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Plugin Alias is a new feature for Tiki3 to make new plugins based on previously existing plugins in your tiki site.

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Key features

  • Permits the creation of new plugins directly from the admin panel, without FTP access
  • These new plugins use an existing plugin as a base
  • These new plugins can have any name
  • Have some internal documentation (which appears in Plugin Help)
  • Can be distributed via profiles

Benefits

  • Permits to create very specialized plugins without duplicating code
  • It permits to specify from a single location, arguments that are passed to these plugins.
    • for confidentiality
    • for simplicity
    • central management/reduce potential errors
    • So if a plugin is used in hundreds of wiki pages, and you want to change a setting, you change it in one place.

How to use

The Plugin Alias Manager can be found at the “Editing and Plugins” admin panel under the “Plugin Aliases” tab (tiki-admin.php?page=textarea&cookietab=3).

Limitations

Plugin name can’t contain special characters like a hyphen (-).

Examples


Simple example

Plugin aliases permit you to go from this:
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{TRACKERLIST(trackerId=>11,fields=>194:220:196,max=>-1,filterfield=>220,filtervalue=>Quebec,showlinks=>y)}{TRACKERLIST}


To this:
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{pavillon filtervalue=Quebec}


Here is how to configure the alias:
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Variable body

Problem : The syntax of a plugin alias is different from a standard plugin.
For instance, here is the syntax for a PluginBox, with a width of 100% and “hello” in the body :
{BOX(width=100%)}hello{BOX}

You can create a plugin alias based on a box with a predefined width of 100% and a pre-defined content that will in the wiki look like :
{my_plugin}

There is no way here to let an user change the body

To do that, here is a configuration example. In this example the body will be pre-filled with the word “hello” and an user will be able to complete it with anything :
  • plugin name : “my_plugin”
  • base plugin : “box”
  • simple plugin arguments
    • width, default : “100%”
    • my_var, default : (empty)
  • plugin parameter documentation
    • my_var, name : “my_var”
  • plugin body
    • default content : “hello %my_var%”
    • parameters : “my_var”, default : “world”
Now, the following code :
{my_plugin}

will look like
hello world

And the following code :
{my_plugin my_var="john"}

will look like
hello john



Usage

When using plugin alias to show just some items from PluginTrackerList, the parameter to filter results at the “Plugin Parameter documentation” need to be also added as arguments of your plugin alias, at the section “Simple plugin arguments” with no value (in this example: “filtervalue”).

If you need to delete one argument or one parameter after you already created it, remove its name and value and save changes using “Change Preferences” button in order to have it deleted.

To see real life examples of how it is used, you can install one of profiles where it is being used:
http://profiles.tiki.org/tiki-searchresults.php?highlight=plugin_alias

Composed Arguments Example

The plugin makes a COL plugin to create bootstrap grid columns


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Alias

doc.tiki.org


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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