The objectives for Installation are as follows:

1. Copy and Redirect pages from has many pages with install information. Most, if not all, are outdated. We should ensure the documentation supports both those who use SSH and FTP (and for those with no root access).

Install by SSH
Install by FTP
Using SSH (for newbies)
Using FTP (for newbies)
Register your Tiki site

2. Explaining the Tikiwiki Architecture

Tikiwiki Folders Explained
an explanation of what you see in the main directory including

  • what is does
  • which folders need to be backed up (contain user specific files)
  • required permissions for each folder
  • optional folders (can be deleted if feature is not in use?)


The hub page will be (surprise!) Upgrade.

1. Documenting Upgrade Paths

The object is not to provide generic upgrade instructions but clear, (idiot proof) step by step tutorials for each normal upgrade path. e.g. Upgrade 1.9.4 to 1.9.7
Similar content can easily be copied back and forth. Let's give users the confidence to do it right.

Non-typical upgrade paths should not be documented and thus be discouraged.

Each page should contain specific instruction pages for normal upgrade
paths including:

  • instructions for upgrading tikiwiki files.
  • instructions for upgrading the database.
  • instructions for upgrading themes.

Backup Instructions

The hub will be at Backup

simple instructions on backing up the files DB, with specific pages for different hosting environments.

  • advice when to backup
  • about the ISP backup
  • which tiki folders contain user data.
  • how to set up automatic backups.