|Customizing the root webpage of WW installation||topic started 9/22/2004; 10:30:09 AM
last post 9/22/2004; 11:26:16 AM
|Michael Gage - Re: Customizing the root webpage of WW installation
9/22/2004; 11:26:16 AM (reads: 971, responses: 0)
|At the moment, the answer is no, but there are work arounds.|
host.domain.edu/webwork2/ Gets you the administration module for the site, which in turn puts up a default "admin home page" listing the courses and the course administration module. This is convenient for administration, but you probably don't want to use this for your "home page" for the site.
Instead put up a regular HTML webpage, which might be at
and would be called by http://host.domain.edu/webwork
The index.html page would have links such as
and so forth.
People who try to truncate the url to work their way back up to a top level may get slightly confused when they arrive at the administration page instead of the "main page", but most will find this works ok.
You can also do fancier things by fooling with the assignments in the apache server config file, but that's beyond the scope of what I can help you with.
We may eventually make the "admin home page" a bit smarter, but I'd like to see a consensus on what would be desirable behavior for this page, before we put too much work into it.
One easy modification would be have the initial WeBWorK in the bread crumb trail link to your "home page" url instead of to the "admin home page" url. I think this would only require that the url for your "Home page" be entered into global.conf.
One last thing, for those running their own site, if you look at the conf/templates/ur.templates file, you'll see a bunch of CSS code that can be modified to customize the look of the webwork pages. Unfortunately this doesn't include the changes you'd like to make to the "admin home page".