This page is dedicated to the desing of the homepage of Tiki.The pages on are those first impression pages for folks arriving to Tiki. In order to keep them organized they can not be edited directly on the info.tikiwiki page, they are discussed and desinged here first, then go public

Proposed layout - add your ideas here!

  • Unify text with promo sheet & use famfamfam icons?
  • The opening page of Tiki should give a quick and easy overview on what Tiki is about with as few clicks as possible
gezza: I think we should avoid using links for the Features, Join!, etc subpages and try to make a tabbed layout where you can navigate without page reload. Currently there is no such feature in Tiki but maybe it should go on the roadmap to have plugin for this. It could be called "tab plugin" and should be similar to the existing "versions" plugin (maybe this one could be enhanced to use ajax and a few more parameters).

previous welcome text


Current issues:

  • what to include in the article listing
Tiki News listing syntax
  • tab switching reloads the page
  • can not center H1, the syntax does not work
    • Need to use a DIV:


  • anonymus in users can not navigate, when trying to switch tab the page just reloads but the tab is not switched. When logged in it works fine. This is caused by cache! If it need a refresh from cache, navigation will not work. After you refresh (with the green arrow icon on the top), navigation will work for anonymus
  • the first H1 of a tab is not processed correctly. workaround is to start a raw, put one space than press enter and put the H1 in the 2nd row, than it is fine in preview mode but not fine after save
  • having a wikilink in a H1 disrespects H1 style

Tabbed design using VERSIONS plugin

Get a quick overview on what Tiki is about

Official Project Name TikiWiki CMS/Groupware
Backronym Tightly Integrated Knowledge Infrastructure
Category of software Content management system (CMS) (external link)
Wiki engine (external link)
Corporate wiki (external link)
Semantic wiki (external link)
Application Wiki (external link)
Groupware (external link)
Web application (external link) (browser based)
Internet forum (message board) (external link)
Bug Tracker (external link)
Form generator (external link)
Knowledge base (external link)
Geospatial Content Management System (GeoCMS) (external link)
Underlying technology PHP (external link)
Smarty (external link)
ADOdb (external link) (database abstraction layer to use various databases such as MySQL (external link))
Zend Framework
Very short description A powerful multilingual CMS/groupware/wiki.
Short description A full-featured, open source, multilingual, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware written in PHP.
Medium description TikiWiki CMS/Groupware is a full-featured, tightly integrated, open source, multilingual, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, written in PHP and actively developed by a very large international community. Major features include articles, forums, newsletters, blogs, a file/image gallery, a wiki, bug & issue tracker (form generator), a calendar, RSS feeds, a category system, tags, an advanced user, group and permission system and more.
Long description TikiWiki CMS/Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual, tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, ADOdb, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. It is actively developed by a very large international community and is translated to over 35 languages. Tiki can be used to create all sorts of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge base, intranets, and extranets.
Tiki offers a very large number of features "out-of-the-box", arguably more than any other Open Source Web Application. Highly configurable & modular, all the features are optional and administered via a web-based interface.
Major features include a robust wiki engine, news articles, discussion forums, newsletters, blogs, a file/image gallery, bug & issue tracker (form generator), a links directory, polls/surveys and quizzes, a FAQ, a banner management system, a calendar, maps, Mobile Tiki (PDA, VoiceXML and WAP access), RSS feeds, a category system, tags, an advanced themeing engine (Smarty), a spreadsheet, live support, Shoutbox, inter-user messages, a menu generator, an advanced user, group and permission system, internal search engine, external authentication support, and much much more.
Promo Sheet PDF - English (external link), PDF - French (external link)
Started October 9th 2002
Short name TikiWiki or Tiki
Versions legacy: 1.9.11 and 2.4
stable: 3.2
development: 4.0 (November 2009)
Project type Community managed and open development with an official Tiki Software Community Association (external link). While Consultants are available for hire, Tiki is "Community Open Source" vs "Commercial open source" (external link)
Roadmap/release schedule Major releases every 6 months
License Free and Open Source Software: LGPL 2.1 (external link) (free speech and free beer)
Number of contributors to the code 220+ (external link)
Number of contributors in general several hundred
Number of Lines of Code (LOCs) Over 1 million (version 2.4)
Number of downloads & installs Over 700 000 downloads, and it's very difficult to have even a guesstimate of the number of live installs (click to find out why!)
Number of languages 35 -> i18n
One liners When just a wiki is not enough
Run Anything
Run Everything
Whatever you're looking for... TikiWiki has it!
Software development, the wiki way
Events A tradition in the TikiWiki community, a TikiFest is when there is a meeting between contributors that don't usually meet. Over 35 so far...
Runs on shared hosting Yes. Can be installed with FTP or control panels
High profile users (external link) (Firefox) 10 million page views per week (external link)
RSS (external link)
Download (external link)
Mailing Lists (external link)
Beginners's guide (external link)
Demo (external link)
Official documentation (external link)
Changelog (external link) (very long) 50 000+ lines!
Security (external link)
Developers site (bug reports & feature request) (external link)
Forums (external link)
Profiles (Out of the box solutions) (external link)
Look and feel
Current Logo
Tag TikiWiki or tikiwiki
Official presence on Social Networking sites Networks
Other Listings Listings
Awards Awards
Alternate names (if space or slash is a problem) TikiWiki-CMS-Groupware

Tabbed design using TABS plugin

Welcome to Tiki!

