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Flash from Montreal Tikifest 2018 (day1)

Bernard Sfez -

Today I’m live from the 2018 Montreal WikiSuite unconference that this year is sided with the Tikifest.
Yesterday we kind of regroup with all the member of the project and the Tiki community that land from all over the world. Folks from Japan, England, France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel, Netherland and we all joined with part of the local Canadian team that organised everything so we just blend in.
Thanks you again Nathalie, Charles and Marc of course !

File Galleries feature in Tiki (Video Tutorial)

Bernard Sfez -

My name is Bernard Sfez and I’m a Tiki specialist.
In this Tiki Express tutorial I'll talk about the
 File Galleries feature in Tiki.
In this video I will show you and explain:

  • Why there is a specific feature to store files in Tiki
  • How it looks and how to use it
  • How to customize the listing and display,
  • I'll show you the File Galleries feature in Tiki control panel parameters and options,
  • An overview of some advanced options,
  • How to use files from a file gallery in a wiki page,
  • To summarize this tutorial I'll show you how Tiki search is able to retrieve information from within a file.

Tiki 18.2 LTS (long term service) has been released !

Bernard Sfez -

Following a first wave of corrections and small improvement from Tiki 18 to 18.1 the Tiki community announced the release a new version for it main flagship.

Based on first test and install this version is the state of the art of Tiki and fixes dozens of regressions, add technical enhancements and visual improvement while preserving Tiki integrity and continuous compatibility. It is also part of a security updates back-ported to Tiki 15.7 and Tiki 12.14. This release was led by Roberto Kirschbaum and John Bradley with the help of other members of the community. It is strongly suggested to update your Tiki !

You can download it at : https://tiki.org/Download

The wiki syntax in Tiki (Video Tutorial)

Bernard Sfez -

My name is Bernard Sfez and I’m a Tiki specialist.
Today in this first tutorial I will explain how to use the Wiki syntax in Tiki.

  • What is the Wiki syntax
  • How to use it, inline or with the help of the toolbar buttons
  • Where to find the online help available once in the edit mode
  • An overview of the advanced usages of the Wiki syntax
  • The Editing and Plugin control panel parameters and options
  • Finally we’ll create together a wiki page using what we’ve just learned


Some other interesting links

Tiki Wiki Doc: https://doc.tiki.org/Wiki-Syntax
Tiki Wiki: https://tiki.org/Why-Wiki-Syntax-Is-Important
Interesting comparison with WYSIWYG: http://wysiwygproblems.com

Using unique password is good for your health

Bernard Sfez -

Online credential stealing this year alone affected millions of users.
On the dark web files containing password and email from Netflix, Last.FM, LinkedIn, MySpace, dating site Zoosk, adult website YouPorn, as well as popular games like Minecraft and Runescape have been found and several database leaking have been reported from websites such as LinkedIn, vk.com, and Tumblr.

May be it is time for you to learn and understand why unique and different password for your activities are important and can save you, your work and your family ?

I received a threatening email today on an old mailbox used to compartiment SPAM and "unsafe" registration on different website and application.
A simple combination used for hacking, games or porn forum I had to scan to test tools... something like 10 years ago. :-D

Scanning them back I see one that was closed a few month ago and I guess the database was sold or ended in the wrong hands.

SEO, SEM, affiliates, socials, ads, analytics, CPC, PPC, ROI... Do you need (to understand) all this ?

Bernard Sfez -

Building a website is not a goal (or may be in very few case) by itself. I often see people requesting a Website... a nice one, with their logo, colour chart, have a slider, bootstrap, etc, etc. But if I ask: "What do you want your website to do for you or your organisation" ? I got a 10 seconds silence with eyes looking for someone else in the room to answer my question.
It happen a lot and that’s ok. Yes that’s ok and it’s our job as project managers, to understand our customers needs and to help them without wasting their time or money. It is to us to analyse and understand what is going on Internet and Digital Media, fields that are constantly changing and evolving. They got their business, their branch, their day to day task to run, maintain and complete !

A website is a part of a company strategy or a tool for an organism you setup for a purpose. Once you know what your website should do - how it should interact with your company, your employees, your customers and volunteers - then you can think about how and if you need people to find your website or something inside it. In this article I would like to share my experiences about "what you can do" directly rather than what and how serious SEO/SEM consulting company can to help you.

How to redirect anonymous to your great 404 page in Tiki

Bernard Sfez -

For another member of the Tiki community I did a quick video to answer his question : How do you redirect to a more "Jedi" 404 (that’s was his words ;)) ?

I answered doing this quick video and then I was asked to share it, and someone else ask something else and did a second video and so on. I’m not sure exactly where it will go but I’ll publish those quick video without too much of editing. And that’s ok if I don't get an "Oscar" for this. To be true I’m thinking seriously about doing tutorials and this is may the start.

Tiki 18.1 has been released (am I’m back to my blog !)

Bernard Sfez -

The Tiki community announced the latest stable release - 18.1. This update includes a number of fixes since the initial 18 release, as well as code and feature improvements. It includes critical security fixes thanks to the very active Tiki security team that have also backported to all maintained Tiki versions - Tiki 15.6LTS, Tiki 12.13LTS and Tiki 17.2. Get Tiki 18.1 or the update for the version you are using at the Tiki download page.

Security and bug-fix updates: Tiki 17.1, Tiki 16.3, 15.5 and Tiki 12.12 released!

Bernard Sfez -

The Tiki Community has released updates to all supported branches of the Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware project. These updates address several vulnerabilities found in Tiki, as well as bringing miscellaneous bug fixes.

Special thanks to:

for reporting and assisting in verifying fixes for the security issues!

All Tiki website administrators are strongly encouraged to upgrade their sites to the latest Tiki versions: Tiki 17.1, Tiki 16.3, Tiki 15.5 LTS, and Tiki 12.12 LTS.

Visit https://tiki.org/Download to get the latest version.

Tiki 17.0 has been released

System Administrator -

The Tiki Community is pleased to announce the latest stable release - Tiki 17.0 aka Zeta Boötis. This update includes many new features and code improvements, as well as security fixes. Tiki 17, originally scheduled for an April 2017 release but pushed back for extra fixes and enhancements, brings a number of significant new features including support for modern favicons, password blacklists, and a new method for annotations.

New external libraries integrated as features include H5P, the open source platform for creating, sharing, and reusing interactive HMTL5 content; CasperJS, a browser navigation scripting and testing utility written in Javascript for PhantomJS or SlimerJS; and Exposé IDS (intrusion detection system).

Feature advancements include a massive improvement in PDF generation via mPDF, tracker additions and enhancements including a more versatile user selector field type, typography enhancements based on PHP SmartyPants, and a number of new wiki plugins.

For the most polished and feature-complete Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware experience, an upgrade to Tiki 17.0 or new installation as a first Tiki website is highly recommended!

You can find here the long long list of Tiki 17 improvements: https://doc.tiki.org/tiki17

Get Tiki 17.0 at the download page.