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  • Tiki12 was released on 2013-11-30 (a few weeks late)
  • This is the last version that will support IE8
  • It is a Long Term Support (LTS) version. It will be supported until 2018-11-30. (5 years). See version lifecycle
  • Upgrading from Tiki9 LTS? See this page instead: Tiki12 from Tiki9

Page contents:

1. Activity Stream

It allows to create social network activity streams within Tiki. In order to create them, you will need to define what the important events are in your system. Events like "tracker item created" or "wiki page modified" will rarely make sense to your users looking at an activity stream. Instead, they may be interested when photos posted by their friends. The activity stream feature allows to intercept system event, filter them and trigger new events. These new events can be recorded and indexed, which will allow them to be displayed in an activity stream.

See Activity Stream

2. Admin users

You have many more filtering options to select users from the users list. You can filter by a search string in the username, by exact email, by the fact that users didn't validate their account, etc. All of them using the jQuery Sortable Tables feature.

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See jQuery#jQuery_Sortable_Tables

3. Admin wizard

See #Admin_Wizard below

4. Articles

Links are shown at the top of the page, as in other tiki features, to add a new article or submission, or view/list articles, provided that the user has the permission to do that action.

See Articles

5. Auto TOC

Automatic generation of Table of Contents (TOC) for all wiki pages. The page author doesn't have to do anything.

Auto TOC generates 2 tables of contents.
  1. a static TOC - Listed on the left, the top or on the right of the page. The TOC is inserted into the page content at runtime.
    • Example:
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  2. a floating TOC - shown only when you scroll down past the top of the page. Includes a quick "Back to Top" link, in addition to the page TOC
    • Example:
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See also: Auto TOC

6. Blogs

Private blog post links are filtered from other users on adjacent blog navigation link.

See Blogs

7. Categories

There is a new preference so that the object count can be disabled on tiki-browse_categories for large sites (over 40 seconds to load on one example site for instance).

See Categories

elFinder was introduced in Tiki 10 as an optional feature, and it is intended to replace the previous file gallery manager in Tiki 12. It allows using a new more visual way to manage files and folders, with drag and drop features within the file galleries, and also from a local desktop and the tiki file gallery.

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For more information, see File Gallery & elFinder

9. Friendship Network

Complete re-implementation, removing the neglected mention on the feature. Changes include:

  • Configurable relationship types
    • Followers (like Twitter)
    • Followers require approval
    • Friends (like Facebook)
  • Friend's Activity Stream on the Friendship Network page (requires some configuration)
  • Friend List module can be used anywhere to manage friends or followers
  • Internal: Functionality exposed as services to allow lightweight integration into other features

See Friendship Network

10. Inline editing

10.1. Wiki Inline editing

Edit wiki pages inline, in a similar way to the feature Tracker inline edit that was added in Tiki11: Fix a typ-o in 3 seconds. Inline editing is a fast and highly user-friendly way to edit wiki pages in wysiwyg mode.

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See Wiki Inline Editing

11. Layout Switching

12. Mail-in improved

Mail-in service has been fixed and updated in Tiki12

The new things include
  • Structure routing. Link mailed-in content to a structure. User filters specify routing rules.
  • Inline images (HTML email). These pages are written in HTML.
  • Permission checking and ability to block anonymous and admin users.
  • Users are required to have both edit and attach permissions to save a wiki page
  • Possible to auto-assign new pages to a category and a namespace
  • Possible to disable email sending by Mail-in system.
  • Manual email check trigger in the mail-in admin panel
  • Several fixes, including subject encoding

The Mail-in service is a fast way to generate wiki pages, if the content is already on email or can be emailed.

For more information, see Mail-in

13. Messages

There is a new option to allow truncating internal message notification to a certain number of characters (you can set it up in Admin home > Messages)

See Inter-User Messages

14. Mobile

Mobile mode display has been extensively improved in Tiki12.

See Mobile

15. Modules

15.1. Module since_last_visit_new improved

Since Tiki 12.1, it also displays the new calendars and their events created since the last visit.

