Settings Documentation

Clicking the Wiki icon on the Admin Panel (see TikiAdminSettings ) takes you to the Wiki settings.


This section can be used to generate/download an XHTML dump of your Wiki that can be used for offline browsing, distributing the Wiki in a CD, off-site presentations, and so on.



A tag is a mark in the current state of the Wiki. They can be used to save the Wiki at regular intervals and to recover the whole Wiki to a particular state if something disastrous occurred. To create a tag simply enter a tag name and click the create tag button. To restore a tag select one of the existing tags and click restore (all your Wiki pages will be lost and the saved state for the wiki will be restored!). Since tags can take a lot of space you can remove tags that you don't want to use by clicking the remove tag button after selecting the tag that you don't want to use anymore.


Wiki comments settings

Wiki pages can have comments. In this panel you can select the default number of comments to view for Wiki pages and how comments will be sorted.


Wiki attachments

A Wiki page can have attached files. In this panel you can configure whether attachments are allowed and where to store them files. You can store attachments in the database or a directory. The directory path can be absolute (example: /foo/bar/uploads/) or relative to the Tiki directory (example: files/). The trailing slash is mandatory.


Other options


Export Wiki Pages

The Export link can be used to export all your Wiki pages to a PHPWiki compatible format. Then you can import pages if you want through the Wiki Import dump link in the Admin menu. Each page is exported to a file where all the versions of the page are stored in MIME format.

Remove unused pictures

This link can be used to remove all the pictures that are stored in the Wiki pictures directory (img/wiki_up) but are not referenced in any Wiki page.

Wiki Home Page

Indicates the name of the page that will be the HomePage for your Wiki.

Wiki Discussion

Discuss pages on forums activates a discuss button on every Wiki page that takes users to a thread in the specified forum for that particular page. This allows users to create an open discourse about pages using the public forums. If the thread for a page does not exist, Tiki creates it. The Forum specified won't be created automatically.
This feature overlaps the Comments feature, you can read the note about Wiki pages comments/discussion at the bottom of this page.

Wiki Page Names

This control can be used to control recognition of Wiki links using the two parenthesis Wiki link syntax ((page name)). If strict, only letters, numbers and : can form a name. If full, accents and other characters can be part of Wiki names. Note that this only affects the Wiki syntax ((page name)). It does not affect recognition of the Wiki naming convention of Smashed words starting with capital letters (example: ThisIsSomePage).

Wiki features

This section can be used to enable/disable specific Wiki features.



The wiki Mail-In feature can be used to setup email accounts that can be used to read and/or write (create and/or modify) Wiki pages.


The Sandbox page allows users to practice their Wiki page editing skills. The Sandbox is a special page where everybody has write permission and no history is saved.

Last Changes

This feature displays the last changes to the Wiki.

Anonymous editors must input anti-bot code:

If enabled an image will be generated by the graphics engine, either GD or ImageMagick, that the anon user will have to type in a field. This feature was created to prevent SandBox spam bots from writing to open Wikis.


If enabled dumps can be used.


If enabled users can see the history of each Wiki page.

List Pages

If enabled users can see the list of Wiki pages--like a directory of Wiki pages.

Allows users to view a list of pages that link to the current page
"This is a style dependent feature"

Like pages

If enabled users can see a listing of pages named similarly to the current page.


If enabled users can see several charts or rankings about the Wiki.


If enabled then the user who last edited a page can undo his or her edit.


If enabled a section is provided where a user can select several Wiki pages and then view them in a printer-friendly version. This can be used to print multiple pages.

PDF generation

If enabled Wiki pages can be converted to PDF format for printing, archiving, or other purposes.


If enabled Wiki pages can have comments. This feature overlaps the Wiki Discussion feature, you can read the note about Wiki pages comments/discussion at the bottom of this page.


If enabled the spellchecker can be used for Wiki pages.

Minor Edits

Users with the right permission can do minor edits on Wiki pages. Minor edits are not reflected in the history and users watching the page are not notified of them.

Use templates

If enabled templates can be used to edit Wiki pages. The user editing a page can select one of the templates available for Wiki pages. See ContentTemplatesDoc to learn how to create templates for wiki pages.

Warn on edit

If enabled then when a user is editing a page the edit button will be colored red and the name of the user editing the page will be displayed as a tooltip. If the user saves or cancels his or her edit or if the indicated amount of time passes the edit button will be displayed normally. This feature is useful to prevent collisions when editing pages.


If enabled users can quickly add an image to a Wiki page by simply uploading the picture when editing a page. The picture will be stored in img/wiki_up using the name of the picture as an Id.

Use page description

If enabled a description can be entered when editing a page and descriptions will be displayed below the page name when viewing a page.

Show page title

If enabled the page title will be displayed. If disabled no title will be displayed (and it will be hard to know what page you are editing!).

Cache Wiki pages

If enabled then Wiki pages can be cached, so the Tiki engine will not have to parse the page content to display it. After the indicated time passes or if the page is changed, the cache is invalidated.


If enabled logged users can write personal footnotes when editing a page. The footnotes will be displayed only to the user who edited them inmediately below the Wiki page. This can be used as a good way to let users make personal notes and observations about pages.

Users can save to notepad

If enabled and if the user's notepad feature is enabled and if the user is logged a save icon will be shown when viewing a page, letting the user save the page to his or her personal notepad.

Users can lock pages

If enabled then users with permission to lock pages can lock pages and only the user who locked a page or admin can unlock it.

Use ))WikiWords((

If enabled then words using the Wiki naming convention of Smashed words will automatically become links. WikiWord start with capital letters and include capitals in the middle of the word (example: ThisIsAWikiWord).

Page creators are admin of their pages

If enabled then users who create a page are also in control of that page. They have administrators rights over it.

Table syntax

This selects the syntax to be used for new rows in tables. Can be || or "\n" (line break).

Example of both ways for inserting a new row
Using || for new rows

Using \n for new rows



Automonospaced text

If this is enabled, the Tiki code lines starting with at least one space are interpreted and rendered with monospaced font. Generally if you have occasional users this can get them puzzled and wondering what's happening. I wouldn't recommend it.

Wiki History

This panel is to control the deletion of old versions of Wiki pages.
Maximum number of versions for historydetermines how many versions of a Wiki page will be kept before older versions are deleted. This affects the level of undo that is possible, but also how much of the page's evolution you can see. This can be useful in a highly collaborative environment where it seems that some elements don't make sense anymore.
Never delete versions younger than days can be used as a basic way to avoid vandals or to make sure that editors can review all the changes done to a page if many edits were done in a short time.


Copyright Management

You can use or not the ©MS to specify a content license under which all Wiki pages are published when submitted. License Page indicates the Wiki page containing the default license of your Wiki. It won't be created automatically. Submit Notice is seen when editing a Wiki page to indicate what content is suitable considering the license.

Wiki Watch

Normally, when an editor edits a page he doesn't want to be notified if he is monitoring the page. With this setting activated, this exception is ignored and he will receive a notification anyway.

Note about Wiki pages comments/discussion

Wiki Discussion feature was introduced because of the difficulty to spot new comments in a Wiki with many pages (although since then the creation of module wiki_last_comments made this easier). It is similar to the Comments features and the two can be used at the same time although it is probably better to use only one.

Page last modified on Sunday 13 March 2005 00:10:56 GMT-0000