Tiki Wiki CMS (Opens in a new tab) It is a powerful open source content management system that can be used to create websites, intranets, and web applications. It is known as Tiki for short.
Tiki works well as a web collaboration tool, and its modular nature allows you to create all kinds of websites. For example, you can add articles, forums, photo galleries, quizzes, chats, webmail, and FAQs to your Tiki site.
Since Tiki is open source, you can install and use it on your web hosting at no cost. To better facilitate this, TechRadar has teamed up with Hostinger (Opens in a new tab) To offer a free shared hosting deal.
Step 1: Install Tiki with Auto Installer
The quickest way to get started with Tiki is to install it using Hostinger’s automatic installer. In the Hostinger web admin panel menu, browse to Auto Installer and choose Other. Select Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware from the list.
On the first page of the wizard, you will be asked to enter a name for your website and set management login details. You can specify the location to install in a subdirectory and choose which MySQL database to use.
The second page of the wizard asks which version of Tiki you want to install and whether you want the software to update automatically. Click Install when you’ve finished choosing your preferred settings.
Step 2: Log in to your Tiki website
On the Auto Installer page, right-click on Tiki and choose Manage. You will be taken to the home page of your Tiki installation. You can edit this page later. In the meantime, click on login and enter the administrator user credentials that you created in step 1.
Step 3: Run the Configuration Profiles Wizard
You are now offered several options to set up your Tiki site further. Click Start the Wizardry to start the Configuration Profiles Wizard.
This wizard offers several commonly used template sites to choose from. For example, you can choose to apply a company profile to an intranet to set your Tiki site to include sections for company news, file repository, and a wiki. Or, you can choose Personal Blog and Profile so that your site includes a blog, photo gallery, RSS integration, and video history.
Besides these large template profiles, you can also choose to apply smaller templates that only change certain elements of your Tiki site. You can apply multiple profiles at the same time to further customize your site.
Step 4: Run the configuration wizard
After applying your preferred profile(s), log out and log back in to your Tiki site. Select Start Configuration Wizard. This wizard includes all of the most common preferences that you would normally want to change on your Tiki site to make it your own.
The wizard has 18 pages in total, but which pages are available to you depends on which features you have currently enabled. For example, if you applied the Small Business Presence profile in step three, the file storage settings are not covered in the configuration wizard because you don’t use this feature.
Run each page, choose the correct option for your project, click Save and continue until you complete the configuration wizard.
Step 5: Use the Administrator Menu and Control Panels
Further configuration can be done in the admin menu. Click the blue gear at the top of the page and click Features. Here, you can choose the list of features to enable or disable.
By clicking Control Panels in the System menu, you can change the settings for each of the features you have enabled.
Step 6: Edit your website
Browse to any page on your Tiki site and you can click the Edit button to change the content of the page.
Tiki uses wiki syntax to format. For example, surrounding text in two underscores (eg __text__) means that the text will be displayed in bold to website visitors. Tiki includes an editor that makes creating wiki syntax easier as well as a popup utility to remind you of all available wiki code syntax.
In this guide, we’ve covered how to install Tiki Wiki CMS, a powerful web-based content management system with powerful team collaboration features. Tiki requires more initial configuration than the average website app because it offers so much versatility. In the end, being able to fine-tune your website largely results in a site that will better serve your specific purposes.
Versatility is Tiki’s greatest asset. It is not only a great online collaboration tool (Opens in a new tab)It is also a powerful content management system (Opens in a new tab). Tiki can be used as a document management tool (Opens in a new tab)to build the company’s website (Opens in a new tab)or for personal blogging (Opens in a new tab). By giving Tiki the time it deserves to understand its diverse and complex systems, it can be used as the basis for a wide range of Internet and intranet applications.
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