Tiki 4.2 was released on March 5th, 2010; Tiki 4.1 on December 15th, 2009 and Tiki 4.0 on November 15th, 2009. Previously to the first release, it was used on various *.tiki.org sites to shake out the bugs in a process called "eating our own DogFood".
These are notable changes affecting upgraders.
The admin_menu module was removed and should simply disappear from installations using it. Please use the application menu and Admin Home instead.
Update can cause image links to break due to .htaccess file is out of date and SefURL not enabled
Solution: delete existing .htaccess and rename _htaccess to .htaccess
This possibly needs doing on all upgraded servers
Category permissions are changed in Tiki 4. See below (Permissions cleanup) for more information.
You might have to manually update the categories where tiki_p_view_categorized and tiki_p_edit_categorized were used, in order to comply with the current category permissions system.
A script attempts to update the information. But because of the more advanced nature of the new system, it's not possible for the script to guess the intention of the Tiki site manager.
- You should review global permissions at tiki-objectpermissions.php
- And you should review object permissions at tiki-list_object_permissions.php
You most probably want to give the tiki_p_modify_object_categories permission. (in Tiki section)
If you have objects which have individual permissions, users will not longer be able to edit the categories. You most probably want to give the tiki_p_modify_object_categories permission. (in Tiki section)
The default prefix for userpages has been changed from UserPageXYZ to User:XYZ as this is what is used for Wikipedia, and the old method made sense when WikiWords were the default (which is no longer the case). Of course this is configurable, and site admins can still use any prefix, including the old one.
The special user "admin" has been taken away all hardcoded privileges. His/her privileges are only checked via the group Admins that must have through the perm tiki_p_admin. That is the default behavior on new tiki installations, and the Upgrade process will update your tiki accordingly in new releases after tiki 4.0 (seems to be missing on some upgrades to 4.0).
Category transitions is the successor to the Galaxia Workflow engine, and it will permit to eventually make workflows of anything that can be categorized. They are currently working with wiki pages and tracker items.
More information here
Daily Reports informs you about changes on sites you are watching with one single email for the time interval chosen by the user. It is, thus, a summarised kind of the normal notifications and replaces them.
If User Watches and Daily Reports are enabled, each user can decide to enable reports, or to further use normal notifications. To use reports, go to My Watches in your Tiki Menu and adjust your preferences.
For more information, see Daily Reports
The edit interface for wiki pages and blogs have been re-structured to use tabs, and the underlying code has been refactored. The changes include:
The same page can be shown through the wiki wysiwyg interface:
And if you click back on the simple wiki interface button, content will be converted into wiki syntax.
The wiki edit help and many plugins are shown nowadays inside new type of help boxes which are movable through the screen and resizable in real time.
The numbered areas in the side image indicate:|
The non-wysiwyg editor includes a visual assistant to create new tables and edit existing tables.
The wiki link assistant now includes an autocomplete feature in realtime showing all wiki pages from that tiki site containing the text typed in the link field.
Text areas in wiki pages and many other places are resizable:
By default forums hide the forum post style options when there are less than 10 messages, to reduce clutter.
The threshold number of messages can be defined in the forum settings.
Groupmail massive improvements, including IMAP support.
New JQuery Plugins have been integrated in some features of Tiki:
- treeTable: for management of Category permissions, so far. See an example below at the section "Permissions: Admin interface enhanced"
- ColorBox has replaced Shadowbox for license compatibility and enhanced features.
Other jQuery goodies:
- listfilter (text input field to filter long lists using jQuery) implemented as a new Smarty function (used with the treeTable integration).
- Remarks boxes can now be closed to save some space on small-resolution screens, e.g. netbooks (close with fade out effect).
Collaborative video editing, through a Contibution Wizard to upload media(audio,video,image) under a user, several editors to create/edit/remix user uploaded media, a gallery list of all the media, remix videos of a user, a Wikiplugin to include a Kaltura video on a wiki page. and the chance to view and edit an information about a user's Kaltura entry. More information
"Rework of LDAP Authentication. Dropped PEAR::Auth_LDAP to get more information from the directory. Added support for user information and LDAP group replication. Added support for ssl (ldaps), tls and redundant LDAP server configuration."
If the session expires while a wiki page is being edited, the post is saved in a cache in order to retain the page after login (will not work with 'password due' or 'confirm email' if occurs at the login); could be generalized to other features.
Machine translation (powered by Google Translate) can be enabled by going to Admin Home->i18n and checking the Machine Translation (by Google Translate) feature. This feature enables users who can't read the language of the page to read it in the language of their choice (translated by Google, so the quality is not as good as that of a human translator, but is improving). The choice of languages is limited to those supported by Google and those available on the site. If a translation by human translator already exists in the desired language, the human-translated page will be shown rather than the machine translation. This requires some multilingual features, so the best is to apply the Multilingual_Wiki profile first.
