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Features

Tiki is the FLOSS Web Application with the most built-in features. And for features which are beyond the scope of a PHP/MySQL application, please see: Tiki Suite (Integrated Web and desktop suite).

Unlike other projects that include a small set of features and then encourage users to install 3rd party add-ons, the Tiki community includes a large number of features in the main code base. This helps to ensure that when you upgrade, your existing features will not break. This also permits tight integration of the various features and makes it easier for you to re-use content across different features. For example, you can use the Wiki syntax throughout the application: in wiki pages, forum posts, trackers, and more. You can read more about the Tiki Model.

Because Tiki is in a state of continual development by the community, not all features are fully developed. This page provides a rating system for each feature to help you judge if Tiki is the right tool for you.

The ratings below are for the latest stable version. The next major version will continue to add improvements to these features and will provide new functionality, too.



Rating System

A: Excellent - B: Very Good - C: Good - D: Poor - E: Very Bad


Subjective self-evaluation by the Tiki community
  • Setup/admin UI: How easy / intuitive is to setup this feature?
  • UI end user : Once setup, how easy / intuitive is it for the end-user? (was it worth it?)
  • Stability: How many bugs left?
  • Feature-set / power: How does this feature compare to other FLOSS apps? This field is the default sort order

Content features

Feature name and linkDescriptionDev (Bug reports & Feature requests)Setup and admin UIUI end userStabilityFeature-set and powerAdmin icon
Articles can be used for date-specific news and announcements. You can configure articles to automatically publish and expire at specific times or to require that submissions be approved before becoming "live." In addition to categories and tags, articles include their own unique classification system of Topics and Types.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
A
A
 
Forums are online discussions organized by topic (or thread). Tiki forums feature threaded or flat views, file attachments, moderation and queuing, monitoring (subscription) of particular forums or topics, and full usage of wiki syntax.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
C
B
 
Computer files, videos or software for downloading. With check-in & check-out (lock)
Bugs and Feature requests

 
A
B
A
 
Events calendar with public, private and group channels
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
B
B
 
Collections of graphic images for viewing or downloading (photo album)
Note: The Image gallery was deprecated in Tiki 4 in favor of the File Gallery.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
C
B
 
Facts and figures storage & retrieval. A forms & database generator, with reporting. Can be used for a bug tracker, item database, issue tracker, etc
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
A
C
 
Collaboratively authored documents with history of changes. Tiki's Wiki has all the features you could want from a first-rate wiki. Ex.: attach files, comments, history, images, warn on edit, page locking, powerful wiki syntax, etc
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
A
A
 
Navigable, interactive maps with user-selectable layers (requires mapserver)
Bugs and Feature requests
 
E
B
B
 
Video management
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
B
B
 
Provide content organization and communication tools for registered users
Bookmark, User Preferences, Watch, User Menu, Task, Inter-User Messages, User Files, Notepad and Mini Calendar

Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
A
C
 
Questionnaire with multiple choice or open ended question
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
A
B
 
Timed questionnaire with recorded scores
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
C
 
Directory (links)
User-submitted Web links
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
C
 
Simple menu system which can optionally add an external web page in an iframe
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
A
A
 
To do list. Can send tasks to other users. Also shared group tasks.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
 
 
 
 
Turn a wiki page into slideshow by using more than one title bar in the page. You can also make slideshows from a structure. Here is a nice example of a slideshow about Using a Wiki as an Organizational Portal
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
B
B
 
Open source real-time collaboration tool. (Audio/Video/Screensharing/Chat)
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
A
B
 
This permits to capture your screen and upload to Tiki. Still image (that you can then Draw on) or short video with sound. This is thanks to the inclusion of the jCapture applet in Tiki.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
A
C
 
Real-time group text chatting
Bugs and Feature requests

 
A
C
B
 
Enable users to send internal messages to each other. (like email but internal to your tiki site). A broadcast is a message sent to many users, the message can be sent to a Tiki group or to all users (if permissions are ok).
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
A
 
Datasheets with calculations and charts
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
A
C
 
Frequently asked questions and answers
Bugs and Feature requests

 
 
 
C
 
Content mailed to registered users
Bugs and Feature requests

 
A
A
B
 
Online diaries or journals
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
B
C
 
One-on-one chatting with customer
Bugs and Feature requests

 
C
B
C
 
Static and dynamic HTML content. Note: HTML can be used in wiki pages. This is a separate feature.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
A
 
 
Use of Google Maps interactively inside Tiki.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
B
B
 
