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HATs are the Energizer Bunny

I’m getting a little sarcastic about the conversation on HATs.  I started this blog as a way to keep track of the new developments in technical writing, and the hot thing now is open-source authoring tools like Mediawiki and Confluence 3.1 Beta.  Still, I can’t say there isn’t a good reason for it.  Let me just address one thing you’ll be able to walk away with and use.

If you create something on Mediawiki, you can adjust the skin.  Before I show you how, allow me to make the disclaimer that my attempts to download Mediawiki have been unsuccessful–my computer won’t agree with it.  We have from Wikipedia:

A default skin can be set for new users of a wiki by setting the variable $wgDefaultSkin in LocalSettings.php to the lowercase skin name specified in the skin file. Users can still change their skin later by going to their preferences page. To change all existing users’ skin settings, use the userOptions.php maintenance script.  The syntax to use on the command line would be:

$ php userOptions.php skin --old <old skin name> --new <new skin name>
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