Server wiki upgrades

Serversidewiki and ZiddlyWiki have been upgraded. Serversidewiki now sports a new theme (blue) that you can change in the settings of your account. ZiddlyWiki now uses the Kubrick theme as default.

I use both applications for my notes. ZiddlyWiki is a very good TiddlyWiki adaptation but it runs on Zope – a system I am ignorant of. It took me a long time to write an index page for my free Zope account but installing ZiddlyWiki took much less time, thanks to the step-by-step instructions of Tim Morgan, the application’s developer.

Serversidewiki is a hosted service. It plans to start charging on Sept. 6 but there’s still a free account. If you do not have the time to experiment with server installations, then serversidewiki is the application for you. You can sign up for an account at

I use ZiddlyWiki for the brunt of my note taking and tasks listing. I use serversidewiki for specific projects. How I decided on the usage of the application is the subject of a previous post in this blog.

ZiddlyWiki’s decision to use Kubrick as default theme goes beyond cosmetic change. The menu is now in the sidebar, breaking the limit imposed by a horizontal placement under the wiki’s header.

In the previous ZiddlyWiki default theme, users are limited to 5 or 6 main menu items because if you exceed the number, the menu will overlap the sidebar.

I upgraded my ZiddlyWiki installation by downloading the latest version, importing it into my Zope account and pasting the tiddlers folder of my previous installation into the new one. I deleted my old ZiddlyWiki installation and renamed the new one. That’s when I encountered trouble. A bunch of errors were printed when I tried accessing my wiki using the new address. The errors were fixed when I renamed the folder back to ZiddlyWiki.

I have no idea what the errors were, much more how to fix these (save for renaming the folder back to its default name: ZiddlyWiki).

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3 responses

  1. Can you adjust your top google ad? it is flickering over the first paragraph, making it hard to read. . .thanks!!

  2. I’m afraid I made a change on you awhile back that requires the ZiddlyWiki folder be called “ZiddlyWiki”; that is why you received all the errors after renaming it. While this is a bit painful for those who had a renamed-ZW setup, it allows ZW to provide for MultipleZiddlyWikis ( that utilize the same installation. This was a much needed change; I’m sorry it caused problems for you.

    Check out for some instructions on doing what you want.

  3. Yes Tim I found out about it later. The new setup is indeed better and makes running multiple ZiddlyWikis easier. I’m writing a new post on ziddly wiki. Thanks for the great work on it.

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