Category: Usability

Trouble to accomplish task.
This is not a "real" bug but should be treated as such.
Ex.: Because users are being confused.
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Login with "Request passcode to register:" fails
Request passcode to register: fails.

Example 1: (Still broken?) I toggled on "Request passcode to register:" and "Prevent automatic/robot registration:", as well as "user tracker" selected at registration time, and after the registration steps, and filling the user tracker information, I get the message (like): "Register code not valid. You need to know the register code to register in this web site" (approx)

Tried three times with different browsers and users names (and double checking the passcode to register): same effect.

When I toggle off the "Request passcode to register:", then everything works fine.

Example 2:
Request password to enter = on
User tracker (for registration) = on
...initial screen of choose name, enter password and email works.
...second screen with user tracker info fails on submit.

Tested with:
1. Passcode only - Success
2. Passcode & email verification - Success
3. Email verificaton & user tracker - Success
4. Passcode & user tracker - Fail

All I really need is Passcode & user tracker to work together!
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can't install tiki 4.0, whereas tiki 3.3 ok with no problem. what's missing at the server side?
I installed a tiki3.3 on a server ( pangea.org ) with no remarkable issues, and the tikis seem to work fine:

However, I attempted to install a spare tiki4.0 for testing on the same server, and I can't install it:

I guess the server doesn't have pdo installed. I added the line in local.php to force tiki to use adodb instead (copied from tw.o forums, message from sylvie). With this change I can bo a bit further, but I cannot finish the installation proces. After the sql are run, I'm sent to the authentication page of tiki-install.php, instead of to the step of locking the installer and proceeding to tiki.

I went to the tiki-index.php then. and i could see it, and changed password for admin. But I can't login after that step neither with admin admin or with new admin pass..
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Send notification email to forum moderator when a user posts a message which is queued pending moderation
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Timestamp changes when users edit shoutbox messages
Users and admin of an installation of Tiki 7.1 with Apache / mySQL / Fedora 14 observe that the timestamp of shoutbox messages sometimes change when they edit the messages.

There's no apparent pattern which would explain when or why only some messages are affected.
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.htaccess issue, Page Not Found, 404 Error
Using the supplied .htaccess file, when a non existent file and directory is requested for OThER than .htm files, a 404 is not generated and an unformatted version of the home page is opened. For example see uticacurlingclub.org/junk/junk.htm which generates a normal 404 which is redirected to a custom page, and uticacurlingclub.org/junk/junk.pdb which does not. I suspect this is an issue with .htaccess.
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'Comments' on dev.tiki.org not turned on
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'Display Post new comment form by default' pref broken
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'jQuery-UI Chosen Select Boxes' not rendering correctly
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'Last Changed' module formatting is inconsistent
I had my issues with the way the module mod-last_modif_pages.tpl rendered... the title could be hidden by a "decorations=n" which made the link to the addition changes vanish, plus the link in the module title is a little bit of a break with the remaining styling...

Then I discovered that the module uses a table instead of a OL or UL to format, which is a little bit messy itself.
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'next page' link in forum threads doesn't list additional comments
Sometimes we have forum topics with a large number of comments. Let's say the default settings allow to display only the first 20 comments on the first page and provides a "next page" link to the following 20 comments.

But this link doesn't work correctly, there aren't any comments displayed on page 2 (only the initial posting).

I tried this behaviour on the tikiwiki demo page, too ... it's the same bug in the demo.

How can I correct this?

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'Show Instance' not working?
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'Show Links' functionality not working in Tracker list (and Filter)
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'View Articles' - page name not translated
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"Create H5P" Link Faulty (takes you back to home page)
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"Database `d01863d1` was created" shouldn't appear
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"Error: Malformed search query" without anything else causes support issues. Add an actionable error message.
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"FutureUI" messages display, no controls available
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"I forgot my password" -> 1 click should be enough to reset
Ask for a new password on tikiwiki.org

You will see you have to click two links

1. to reset your password
2. to login with temp password (this link is missing http://)

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"I forgot my password" form is ugly and squished
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"Most Active Users" (module users_rank) broken link on user name
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"No route found" error when save same wiki pages or configuration changes
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"Perform action with checked" not working for "Remove"
At any list of pages, tiki-listpages.php for example, after checking some sites and choosing "Remove" at the checkbox "Perform action with selected:" i get redirected to a new site with a list of sites i have checked and a big button saying "Click here to confirm your action".
After clicking that button i again get redirected to to list but the pages have not been removed.