In addition, some icons have been slightly modififed in the JQuery presentation mode, so that they can distinguish similar but different content (blogs from blog posts, file galleries from files, tracker items created from updated, etc).

See an example below. Same content is shown in both displays of the module for the same site:

Using "Fold sections by default"

Using "jQuery presentation mode"

In this example, only 4 sections are unfolded:
  1. Wiki
  2. Blog posts
  3. Calendars
  4. Calendar events
The other sections contain items but they are hidden under the section name.

When you click on the section name, you toggle the display of its contents.
In this example, the Wiki tab is selected (shown with grey background), listing the 7 wiki pages changed.

When you pass the mouse over another tab, its background is shown in blue color (in this case, the new calendar events icon, at the bottom right corner).

When you click, the content displayed below switches to the changed content for that other tiki section.

15.2. Module users_list ported

Former module users_list, only available in mods and for older tiki versions, has been ported to Tiki 12.1.
It displays a list of users with many optional parameters such as Real Name, avatar (picture), member of groups, and links to user page and action log of that user, among others.


See Module users_list

16. Monitoring

17. Performance

Statistics added for Zend OpCache in the "Admin home > Performance" panel.

18. Plugins

New and/or Improved Plugins below.

18.1. Plugin Articles

Improved Plugin. Shows a link at the bottom to facilitate adding a new article or submission if the user has permission to do so.

See PluginArticles

18.2. Plugin FancyTable

Improved plugin. As usual you can sort by one or more columns, and nowadays you can also filter you results by searching for some string in one or more columns. In the example below, sorted by one column ("Percentage"), and filtered by content in another column ("Native name" containing "de"):

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See PluginFancyTable

18.3. Plugin Img

Improved plugin. Image magnification has been added to plugin image. Full size image appears with zoom option in a "Colorbox" overlay when thumbnail is clicked.

See PluginImg

18.4. Plugin Local Files

New Plugin. Assist in showing links to files or directories on local drives or shared file servers.
Likely to only work fully on IE for Windows based intranets.

See PluginLocalFiles

18.5. Plugin MediaPlayer

Improved plugin. Media player plugin uses it's own mp3 and flv players.

18.6. Plugin Slider

New themes added in Tiki 12.1

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See PluginSlider

18.7. Plugin Together

New Plugin to use the experimental service for your website from mozilla labs called TogetherJS, that makes it surprisingly easy to collaborate in real-time: notify unique urls, co-write, talk, follow pages visited by your buddies. TogetherJS is alpha-quality software. We do not recommend using it in production at this time, even if it looks promising as a Real Time Collaboration (RTC) tool. Formerly known as TowTruck.

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See PluginTogether and the profile Together

18.8. Plugin TrackerList

Improved plugin. You can define some parameters to use the new version of jquery sortable tables library, allowing you to produce tables that can be sorted and filtered on the fly by one or more columns, in a similar way to what can be achieved in #Plugin_FancyTable shown above.

In addition, you can display last comment author and date in the table, through a new option in the tracker edition > "Features > Allow comments > Display last comment author and date".

See PluginTrackerList

18.9. Plugin TrackerFilter

When the param "sortable=y" is added and "jquery sortable tables" feature is enabled, the list of displayed results show a field on top which allows filtering in real time the results shown in the table, in a similar way to what can be achieved in #Plugin_FancyTable shown above.

18.10. Plugin WebDocViewer

New Plugin. It allow displaying many types of documents online, embedded in your Tiki pages.
See PluginWebDocViewer

19. Profiles

Profiles have been improved to be more useful as a configuration management tool. Namely, profiles:

  • can now be stored in the local filesystem as YAML files, allowing for version control along with the project changes without the need for an external repository. Among other things, this would allow Tiki's Featured Profiles? to be bundled with the source.
  • can now be installed during the upgrade process as patches.
  • allow exporting advanced rating configurations individually and as a complete set
  • allow exporting and import RSS feed configurations along with article generators
  • allow exporting articles, article types and article topics.
  • allow exporting file gallery hierarchies
  • allow exporting menus
  • A set of commands are now available to export profiles.
  • articles and blogs accept geolocation of their content from profiles.

