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Tiki18


Branching for Tiki 18.0 occurred on November 23th 2017, and the release was done the 28th of January 2018.

It is a Long Term Support (LTS) version and will be supported for 5 years, thus until January 2023, as per the Tiki lifecycle policy.

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1.1. Annotations

Annotations are now an optional replacement for Inline Comments.

1.2. Composer

1.2.1. Composer Web Installer

You can install external packages in Tiki, with different copyright license or made optional since they are too big and maybe not intended for all use cases, through a new Control Panel in Tiki:

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See Composer Web Installer

1.2.2. Composer and Satis

  • All libraries were reviewed to fully take advantage of the convenience of Composer

1.3. Console

New actions can be run from the command line through console.php:
  • Wiki Plugins can be listed, refreshed and approved
  • Installer can be locked
  • Files can be copied or moved from a gallery to a regular directory on the filesystem (and inversely)
  • Fake Tracker items can be created (for performance testing, for instance) through Faker

See: Console

1.4. Database independence

As per the MariaDB vs MySQL strategy, several fixes were made to continue to support both:

1.5. Faker

  • Faker is a tool to generate fake data

1.6. Fallback for Tiki base URL

The full URL to the Tiki base URL including protocol, domain and path (example: https://example.com/tiki/), used when the current URL can not be determined, example, when executing from the command line.’)

1.7. File Checker


1.8. H5P upgrade

  • H5P was upgraded from 0.12 to 0.16 (which is a major upgrade with lots of new features, and a database structure upgrade)

Enable admins to run the migration process from from the web and from command line (php console.php gallery:migrate )

1.10. Mcrypt dependency removal

Removing MCrypt as a dependency was done for User Encryption and work continues in upstream libraries. Ex: for SAML support.

1.11. Media Alchemyst

https://github.com/alchemy-fr/Media-Alchemyst support has been added. Only PluginPreview for now, but more features from this library will be progressively added to Tiki.

Menu management has been revamped. Now with drag and drop!

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See Menu

1.12.1. Login-Box Module Menu

The login box in popup mode can now use a custom menu by using the menu_id parameter (mainly r64388)

1.13. Multi-resolution images

See below #Plugin_Img

1.14. Path structure

See Path structure

1.15. Permissions


1.16. Pivot tables with subtotals

Subtotals have been added to pivot tables

1.17. Print

  • Advanced PDF settings introducted in control panel, PDF support added for trackers.
  • Change any global PDF generation setting for wiki page including cover pages, background images and colors, watermarks, autotoc, auto bookmarks, columns, custom headers, orientation, pages sizes and more. -> PluginPDF
  • Override settings for single page within PDF -> PluginPDFPage

1.18. Profiles

  • A dry-run option to profiles, to preview what will happen if the profile is applied.
  • Profile Rollback was added, including selective rollback

1.18.1. Profile Export: include-files

A new option ‘include-files’ has been added to Export Profiles from command line, so that Files in the FileGallery can also get exported files (instead of only allow url references). In addition, it also allows local file import.

1.18.2. Profile Export: tracker items

A new option ‘tracker-item’ has been added to Export Profiles from command line so that tracker items can be also included in the exported local profile.

https://sourceforge.net/p/tikiwiki/code/63668

  • Calendars and Calendar Items will now appear in search results
Added in this commit

1.19.2. Search Engine Friendly URLs


1.19.3. PDFs are now searchable natively via Tiki


1.20. Sitemap

New: A built-in site map XML generator: https://sourceforge.net/p/tikiwiki/code/63719

1.21. Style Guide tool


1.22. Trackers

1.22.1. Now possible to convert certain tracker fields

  • dropdown, dropdown with other, radio buttons, email, text, url TO dropdown, dropdown with other, radio buttons, multiselect, email, text, text area, url
  • multiselect TO multiselect, email, text, text area, url
  • datetime and jscalendar TO each other
  • autoincrement, currency and numeric TO dropdown, dropdown with other, radio buttons, multiselect, text, text area, numeric, auto increment, currency

This was done in this commit

1.22.2. New Calendar Item Field

  • Inherits from the Date Picker field and creates a linked calendar item in the specified Calendar
  • The main aim is to allow recurring events to have a tracker item linked to it so tyou can add custom fields
  • Class name: Tracker_Field_CalendarItem

This was started in this commit

1.22.3. Minor change to Webservices Field with elasticsearch

  • For advanced use with custom smarty templates
  • The fieldname_json data is now indexed differently for elastic search, because storing json as plain text (with some values) prevents the item from being stored in the index.
N.B. This will require changes to custom templates using these values, i.e. from
{$jsondata = $row.tracker_field_webserviceField_json|json_decode:true}
to
{$jsondata = $row.tracker_field_webserviceField_json|json_encode|json_decode:true}
(the extra encode then decode is to change from objects to associative arrays for use in smarty)

See this commit for details

1.23. Translatable preferences

https://dev.tiki.org/item3030

1.24. Unified Search Index reports engine and version

When the unified search index is rebuilt, there unified index engine and version are reported.

See Unified Index

1.25. Wiki Pages

301 Redirect on Rename or Remove page. When you rename or delete a Wiki page, access to that page via bookmarks or search engines will fail. To prevent that, it’s possible to indicate a new page, to which an SEO-friendly, automatic redirect from the old page name is created.

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1.26. Wiki Plugins

New or enhanced.

1.26.1. Plugin Img

Enhanced plugin. A new option called ‘retina’ was added. If you have a fixed width image, it will pull up a 2x version of the image for users with retina display (and 1x for users who don’t). Note: source needs to be at least 2x the size of the width of the image being displayed.

See Multi-resolution images and PluginImg

1.26.2. Plugin List

Enhanced plugin. It can return only a given set of values, usefull to filter the results or return results in a spefic order.

See PluginList

1.26.3. Plugin PDF

Enhanced plugin. It allows to set a cover page.

See PluginPDF

1.26.4. Plugin PivotTable

Enhanced plugin. New renderers were added to allow displaying subtotal sums for rows in the table, through the addition of subtotal.js to the plugin.

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See PluginPivotTable

1.26.5. Plugin TrackerCalendar

Enhanced plugin. It allows the user to set the colormap for the events based on the priority.

See PluginTrackerCalendar

1.27. Wiki Syntax and WYSIWYG

1.27.1. Multilevel style numbering for ordered lists

New preference “Multilevel style numbering for ordered lists” was added to “Editing & Plugins” control panel which allows to have Multilevel style numbering on ordered lists set globally (disabled by default).

1.28. Zend Framework

Zend Framwork has been upgraded to 3.x

Upgrade


Elasticsearch 2.x to 5.x

If you are upgrading from Elasticseach 2.x to 5.x: Since ES automatically updates 2.x index to 5.x first time it starts - you can see some errors then. First time it rebuilds index might also show errors due to the automatic upgrade problems. However, once it builds the index on 5.x, then further rebuilds must not have errors. So, 2 index rebuilds after upgrade is the safest path to go.

General upgrade notes

Also, see the standard information about Upgrades in Tiki.

Raw changelog

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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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