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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




Option Description Default
Upgrade cycle Upgrade frequency for Tiki to check against.
Regular (6 months) | Long-Term Support
Regular (6 months)
Check for updates automatically Tiki will automatically check for new updates each time you access the Admin Home page, based on your Check frequency selection.
Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases. https://doc.tiki.org/Newsletters
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 day | Each week | Each month
None
Browser title Visible label in the browser’s title bar on all pages. Also appears in search engine results. None
Browser title position Position of the browser title in the full browser bar relative to the current page’s descriptor.
After current page’s descriptor | Before current page’s descriptor | No browser title, only current page’s descriptor | Only browser title, no current page’s descriptor
Before current page’s des...
Browser title display mode When breadcrumbs are used, method to display the browser title.
Most-specific first | Least-specific first (site) | Current only | Description
Most-specific first
Sender email Email address that will be used as the sender for outgoing emails. None
Default character set for sending mail Specify the character encoding used by Tiki when sending mail notifications.
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Mail end of line Specify the end-of-line (EOL) character used by Tiki when sending mail notifications.
CRLF (standard) | LF (some Unix MTA)
LF (some Unix MTA)
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 | SMTP | File (debug)
Sendmail
SMTP server None
Authentication Mail server authentication
None | LOGIN | PLAIN | CRAM-MD5
None
Username None
Password None
Port 25
Security None | SSL | TLS None
Local server name Name of the local server. Will be reported to SMTP relay on the HELO/EHLO line. Localhost
Mail delivery When set to Queue, messages will be stored in the database. Requires using the shell script php console.php mail-queue:send to be run for actual delivery. Only works with SMTP mail.
Send immediately | Queue
None
Email footer Text appended to outgoing emails. None
Text string used to customise mail templates Text string used to customise mail templates and added as a pref reference in the appropriate mail tpl files None
Throttle newsletter send rate Pause for a given amount of seconds before each batch to avoid overloading the mail server. Disabled
Newsletter pause length Number of seconds delay before each batch 60 seconds
Newsletter batch size Amount of emails to send in each batch. 5 emails
Allow sending newsletters through external clients Generate mailto links using the recipients as the BCC list.
This will expose the list if email addresses to all users allowed to send newsletters.
Disabled
PHP Error reporting level Level of errors to be reported. Errors can be seen in a collapsible box at the bottom of the page, if any exist.
No error reporting | Report all PHP errors except strict | Report all PHP errors | Report all PHP errors except notices | According to the PHP configuration
None
PHP errors visible to admin only PHP Errors will be shown to only the Admin user.
During site development, it’s better to display errors to all users. However, in production settings, errors should only be displayed to administrators.
Enabled
Include Smarty notices in the PHP error report Tiki will display Smarty notices with the PHP error messages.
In most cases, Smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when unexpected issues occur.
Disabled
Disable JavaScript Disable JavaScript for the purpose of testing even if enabled in the browser.
Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs A line of type mail will be included in the System Log with the destination address and subject of each email sent.
May impact performance
Disabled
Log SQL All SQL queries will be registered in the database in the adodb_logsql table.
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 exceed a specific amount of time.
May impact performance
0.05 seconds
Enabled Cron jobs can be triggered from a URL or JavaScript. A token is required to run the cron manually Disabled
How to trigger Web Cron Calling the Web Cron URL | Adding JavaScript that calls Web Cron | URL and JavaScript URL and JavaScript
Run interval The amount of time of each run 60 seconds
Token The token to use when running the cron manually Random Token

