The TopMenu theme

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TWiki can be configured to use several themes. In TWiki these are referred to as TWikiSkins and you can see how other sites have made us of these on this page.

Firstly please note that the default skin is still the pattern skin and unless otherwise defined the same look and feel that you have experienced using TWIki the past years will remain.

TWiki 5 comes with another skin called TopMenuSkin which adds optional functionality. This does away with the left menu bar and adds pulldown menus to the PatternSkin.

This WebHome welcome web area has been configured to use this.

Setting the skin for a web

Web administrators have the option to specify the web's default skin in the web' WebPreferences topic

   * Set SKIN = topmenu, pattern

Setting a user's preference for a skin

Each user has a home page where preferences can be set. These preferences are only taken into account if the user is logged on

If you are logged in your home page would TWikiGuest

Again to set the TopMenuSkin add the following.

   * Set SKIN = topmenu, pattern

that's 3 spaces a star and then the Set....

Where's the left bar gone

  • The links that where found in the left bar should now be available in the top menu
  • If a topic had additional leftbar menu items then these can be found under the DefaultWeb Web menu below Help Help
  • If a user had additional leftbar menu items then these can be found under the DefaultWeb Web menu below Help Help . Users may want to check on the new bookmark feature to replace their left menus.


  • On the top right is the account information. Under thsi menu is a new feature for adding bookmarks


  • The web setting for SKIN overrides the user setting. For example the CMS web preference sets the pattern skin
  • If you want to force the skin try Set COVER instead of SKIN
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