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SID-02140: After upgrading to Twiki 6, WebTopicCreate is not working.

Status: Asked Asked TWiki version: 6.0.0 Perl version: Perl 5.18
Category: CategoryTemplates Server OS: Ubntu Last update: 2 years ago

I am not sure what changed, but I cannot create new topics, unless I add the wiki word to an old topic and then click on it to edit.

What must be in place, that a new topic can be created using the WebTopicCreate function? Currently when I add a topic, it loops from




Then I can click on the 'old style' create link and it loops back to


I'm going insane here. Any help is appreciated.

-- Shawn Beasley - 2015-12-29

Discussion and Answer

You are not alone: Tracking errors in TWiki's template hierarchy is a pretty reliable way to go mad. smile

The surprising thing in your description is that you are jumping across webs: twiki/bin/view/GMS/WebCreateNewTopic?topicparent=WebHome looks like a perfect URL to create a new topic in the GMS web. The next URL should start with twiki/bin/edit/GMS? - note "edit" instead of "view", and "GMS" instead of "OTRS". So, this appearance of "OTRS" is the main clue.

Maybe you've carried over a customisation from a previous version?

Here are some things you could check:

  • In raw view, the topic WebCreateNewTopic in the GMS web (in fact, in each web) should have just one line of content in HTML comments, saying * Set VIEW_TEMPLATE = WebCreateNewTopic.
  • By TWiki's template resolution, this should point to TWiki/WebCreateNewTopicTemplate - a topic in TWiki's template language, unless you have a topic GMS/WebCreateNewTopicTemplate. So you could check whether TWiki/WebCreateNewTopicTemplate is "as delivered" in TWiki 6 (last author should be TWikiContributor), or whether there's a topic GMS/WebCreateNewTopicTemplate from an older version. If the latter of the two, you might need to adapt a customization to TWiki 6.

-- Harald Jörg - 2015-12-29

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Status Asked
Title After upgrading to Twiki 6, WebTopicCreate is not working.
SupportCategory CategoryTemplates
TWiki version 6.0.0
Server OS Ubntu
Web server Apache 2.4
Perl version Perl 5.18
Browser & version Safari 9.0.2
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