Users upload files and store them in their tiki personal space, they can then download the files.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
C
B
 
Users can write, upload, download and read notes. Notes can be read as raw text files or as Wiki pages interpreting the Wiki markup syntax. The user-quota that admin can control is used to set the maximum size that user notes can take.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
 
 
 
 
Permits each user to have a personal wiki page.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
B
A
 
Quick comment (graffiti) box. Like a group chat, but not in real time.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
A
A
A
 
Basic form from visitor to admin
Bugs and Feature requests

 
E
A
A
 
Give users Web-based access to their POP3 or IMAP e-mail accounts
Bugs and Feature requests

 
C
C
C
 
Products or services can be maintained in wiki pages or Pretty Tracker and added to Module Cart through the PluginAddToCart and sent to payment.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
 
Users can identify other users as their friends.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
B
 
 
The generated webhelp is a static representation of the structure with a js tree that can be used to navigate the structure and a search function, print function, history and some other gizmos.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
D
D
E
 


Feature name and linkDescriptionDev (Bug reports & Feature requests)Setup and admin UIUI end userStabilityFeature-set and power
Global category system. Items of different types (wiki pages, articles, tracker items, etc) can be added to one or many categories. Categories can have permissions.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
Menu items can be filtered by permission, by group or if a feature is turned on or off. Also works with phplayersmenu or suckerfish CSS for nice dynamic menus.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
A
B
Site Identity feature helps an admin to simplify the customization process of his/her site. Instead of hacking the tpl files code manually you can have your own Site Header area with Site Logo and more optional elements set up directly from Tiki Admin section.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
A
B
Boxes of content, typically on the left & right of portal-styles sites. Very useful for navigation & content re-use. |over 100 built-in modules and site admins can create their own using HTML.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
A
A
B
Create hierarchically organized breadcrumb navigation aids for Wiki pages, and also allow printing all pages in the structure and in the same order through an easier way than one by one.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
B
A
Bugs and Feature requests

 
C
C
B
Going beyond Backlinks, allows to define some semantic relationships between wiki pages
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
C
B
User bookmarks let users bookmark internal or external pages, create folders and organize their personal bookmarks in folders. Bookmarks can be cached if that option is enabled. A module is provided to let the users see their bookmarks, navigate through them, and add new bookmarks.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
C
C
If enabled, a customized page will serve as the home page for the Tiki. Custom home page by default group is also possible
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
 
A
Administer your meta tags via the admin panel (no FTPing)
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
 
A
Tiki is search engine friendly. If you are using Apache, you can rename _htaccess to .htaccess to get Short URLs
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
 
Add personal items to the User Menu section in the application menu.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
 


Transversal features

These are features that can apply to multiple content areas.
Feature name and linkDescriptionDev (Bug reports & Feature requests)Setup and admin UIUI end userStabilityFeature-set and power
Tiki is translated in 35 languages. Handles multilingual navigation & content. Can keep track of translation (de)synchronization. http://wiki-translation.com
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
B
B
Transparently compress your pages on-the-fly, if the requesting browser supports this
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
A
B
6 built-in themes and several more theme options. Easy to add more or to create your own.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
C
B
B
Generates RSS feeds and RSS feeds can be included in Tiki.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
Interaction with popular external software, services or websites
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
 
Workspaces permit you to segment a Tiki instance into smaller section, and restrict access, and change preferences and the theme.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
D
B
B
js calendar is a nice date & time picker optional in calendar and trackers.

Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
B
E
Quick feedback available for many features (wiki pages, articles, blogs, etc)
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
Detects mobile browsers and shows a mobile-friendly version of the site
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
Receive an email when an item is updated
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
C
Submit Wiki pages or articles via e-mail.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
C
C
Tags (or freetags) are the folksonomy tagging.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
B
C
A tool for distribution, install, upgrade and removal of Tiki components, also called mods.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
E
B
D
Site-wide statistics for many features. Referrer stats and search stats also available.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
C
Insert, track, and manage advertising banners.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
A
B
Lets users vote on wiki pages & tracker items
Bugs and Feature requests
 
D
B
D
internal search engine which indexes through many features
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
C
C
Allow selecting, reporting and exporting the type of contributions of your users. (only for Tiki = 2.0+)
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
A
B
This feature is a game to motivate people to participate in the community. Users are given points for things they do in the site, like writing an article, reading an article, starting a new topic in forum, voting a poll, etc. They also earn points by being popular, like having his/her blogs and articles read and commented. Then the users will be able to see their position in a ranking.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
 
