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Profiles revamp

 Work in progress

Please help to improve

This is a project for Tiki20 (may be completed for Tiki21).


Tiki is very powerful and this power comes with complexity settings for beginners.
The profiles are supposed to help by duplicating a set a configurations / options ready to be used or ready to be customised.

Many ideas and discussions are in the air (from name change to advanced profiles).

Goals 

  • Make Profiles the best way to configure a Tiki with a specific and complex setup
    IE: Setup a shop, a CRM, an Accounting system, etc
  • Make Profiles the best candidate to create simple and quick documents (kind of google forms)
  • Make Profiles usable on existing Tikis that contains data already
  • Make Profiles configurable during the install process
    IE: Configure fields name, trackers or trackers name, currency, etc
  • Make Profiles "rewindable"
  • Make Profiles predictible

Roadmap 

  1. Find a better name for it.
  2. Remove and unify the version category
    Profiles list should display the "installable" profiles for the running version
  3. Do a soft revamp (quick win) so the feature look less confusing.
    https://dev.tiki.org/item6767-Profile-soft-UX-UI-revamp-proposal
  4. Evaluate the code improvement and the missing parts to decide how we complete the revamp

Code revamp 

  • ...

Ideas 

  • Profiles password protected and Profiles Shop
    • Add the opportunity to use password protected profile websites
      An IT company or a freelancer offers services where he/she needs specific reproducable configurations on a regular base, but does not want to publish everything of his ideas, as consulting and skill is the base of creating income in the Free Open Source Software world. It would be useful for him/her to password protect his/her personal profiles website and use it for own development of customer projects only
    • Add a profiles shop on top of the previous password protection to allow to sell profiles with limited access to specific profiles on a profiles website
  • Profiles loading and installing files like template files and complete themes
    Currently profiles an only set configurations which requires to manually download these files and put them into specific folder in Tiki. It would be nice, if Tiki Profiles could also fetch Theme files/folders and install them on a Tiki.
    This could be a useful addition for the Tiki themes market place
  • Improve filtering of profiles from Tiki UI: Profiles Wizard and/or Profiles Control panel. Ideas:
    some profiles do many things, and are not suitable for production sites BUT are very appropriate for new power users testing Tiki in a brand new tiki installs. So allow easy filtering for end user would help reducing dissapointments of one end or the other, imho

Cases 

Complexe configuration 


Often Tiki developers find solutions for specific minor administration or productivity tasks with Tiki, which require a certain set of configurations and optionally to install a set of files. Many functionalities of Tiki can be implemented by configuration only. In case files would be needed, that are usually either single template files or themes.
Given this developer creates and publishes a profile, other developers or users can apply the profile to their Tiki and get use of the same functionality in only a few clicks and minutes.

Use Case Examples

  • Back to Top Button by luciash
    see also: (profiles.luciash.eu/profiles)
  • Specific menus, navbars or off-canvas navbars
    ex: setup a wordpress like flavor of Tikis Main Application menu in a left off-canvas menu
    ex2: setup of a standard Bootstrap fixed-to-top navbar with specific menus and modules inside
    This setup and published as a profile would save a lot of time, when used by a developer on many projects
  • Specific setups with Trackers and List/CustomSearch on a related wikipage (might need additional template files)
  • ...

Duplicating existing configuration 


Given a developer does a certain set of complex configurations for most of his projects and thus needs to do the same set of complex configurations every time from zero, when he/she installs a new Tiki. Setting up a Profile can ease his/her work and saves a lot of time.
This profile would transform to a personal reproducable Tiki App or Tiki Flavor.
see also Profiles

Use Case examples

  • Shop
  • Task management tool for specific use cases
  • Project management tool
  • ...

Pre-packaged Tiki Apps and Flavors 


Use Case examples

  • A developer want to offer a product for specific Use Cases as a downloadable App or a Tiki Flavor. He/she could create a Profile. If this profile could be preset in a downloadable Tiki package, his/her community or customers could download the modified Tiki which has the profile pre-apllied, running out of the box without the need to setup anything. For user/customer specific settings a modified Wizard could be offered to only set domains, logo etcetera.
    This Tiki App / Flavor would still be a full fletched Tiki that could be altered and further developped as any other Tiki and optionally switched to be run from the SVN-repository.
  • ...

Related

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Group
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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