Tiki 24.0 LTS was released on 2022-03-02. It is a Long Term Support (LTS) version and will be supported until February 2027 as per the Tiki lifecycle policy

SVN updates (for all versions of Tiki) will stop in January 2023. This coincides with when Tiki18 reaches end of life. However, even if you use another version (like Tiki 21x) from SVN, you will stop getting updates because the Git and SVN combined workflow will be retired. You should get your updates from Git. See also: Tiki Version control history.

Tiki 24 will be a shorter development cycle and smaller release than Tiki22 and Tiki23, and focused more on refinement of the many recently contributed features.

Tiki 24 requires PHP 7.4 like Tiki23 and Tiki22. Unfortunately, PHP 8.x is not supported. Work to update Tiki code to PHP 8.0 was started many months before the release of PHP 8.0 (2020-11-26). With Tiki's Model, Tiki users are shielded from https://PluginProblems.com as all features are released at once. This being said, the Tiki development community has to deal with dependency hell as Tiki leverages over 125 direct dependencies + the indirect dependencies. While the vast majority of them are OK in PHP 8, some of them required more time. Specifically, Smarty version 4.0 with PHP 8 support was released on 2021-11-25, only a few weeks before our feature freeze for Tiki 24.x and thus, it's too risky to try to integrate it

In any case, Tiki25 will for sure support PHP 8.0 and 8.1.

1. New Features and Improvements

(alphabetically sorted)

1.1. API

A self-documented REST API has been added exposing the (arguably) most commonly used elements of the system.

A REST API (also known as RESTful API) is an application programming interface (API or web API) that conforms to the constraints of REST architectural style and allows for interaction with RESTful web services.

See: API

1.2. Console

New Console commands:

  • users:remove-cookies to remove user expired cookies
  • performance:check to check statistics of some performance related statistics
  • tokens:clear to remove expired tokens from database

1.3. Date handling

Major change in how we deal with dates, which will make Tiki more reliable when working over multiple timezones. Ref: https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki/-/merge_requests/1073

1.4. Interledger Protocol payments (ILP)

Interledger is an open and inclusive payments network. The Interledger Protocol (ILP) is an open protocol suite for sending payments across different ledgers.

See Interledger Protocol payments

1.5. Modules

1.5.1. Current Activity Module

New module. It displays the current activity of the users (in the list, it displays the type of activity, the name of the activity and the names of all the users who modify a page or a tracker)

See Module current_activity

1.6. Real User Measurement

This new feature reuses a JavaScript library called boomerang that measures the page load time experienced by real users, commonly called RUM (Real User Measurement). With this feature, you find out exactly how fast your users think your site is.

Apart from page load time, boomerang measures performance timings, metrics and characteristics of your user's web browsing experience

See Real User Measurement

1.7. SAML

Upgrade to version 4.x of PHP-SAML
It will be bundled in Tiki for easy usage instead of available via Packages like older versions.

1.8. Transactional Email Providers

Transactional Email Providers

1.9. Wiki Plugins

New or improved.

1.9.1. Plugin Figlet

New plugin. It allows you to create text banners in different fonts. The text banners are composed of a cloud of smaller letters in the manner of ASCII art.

You may display "TIKIWIKI" as below :

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See PluginFiglet

1.9.2. Plugin List

Improved plugin. Added an option to plugin list to make caching work even for admin users to make testing easier.

See PluginList

1.10. Other Minor Enhancements

1.10.1. H5P Advanced Customization

Two new preferences to allow the addition of extra JavaScript and CSS to customize H5P content further, which was not possible before due to browser security (also in 23.1)

1.10.2. Calendar Improvements

Weekly recurring events in Calendar now support multiple days (also in 23.1)

New option to make the checkbox agree to third party cookies so users can agree to essential (Tiki) cookies without opting in to analytics or other "tracking" cookies from other providers (also in 23.1)

See Cookie Consent

1.10.4. Tabbed layout for category browsing

Finally mrgreen

2. General upgrade notes

Also, see the standard information about Upgrades in Tiki.

3. Related

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