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Option Description Default
Upgrade cycle Upgrade frequency for Tiki to check against.
Regular (6 months) | Long-Term Support
Regular (6 months)
Check for updates automatically Tiki will check for updates when the main Administration page is accessed
Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases. https://doc.tiki.org/Newsletters
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 day | Each week | Each month
None
Browser title Visible label in the browser’s title bar on all pages. Also appears in search engine results. None
Sender email Email address that will be used as the sender for outgoing emails. None
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser title bar relative to the current page’s descriptor.
After | Before | None
Before
Browser title display mode When breadcrumbs are used, method to display the browser title.
Most-specific first | Least-specific first (site) | Current only | Description
Most-specific first
Default character set for sending mail Default character set for sending mail
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Mail end of line Mail end of line
CRLF (standard) | LF (some Unix MTA)
LF (some Unix MTA)
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 | SMTP | File (debug)
Sendmail
SMTP Server None
Authentication Mail server authentication
None | LOGIN | PLAIN | CRAM-MD5
None
Username None
Password None
Port 25
Security None | SSL | TLS None
Local server name Name of the local server. Will be reported to SMTP relay on the HELO/EHLO line. Localhost
Mail Delivery When set to Queue, messages will be stored in the database. Requires using the shell script php console.php mail-queue:send to be run for actual delivery. Only works with SMTP mail.
Send immediately | Queue
None
Email footer Text appended to outgoing emails. None
Text string used to customise mail templates Text string used to customise mail templates and added as a pref reference in the appropriate mail tpl files None
Throttle newsletter send rate Pause for a given amount of seconds before each batch to avoid overloading the mail server. Disabled
Newsletter pause length Number of seconds delay before 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.
This will expose the list if email addresses to all users allowed to send newsletters.
Disabled
PHP Error reporting level Level of errors to be reported.
No error reporting | Report all PHP errors except strict | Report all PHP errors | Report all PHP errors except notices | According to the PHP configuration
None
PHP errors visible to admin only During site development, it’s better to display errors to all users. However, in production settings, errors should only be displayed to administrators.
During site development, it’s better to display errors to all users. However, in production settings, errors should only be displayed to administrators.
Enabled
Include Smarty notices in the PHP error report In most cases, Smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when unexpected issues occur.
In most cases, Smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when unexpected issues occur.
Disabled
Disable JavaScript Disable JavaScript for the purpose of testing even if enabled in the browser
Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs Log mail in Tiki logs
May impact performance
Disabled
Log SQL Log SQL queries
Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than (seconds) This may impact performance
May impact performance
0.05

general-generalpreferences
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Option Description Default
Upgrade cycle Upgrade frequency for Tiki to check against.
Regular (6 months) | Long-Term Support
Regular (6 months)
Check for updates automatically Tiki will check for updates when the main Administration page is accessed
Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases. https://doc.tiki.org/Newsletters
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 day | Each week | Each month
None
Sender email Email address that will be used as the sender for outgoing emails. None
Browser title Visible label in the browser’s title bar on all pages. Also appears in search engine results. None
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser title bar relative to the current page’s descriptor.
After | Before | None
Before
Browser title display mode When breadcrumbs are used, method to display the browser title.
Most-specific first | Least-specific first (site) | Current only | Description
Most-specific first
Default character set for sending mail Default character set for sending mail
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Mail end of line Mail end of line
CRLF (standard) | LF (some Unix MTA)
LF (some Unix MTA)
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 | SMTP | File (debug)
Sendmail
SMTP Server None
Authentication Mail server authentication
None | LOGIN | PLAIN | CRAM-MD5
None
Username None
Password None
Port 25
Security None | SSL | TLS None
Local server name Name of the local server. Will be reported to SMTP relay on the HELO/EHLO line. Localhost
Mail Delivery When set to Queue, messages will be stored in the database. Requires using the shell script ./sendmail.php to be run for actual delivery. Only works with SMTP mail.
Send immediately | Queue
None
Email footer Text appended to outgoing emails. None
Text string used to customise mail templates Text string used to customise mail templates and added as a pref reference in the appropriate mail tpl files None
Throttle newsletter send rate Pause for a given amount of seconds before each batch to avoid overloading the mail server. Disabled
Newsletter pause length Number of seconds delay before 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.
This will expose the list if email addresses to all users allowed to send newsletters.
Disabled
PHP Error reporting level Level of errors to be reported.
No error reporting | Report all PHP errors except strict | Report all PHP errors | Report all PHP errors except notices | According to the PHP configuration
None
PHP errors visible to admin only During site development, it’s better to display errors to all users. However, in production settings, errors should only be displayed to administrators.
During site development, it’s better to display errors to all users. However, in production settings, errors should only be displayed to administrators.
Enabled
Include Smarty notices in the PHP error report In most cases, Smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when unexpected issues occur.
In most cases, Smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when unexpected issues occur.
Disabled
Disable JavaScript Disable JavaScript for the purpose of testing even if enabled in the browser
Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs Log mail in Tiki logs
May impact performance
Disabled
Log SQL Log SQL queries
Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than (seconds) This may impact performance
May impact performance
0.05