Local Profiles consist of a single YAML file and an optional directory containing the references files.

This is part of: Configuration Management for Tiki Projects

19.1. Profiles wizard

See #Profiles_Wizard below

20. Ratings

20.1. Option to toggle the detailed rating results

Simple average of ratings has been added for Articles (Tiki 12.1), and a new setting has been added in "Admin home > Rating > User Interface" to toggle the display of the detailed results, as well as to whether include the explicit percentage or not.

See Ratings

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20.2. Rating on Articles from PluginArticles

You can rate an article directly from PluginArticles if the article shows the whole content in the heading, and nothing is left in the article body.

20.3. Rating Language

Advanced Rating language now permits to round values and concat.

20.4. Rating permission to view results

There is a new permission to grant groups of users to see the results: tiki_p_ratings_view_results

See Ratings

20.5. Show ratings in a forum thread list

When you use rating in a forum (See Rating, you can display the rating results in the thread list for the first message of every thread (thread topic). If detailed results and rating smileys are both enabled, they are also included in the thread details.

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See Ratings

21. Restore Database

For development environments that need to replicate a production environment, new directives allow the installer to restore the database "Clean Install" from a database dump instead of the default Tiki database.

This feature allows site administrators to quickly replicate a site, test changes locally and return to the original state. Combined with profile development, this allows to test the site upgrade path.

Documentation is available in the bundled db/install.ini.dist file.

This is part of: Configuration Management for Tiki Projects

22. Search Index statistics

Search Index statistics are added in command line interface, in a similar way to what is shown in the "Admin home > Search" panel, when using advanced search and rebuilding the unified search index.

23. Search all database tables tool

In the admin search panel, there is a new tool.

It enables a text search in all text columns in all tables.

24. Smarty template engine

New preference to allow addition of extra dirs to be used for custom icons etc., respected by the security checks.

25. Switch user now has a way back

As an administrator, after switching to a different user, returning to the login screen will propose to switch back to your own user, avoiding to re-login.

26. Syntax highlighter (Codemirror) upgraded

The syntax highlighter (CodeMirror) has been upgraded from 2.x to latest stable version (3.16). This brings new features such as right-to-left language support, smarty syntax mode, a many more.
See: http://codemirror.net/doc/releases.html

27. Trackers improved

  • Restored the ability to change tracker field type after creation
  • Added the ability to detect and remove orphan files created through the tracker files field type
  • Added an option to allow displaying just the user's items to the user through PluginTrackerList with the param view=user, even if no extra permissions are granted to this user's groups.
  • You can display last comment author and date in the table column for comments, through a new option in the tracker edition > "Features > Allow comments > Display last comment author and date".

28. Unified index

Support for MySQL Full Text Search and Elastic Search as engines has been introduced for unified index. These engines are complete alternatives to the Lucene (PHP Implementation). All user interface components and plugins (such as PluginList, PluginCustomSearch, ...) will keep working and the documentation available in Unified Index still applies.

ElasticSearch requires a server to be installed. It provides several benefits:
  • Faster indexing
  • Lower memory usage within PHP
  • Faster searches
  • Scalable across multiple machines if required
  • Better result highlighting

MySQL Full Text Search doesn't require a server to be installed. It provides several benefits:
  • Faster indexing
  • Lower memory usage within PHP
  • Easy configuration

See: Unified Index Comparison

29. User Encryption

User encryption aims to a provide secure, personal storage of sensitive data, e.g. external usernames and passwords.

notePlanned for Tiki 12.2
User encryption is first implemented in the Tiki 13 trunk (the development branch), where it is currently being tested. It is planned to be included in the Tiki 12.2.

See User Encryption for more.