This bug was tested on 2 different wikis running on XAMPP on a W2K3-machine.

Hope you can help.
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"print all" from home of wiki structure
When you are on a page of a wiki structure, you can click on the print icon, but you will only print that single page.

The icon and option to "__print this page and all the subpages__" (= in the the sub-structure) right from there (without going through all the clicks at "Wiki > multiprint > select structure > print") would be very welcome, since the base feature to rpint the full structure exists.

From the home of the structure, it would print the full structure (as it can be done with one click from a structure within a Workspace through ((doc:AulaWiki)) mod, or through many clicks as usual, as explained above).

If the user is on a subpage of the structure, that button would print that page and all subpages from the same structure.

Does it make sense?
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"Re-validate user by email after unsuccessful logins" email doesn't allow change of password

I think there is a usability bug when the option "Re-validate user by email after unsuccessful logins" is selected.
After x unsuccessful logins, the user gets an email with a link like :


When following this link, the user gets the message: "This feature is disabled". Nothing is clear on what to do next, if one's account is still valid or not, and how to change one's password if forgotten.

Tikiwiki version used: 2.2
Options selected:
* Crypt password method: crypt-md5
* Validate users by emails: yes
* Registered Users can change password : yes
* Re-validate user by email after unsuccessful logins: 3
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"Send an email to the user in order to allow him to validate his account" option hidden
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"Server Fitness" (tiki-check.php) Never Opens
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"Source" button in wiki page should have its own permission - not depend on tiki_p_view_history
This is a new feature arrived in BRANCH-1-9

1. add feature_print and checks
2. add tiki_p_print and checks

The above problem-description makes no sense... please look at tw#74 for that
Problem rephrased:

The "Source" button is currently dependant on tiki_p_view_history - it should have a perm of its own.
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"Submitted by" at dev.tw.o/tracker5 forgets username after 2nd edit => user can't edit his items.
To reproduce:
* As a user with non admin rights insert a tracker item to dev.tw.o/tracker5
* edit it again, and change something (add some text to a text areas, etc.) And save
* you are not able to edit that item any more because the "Submitted by" field has lost the record.
* edit that item as a user with admin rights, adn manually provide again the username of the poster.
* the poster can edit it one more time. But after that, he loses the ability again.


testing this bug
2nd edit
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"SVN update" button doesn't work anymore on existing show instances
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"TermA TermB" searches should be "termA AND termB" not "termA OR termB."
This is the default behavior in search engines like Google

Also reported here: [tiki-view_tracker_item.php?itemId=166]

I have found that, if I want to find something on tw.o sites, I should disregard TW's search feature and use Dogpile to look things up. The TW search capability is so weak that it is almost "a missing feature." At the very least, "TermA TermB" searches should be "termA AND termB" not "termA OR termB." The plus/minus markers are fine if you're in the know, but they don't work well either. Using the category/group filters renders a whole different set of answers; not GOOD answers, just different. Without those filters, unauthorized users see parts of pages they are not supposed to see at all. Not a missing feature, a broken feature.

Gosh, I hate to be so negative.
Source: ((Major Features Missing in TikiWiki))
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"tiki-edit_structure.php" Add Pages To Current Node list truncates at 50 records.
"tiki-edit_structure.php" Add Pages To Current Node list truncates at 50 records.
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"Today" in Calendar
"Today" is highlighted for every month. If "Today" is Dec. 22, then Jan. 22, Feb. 22, etc. are also
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"Wiki -> Dump" - just tries to get new.tar and gives ugly error, when dump hasn't been created

In the Menu is an option "Dump" under "Wiki", if you enabled that feature. The link just points to the .tar - what gives a 404 from the Web-server.
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[BUG] ISO9001 - {{currentVersionApprover}}, {{currentVersionApproval}} only work on page preview (in page history)
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[BUG] Mass search and replace
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After setting up and creating a poll with ID = 1

__Update:__ I was following the examples on the doc site for how to embed a poll. These examples typically are in the following formats. The examples throughout the docs should probably be updated to reflect the what actually works (see solution section below). I am a brand new user and am finding the documentation regarding the embedding of dynamic variables to be wrong in many cases.

