Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

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Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Logo.gif
Developer(s) Tiki Association
Initial release October 28, 2002 (2002-10-28)[1]
Stable release

26.2  (November 15, 2023; 3 months ago (2023-11-15))

Preview release none [±]
Written in PHP, JaveScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual
Type Content management system
Wiki software
License(s) GNU Library or Lesser General Public License v2
Website Tiki.org

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware — originally and more commonly known as TikiWiki or simply Tiki — is a free open-source wiki-based content management system and online office suite. In addition to enabling websites and Web portals on the Internet and on intranets and extranets, Tiki contains a number of collaboration features allowing it to operate as a geospatial content management system (GeoCMS) or groupware web application. Tiki features an all-in-one design, as opposed to a core+extensions model followed by other CMSs. This allows for future-proof upgrades (since all features are released together), but has the drawback of an extremely large (more than 1,000,000 lines) code base.

Product history

Tiki has been hosted on SourceForge.net since its initial release (Release 0.9, named Spica) in October 2002[2], with primary development being performed by Luis Argerich (Argentina), Eduardo Polidor (Brazil), and Garland Foster (United States).

In July 2003, Tiki was named the SourceForge.net July 2003 Project of the Month.[3] In late 2003, a fork of Tiki was used to create Bitweaver.[4]

In 2006, Tiki was named to CMS Report's Top 30 Web Applications.[5]In 2008, Tiki was named to EContent magazine's Top 100[6]

In 2009, Tiki adopted a six-month release cycle and announced the selection of a long-term support (LTS) version, and the Tiki Software Community Association was formed as the legal steward for Tiki.[7] The Tiki Software Association is a not-for-profit entity established in Canada. Previously, the entire project was run entirely by volunteers.

In 2010, Tiki received Best of Open Source Software Applications Award (BOSSIE) from InfoWorld, in the Applications category.[8] In 2011 Tiki was again named to CMS Report's Top 30 Web Applications.[5]

In November 2012, Tiki was awarded the People's Choice Award for Best Free CMS by CMS Critic.[9]

On July 1, 2019, Tiki Wiki reached version 20.0, adding Google ReCaptcha v3 support, OAuth2 support, and @username mentions.[10]


Features of Tiki Wiki include[11]:

  • WYSIWYG and wiki-based editing environment
  • multilingual and translation synchronization
  • multiple blog support
  • remote posting access
  • forum support
  • RSS syndication
  • calendar with event scheduling
  • bug tracking
  • task and workflow tracking
  • document management
  • user and group management
  • user-based security
  • support for surveys, quizzes, and polls

Hardware/software requirements

Webserver and PHP requirements can be found on the Tiki website.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Screenshots for Tiki Wiki can be found on the Tiki Wiki site.

Videos of Tiki Wiki in action can also be found on the website.

Access the online demo here.

Entities using Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

Examples of entities using Tiki Wiki include:

AlphaFields, Americana, Apple University Consortium, Droit Inc., Energy Research Partnership, FarmNest.com, HTA Glossary, Trionis, UK Energy Research Centre

A full directory of Tiki Wiki users can be found at the Tiki Wiki website.

Further reading

  • Sapir, Rick (2010). Tiki Essentials. lulu.com. pp. 132. ISBN 0557766761. 

External links


  1. "Old Stuff/Tiki_1/Tiki 1.0". SourceForge. http://sourceforge.net/projects/tikiwiki/files/Old%20Stuff/Tiki_1/Tiki%201.0/. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. "Email Archive: tikiwiki-devel". SourceForge. http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=03d001c27eb8%24e6e4ed00%243800a8c0%40deathstar&forum_name=tikiwiki-devel. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. "SourceForge Project of the Month". SourceForge. http://sourceforge.net/potm/potm-2003-07.php. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  4. Daniels, Dennis (26 October 2008). "bitweaver and TikiWiki". Bitweaver.org. http://www.bitweaver.org/wiki/bitweaver+and+TikiWiki. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "CMS Focus: CMS Report's Top 30 Web Applications". CMS Report. http://cmsreport.com/cms-focus-cms-reports-top-30-web-applications. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  6. "2007 EContent 100 List". EContent. 16 November 2007. http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/ArticleReader.aspx?ArticleID=40160&IssueId=490&PageNum=4. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  7. "Tiki Software Community Association". Tiki Association. http://tiki.org/Tiki+Software+Community+Association. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  8. Wayner, Peter (25 August 2010). "Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source software of the year". InfoWorld. http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/bossie-awards-2010-the-best-open-source-software-the-year-115. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  9. Johnston, Mike (12 November 2012). "People's Choice Winner for Best Free CMS is...". CMS Critic. http://www.cmscritic.com/peoples-choice-winner-for-best-free-cms-is/. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  10. luciash d' being (1 July 2019). "Tiki 20.0 (codename Tarazed) Released!". tiki.org. https://tiki.org/article461-Tiki-20-0-codename-Tarazed-Released. Retrieved 05 August 2019. 
  11. "Tiki Feature Checklist". Tiki Association. https://tiki.org/Features. Retrieved 02 May 2016.