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A step-by-step guide to install Tiki on Windows
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Windows Desktop Install



Why install Tiki on a desktop ?

Tiki is typically used on a server. However, there are cases where installing on a server is not ideal or necessary.
  • Tiki can be used as a personal knowledge base
  • Testing out Tiki before getting a host
  • Easier to install & test locally
  • A low-importance Intranet

Tiki uses a standard database so you will be able to transfer all your data to another Tiki installation later on if you wish.

Is Tiki complicated to install ?

Tiki is fairly easy to install thanks to the install script. However, it is not yet a double click experience Windows users are used to. It gets complicated because Tiki relies on three major software components to run:
  • A PHP (scripting language) interpreter
  • A Web server (usually Apache)
  • A database (usually MySQL)

These three components are needed to run Tiki. The nice folks at EasyPHP have bundled these three plus phpMyAdmin (to administer your database via a browser). Once these applications installed, a Tiki database must be created and a Tiki MySQL user must be created with appropriate privileges.

For details please see:


Optional extra steps

Activate some features

Click Admin (click!) and then the first icon, Choose what you want to use. As always you can click the help icon at the top of the page to get some information on what you can do.

Create a new user and a group

  • Click Users from the Admin menu to add users.
  • Click Groups from the Admin menu to add groups.
  • From Admin groups click assign perms to assign the right permissions to your groups.
You probably need to spend some time there so that everyone has access to and only to what it should access.

Raise PHP’s memory limit

Although PHP should run Tiki with 8MB of memory only, it’s likely that you will need to set it to 16 MB even if it seems to work at most places.

Enable GD

GD is an graphic library used to perform manipulations on images. Image galleries need such a library. Since GD is bundled with EasyPHP, all you need to do to get image galleries working is to uncomment the line in php.ini that includes GD’s DLL and restart Apache.

Install GraphViz and/or Mapserver

If you want to use WIKIGRAPH plugin, you need to install GraphViz. Maps need Mapserver to work.


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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