Wiki Engines

Tiki Wiki – free and open source Wiki-based content management system

Tiki is a Free / Libre / Open Source Web Application Platform.

Tiki has four major categories of components: content creation and management tools, content organization tools and navigation aids, communication tools, and configuration and administration tools. These components enable administrators and users to create and manage content, as well as letting them communicate to others and configure sites.

Tiki (also known as TikiWiki) has been actively developed since 2002, making it a very mature groupware solution. It’s written mostly in PHP and has a large development team.

Features include:

  • Wiki pages:
    • WYSIWYG and Wiki-based editing environment.
    • Full history retention, including comparison (diff) between any two revisions.
    • Multilingual and translation synchronization.
    • Structured (collated) pages.
    • Staging and approval.
    • Comments, attachments, and graphics.
    • Hundreds of plugins (extensions) that allow you to include anything in a page.
  • Database Tracking System:
    • Create forms to collect data from users.
    • Track tasks and workflows.
    • Populate wiki pages.
    • Comments, attachments, and graphics.
  • Blogs:
    • RSS feeds and permalinks.
    • Trackback pings and comments.
    • Remote posting.
    • Single or multiple authors.
    • XMLRPC interface.
  • Forums:
    • Threaded or flat views.
    • Synchronization with mailing lists.
    • Moderation and message queuing.
    • Monitoring (subscription) of forums and topics.
  • RSS Syndication:
    • Support for all major RDF versions including RSS 2.0, OPML, and Atom.
    • HTTP authentication for permission-based feeds.
    • Custom refresh rate for syndicated feeds.
    • Syndicate feeds in any Tiki feature that uses wiki syntax.
  • WYSIWYG Editing.
  • Calendars and Events:
    • Customized views for years, semesters, weeks, months, and days.
    • Popup event notification.
    • Ability to export to iCal format.
    • Recurring events.
  • File and Image Galleries:
    • Automatically recognize all major file types (PDF, DOC, PNG, and more).
    • Can manage downloads by count, score, or permissions.
    • Automatically generate thumbnails and create “slide shows” for images.
    • Use or link to any file from any Tiki feature that uses wiki syntax.
  • User and Group Management:
    • Same user interface for both users and administrators with progressive options based on permissions.
    • Creation of group-specific trackers.
    • Custom home pages and themes for individual groups.
    • Group-based notifications.
  • Surveys, Quizzes, and Polls:
    • Allow users and/or anonymous participation.
    • Create page rating modules.
    • Use a grading scale.
    • Enforce time limits.

Support: Documentation, Forums, Mailing Lists
Developer: Tiki Software Community Association and community volunteers
License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1

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