Next Tiki Webinar to be held on October 18

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On October 18, the Tiki Community will present its next community webinar. This month's webinar features an interview with long-time Tiki contributor Mose. His early work with Tiki provided the groundwork for the application we use today!

Following the interview, a developer-led discussion will explore several new features planned for upcoming Tiki releases. This is your chance for a sneak-preview of what's coming in Tiki 10! For complete details on the webinar, see http://tiki.org/October+2012+Webinar.

Vote for Tiki: Best Free CMS

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Tiki Nominated as Best Free CMS

Thanks to your nominations, Tik Wiki CMS Groupware has been nominated as Best Free CMS in the 2012 Critic’s Choice CMS Awards! The voting continues through November 11, so be sure to show your support by voting for Tiki.

A Decade of Tiki!

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It may be hard to believe, but the Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware project was started a decade ago with its first public release on October 9, 2002! From its humble beginnings as a mere wiki, Tiki has grown to become the Free / Libre / Open Source Web Application with the most built-in features. And as the application has grown, so has the community.

Chart showing all Tiki releases
Tiki releases: 0.9 through 10.0 (click to view)

Today, there are more than 20,000 registered accounts on the Tiki websites, more than 500 contributors with commit access to the Tiki codebase, and well over 1,000,000 downloads of Tiki!

Happy Birthday to the entire Tiki Community!

New Tiki Trademarks

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The Tiki Software Community Association is proud to announce that it has been granted a registered trademark for Tiki and TikiWiki by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This achievement represents a culmination of work by the Tiki Community, the Tiki Legal Team, and the student attorneys at the WVU Entrepreneurship Clinic of the West Virginia University College of Law.

Trademarks prevent confusion in the marketplace of similar goods/services. By registering our trademark, users know that Tiki software is a quality product, produced by the Tiki Community — users will know what to expect.

In the coming months, you'll notice a slight change in our branding as we update our logos and websites.

Tiki (R) logo
Now a registered trademark!

Show Your Support for Tiki!

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The Tiki Community needs your help! The Critic’s Choice CMS Awards (sponsored by CMS Critic) is now accepting nominations for its Critic’s Choice and the People’s Choice CMS Awards. Nominations are open through October 15, 2012, actual voting takes place from October 16 - Nov 16, 2012.

Please consider nominating Tiki in any (or all) of the following categories:

  • Best Open Source CMS
  • Best Free CMS
  • Best CMS for Small / Medium Sized Businesses:
  • Best Enterprise CMS
  • Best Website Builder

To read more about the awards and to nominate Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, visit http://www.cmscritic.com/introducing-the-critics-choice-cms-awards/.

Tiki 8.5 and 9.1 Released

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Tiki 9.0
The Tiki Software Community Association is proud to announce the immediate availability of the latest versions of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware: 8.5 and 9.1.

The Tiki 8.5 release represents the final release for the 8.x series. No additional work is planned for the 8.x series. The Tiki 9.x series is planned to be supported (as a Long Term Support) series until November 2015 (or upon the release of Tiki 16).

Both releases (8.5 and 9.1) include several fixes and updates, including a security patch first reported by Lukas Reschke regarding an optional Tiki feature, swfupload, first introduced in Tiki 7.0.

Tiki admins are highly encouraged to upgrade to Tiki 8.5 or 9.1. As a workaround, Tiki admins can set the Upload progress bar option to None in order to secure their sites. See the Tiki Release Notes (http://tiki.org/ReleaseNotes) for complete information.

To download these newest releases (or any Tiki release), visit the Tiki download page at http://tiki.org/download.

Tiki Named "Best Web Tool"

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Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware was recently named "Best Web Tool" by WebHostingSearch.com, a guide that provides top resources for web tools.

The authors note that Tiki is one of the few tools that can actually fit in all the categories of WebHostingSearch.com's Web Tools Directory. Tiki's listing in the directory continues:

We are just proud to have Tiki be part of our growing external sources to help other web developers find the best web application to support their online endeavor.

Learn more about WebHostingSeach.com and their Web Tools Directory at http://www.webhostingsearch.com/.

TikiFest Barcelona

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Join us for a week-long TikiFest in beautiful Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) from August 20-27. Members of the Tiki Community will meet to collaborate on several Tiki features, including:
  • Extending the Tiki calendar to allow resource management (reservations and bookings)
  • Improving the user interface for Tiki Workspaces
  • Additional integration of CCLite (Community Currencies)
  • Looking at ways to improve the overall Tiki Community by introducing collaborative code reviews, bug triage, and more.

Perspective participants are encouraged to add their own ideas, too. If you're planning to come to TikiFest, you might as well stay for WikiSym, which runs August 27-29.

For complete information, see http://tiki.org/TikiFestBarcelona3

Tiki Releases 9.0

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Tiki 9.0
The Tiki Community is proud to announce the release of Tiki 9.0, the latest version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. This release, with more than 1,000 code contributions by dozens of Tiki Community members, includes many new features, some architectural enhancements, and many bug fixes.

Some of these new features include:

  • Improved batch actions based on a URL with a token access.
  • Extensive improvements to the Maps, Slideshow, Calendar, File Gallery and Drawings
  • New plugins and modules
  • Introduction of Timesheet functionality
  • The Smarty template engine was updated to 3.1.x
  • and much more!

Refer to http://doc.tiki.org/Tiki9 and the Tiki 9.0 Release Notes for details.

As is the tradition in the Tiki community, most of the *.tiki.org sites have been upgraded to 9.x before it was officially released. This helps find and fix bugs. Please see: tw:Dogfood.

The release of Tiki 9.0 marks the close of the Tiki 8.x branch. All Tiki Administrators using an 8.x version are encouraged to upgrade to Tiki 9.0. Tiki 9.x is a LTS (Long Term Support) version, and it will be supported until November 2015.

The Tiki community has also decided to extend long term support (LTS) for Tiki 6.x support until May 2014.

Please see: Version Lifecycle

For information on these releases and future Tiki plans, see http://dev.tiki.org/Roadmap. You can obtain Tiki 9.0 (as well as all other Tiki releases) from http://tiki.org/download.

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