Tiki is a web-based, multilingual, wiki and content management system (CMS) tightly integrated with a comprehensive set of groupware features. It is a free and open source software created by a large, international development team.

Tiki includes hundreds of well integrated features. In most situations, Tiki “does it all”, you do not need to find other software to fill in a missing piece.
Because of this, Tiki helps you to easily create all types of collaborative applications:

Use one and only one of the following parameters: fileId, randomGalleryId, fgalId, attId, id, or src. websites
Image portals
Image knowledge bases
Image intranets
Image extranets

Tiki’s web-based, graphical interface makes it easy to configure the features you need. Tiki’s enormous set of features allows you to have the confidence that it will adapt well to all your requirements, now and in the future.

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Current Stable Release: 3.1


Whatever you are looking for, chances are Tiki has it. Your search for the most feature-complete CMS is over.

Read the Top 10 Reasons to use Tiki and get started with Tiki today!

TikiWiki is Free and Open Source software (LGPL 2.1 (external link)). You do not have to pay anything to anyone to use TikiWiki. However, you may choose to get hired help for setup, hosting, training, etc.

These consultants are active contributors to the TikiWiki community. By hiring them, you are permitting them to spend more time to contribute to TikiWiki.

When you do hire people (they don't have to be on this list!), make sure to insist the fixes and enhancements are re-contributed back. This is good for you so you don't end up with a forked-version which will be difficult/expensive to maintain. It's good for the whole community as it accelerates Tiki's progress.


* Jonny Bradley (external link)
* Louis-Philippe Huberdeau (external link)
* luciash d' being (external link)
* Gary Cunningham-Lee (chibaguy) (external link)
* Hans van Ee (The Netherlands) (external link)
* Stéphane Casset (external link)
* Sylvie Gréverend (sylvieg) (external link)
* Ian N Higginson (external link)
* Tom Bouillut (external link)
* Philippe Back (Belgium) (external link)
* Rick Sapir (external link)
* Xavier de Pedro (external link)
* Régis Barondeau (external link)
* Alexander Mette (external link)
* Gilles Maire (external link)


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* High Octane SPRL (external link)
* HighProductivity (external link)
* Enmore Services (external link)
* UNGI (external link)
* 3RCorp (external link)
* Citadel Rock Online Communities (external link)
* CGCOM (external link)

Avonsys (external link) monitors the sites of the Tiki community. Avonsys can monitor your site too in addition to offering general Tiki-related services.

You may also be interested by: (external link)

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Tiki Project Welcomes New Administrators

Author: Gary Cunningham-Lee - Published

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is an organic self-governing project that does things "the wiki way" and, in this spirit, when it's time to find people to join the group of project administrators, we draw from the community or active participants who can contribute time and effort to help with the guidance and direction of the project.

At this time, the Admin Group of the Tiki Software Community Association is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Habiba Shahbaz and Roberto Kirschbaum. Habiba is bringing her unique skillset to keep the wheels of project administration turning smoothly, and Roberto has been actively contributing his coding skills, managing releases, and participating in community meetings. We are very pleased to make this announcement, and thanks again to the new admins for joining as we look forward to a great 2022.

Another administration change to announce is that Bilal Siddiq has resigned from the administrators group to devote more time to his other pursuits. We thank Bilal for his time in the group and wish him the best.

About the new members . . . .

Tiki 24 LTS Released

Author: Gary Cunningham-Lee - Published
After several months of hard work, the latest long-term support version, Tiki 24, has been released. This version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, which benefited from EvoluData's junior developer sponsorship program for a more coordinated approach to bug fixing, includes significant new features and numerous bug fixes and security enhancements. We are pleased to make Tiki 24.0 available at this time. Regular feature support will be provided for Tiki 24 via point releases until at least March 2024, and security updates until the end of the version's service life in March 2027. See the timeline on Versions.

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Proposed layout - add your ideas here!

Splash screen

Here is a draft of what it should look like

Here is v1 of a TV splash screen look like

Here is an Image excel sheet of the links related to the splash screen.
If you open the excel sheet, have a look at the tab that says: Proposed Look & Feel

Interesting links