A new feature to import content from Mediawiki installations has been developed. See gsoc2009Rodrigo for more details.
New in the performance admin panel.
What is Memcached?: Free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.
Updates to allow the wikipage description to be used as the metatag description so that a unique description can be applied per wiki page instead of the universal text that can be set in the metatag admin screen. The universal text is however the default if an individual page description is not set. If this new metatag option is set, the Description field in the page edit screen is now shown with a modified label to remind you its used for the metatag - even if the Description option is not set in the Wiki admin screen. The Description option still has to be set in Wiki admin however for the description text to be displayed at the top of the saved wiki page.
- Module cache for anonymous
- Several external URLs can point to the same Tiki instance, and visitors will be redirected to the appropriate workspace.
Please see Organic Groups
There is a new interface for managing permissions from categories and also from any object.
This new interface includes several features:|
All permissions can be overwritten at a category or object level. The permissions used on categories prior to Tiki 4 were confusing and lacked the ability to be customized that is expected in Tiki. The new layer uses exactly the same permissions on objects, categories and global permissions. See Permission Cleanup for more information.
Remember that the rules to check if a user has the appropriate permission on an object are:
- first check for object perms,
- then check for category perms,
- if none of the above, use the global permission settings.
|tiki_p_modify_object_categories||Tiki||Can change the categories on the object|
+ many many more! Ex.: you can now put permissions on groups. This permits to restrict who can add to which group, see group list, etc.
It includes a calendar within a wiki page. More information: PluginCalendar
Table can be sorted and pre-sorted, cells can span multiple columns and rows, syntax simplified so that | can be used to separate cells (instead of ~|~). More information: PluginFancytable
It includes a helper for group mail cases. More information: PluginGroupMail
Displays GroupMail functions on a wiki page. Usually set up using a plugin alias created by the GroupMail profile. More information: PluginGroupMail
It displays images, and nowadays, it includes many of the options from other former plugins (img, image, thumb, ...). More information: PluginImg
It allows inviting new people to join a group through sending an email to them. More information: PluginInvite
It indicates the internationalization progress of the page list. More information: PluginListProgress
It converts dates from Gregorian to Mayan Calendars: Tzolkin, Haab, Long Count. More information PluginMCalendar
It lists the members of selected groups and allows to add or remove members if permissions are granted.
It lists pages part of a named list. More information: PluginPagelist
It parses R syntax and shows the output either from the code introduced between the plugin tags. Data to analyze can be passed as tracker item attachment id. Due to its license, it is available in the Mods repository. More information: PluginR
It displays a screencast uploaded on the page. More information: PluginScreencast
Provides tabs built using the smarty tabset block. More information: PluginTabs
Expenses_Report, which makes use of the Time sheet profile
Experimental -> works only for notification
Prior to 3.0, Tiki uses the SMTP of the server to send email, which is fine for the vast majority of cases. Starting with version 4.0, it's possible to configure an external SMTP server.
PluginFancyTable has been improved and it allows the columns to be sorted.
Another textarea has been added to the admin page for custom content at the top of the center column, such as a banner ad, module, or dynamic content tag.
The layout.css file, imported by theme stylesheets since Tiki 3, has been split into two files with the second file, design.css, containing color and spacing defaults that aren't layout-related but still generally convenient to import rather than specifying in the theme. Core themes import both files.
Some brand new themes available in Tiki4, plus many of the new ones in Tiki3 are included in Tiki4.
(carousel here : )
Toolbars (formerly known as "quicktags") can be configured in a very flexible way. You can select the section where you want a new button in its toolbar, or globally. You can optionally check the comments checkbox, you want to edit and drag the icons from the left hand box to the toolbars on the right, ...
If the Comment feature for Wiki pages is allowed then a new option for 4.1 is to allow Comments to be allowed/disallowed on a per page basis. This is useful so that Comments can be allowed on some pages but not on others. The admin options let you set this feature on or off (default off) and if set on you can then set the default for all pages to either allow or disallow.
Various Tiki features (groups, permissions, categories, etc.) are being massively improved to enable Workspaces for such applications in education, workplace environments, and projects with multiple teams. Initially the feature will be labeled "experimental" as it is still in development. Some functionality will be in Tiki 4 and other in 5. Please see Workspaces RoadMap. This is a massive enhancement which will lead to the ability to address, for example, these 10 uses cases for workspaces.
This is a different and much more integrated code base than the previous external Mod AulaWiki feature (which had evolved for some years).[+]
Some feature are deprecated, unmaintained or superceded. They are thus removed from the main code base.
- Newsreader web forums are now much more common than NNTP forums
- Mootools replaced by jQuery
- Game superceded by PluginFlash
- Drawing superceded by PluginAnnotation
- Charts (never worked, unmaintained)
- Backup users should use PhpMyAdmin or TRIM
- Magic replaced by Dynamic Preferences
- Galaxia Workflow (replaced by Category Transitions)