general-generalpreferences
Tiki 12 Preferences Image
Option Description Default
Check for updates automatically Tiki will check for updates when you access the main Administration page
Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases. https://doc.tiki.org/Newsletters
Enabled
Upgrade cycle Upgrade frequency for Tiki to check against.
Regular (6 months) | Long Term Support
Long Term Support
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 day | Each week | Each month
None
Sender email Email address that will be used as the sender for outgoing emails. None
Browser title Label visible in the browser’s title bar on all pages. Also appears in search engines. None
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser title bar relative to the current page’s descriptor.
After | Before | None
Before
Browser title display mode When breadcrumbs are used, method in which the browser title should be displayed.
Most specific first | Least specific first (site) | Current only | Description
Most specific first
Default charset for sending mail Default charset for sending mail
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Mail end of line Mail end of line
CRLF (standard) | LF (some Unix MTA)
LF (some Unix MTA)
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 | SMTP | File (debug)
Sendmail
SMTP Server None
Authentication Mail server authentication
None | LOGIN | PLAIN | CRAM-MD5
None
Username None
Password None
Port 25
Security None | SSL | TLS None
Local server name Name of the local server. Will be reported to SMTP relay on the HELO/EHLO line. Localhost
Mail Delivery When set to Queue will store messages in the database. Requires to use the shell script ./sendmail.php to be run for actual delivery. Only works with SMTP mail.
Send immediately | Queue
None
Email footer Text appended to outgoing emails. None
Text string used to customise mail templates Text string used to customise mail templates and added as a pref reference in the appropriate mail tpl files None
Throttle newsletter send rate Pause for a given amount of seconds before each batch to avoid overloading the mail server. Disabled
Newsletter pause length Amount of seconds on wait before 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.
This will expose the list if email addresses to all users allowed to send newsletters.
Disabled
PHP Error reporting level Level from which errors should be reported.
No error reporting | Report all PHP errors except strict | Report all PHP errors | Report all PHP errors except notices | According to PHP configuration
None
PHP errors visible to admin only For development purposes, it’s better to display errors for all users. However, in production settings, they should only be displayed to administrators.
During site development, it’s better to display errors to all users. However, in production settings, errors should only be displayed to administrators.
Enabled
Include smarty notices in PHP error report In most cases, smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when strange issues occur.
In most cases, Smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when unexpected issues occur.
Disabled
Disable JavaScript Disable JavaScript for testing purpose even if the browser allows it
Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs Log mail in Tiki logs
May impact performance
Disabled
Log SQL Log SQL queries
Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than (seconds) This may impact performance
May impact performance
0.05

general-generalpreferences
Tiki 12 Preferences Image
Option Description Default
Check for updates automatically Tiki will check for updates when you access the main Administration page
Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases. https://doc.tiki.org/Newsletters
Enabled
Upgrade cycle Upgrade frequency for Tiki to check against.
Regular (6 months) | Long Term Support
Long Term Support
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 day | Each week | Each month
None
Sender email Email address that will be used as the sender for outgoing emails. None
Browser title Label visible in the browser’s title bar on all pages. Also appears in search engines. None
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser title bar relative to the current page’s descriptor.
After | Before | None
Before
Browser title display mode When breadcrumbs are used, method in which the browser title should be displayed.
Most specific first | Least specific first (site) | Current only | Description
Most specific first
Default charset for sending mail Default charset for sending mail
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Mail end of line Mail end of line
CRLF (standard) | LF (some Unix MTA)
LF (some Unix MTA)
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 | SMTP | File (debug)
Sendmail
SMTP Server None
Authentication Mail server authentication
None | LOGIN | PLAIN | CRAM-MD5
None
Username None
Password None
Port 25
Security None | SSL | TLS None
Local server name Name of the local server. Will be reported to SMTP relay on the HELO/EHLO line. Localhost
Mail Delivery When set to Queue will store messages in the database. Requires to use the shell script ./sendmail.php to be run for actual delivery. Only works with SMTP mail.
Send immediately | Queue
None
Email footer Text appended to outgoing emails. None
Text string used to customise mail templates Text string used to customise mail templates and added as a pref reference in the appropriate mail tpl files None
Throttle newsletter send rate Pause for a given amount of seconds before each batch to avoid overloading the mail server. Disabled
Newsletter pause length Amount of seconds on wait before 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.
This will expose the list if email addresses to all users allowed to send newsletters.
Disabled
PHP Error reporting level Level from which errors should be reported.
No error reporting | Report all PHP errors except strict | Report all PHP errors | Report all PHP errors except notices | According to PHP configuration
None
PHP errors visible to admin only For development purposes, it’s better to display errors for all users. However, in production settings, they should only be displayed to administrators.
During site development, it’s better to display errors to all users. However, in production settings, errors should only be displayed to administrators.
Enabled
Include smarty notices in PHP error report In most cases, smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when strange issues occur.
In most cases, Smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when unexpected issues occur.
Disabled
Disable JavaScript Disable JavaScript for testing purpose even if the browser allows it
Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs Log mail in Tiki logs
May impact performance
Disabled
Log SQL Log SQL queries
Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than (seconds) This may impact performance
May impact performance
0.05