When inserting any of the following:
{CODE()} {poll} {CODE}
''generates junk code in the rendered page''
{CODE()} {poll id=1} {CODE}
''generates junk code in the rendered page''
{CODE()} {pollId=1} {CODE}
''simply outputs pollid=1 in the rendered page''
{CODE()} {poll pollID=1} {CODE}
''ALSO generates junk code! So, it's case sensitive?''

I have tried several versions (just in case case sensitivity was a problem). This has also been reproduced with and without jQuery turned on. I have insured that the Polls option is available in the Text Field as well. Currently operating as an admin user with all capabilities turned on.

The "junk"is essentially html. Turning "Allow HTML" or "Try to covert HTML to wiki" has no effect. I __can__ get other dynamic content to work.

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/tiki-map.phtml gives 500 Internal Server Error (if no maps configured?)
I only activated the feature and clicked on "Maps" in the menu - that gave me the mentioned 500 Error.
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<b class="text-danger lead">Something smells like red herring here...</b>
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<X> strikes again! Please kill it!
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$prefs.language does not work properly?
This is related to the Custom Site Header section of Look & Feel on our Web site. We put a top navigation bar which is expected to be showin in different languages depending on the visitor's language (look at http://www.daav.cn/cms/tiki-list_file_gallery.php ). The code in Custom Site Header is like this:

<div style=...>
{if $prefs.language eq "cn"}
<li>link1 in Chinese</li>
<li>linkN in Chinese</li>
{elseif $prefs.language eq "fr"}
<li>link1 in French</li>
<li>linkN in French</li>
{elseif $prefs.language eq "de"}
<li>link1 in German</li>
<li>linkN in German</li>
<li>link1 in English</li>
<li>linkN in English</li>

however, it seems the top navigation bar is always shown in Chinese even when I set the default browser language to English only. At that time, our php-based language detector works correctly to identify the user/browser language as English (example: our homepage at http://www.daav.cn/ ) but tikiwiki remains in Chinese unchanged.

Is there anything wrong with the code or it's just because my Windows XP is in Chinese? Then how to get around this in Tikiwiki? What language do you get on the linked page that I included above?

Thanks for any hints.
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$trklib->list_items(..) shall use the itemid references instead of the real value
See reasoning and details in 3139.
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1.10 "My Tiki" info wrong on public user page due to several issues
Using 1.10 cvs from mid september 2007. Using hec.css theme

At admin > login > Users Defaults, I've set
-=My Tiki=-
My pages V
My galleries
My messages V
My items V

Example of user page viewed by another user or anonymous:

# Wiki pages ("Pàgines del wiki") are wrong: they are not from that user (confirmed, even if you cannot see history on pages on that site)
# "My items" shoud show, at least, some items added by that user:
+ [http://intercanvis.net/tiki-view_tracker.php?trackerId=3&status=op&sort_mode=lastModif_desc&filtervalue%5B25%5D=&filtervalue%5B43%5D%5B%5D=6&filtervalue%5B43%5D%5B%5D=45&filtervalue%5B43%5D%5B%5D=7&filtervalue%5B43%5D%5B%5D=44&filtervalue%5B43%5D%5B%5D=8&filtervalue%5B43%5D%5B%5D=5&filtervalue%5B43%5D%5B%5D=55&filtervalue%5B26%5D=&filtervalue%5B28%5D=Anna&filtervalue%5B44%5D=y&filterfield=28&filter=Filtra|2 on one tracker]
+ [http://intercanvis.net/tiki-view_tracker_item.php?itemId=38&trackerId=2|and one on another tracker]

Forum messages are shown ok.
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1.10: "view extra infomration" link fails in User Prefs screen if user hasn't default group defined
Using 1.10cvs from mid June 2007.