30. User wizard

See #User_Wizard below

31. Wiki Argument Variables

A few new wiki argument variables have been added in Tiki 12.1:
domain: doc.tiki.org
domainslash: doc.tiki.org/
pageid: 4515

See Wiki Argument Variables

32. Windows Azure

33. Wizards

This new feature facilitates tiki admins or normal users to set up their basic settings in a group of screens the show a reduced set of basic settings for them. The admin wizard is shown up by default to all new admins, while as of Tiki 12.0, the User Wizard needs to be launched in purpose, so far.

33.1. Admin Wizard

The admin wizard shows up for tiki admins when they first log in, enabling them to easily configure the main features of Tiki without the need to navigate through all admin panels. It will allow the admin to easily choose among a few options of wiki editor (wysiwyg and in html or in wiki syntax), inline editing, etc.

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See Admin Wizard

33.2. User Wizard

This wizard will help users to fill in the main settings for their accounts in that website. Depending on the features enabled by the site admin, users will be offered more or less options.

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See User Wizard

33.3. Profiles Wizard

This wizard shows the admin some information about the most recommended profiles to apply, either to set up your site with a featured configuration template, add some useful extra configuration or show a demonstration of potentially interesting features for you, just with a few clicks.



Simple Demos

See Profiles Wizard

34. Zoombox for images

See #Plugin_Img

** Known Limitations **

  • Chosen picker doesn't work well with jQuery Mobile mode. See wish4671
  • Line numbers in the syntax highlighter (codemirror) doesn't work well: plenty of space added between lines & text hidden. See wish4840

** Upgrading**

Blog posts containing HTML

Blog posts with content containing HTML may not display properly after upgrading - place the blog post content within PluginHTML to solve this issue. PluginHTML needs to be approved - if you are converting many blog posts go to tiki-plugins.php to approve in bulk.


If you had defined in your former ./db/local.php something like

and after the upgrade you notice that you can't edit some pages, of weird characters are displayed in some rare places, you can try removing that line from your ./db/local.php .

Search Index

After the upgrade, the Unified Index may take longer to rebuild, at least the first time that you are with this new Tiki version. If the link "Rebuild index" at the "Admin search" panel doesn't produce a successful reindexing, you can do that on a terminal server side, while setting a higher amount of memory for the process, and forcing an initial clean-up of index leftovers.

Therefore, you could run something like:
root@server:/path/trunk# php -dmemory_limit=4G console.php i:r --force --log
Removing leftovers...
Started rebuilding index...
Rebuilding index done

For multitiki sites, you can rebuild with commands like:
root@server:/path/trunk# php console.php index:rebuild --site=site1.example.com  
root@server:/path/trunk# php console.php index:rebuild --site=site2.example.com  

More information: Unified Index

In past Tiki versions such as Tiki9, wrong syntax to point in a url to a specific tab was accepted. Example:
  1. http://example.com/tracker1&show=mod
  2. http://example.com/tracker1&cookietab=2

In Tiki12, and probably in some version earlier also, the syntax needs to be like:
  1. http://example.com/tracker1?show=mod
  2. http://example.com/tracker1?cookietab=2


Some CSS changes were introduced for themes between 11.x and 12.x:

Site Logo & Site titles

The former #sitelogo, #sitetitle and #sitesubtitle IDs have been changed to classes .sitelogo, .sitetitle and .sitesubtitle . Please make these changes in your theme CSS after upgrade if you formerly styled using any of those css selectors.

Strasa.css login background color

If you were using strasa.css theme style, you might miss the background color of the login module in the header, getting white text font over white background temporarily.
Set up theme options to "cool", for instance, and the blue background of the login module will be back in your site.

Pages linking to Tiki12
46 pages link to Tiki12

Tiki12.0 | TikiWiki12 | TikiWiki12.0 | TikiWiki 12.0 | TikiWiki 12 | Tiki 12 | Tiki 12.0 | Tiki12LTS | Tiki12 LTS | Tiki 12 LTS

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