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
 
Add a link "Email this page" in all the pages at the top of the screen
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
Vote comments from 1 (poor) to 5 (very cool)
Bugs and Feature requests
 
D
D
D


Text Area features

These are features that you can use in all text-entry areas, such as wiki pages, blogs, articles, and forum.
Feature name and linkDescriptionDev (Bug reports & Feature requests)Setup and admin UIUI end userStabilityFeature-set and power
Over 100 built-in plugins extend the function of wiki syntax with more specialized commands. It is very easy to create your own plugins with plugin alias or from scratch.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
Apply formatting without learning & using HTML. Usable throughout various features, not just the wiki!
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
Bloc of content which can be reused and programmed (timed).
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
A
A
Those little icons on the left the edit page : you click on it and a javascript is used to insert a tag in the textarea, depending on your actual selection. Useful to add wiki syntax. You can create your own quicktags.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
C
B
Displays a snippet of code
 
B
B
C
Can add flash to a wiki page, an article, etc
 
B
A
B
Insert a module in a Wiki page, an article, etc
 
B
C
B
Create links easily with other wikis.
 
B
B
A
Automatically generates a table of contents based on sub-page titles within a structure (toc), or from the headings on a page (maketoc).
 
A
C
A
Taglines drawn randomly from tagline database
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
B
A
If enabled, Wiki pages are parsed and some words are automatically converted to HTML links.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
 
 
 
External URLs can be cached inside Tiki - this is possible for links from the Wiki as well as for the User Bookmarks
 
B
B
A
Choice of pre-filled texts for Wiki pages, articles, newsletters and html pages to give a consistent look and feel.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
B
B
Brief list of votable options; appears in module (left or right column)
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
A
C
Snippets of text which can be reused throughout Tiki.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
C
 
 
Love them or hate them! smile eek
Bugs and Feature requests

 
A
A
A
The Copyright Management System (or ©MS) is a way of licensing your content, typically under and open or free content license. By switching this feature on you can define a content license for all your wiki content, associate copyright notices with individual pages and even display a full license for printing.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
D
 
 


Administration features

Feature name and linkDescriptionDev (Bug reports & Feature requests)Setup and admin UIUI end userStabilityFeature-set and power
Different rights can be assigned to groups. (ACLs)
Bugs and Feature requests
 
C
 
A
Using multiple Themes / Styles on your Tiki site
Bugs and Feature requests
 
A
A
A
Tiki uses the Smarty template engine's built-in cache
 
A
A
B
Can use LDAP (Active Directory), PAM, Auth, Http web server or CAS. In 2.0 Shibboleth
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
A
B
A wizard installer script + profile selector
Bugs and Feature requests

 
A
 
A
Registration, Login & Banning
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
 
Groups can be included in groups to inherit permissions.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
 
 
 
A combination of shell and PHP scripts to install, update, backup and monitor (check security of) a large number of Tiki installations (instances).
Bugs and Feature requests
 
D
 
C
Can create (via the browser) new css suffixed with -user


Bugs and Feature requests


 
 
 
 
Send/receive objects to and from other Tiki-powered sites
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
A
A
Authenticate users based on users data from external tiki. (several "slave" sites and a "master" site). Groups & setting can be transferred. Introduced in Tiki 1.9.3.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
D
C
D
Block access from individual IPs or ranges of IPs.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
A
A
A
Edit SMARTY templates.
Bugs and Feature requests

 
B
 
C
Follow what a user is doing on a single or multiple users, groups or categories basis.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
B
B
B
Added a phpinfo link to check your php installation in the admin menu.
 
 
 
 


Advanced features for programmers

Feature name and linkDescriptionDev (Bug reports & Feature requests)Setup and admin UIUI end userStabilityFeature-set and power
Automatically import external HTML pages into Tiki.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
D
B
B
Display select queries in your wiki pages
 
C
C
 
Debugger Console
Bugs and Feature requests

 
 
 
 
Can consume webservices in JSON or YAML.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
D
 
C


Other

Feature name and linkDescriptionDev (Bug reports & Feature requests)
We eat our own DogFood
Tiki is a community. Tiki is a software. The Tiki community is recursively using and improving the Tiki software, which is used to support the community.



Bugs and Feature requests
 
Open development
Written and maintained by an active and international community of volunteer contributors. While many developers offer consuting services, no company controls the development.

