Pages in a TWiki web are rendered dynamically when requested. When pages grow large and cannot be broken down into a hierarchy web of pages rendering them can take time. Publishing a web as a set of static pages can greatly improve access times in this case. When requested a scan can be made of all pages in a web and their contents rendered statically into a dedicated directory for browsing.
The easiest way to publish a web is from this topic, by filling in the following form.
The output is generated in a directory designated during installation. The progress messages printed during documentation generation tell you exactly where the output is, and you can use the publishers control interface to manage your published output.
Publishing is a controlled process; before you can publish, you have to have VIEW access to the topics you want to publish, and CHANGE access to the publishing history topic.
You can also create a permanent topic in a web to help with the publishing process.