Tiki's Content Creation and Management Tools

Subjective self-evaluation by the Tiki community

  • Setup/admin UI: How easy / intuitive is to setup this feature?
  • UI end user : Once setup, how easy / intuitive is it for the end-user? (was it worth it?)
  • Stability: How many bugs left?
  • Feature-set / power: How does this feature compare to other Open Source apps? This field is the default sort order

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Name Feature name and link Description Dev (Bug reports & Feature requests) Type of feature Setup and admin UI UI end user Stability Feature-set and power Admin icon Last modified
We eat our own Dogfood We eat our own DogFood
Tiki is a community. Tiki is a software. The Tiki community is recursively using and improving the Tiki software, which is used to support the community as well as to make available to the general public.

Open development Open Development
Written and maintained by an active and international community of volunteer contributors. While many developers offer consulting services, no company controls the development.

Think of Tiki as applying the wiki way not just to content but also to software development. YOU are invited to participate!"

Please read more about the Tiki Model
Open standards & protocols Open standards and protocols
Tiki developers are Tiki users too and prefer open protocols and standards -
Platform independence Platform independence
Tiki runs wherever PHP runs, on Linux, Mac, Windows and many more other operating systems.

Browser Compatibility Browser Compatibility
On the client side, all you need is a Web browser running on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Documentation Documentation
Tiki's documentation is a wiki (of course!). So you can participate! The are links from your installed Tiki application directly to the corresponding documentation wiki page. As the documentationis constantly being updated and organized, broken links may sometimes occur. Please bear with us and feel free to participate!

Quality components External Libraries

Tiki makes good use of existing and active open source projects such as Zend Framework, Smarty, MySQL, PHP, jQuery, Bootstrap, CKeditor, etc.

Permission Permissions
Different rights can be assigned to groups. (ACLs)

Administration C A A
Category system Categories
Global category system. Items of different types (wiki pages, articles, tracker items, etc) can be added to one or many categories. Categories can have permissions.

Navigation B B B A
Articles Articles
Articles can be used for date-specific news and announcements. You can configure articles to automatically publish and expire at specific times or to require that submissions be approved before becoming "live." In addition to categories and tags, articles include their own unique classification system of Topics and Types.

Section B A A A
Workflow Workflow
Workflow is provided by means of category transitions and other configuration settings.

Transversal C B A
Directory (links) Directory (links)
User-submitted Web links

Section A A A A
Forum Forums
Forums are online discussions organized by topic (or thread). Tiki forums feature threaded or flat views, file attachments, moderation and queuing, monitoring (subscription) of particular forums or topics, and full usage of wiki syntax.

Section B C B A
File Gallery File Gallery
Storage and sharing via download or display in pages, of images, videos, and other file types . Supports check-in and check-out (lock), versions, etc.

Section A B A A
Calendar Calendar
Events calendar with public, private and group channels

Section B B B A
Image Gallery Image Gallery
Collections of graphic images for viewing or downloading (photo album)
Note: The Image Gallery is deprecated in favor of the File Gallery.

Section B C B A
Trackers Trackers
Facts and figures storage and retrieval. A forms and database generator, with reporting. Can be used for a bug tracker, item database, issue tracker, etc

Section B A B A
Wiki Wiki
Collaboratively authored documents with history of changes. Tiki's wiki has all the features you could want from a first-rate wiki. Ex.: attach files, comments, history, images, warn on edit, page locking, powerful wiki syntax, alternative WYSIWYG editor, etc.

Section A A A A
Wiki Plugin (extends basic syntax) Wiki Plugins
Over 100 built-in plugins extend the function of wiki syntax with more specialized commands. It is very easy to create your own plugins with plugin alias or from scratch.

Text Area B B B A
i18n i18n
i18n (or internationalization) - Tiki is translated in 35 languages. Handles multilingual navigation & content. Can keep track of translation (de)synchronization. http://wiki-translation.com

Transversal C B B A
Maps Maps
Maps can be created and displayed using OpenLayers and OpenStreetMap.

Section B B B A
Menu Menus
Menu items are filtered by permission, by group or activation of relevant feature. Both Bootstrap and Superfish CSS/jQuery menus are supported.

Navigation C A B A
Theme Control Theme Control
Visual themes can be flexibly assigned per user group, site section, content category, and so on.

Administration A A A A
Site identity Look and Feel
The site can be customized or personalized using the admin interface, to set the site title, logo and so on. No need for editing PHP or Smarty TPL files.

Navigation B A B A
Compression Compression
Transparently compress your pages on-the-fly, if the requesting browser supports this

Transversal A A B A
Caching Cache
Tiki uses the built-in cache of the Smarty template engine.

