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General Preferences tab

Overview
Configure site-wide preferences

To Access
From the General Admin page, click the General Preferences tab.

Note
Some of these options can be configured during Installation
In Tiki2, all General Admin options were on a single tab.


General Preferences tab
General Preferences tab

Setting Description Default
Server Fitness
To check if your server meets the requirements for running Tiki please visit Tiki Server Compatibility Check: Server Check.
Release Check
Tiki version Displays your current Tiki version. Click Reset or Upgrade Your Database to run the Tiki installer.
Check for updates automatically If enabled, Tiki will automatically check for new updates each time you access the Admin Home page, based on your Check frequency selection.
Tip: Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases.
Enabled
Upgrade cycle Long term Support or Regular (6 months)
Check frequency How often Tiki should check for updates. This field applies only if Check for updates automatically is enabled.
Click Check for Updates Now to perform an update check.
Each week
Site Identity
Browser title The text to include in the TITLE tag for each Tiki page. This will appear in the titlebar of your users' browser. My Tiki
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser's titlebar, relative to the description fo the current page: Before, After, or None. None
Browser title display mode When using Breadcrumbs, specify which Browser title to display: Most specific first, Least specific first, Current only, or page Description. Most specific first
Sender email The return email address used by Tiki when sending Mail notifications.
Mail
Default charset for sending mail Specify the character encoding used by Tiki when sending mail notifications. utf-8
Mail end of line Specify the end-of-line (EOL) character used by Tiki when sending mail notifications: CRLF or LF. LF
Mail sender Specify if Tiki should use Sendmail(the PHP mail() function), SMTP or File (Debug) (to debug email sending by means of storing emails as files on disk at ./temp/Mail_yyyymmddhhmmss_randomstring.tmp ) to send mail notifications. Sendmail
Email to send a test mail To test Tiki's ability to send mail notifications, enter an email address to which to send a test message, and click Change preferences
Newsletter
Throttle newsletter send rate When set, the send rate is reduced based on the flowwing parameters (below)
Newsletter pause length: Amount of seconds on wait between each batch 60
Newsletter batch size: Amount of emails to send in each batch 5
Allow sending newsletters through external clients Generate mailto links using the recipients as the BCC list
Logging and Reporting
PHP Error reporting level Specify how Tiki should report any PHP errors: No reporting, All reporting, or All reporting except notices. Report all PHP errors except notices
Visible to admin only If enabled, errors will be shown to only the Admin user. Disabled
Include Smarty notices If enabled, Tiki will display Smarty notices, too. Enabled
Disable JavaScript If enabled, all site JavaScript will be disable, even if allowed by the browser.
Caution Caution: Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs If enabled, a line of type mail will be included in the System Log with the destination address and subject of each email sent. Disabled
Log SQL If enabled, all SQL queries will be registered in the database in the adodb_logsql table.
Caution Caution: Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than Use to log only queries that use a specific amount of time. 0.05 seconds



General Preferences tab
General Preferences tab

Setting Description Default
Release Check
Tiki version Displays your current Tiki version. Click Reset or Upgrade Your Database to run the Tiki installer.
Check for updates automatically If enabled, Tiki will automatically check for new updates each time you access the Admin Home page, based on your Check frequency selection.
Tip: Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases.
Enabled
Check frequency How often Tiki should check for updates. This field applies only if Check for updates automatically is enabled.
Click Check for Updates Now to perform an update check.
Each week
Site Identity
Browser title The text to include in the TITLE tag for each Tiki page. This will appear in the titlebar of your users' browser. My Tiki
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser's titlebar, relative to the description fo the current page: Before, After, or None. None
Browser title display mode When using Breadcrumbs, specify which Browser title to display: Most specific first, Least specific first, Current only, or page Description. Most specific first
Sender email The return email address used by Tiki when sending Mail notifications.
Mail
Default charset for sending mail Specify the character encoding used by Tiki when sending mail notifications. utf-8
Mail end of line Specify the end-of-line (EOL) character used by Tiki when sending mail notifications: CRLF or LF. LF
Mail sender Specify if Tiki should use Sendmail(the PHP mail() function) or SMTP to send mail notifications. Sendmail
Email to send a test mail To test Tiki's ability to send mail notifications, enter an email address to which to send a test message, and click Change preferences
Logging and Reporting
PHP Error reporting level Specify how Tiki should report any PHP errors: No reporting, All reporting, or All reporting except notices. Report all PHP errors except notices
Visible to admin only If enabled, errors will be shown to only the Admin user. Disabled
Include Smarty notices If enabled, Tiki will display Smarty notices, too. Enabled
Disable JavaScript If enabled, all site JavaScript will be disable, even if allowed by the browser.
Caution Caution: Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs If enabled, a line of type mail will be included in the System Log with the destination address and subject of each email sent. Disabled
Log SQL If enabled, all SQL queries will be registered in the database in the adodb_logsql table.
Caution Caution: Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than Use to log only queries that use a specific amount of time. 0.05 seconds



