007


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Not sure about the AttachContentPlugin, but when we changed the colour scheme we just created a new style sheet overriding some of the styles of pattern skin. We then loaded this style sheet into each view using:

   * Set USERSTYLEURL = %PUBURL%/%TWIKIWEB%/PatternSkin/custom.css


-- AndrewRJones - 13 Jul 2007

I looked at these topics but I have followed the instructions in topic PatternSkinColorSettings:

Color scheme settings for PatternSkin

Appearance: text colors, background colors, border colors.

Use this topic to change the color settings of PatternSkin. When this topic is saved, the attachment theme-colors.css will be updated with new color values. This method relies on TWiki:Plugins.AttachContentPlugin to work.

Usage Step 1 Let PatternSkin point to the custom-made colors style sheet. In TWikiPreferences put:

   * Set USERCOLORSURL = %PUBURLPATH%/%MAINWEB%/TWikiPreferences/theme-colors.css
Step 2 Edit this topic, and change the color variables as you like.

I have done it but nothing happened.

-- KirstinWeber - 16 Jul 2007

Where is your attachment theme-colors.css? I assume it is just save to the topic PatternSkinColorSettings. If so, point USERCOLORSURL to that location:

   * Set USERCOLORSURL = %PUBURLPATH%/%TWIKIWEB%/PatternSkinColorSettings/theme-colors.css

-- ArthurClemens - 16 Jul 2007

Now it works. Thank you very much. You are really great! I have just followed the instructions without thinking. It is a bug in the explanation, isn't it? Where can I report it?

-- KirstinWeber - 16 Jul 2007

You just did smile

-- ArthurClemens - 16 Jul 2007

I read these questions and answers and followed them, but nothing happend to my colors. I try to change the color of the SearchResults Summary that is set to "twikiGrayText". Even if I change the twikiGrayText in the PatternSkinColorSettings to %ALERT_TEXT% (should be the color red), its still light gray when I do a search. Am I at the right position to change the color or have I change it at an other position?

Peter Starek

-- PeterStarek - 11 Sep 2007

Did you point USERCOLORSURL in Main.TWikiPreferences to the generated attachment?

-- ArthurClemens - 11 Sep 2007

In "Main Web - TWikiPreferences" after the three lines beginning with " * FINALPREFERENCES locks site-level ...." i put

  • Set USERCOLORSURL = /p/pub/TWiki06x00/PatternSkinColorSettings/theme-colors.css

which results in

Set USERCOLORSURL = /bvatwiki/pub/TWiki/PatternSkinColorSettings/theme-colors.css

-- PeterStarek - 11 Sep 2007

Sorry, the line I put into TWikiPreferences had TWiki-Variables, so in this comment they were replaced by the names of this Web. But I think, the result is the really important thing.

-- PeterStarek - 11 Sep 2007

Sorry again. The Problem is solved!!! My browser (Opera 9.23) didn't change the color. When I use Mozilla Firefox, the color of the SearchSummary-Text is RED.

I'm very sorry that I produced work for you. Please forgive me. Thanks

-- PeterStarek - 11 Sep 2007

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