Administration A A B A
Themes Themes
Thirty-three visual themes are included and several have theme options (color variants). And, with Bootstrap compatibility, it is straightforward to create your own. Tiki themes are visual layers only and so avoid the possibility of introducing a security vulnerability.

Transversal A A A A
Modules Modules
Boxes for content, typically on the left or right of a portal-style site but can be placed anywhere, even in page content, with or without a visual frame. Very useful for navigation and content re-use. Over 100 built-in modules are available, and site admins can create their own.

Navigation A A B A
Structure Structure
In Tiki terminology, a structure is a hierarchy for wiki pages. Structures have navigational features such as breadcrumb links and menus; also enabled is printing all pages in the structure and in order.

Navigation B B A A
Wiki Syntax Wiki Syntax
Apply formatting and styling to text directly or via editor toolbar buttons; no need for HTML. Strong help feature and usable throughout various features such as blogs and articles, not just in the wiki!

Text Area B B B A
Dynamic Content System Dynamic Content System
Block of content applied via a placeholder variable; can be reused and programmed (timed).

Text Area C A A A
RSS News Feeds
Outgoing RSS feeds can be generated, and external RSS feeds can be subscribed to.

Transversal B B B A
Search Search
Configurable site search engine that indexes content of many features

Transversal B B B A
Phpinfo Phpinfo
PHP information page linked from the admin menu to check the configuration of PHP at the site.
Administration A A A A
Toolbars Toolbars
The edit page toolbar enables styling text, adding an image, Makes using wiki syntax easy. Custom buttons can be added, and toolbars can be customized for the various sections of the site.

Text Area C C B A
External Authentication External Authentication
Can use LDAP (Active Directory), PAM, Auth, Http web server, CAS or Shibboleth.

Administration B A B A
Interaction with popular external software, services or websites Interaction with popular external software, services or websites
For example: Google video, Google Maps, YouTube, Skype, Google AdSense, Mindmap and many more!

Transversal A
Install Installation
Tiki site installation is a simple process of going through the steps of a wizard, and post-install configuration also offers wizard options.

Administration A A A
User Administration User Administration
Great flexibility in handling user registration, logging in, and banning of users, should that be necessary.

Administration A A A A
Group Groups
The three default groups (anonymous, registered, and admin) can be added to freely as needed for the site. Groups can inherit other groups' permissions, to simplify access management.

Administration A A A A
Tiki Remote Instance Manager (TRIM) TRIM
A combination of shell and PHP scripts to install, update, backup and monitor (check security of) a large number of Tiki installations (instances).

Administration D C A
Kaltura Video Kaltura Video
Video management

Section C B B A
Workspaces Workspaces
Workspaces permit you to segment a Tiki instance into smaller restricted-access sections with unique preferences, themes, etc.

Transversal D B B A
Profiles Profiles
In Tiki terminology, a "profile" is a set of site configuration preferences and website item creation instructions that are applied as a group.

Administration A A B A
Communication Center Communication Center
Send/receive objects to and from other Tiki-powered sites

Administration B A A B
My Account My Account
Provide content organization and communication tools for registered users
Bookmark, User Preferences, Watch, User Menu, Task, Inter-User Messages, User Files, Notepad and Mini Calendar

Section A A C B
Create pages of frequently asked questions and answers.

Section B B B B
Survey Surveys
Create questionnaires with multiple-choice or open-ended questions.

Section A A B B
Quiz Quizzes
Create timed quizzes with recorded scores.

Section D C C B
Blog Blogs
Multiple blogs can be created with various author and display configurations, etc.

Section A A A B






Keywords serve as "hubs" for navigation within the Tiki documentation. They correspond to development keywords (bug reports and feature requests):

Accessibility (WAI and 508)
Articles and Submissions
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Browser Compatibility
Link Cache
Clean URLs
Communication Center
Compression (gzip)
Contacts (Address Book)
Contact us
Content Templates
Custom Home and Group Home Page
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory of hyperlinks
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Dynamic Content
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
Featured links
File Gallery
Friendship Network (Community)
Gmap Google maps
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Inter-User Messages
Kaltura video management
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Look and Feel
Lost edit protection
Map with Mapserver
Meta Tags
Mobile Tiki and Voice Tiki
Performance Speed / Load
Platform independence (Linux-Apache, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Profile Manager
Search engine optimization
Search and Replace
Semantic links
Shadow Layers
Shopping cart
Social Networks
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Theme CSS & Smarty
User Administration including registration and banning
User Files
User Menu
Web Services
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki Plugin extends basic syntax
Wiki Syntax
Wiki structure (book and table of content)

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