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TextPattern skin is a very elegant skin for sites that use rather small text areas such as poetry, short stories, etc. It was inspired by TextPattern, which is a CMS/Weblog designed by Dean Allen.

You can preview the skin at www.trhodes.net. TextPattern is no longer being used on the author's site.

Download

Download textpattern.zip.

Installation

ftp or upload the contents of textpattern.zip to /Path to `PmWiki/pub/skins/textpattern/

Edit /Path to `PmWiki/local/config.php
Change the line: $Skin = 'pmwiki';
to: $Skin = 'textpattern';

Customize Header

By default, the skin renders the current page name as the header title. To use the wiki title instead, add:
$SkinPartFmt['title'] = "$WikiTitle";
to config.php.

Customize Site Slogan

Edit the file: /path to `PmWiki/pub/skins/textpattern/textpattern.php
Change the line: $Slogan = "What goes up must come down.";
to: $Slogan = "Text to display under page title";

Logo

Set $PageLogoFmt = "$PubDirUrl/skins/textpattern/logo.gif"; in config.php, skin is designed to use a logo that is 100 x 100 pixles in size.

`Site.SideBar

The skin uses `Site.SideBar (or $Group.SideBar) for the left menu, which should be right-aligned. %sidehead% or bulleted list items in `Site.SideBar do not work well with this skin.

Fix `EditQuickReference

In `PmWiki, Edit the page: `Site.EditQuickReference
In the top line, change: width='100%' to width='690px'

Author

TRhodes - www.trhodes.net

Credits and Thanks!

Dfaure - I used Grease as the starting templates and modified them as needed to create TextPattern. Therefore, options as described on the Grease page may also apply.

Comments

This being my first skin, there may be issues or things that I could have done to make things easier, cleaner, etc. If an experienced skin designer wants to take a look at it and clean it up or make suggestions, please feel free to do so.

Unpack in sub directory textpattern.

Category: Skins