General Preferences tab
General Preferences tab

Setting Description Default
Release Check
Tiki version Displays your current Tiki version. Click Reset or Upgrade Your Database to run the Tiki installer.
Check for updates automatically If enabled, Tiki will automatically check for new updates each time you access the Admin Home page, based on your Check frequency selection.
Tip: Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases.
Enabled
Check frequency How often Tiki should check for updates. This field applies only if Check for updates automatically is enabled.
Click Check for Updates Now to perform an update check.
Each week
Site Identity
Browser title The text to include in the TITLE tag for each Tiki page. This will appear in the titlebar of your users' browser. My Tiki
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser's titlebar, relative to the description fo the current page: Before, After, or None. None
Browser title display mode When using Breadcrumbs, specify which Browser title to display: Most specific first, Least specific first, Current only, or page Description. Most specific first
Sender email The return email address used by Tiki when sending Mail notifications.
Mail
Default charset for sending mail Specify the character encoding used by Tiki when sending mail notifications. utf-8
Mail end of line Specify the end-of-line (EOL) character used by Tiki when sending mail notifications: CRLF or LF. LF
Mail sender Specify if Tiki should use Sendmail(the PHP mail() function) or SMTP to send mail notifications. Sendmail
Email to send a test mail To test Tiki's ability to send mail notifications, enter an email address to which to send a test message, and click Change preferences
Logging and Reporting
PHP Error reporting level Specify how Tiki should report any PHP errors: No reporting, All reporting, or All reporting except notices. Report all PHP errors except notices
Visible to admin only If enabled, errors will be shown to only the Admin user. Disabled
Include Smarty notices If enabled, Tiki will display Smarty notices, too. Enabled
Disable JavaScript If enabled, all site JavaScript will be disable, even if allowed by the browser.
Caution Caution: Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs If enabled, a line of type mail will be included in the System Log with the destination address and subject of each email sent. Disabled
Log SQL If enabled, all SQL queries will be registered in the database in the adodb_logsql table.
Caution Caution: Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than Use to log only queries that use a specific amount of time. 0.05 seconds


General Preferences tab
General Preferences tab

Setting Description Default
Release Check
Tiki version Displays your current Tiki version. Click Reset or Upgrade Your Database to run the Tiki installer.
Check for updates automatically If enabled, Tiki will automatically check for new updates each time you access the Admin Home page, based on your Check frequency selection.
Tip: Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases.
Enabled
Check frequency How often Tiki should check for updates. This field applies only if Check for updates automatically is enabled.
Click Check for Updates Now to perform an update check.
Each week
Site Identity
Browser title The text to include in the TITLE tag for each Tiki page. This will appear in the titlebar of your users' browser.
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser's titlebar, relative to the description fo the current page: Before, After, or None. None
Browser title display mode When using Breadcrumbs, specify which Browser title to display: Most specific first, Least specific first, Current only, or page Description. Most specific first
Sender email The return email address used by Tiki when sending Mail notifications.
Mail
Default charset for sending mail Specify the character encoding used by Tiki when sending mail notifications. utf-8
Mail end of line Specify the end-of-line (EOL) character used by Tiki when sending mail notifications: CRLF or LF. LF
Mail sender Specify if Tiki should use Sendmail(the PHP mail() function) or SMTP to send mail notifications. Sendmail
Email to send a test mail To test Tiki's ability to send mail notifications, enter an email address to which to send a test message, and click Change preferences
Logging and Reporting
PHP Error reporting level Specify how Tiki should report any PHP errors: No reporting, All reporting, or All reporting except notices. Report all PHP errors except notices
Visible to admin only If enabled, errors will be shown to only the Admin user. Disabled
Include Smarty notices If enabled, Tiki will display Smarty notices, too. Enabled
Disable JavaScript If enabled, all site JavaScript will be disable, even if allowed by the browser.
Caution Caution: Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs If enabled, a line of type mail will be included in the System Log with the destination address and subject of each email sent. Disabled
Log SQL If enabled, all SQL queries will be registered in the database in the adodb_logsql table.
Caution Caution: Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than Use to log only queries that use a specific amount of time. 0.05 seconds




