Thanks Eduard

That's very helpful.

It looks like I edited the Dashboard.WebHome. The link I get is 
http://xwiki.local:8080/xwiki/bin/edit/Main/WebHome?editor=inline and I also 
get the warning at the top that says "You are editing a dashboard defined in a 
different page, xwiki:Dashboard.WebHome. Your changes will impact all the pages 
using that dashboard configuration. If you want to customize only this page, 
edit this page in WYSIWYG mode and configure the dashboard macro with an empty 
source parameter."

But I will take a backup right now just to be extra safe :)

Kind regards,

Mahomed Hussein
Custodian Data Centre

-----Original Message-----
From: users [] On Behalf Of Eduard Moraru
Sent: 23 June 2016 10:07
To: XWiki Users <>
Subject: Re: [xwiki-users] [ANN] XWiki 8.2 Milestone 2 released


Depends where you did your customizations. Normally, the should be located in 
Dashboard.WebHome, not in Main.WebHome (which used to just include 
Dashboard.WebHome). When upgrading, there is a chance that your homepage will 
be replaced by the new homepage (if you did not really touch Main.WebHome), but 
your Dashboard.WebHome page should look the same as before (again, if that`s 
where your customizations are actually located).
You can then edit the new homepage and re-add the include to the 
Dashboard.WebHome page if that is what you wish.

There is also a chance (if you`ve edited Main.WebHome) that you might get a 
prompt in the DIstribution Wizard asking you what to do with your Main.WebHome 
page changes (keep them or overwrite them with the new version of the page).

Whatever the case, just make sure to do a backup (xar export) of both 
Main.WebHome and Dashboard.WebHome before upgrading, just to be safe and to 
easily restore anything that the upgrade may change on your wiki.


On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 11:38 AM, Mahomed Hussein <>

> Awesome work as usual.
> Please can you just confirm that if I upgrade from 8.1 to 8.2 that my
> current "Home" dashboard page won't be overwritten by the new page?
> I've got some customisations on that page that I don't want to lose
> (particularly as users now know how to use the wiki and expect to see
> what they currently see on my customised page).
> Thanks.
> Kind regards,
> Mahomed Hussein
> Custodian Data Centre
> Email:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: users [] On Behalf Of Eduard
> Moraru
> Sent: 21 June 2016 21:52
> To: XWiki Developers <>; XWiki Users <>
> Subject: [xwiki-users] [ANN] XWiki 8.2 Milestone 2 released
> The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of
> XWiki
> 8.2 Milestone 2.
> This milestone release features a redesigned default homepage, a new
> application index in the drawer and minor improvements to the template
> providers, the Flamingo skin and Ratings.
> For developers, we have some welcomed Livetable macro improvements and
> a long overdue change of behaviour for the getRenderedContent method.
> You can download it here:
> Make sure to review the release notes:
> The following people have contributed code to this release (sorted
> alphabetically):
> Alexandru Cotiuga
> Clemens Robbenhaar
> Denis Gervalle
> Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
> Eduard Moraru
> Guillaume Delhumeau
> Marius Dumitru Florea
> Pascal Bastien
> Thomas Mortagne
> Vincent Massol
> Thanks for your support
> -The XWiki dev team
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