This problem is on at: http://moviments.net/intercanvis

User tracker is on, it's created and working (at registration time everything is ok and working, user sets new data for the user tracker info before ending registration, etc.). Well, at least for Registered users.

This morning I went (as a user with admin privileges) to User Preferences screen > Personal information > Your personal tracker information: "View extra information" (link to [http://www.moviments.net/intercanvis/tiki-view_tracker_item.php?view=+user] ),

but at that link I get this message:

No tracker indicated
Go back
This user belongs to Admins, Editors and Registered groups, but has no one defined as default.
When defined a default group (Registered, the only one with user tracker defined), the link worked.
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1.10: After creating a tracker, user should be directed to tab "trackers", and not "create trackers"
If using tabs, after creating a tracker, the user should be directed to the form of listing trackers ("Trackers" tab), and not remaining at the "Create trackers" tab, as it does right now, since the normal procedure after creating a tracker is either granting it with local perms of just creating fields for that tracker (so that you need to see the "action columnn" in the table at "Trackers" tab.
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1.10: after geolocating traker item (GMaps): "OKOK" label to be removed and user back to trackeritem
Using 1.10 cvs from mid june 2007

To reproduce:
# Create a new tracker with Google map field, plus other fields, on a tiki site created with basic profile for easy use.
# Log in as registered user (not admin)
# Insert an item (as registered).
# Edit the item, to click to "Google map locator" to geolocate the tracker item
# After cliking on the map (so that having coordinates and zoom for this item), you click on "Save clicked point" button
+ After that, you see on top: "OKOK", and the Google Map locator again.
"The OKOK" message should be removed, and I suggest that the user is automatically taken back to the tracker item after clicking on the "Save clicked point" button
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1.10: Calendar shows ok date number on header, but date +1 in cells of the calendar (month view)
Using recent 1.10 (end of november'07):
today December 8th 2007 I've set a new event at a calendar:

If you view this calendar as anonymous you see the correct date in both places:
# Focus: Dissabte 08/Desembre/2007 (08/12/07, Saturday)
# Cel (current and focus) date: 12/08

However, if you login as plain registered user, this same url:

...it takes you to: "Focus: Friday 07/December/2007" (user abel, for instance), which is wrong: it should be 08/Desembre/2007

And if you login as user with admin rights (user Xavi) , the same url shows:
# Focus: Dissabte 08/Desembre/2007 (08/12/07, Saturday)
# __BUT Cel (current and focus) date shows__: 12/07,
+ which is wrong: it should be 08/Desembre/2007
+ (if you click at teh event view, the date is set right: 08/12/07)
Further Update:
This is kind of weird: I had prefference for new users as "site default", and site language was either English or Catalan, amnong the few allowed languages for users.
I checked language of user "abel", and it had "Arabic" (which was not among the pre-selected as available for users).

I changed default language for all users as Catalan, and ensure the only Catalan, Spanish, English and French were allowed. Then, again, tried viewing this date:

with user "usuari", which has language selected to English: date in calendar is shown fine.
# Focus: Dissabte 08/Desembre/2007 (08/12/07, Saturday)
# Cel (current and focus) date: 12/08

However, if I login as user "abel" (with Catalan interface), weird change in date shown is produced:
# Focus: Dissabte 08/Desembre/2007 (08/12/07, Saturday)
# Cel (current and focus) date: 12/07 __1 day less than it should__

I can enable an account there for any admin who want to track/hunt this bug, if needed.
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1.10: previewing forum post doesn't show the form to post qagain by default
When posting to a forum in 1.10cvs (from mid june 2007), if you preview your post, you cannot see by default the html form to edit your content again. If you press on "new topic", the form opens with your content... (but it should be shown by default, as in previous releases)
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1.10: tracker field "subscription" should include an option to automat. send message to item autor
Using 1.10cvs from mid June 2007

The tracker field "subscription" should include an option to automatically send a notification message to them item autor (and "watchers" of the item, maybe?)

Because subscription field is very useful also in leting people show interest in whatever you offered or requested in a tracker, and might be an easy way to let users get in contact related to that offer or demand... etc.

