[Moin-user] Simple site customisations

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 06:53:14 EST 2005

On 11/17/05, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/16/05, Thomas Waldmann <tw-public at gmx.de> wrote:
> > > I'd rather keep the customisations local to the instance, mainly so
> > > that they get backed up and migrated along with the instance, and not
> > > lost when I upgrade to 1.5 final...
> >
> > Themes are plugins, you should be able to have themes in your
> > data/plugin/theme directory.
> Ah! I hadn't realised that - I'll have another look, maybe I missed
> something in the docs. I now see that when you create an instance, the
> directory data/plugin/theme is created, so I could have worked it
> out...

I finally got back to this, and I still have a small problem. The CSS
and image files don't go in the instance, they go in
<share>/moin/htdocs. This directory is "part of" MoinMoin (ie, on
Windows, it's installed and deinstalled with the bdist_wininst
installer, I assume it would be similar with RPM or debian packages or
whatever on Unix) and so I'd prefer not to mess with it manually. It's
the same problem - when I deinstall and reinstall in order to upgrade,
I will lose the theme-specific CSS and images. Also, it's shared
rather than per-instance (which isn't important to me, but might be to


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