Setting Description
Release Check
Tiki version Displays your current Tiki version. Click Reset or Upgrade Your Database to run the Tiki installer.
Check for updates automatically If enabled, Tiki will automatically check for new updates (based on your Check frequency selection) each time you access the Admin Home page.
Click Check for Updates Now to perform an update check.
Site Identity
Browser title The text to include in the TITLE tag for each Tiki page. This will appear in the titlebar of your users' browser.
Sender email The return email address used by Tiki when sending Mail notifications.
Home Page
Use group homepages Specify that each group has its own homepage. After a user logs in, they will be taken to the group's home page. Use the Groups management panel to define the homepage for each group.

If the Go to group homepage only if login from default homepage option is enabled, the user will be taken to the groups homepage only if they logged in from the Tiki default homepage.
Use TikiWiki feature as homepage Select the home page for your Tiki. Select from the list of enabled features such as wiki, articles, or blog.
Use different URL as home page Specify any valid URL as the home page for your Tiki. This must be a fully qualified URL. For example, if you want to use a different wiki page (other than HomePage) as your Tiki's home, use: tiki-index.php?page=PAGENAME.

This option will override the Use TikiWiki feature as homepage setting.
Miscellaneous
Server OS Select the operating system of the server hosting your Tiki: Unix, Windows, or Other/Unknown. Tiki will attempt to recognize your server.
Smarty security
Use PEAR::Date library
Default charset for sending mail: Specify the character encoding used by Tiki when sending mail notifications.
Mail end of line Specify the end-of-line (EOL) character used by Tiki when sending mail notifications: CRLF or LF.
Logging and Reporting
PHP error reporting level Specify how Tiki should report any PHP errors: No reporting, All reporting, or All reporting except notices.

If Visible to Admin only is enabled, errors will be shown to only the Admin user.

If Include Smarty notices is enabled, any Smarty notices will be shown, too.
Log mail in Tiki logs If enabled, a line of type mail will be included in the System Log with the destination address and subject of each email sent.
Log SQL If enabled, all SQL queries will be registered in the database in the adodb_logsql table.

Use the Log queries using more than option to limit the logging of queries to queries that use a specific amount of time.

Caution: Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
CSRF Security
Require confirmation if possible CSRF detected.
Protect against CSRF with ticket.


Click the General icon General Admin button on the Admin Panel to display the General screen. Use the General Admin panel to set general Tiki preferences and settings.

These settings apply site-wide to your Tiki. Some General preferences require specific features to be enabled on the Features Admin panel.

General Preferences
Note: Prior to 1.9.9, you could specific the Tiki theme in the General Preferences. For later releases, use the Administration: Theme page.

SettingDescription
Use group homepagesSpecify that each group has its own homepage. After a user logs in, they will be taken to the group's home page.
Use the Groups Management panel to define the homepage for each group.
Go to group homepage only if login from default homepageIf enabled, the user will be taken to the group's home only if they logged in from the Tiki default homepage (as defined by the Home Page field.
Use URI as home pageSpecify any valid URI as the home page for your Tiki. This must be a fully qualified URI. For example, if you want to use a different wiki page (other than HomePage) as your Tiki's home, use: tiki-index.php?page=PAGENAME.
Home pageSelect the home page for your Tiki. Select from the list of enabled features (such as wiki, articles, or blog).