Used for production in shot at:


Thanks Guilles for your nice contributions to Tiki code! :-)

An admiror of yor work, as ((tw:Sylvie)) once said... (:wink:)
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1.10:"Use tracker for more user info." should automatically link username&email from 1st reg. screen
Using 1.10cvs from mid june 2007

I'm using the "Admin > login > Use tracker for more user information"
Created a simple tracker, with some fields, including the "username" field, but not the email, right now, since that was already introduced in the first registration screen.

2 improvements would be needed/very welcome:

(1) Username was not assigned to the item in the user tracker, even if the user had selected a username in the previous screen (first registration screen - tiki-register.php).

(fyi: later on, When I, as a registered user, edited my item afterwards, the username info was well selected automatically).

This user info tracker (tracker id 1) had those fields:
Id position name type options isMain Multilingual Tbl vis Searchable Public Hidden Mandatory Description
1 edit 10 Nom text field 1 y n y y y n y Nom de la... remove down
2 edit 20 Cognoms text field n n y y y n y Cognoms de... remove down
3 edit 30 Usuari user selector 1 y n y y y n y Nom... remove down
4 edit 40 Telèfon text field 1,50,,,50 n n n y y n n Telèfon/s... remove down
5 edit 50 Correu-e email 1 n n n y y n n Correu-e... remove down
6 edit 60 Barri / Població textarea 1,50,10,1000,1000 n n n y y n y Barri i... remove down
7 edit 100 Foto image 80,80,400,400,400 y n y n y n n Fotografia remove down
8 edit 200 Comentaris textarea 1,50,10,1000,1000 n n y n y n n La teva... remove down

At "Admin > login > Displays UserTracker information in user information page. Format: trackerId, fieldId1, fieldId2, …:", these was the field content:


I also tried includind field 3 - the user selector - (i.e.: 1,1,2,3,4,6,7,8), but similar effect: I couldn't see the username shown in the second screen, and It was not set on the tracker (confirmed as admin user)
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1.9.x: mysql error: tikilog iattempts to nsert new actions in tiki_logs as logId=0, on mysql 4.0.x
Using 1.9.7 or 1.9.cvs from mid july 2007, and mysql 4.0.x

When clearing cache through "Admin > System Admin", for instance (tiki-admin_system.php?do=templates_c), I hit a warning mysql error:

Warning: mysql error: Duplicate entry '0' for key 1 in query:

insert into `tiki_logs` (`logtype`,`logmessage`,`loguser`,`logip`,`logclient`,`logtime`) values (?,?,?,?,?,?)

in /home/virtual/site21/fst/var/www/html/tikiwiki/lib/tikidblib.php on line 134

Looking at tikilog table in tiki db, I see:
^0 system erased templates_c content Xavi Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; ca; rv:1.... 1186492878^

When I delete this record from the db, then Tiki can delete templates once (through "Admin > System Admin"), but if I attempt to do it a second time, I get the same mysql error message.

It looks as if those actions are not saved with the right logId number, but to logId=0

This happens to one of the tikis I admin at:

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1.9to1.10 sql from cvs (August 1st 2007) still produces "too long key/column length" errors
Upgrading a previous 1.10 site with current cvs code (from August 1st, 2007) I get, while using
tiki_1.9to1.10.sql with -f param from command line:

ERROR 1071 at line 561: Specified key was too long. Max key length is 500
ERROR 1071 at line 585: Specified key was too long. Max key length is 500
ERROR 1074 at line 620: Too big column length for column 'value' (max = 255). Use BLOB instead
ERROR 1074 at line 627: Too big column length for column 'fieldname' (max = 255). Use BLOB instead

Plus some:
ERROR 1064 at line 497: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'user(100),serverId,groupName(100))' at line 1
ERROR 1064 at line 500: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'user(150),pageName(100))' at line 1
ERROR 1064 at line 506: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'user(100),id(100))' at line 1
ERROR 1064 at line 509: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'user(100),event,object(50))' at line 1
ERROR 1064 at line 513: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'user(120),friend(120))' at line 1
ERROR 1064 at line 597: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'user(120))' at line 1
ERROR 1064 at line 638: You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'SELECT `fieldId` FROM `tiki_webmail_contacts_fields` WHERE `fie

Sylvieg, if you review this, you can see it your own at ourproject.org server, uniwiki project, updating uniwiki2 database (the one for http://uniwiki.ourproject.org ).
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Initial homepage cannot be set for first view of anonymous viewer
When I set the homepage in Administration: General Preferences to "Articles" (which is what I want the homepage to be for both anonymous and registered visitors), the initial viewing for "anonymous" displays a homepage of "wiki".

