"Software made the wiki way"
A full-featured, web-based, multilingual (40+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge base, intranets, and extranets.
Tiki is the Open Source Web Application with the most built-in features. Highly configurable and modular, all features are optional and administered via a web-based interface.
Major features include a wiki engine, news articles, discussion forums, newsletters, blogs, file galleries, bug and issue trackers (form generator), polls/surveys and quizzes, banner management system, calendar, maps, mobile , RSS feeds, category system, tags, an advanced themeing engine, spreadsheet, drawings, inter-user messaging, menus, advanced permission system for users and groups, search engine, external authentication, etc.
- Bug & issue tracker (form generator)
- Calendars and Events
- File and Image Gallery
- News articles
- Kaltura video management
- Web conferencing with BigBlueButton
- Shopping Cart
Clumsy untidy visual appearance, tooltips crawl over screen borders; skins are eye-gouging or hardly legible (e.g. hard to see links in a text). Trying to set a homepage to "forum" gives users an error message like "forum not chosen" or something; while there is no option to choose forum in the settings panel... Boasting that they have 2 major releases per year is rather a sign of degradation to me (Firefox became shit soon after it started to have that fever of releases)... So I wonder how is that a mature software - looks like an amateur fiddling... Besides, it requires absolutely separate MySQL DB only for itself, which can be a PITA in some shared web-hostings (nowadays even as complex CMS as Joomla allow to share their DB, through prefixes)... Thus I tried it briefly, and found many bugs or inconveniences in a few minutes... Disappointed. Not a proper engine if you want a nice, professionally looking site, IMHO.
When we looked at a Wiki solution for an Intranet, this seemed the way to go. So we were quite surprised to find out all the limitations; for one thing that works, there seems to be another one that does not. Promising too much is the real culprit here I think. You should recenter and concentrate on making the core good enough, instead of putting an infinite number of questionable options. Having one standard template that looks GOOD on all modern browsers would be great too. The other problem is the lack of central design: each feature seems implemented by a martian from a different planet. It's a free thing, so no real complaints can be emitted, right...