Tiki Feature Checklist

Unlike other projects that have only a small set of "core" features and rely on third-party extensions, Tiki uses an all-in-one model that incorporates nearly every feature into the main code base. This design ensures that upgrades are easy; because everything is released together, there is no fear that an enhancement or fix to one feature will break another.

This tight integration of all features also means that you can easily re-use content in different areas. For example, because Tiki's wiki syntax is incorporated in all content features you can use wiki plugins in a forum thread, a blog post, nearly anywhere else!

No matter what feature your site needs, Tiki probably has it:
Wiki pages
Trackers (web forms and reports)
RSS Syndication
Calendars and Events
File and Image Galleries
User and Group Management
Surveys, Quizzes, and Polls

...and hundreds of other features!
Learn more about Tiki and read about our All-in-one model.
Tiki software box


A wiki is simply a set of web pages that anyone (with permission) can edit quickly and easily – without needing to learn HTML. All you need is a browser to begin creating and editing pages in a collaborative environment. Tiki wiki pages feature:

  • WYSIWYG and wiki-syntax editors, with Markdown also supported
  • Full page history retention, including comparison (diff) between any two revisions
  • Multilingual and translation synchronization
  • Structure of page hierarchies
  • Staging and approval
  • Comments, attachments, and graphics
  • Hundreds of included plugins (extensions) that allow you to add seemingly anything to a page.
  • and much more...
Wiki page
Editing a wiki page in WYSIWYG mode. Click to enlarge.

Trackers (web forms and reports)

Using Tiki trackers, you can create forms to collect, manage and display or share information. For example, you can easily build a full-featured bug tracker system, completely within your Tiki site. With these highly flexible and powerful trackers, you can turn any Tiki page into a highly customized form, and report that data back in a filtered table, based on a user-generated query. With trackers you can:

  • Create forms to collect data from users
  • Track tasks and workflows
  • Populate wiki pages with text information or any web-displayable media
  • Store, fetch, and display comments, attachments, and graphics
  • and much more...
Searching bug reports (tracker). Click to enlarge


As is well known, a blog is an online journal that contains posts in chronological order. With Tiki, you can have multiple blogs at your site. Because these blogs use the same wiki editing interface as wiki pages, there's nothing new to learn! Tiki blogs feature:

  • RSS feeds and permalinks
  • Trackback pings and comments
  • Remote posting
  • Single or multiple authors
  • XMLRPC interface
  • and much more...
A blog post
Reading a blog. Click to enlarge.


Forums are suited for discussion of topics (or threads) in an extended format. Each topic contains a group of messages and replies. Forum posts also use the same wiki editing interface as wiki pages, so again there's nothing new to learn. Tiki forums feature:

  • Threaded or flat views
  • Synchronization with mailing lists
  • Moderation and message queuing
  • Monitoring (subscription) of forums and topics
  • and much more...
Forum list
Listing the available forums. Click to enlarge.

RSS Syndication

RSS is a web feed format used to publish frequently updated work. Tiki allows you to create RSS feeds for nearly every Tiki feature and include feeds from other sources in a Tiki web site. Tiki RSS features include:

  • 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 (which is every Tiki feature!)
  • and much more...
RSS feed
RSS generated from Tiki articles. Click to enlarge.

Calendars and Events

With Tiki's calendars, you can track not only events, but updates to your Tiki site itself. Tiki supports multiple calendars, including personal (user-specific) calendars. Other features include:

  • Customized views for years, semesters, weeks, months, and days
  • Popup event notification
  • Ability to export to iCal format
  • Recurring events
  • and much more...
Calendar event
Displaying a calendar event. Click to enlarge.

File Galleries

Galleries can be used to store images, documents, or any other file that you upload to Tiki.

  • Automatically recognize all major file types (PDF, DOC, PNG, and more)
  • Can manage downloads by count, score, or permissions
  • Automatically generate thumbnails and create slideshows for images
  • Use or link to any file from any Tiki feature that uses wiki syntax (which is every Tiki feature!)
  • and much more...
File gallery
Browsing a file gallery. Click to enlarge.

User and Group Management

By placing web site users into specific groups you can easily control who can view (or edit) any specific item. Groups can inherit characteristics from other groups, giving you unlimited options to manage user accounts. With more than 200 feature-specific permissions, you can create and use fine-grained security models. Tiki also features:

  • 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
  • and much more...
Group permissions
Assigning group permissions. Click to enlarge.

Surveys, Quizzes, and Polls

With Tiki you can construct simple polls for voting or intricate surveys with different response options (such as multiple choice, text area, and ratings). You can create quizzes to construct an eLearning platform... all within the basic Tiki framework. With these features you can:

  • Allow users and/or anonymous participation.
  • Create page rating modules
  • Use a grading scale
  • Enforce time limits
  • and much more...
A simple poll. Click to enlarge.