Think of Tiki as applying the wiki way but not just to content but to software development as well. YOU are invited to participate!"

Please read more about the Tiki Model
 
Open standards & protocols
Tiki developers are Tiki users too and prefer open protocols and standards.
http://tiki.org/TikiStandards
 
Tiki runs wherever PHP runs, on Linux, Mac, Windows and many more other operating systems.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
On the client side, all you need is a Web browser such as Firefox, Konqueror, or Internet Explorer. Also usable from many other browsers.
Bugs and Feature requests
 
Tiki's documention is handled on a wiki (of course!). So you can participate! The are links from your installed Tiki application directly to the corresponding documentation wiki page. Many links are broken because of a major reorganization. Please bear with us and participate!
Bugs and Feature requests
 
Zend Framework, Smarty, MySQL, PHP, jQuery, HTMLpurifier, FCKeditor, etc.
Tiki makes good use of existing & active open source projects.

Bugs and Feature requests
 


General notes:

About Tiki Features

Because Tiki offers such a large number of features "out-of-the-box", it can be overwhelming, even to an experienced user or administrator. Tiki has all the classic CMS and portal features of other applications, but also includes features not available anywhere else. Tiki is highly configurable and modular; all features are optional and can be administered through Tiki's browser-based interface.

What makes Tiki different? Its tight integration of all the features.


Community

The whole Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a very active project. On average, there is a commit to the code (such as a bug fix or a new feature) every 2 hours. Over 200 people have contributed to the source code. With such a large number of contributors, the features continue to evolve and get better. Because Tiki is a FLOSS project, you can participate and help make it better!

Using this evaluation

This self-evaluation of features will help you know what to expect after installing Tiki. Many features are widely used and quite stable. Others are new and experimental. While others are no longer maintained and may have limited functionality. For beginners, we recommend using features that have been rated as A or B; they are the most stable. The features and ratings are based on the latest stable version of Tiki.


Updating this evaluation

To update and improve this self-evaluation, please login, then click the name of the feature. You can then complete any of the missing information or change items that you feel are incorrect. For example, if you think a feature deserves a B rating instead of a D, you can change it. You can also add comments about the features.

Note: All changes will be reviewed by a project admin and may be edited or modified, if needed.

To report a bug or request a new feature or enhancement, please use our bugs & wishlist tracker.

Missing features

This page may not list all features. For example, many plugins are missing from this self-evaluation.

By now (if you read this far!), you must be thinking "Wow, what does this thing not do?". Please see "Major Features Missing In Tiki" for a list of features that are not a part of Tiki.

Standards, and interaction with other services & application

Please see: Interoperability for dozens of examples

Community organization and priorities

Please see: SWOT

doc.tiki.org
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Keywords

Keywords serve as "hubs" for navigation within the Tiki documentation. They correspond to development keywords (bug reports and feature requests):

Accessibility (WAI and 508)
Accounting (7.x)
Articles and Submissions
Backlinks
Banners
Batch (6.x)
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing (5.x)
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Link Cache
Calendar
Category
Chat
Clean URLs
Comments
Communication Center
Compression (gzip)
Contacts (Address Book)
Contact us
Content Templates
Contribution (2.x)
Cookie
Copyright
Credit (6.x)
Custom Home and Group Home Page
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory of hyperlinks
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs 8.x
Draw 7.x
Dynamic Content
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gmap Google maps
Groups
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
Kaltura video management (4.x)
Karma
Live Support
Login
Logs (system & action)
Look and Feel
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map with Mapserver
Menu
Meta Tags
Mobile Tiki and Voice Tiki
Mods
Module
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
Payment
Performance Speed / Load
Permissions
Platform independence (Linux-Apache, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Polls
Profiles
Profile Manager
Report
Toolbar
Quiz
Rating
Feeds
Score
Search engine optimization
Search
Search and Replace
Security
Semantic links (3.x)
Shadowbox
Shadow Layers
Share
Shopping cart
Shoutbox
Slideshow
Smiley
Social Networks
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Stats
Surveys
Tags (2.x)
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
TikiTests (2.x)
Theme CSS & Smarty
Trackers
Transitions (5.x)
TRIM
User Administration including registration and banning
User Files
User Menu
Watch
WebHelp
WebDAV (5.x)
Webmail
Web Services
Wiki 3D
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki Page Staging and Approval (2.x)
Wiki Plugin extends basic syntax
Wiki Syntax
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace
WSOD
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG (2.x)
XMLRPC

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