general-generalpreferences
Tiki 12 Preferences Image
Option Description Default
Check for updates automatically Tiki will check for updates when you access the main Administration page
Subscribe to the Tiki Newsletter to be notified of new releases. https://doc.tiki.org/Newsletters
Enabled
Upgrade cycle Upgrade frequency for Tiki to check against.
Regular (6 months) | Long Term Support
Long Term Support
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 day | Each week | Each month
None
Sender email Email address that will be used as the sender for outgoing emails. None
Browser title Label visible in the browser’s title bar on all pages. Also appears in search engines. None
Site title location Location of the site title in the browser title bar relative to the current page’s descriptor.
After | Before | None
Before
Browser title display mode When breadcrumbs are used, method in which the browser title should be displayed.
Most specific first | Least specific first (site) | Current only | Description
Most specific first
Default charset for sending mail Default charset for sending mail
utf-8 | iso-8859-1
utf-8
Mail end of line Mail end of line
CRLF (standard) | LF (some Unix MTA)
LF (some Unix MTA)
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 | SMTP | File (debug)
Sendmail
SMTP Server None
Authentication Mail server authentication
None | LOGIN | PLAIN | CRAM-MD5
None
Username None
Password None
Port 25
Security None | SSL | TLS None
Local server name Name of the local server. Will be reported to SMTP relay on the HELO/EHLO line. Localhost
Mail Delivery When set to Queue will store messages in the database. Requires to use the shell script ./sendmail.php to be run for actual delivery. Only works with SMTP mail.
Send immediately | Queue
None
Email footer Text appended to outgoing emails. None
Text string used to customise mail templates Text string used to customise mail templates and added as a pref reference in the appropriate mail tpl files None
Throttle newsletter send rate Pause for a given amount of seconds before each batch to avoid overloading the mail server. Disabled
Newsletter pause length Amount of seconds on wait before 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.
This will expose the list if email addresses to all users allowed to send newsletters.
Disabled
PHP Error reporting level Level from which errors should be reported.
No error reporting | Report all PHP errors except strict | Report all PHP errors | Report all PHP errors except notices | According to PHP configuration
None
PHP errors visible to admin only For development purposes, it’s better to display errors for all users. However, in production settings, they should only be displayed to administrators.
During site development, it’s better to display errors to all users. However, in production settings, errors should only be displayed to administrators.
Enabled
Include smarty notices in PHP error report In most cases, smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when strange issues occur.
In most cases, Smarty notices can be safely ignored. However, they may be useful in the development process when unexpected issues occur.
Disabled
Disable JavaScript Disable JavaScript for testing purpose even if the browser allows it
Use only for testing or troubleshooting. When enabled, many Tiki features will not operate correctly.
Disabled
Log mail in Tiki logs Log mail in Tiki logs
May impact performance
Disabled
Log SQL Log SQL queries
Do not enable this feature all the time. It can be very resource intensive and will impact performance.
Disabled
Log queries using more than (seconds) This may impact performance
May impact performance
0.05



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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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