Note: This setting will be ignored if you selected the Use URI... setting.
OSSelect the operating system of the server hosting your Tiki: Unix, Windows, or Unknown/Other. Tiki will attempt to recognize your web server.
PHP error reporting level for non-adminSpecify how Tiki should report any PHP errors to non-Admin users.

Note: Select Report only for admin to hide error reports from your regular site users and display the errors only to admins.

New in 1.10: Select one of three error reporting levels: "No error reporting", "Report all PHP errors" or "Report all errors except notices."
Use the "visible to admin only" checkbox to hide errors from end users.
Use the "smarty notice reporting" checkbox to add notices from the templating system.
Log Mail in Tiki LogsIf activated, a line of type mail will be added in tiki Logs with the destination email address and the subject for each email sent. If the email is shown to be sent and does not arrive at the destination does not receive the mail it means that the mail server is not configured properly (see sendmail/php documentation) or that the mail has been considered as spam by the destination. If an error occurs, a line of type mail error will be added to Tiki logs (even if the feature is not activated) tw>=1.10
Log SQLIf this feature is checked, all the queries will be registered in the database in the table adodb_logsql. Caution:Do not activate this feature all time. It can be very resource intensive! tw >=1.10
Default charset for sending mailSpecify the character set encoding used by Tiki when sending Mail notifications.
Mail end of lineSpecify the end of line characater used by Tiki when sending Mail notifications: CRLF or LF.




General Settings
SettingDescription
Disallow access to the siteUse this setting to "close" your Tiki (such as for maintenance). Users attempting to access your site will see only a login. Only users with specific permission will be allowed to log in.
Message to display when site is closedSpecify the message that visitors will see when accessing your site. This setting applies only when Disallow access... is selected.
Disallow access when load is above the thresholdUse this option to "close" your Tiki when the server load exceeds a specific threshold. Only users with specific permission will be allowed to log in.
Max average server load threshold in the last minuteDefine the maximum server load. This setting applies only when Disallow access... is selected.
Message to display when server is too busySpecify the message that visitors will see when accessing your site if the site is closed due to excessive server load. When the server load falls below the threshold, users will be allowed back into the site.
Open external links in new windowSpecify if links to external sites should open in a new browser window. If not selected, all links will reuse the current browser window. Moved to Text Area Admin at least at v2.2
Display modules to all groups alwaysSpecify if all Module are visible to all group — regardless of the specific module settings. If not selected, use the Module Admin page to specify which modules are visible to which groups.
Use cache for external pagesSpecify if external pages are cached and stored on your server.
Use cache for external imagesSpecify if external images are cached and stored on your server.
Use direct pagination links
Display menus as foldersSpecify if menu options be displayed using the folder icon Folder icon. . If not selected, a + and - will be used instead.
Use gzipped outputSpecify if Tiki should use GZIP to compress pages before sending them to the user's browser. Selecting this option will reduce your site's bandwidth usage. See Compression for more information.
Count admin pageviewsSpecify if the Tiki statistics will include page views from users with Admin permission.
Hide anonymous-only modules from registered usersSpecify if Module with only anonymous permission are visible to non-anonymous users.
Server name (for absolute URIs)The server name to use when creating aboslute URIs.
Browser titleThe text to include in the TITLE tag for each Tiki page. This will appear in the titlebar of your users' browser.
Temporary directoryA directory on your web server to use for temporary files.

Note: You must have write- access to this directory. It is also where your session files if saved on disk will go. If you do not want interference with other application than redefines the session lifetime, it is better to define a directory specific to tikiwiki.
Sender emailThe return email address used by Tiki when sending Mail notifications.
Contact userSpecify the user who receives mail from the Contact Us feature. You must enable the Contact Us feature on the Features Admin page.
Store session data in databaseSpecify if session data will be stored in the database instead of memory. Use this feature to share load between servers.
Session lifetime in minutesSpecify the session time. (0 will use the default session.gc_maxlifetime defines in php.ini). If session uses files, the files will go in the temporary directory.
Use proxySpecify if your server requires a proxy to access external web pages (i.e. to cache them). If selected, specify the Proxy Host and Proxy Port.
Maximum number of records in listingsSpecify the maximum number of records (items) to show when Tiki displays pages.
Help URLSpecify the root URL for your Tiki's online help. To use the default Tiki help on this site, use: http://doc.tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=

Note: This option applies only when the Help System feature has been enabled on the Features Admin page. In 2.0 there is no such feature, there is instead a tick box "Help System:" just above this field, this now turns the help system on and off.


