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Collaborate in real time

Plugin Together

This wiki plugin added in Tiki12 and improved in Tiki15 is an 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. It was formerly known as TowTruck.

You can easily use this plugin in your Tiki installation by means of applying the Together profile.

Note: Together 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.


Parameters

Introduced in Tiki 12.
Preferences required: wikiplugin_together
Parameters Accepted Values Description Default Since
buttonname text Set the button name. Default is CoWrite with TogetherJS CoWrite with TogetherJS 12.0
A service for collaborating on your website in real-time. TogetherJS lets users communicate, co-author, co-browse and guide each other. TogetherJS is implemented in Javascript; no software or plugins to install, and it is friendly with existing web pages, while still letting developers customize the experience. Note: TogetherJS is alpha-quality software. We do not recommend using it in production at this time.


Current Limitations

  • Before Tiki15: You need to deactivate “Warn on edit conflict” in Settings -> Wiki -> General preference Otherwise, you will get this annoying message: “Override lock and carry on with edit”
  • If you are permitting anonymous edits, you’ll want to turn off “Anonymous editors must enter anti-bot code (CAPTCHA) ” Settings -> Security -> Spam protection

Where does it work?

In theory, TogetherJS can work with any feature in Tiki. However, some features in Tiki may need adjusting. The following table is to keep track of the state of each feature.
Version Feature Works or not
12.2  Wiki pages with wiki syntax yes
12.2  Spreadsheet no
12.2  Tracker Items yes (textareas)
12.2  Drawing with SVG-edit No
12.2  Slideshow in view mode No
12.2  Slideshow in edit mode Yes

Examples

This code added to a custom module, or a module menupage in a side column:
{together}


Would produce a TogetherJS button. Once clicked by a user, it will add a TogetherJS widget in the right margin of the window, as in the following image:

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In this example,
  1. user Mary has clicked at the button “CoWrite with Together” (formerly known as “TowTruck”, like in the screenshots)
  2. the TogetherJS widget is shown up in the right margin of the window
  3. Once you click at the icon to invite friends, you will get a unique url that you can send over email, sms or any means to your buddies, so that they can start cowriting with you in that Tiki page (tracker item in this example)
  4. You can also change your default username in Together, set your own avatar, color, etc. In this example Mary sets the avatar to a puppy, and keeps the default brownish-redish font color.
  • Additionally you can talk (experimental) or chat with your buddies.


Once you sent the link to your buddy (let’s say, user John), and he clicks on it, he will see a window like the following requesting him to accept the collaborative session:

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Once accepted, he can log in that Tiki site (if needed), and he will see something similar to Mary.

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Clicking at the avatar of your user you will be able to see the options to rename your user, set avatar, font color, etc.

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In this example, John renamed his Together username accordingly, choose a tennis ball avatar and did set his font color to orange. After that, he continued editing the contents of the tracker item, that became updated in real time in Mary’s browser also.

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Aliases

PluginTowTruck | Together | Realtime | Mozilla Together | Mozilla TowTruck | TogetherJS

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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