Date and Time Formats
Specify the Long Date, Short Date, Long Time,and Short Time formats. The following table lists the possible format strings:
Day
%aAbbreviated weekday name according to the current locale
%AFull weekday name according to the current locale
%dDay of the month as a decimal number (range 01 to 31)
%eDay of the month as a decimal number, a single digit is preceded by a space (range 1 to 31)
%uDay of the week as a decimal, with 1 representing Monday (range 1 to 7)
%wDay of the week as a decimal, with 0 being Sunday (range 0 to 6)
%jDay of the year as a decimal number (range 001 to 366)

Week
%UWeek number of the current year as a decimal number, starting with the first Sunday as the first day of the first week
%WWeek number of the current year as a decimal number, starting with the first Monday as the first day of the first week
%VThe ISO 8601:1988 week number of the current year as a decimal number, range 01 to 53, where week 1 is the first week that has at least 4 days in the current year, and with Monday as the first day of the week. (Use %G or %g for the year component that corresponds to the week number for the specified timestamp.)

Month
%bAbbreviated month name according to the current locale
%BFull month name according to the current locale
%mMonth as a decimal number (range 01 to 12)

Year
%CCentury number (the year divided by 100 and truncated to an integer, range 00 to 99)
%GThe 4-digit year corresponding to the ISO week number (see %V). This has the same format and value as %Y, except that if the ISO week number belongs to the previous or next year, that year is used instead.
%gLike %G, but without the century.
%yYear as a decimal number without a century (range 00 to 99)
%YYear as a decimal number including the century

Time
%HHour as a decimal number using a 24-hour clock (range 00 to 23)
%IHour as a decimal number using a 12-hour clock (range 01 to 12)
%MMinute as a decimal number
%pEither am or pm according to the given time value, or the corresponding strings for the current locale
%rTime in a.m. and p.m. notation
%RTime in 24 hour notation
%SSecond as a decimal number
%TCurrent time, equal to %H:%M:%S

Notes
%cPreferred date and time representation for the current locale
%xPreferred date representation for the current locale without the time
%XPreferred time representation for the current locale without the date
%DSame as %m/%d/%y
%hSame as %b
%n Newline character
%tTab character
%Z or %zTime zone or name or abbreviation
%%A literal % character


See the PHP Manual for details.

Other Settings
SettingDescription Tikiwiki version
When possible, show the real user name instead of login: Check this box to enable this feature >= 1.10
Favicon icon file nameSpecify the name of the Favorite's Icon (or page icon) for your Tiki.
Note: The file must be in your root directory.
>= 1.9. Moved to Look&Feel/other in 1.10
Favicon icon MIME typeSpecify the format of the Favicon: PNG, BMP, or X-ICON. >= 1.9. Moved to Look&Feel/other in 1.10
Locations separatorThe icon used in the breadcrumbs when displaying the category or structure path. >= 1.9
Choices separator: The character used to separate choices wheveer they appear. Examples: | / ¦ : >= 1.10
Preference syntax: "1.9 - $feature_foobar" recommended for upgraded sites with 1.9.x theme styles not yet upgraded to 1.10
"1.10 - $prefs.feature_foobar, $prefs['feature_foobar']" recommended for upgraded sites using already 1.10 compliant theme styles
>= 1.10


  • Example for an upgraded site to Tikiwiki 1.10 but still using an old 1.9.x theme style:
    .
    Image

Register This Site
Use this option to register your Tiki with tikiwiki.org and join the Tiki community.

Change Admin Password
Use this option to change your Admin password. Enter a new password (case sensitive), repeat the password for verification, and click Change Password.





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Bootstrap

AdminGuide

UserGuide

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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