When I set the homepage in Administration: General Preferences to Group homepage and then set the two group homepages to a typed-in "Articles" in the empty field and then log in as any user, the display is "No page 'Articles' found".

When I set the homepage in Administration: General Preferences to Group homepage and then set the two group homepages to a custom URL (http://www.progressiveomaha.com/tikidir/tiki-view_articles.php), the display is "no such page found".

One day I thought maybe the problem had to do with using Firefox on a Linux box, because my ancient Windows 98/IE machine brought up 'Articles' as the home page.

The next day both machines bring up the Wiki page as the home page. This is with the homepage set to 'Articles' in Admin-General.

Maybe I should be clear that I am refering to which page is brought up when TikiWiki is first accessed (from www.progressiveomaha.com/tikidir/).external link Once I have logged in as a user, I will access the 'Articles' homepage whether returning as another user or as anonymous. The problem only occurs on that initial anonymous access, and only after TikiWiki has had time to "forget" any earlier logons by that user.
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"tiki-edit_structure.php" Add Pages To Current Node list truncates at 50 records. Fix included.
The list of tiki pages presented for selection and addition to a structure is truncated at 50 records for no apparent reason and there's no way to add records >50 without running a filter.

I just parroted what I saw in tiki-admin_categories.php for its similar page list and it works.

The diff is below - hope I did that correctly.

*.backup is the original file from the official tiki releast. *.php is the version I modified.
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11.x: issues with greenvalley theme style
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12.0 Step 7 of tiki-install.php : "Upgrade fix" is offered even on fresh install
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12.x dev.t.o: diff in wiki history after last wiki page edit shows someone else's edit as mine (!!!)
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12.x: can't post comments if codemirror is on (it says 'Content is empty')
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14.x: Comments can't be posted nor edited when codemirror is switched on (or 'disabled but switchable')
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12.x: Countries list is not alphabetically sorted any more
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12.x: file actions (in file gallery) can't be operated in mobile mode
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12.x: page alias links lost if full wysiwyg and wiki syntax
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12.x: Registration from within PluginTracker does not create a new user
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12.x: Send email to let user validate account doesn't send email if user previously created
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12.x: slideshow issues in contrast with bg and right-hand-side colors in recent commits
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12.x: wysiwyg editor in mobile never ends to load in article body
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13.x Bootstrap: tiki-assignuser.php -> There should not be a horizontal scroll bar
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13.x dev.t.o bug tracker: missing category at submit time didn't take the user up to the source of the issue, and no message at the bottom
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13.x dev.t.o: Print version of blog post has no CSS assigned
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13.x dev.tiki.org Stray "Add Comment" button all the way at the bottom of the page
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13.x dev.tiki.org: Pretty broken layout for diff of wiki pages
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13.x Horizontal scrolling on http://dev.tiki.org/tiki-pagehistory.php?page=Tiki12
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13.x in dev.t.o: some toolbar buttons like wiki link broken (reload the whole page)
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13.x: 'Add an item' for tracker field 'item link' does nothing when field displayed as multi select.
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13.x: After a remote file is uploaded to a file gal, no file Id is shown any more since 13.x
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codemirror not switchable for new comments (but just for comment edition) even if preference correctly set
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13.x: Default feature 'Contact us' (used in featured profiles) has broken display (too narrow fields and below right column)
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13.x: dev.t.o fivealive-lite.css: images can't be uploaded or selected throught the toolbar icon from tracker textarea
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13.x: email param from PluginTracker too difficult to get it working as expected for end users
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13.x: Floated box classes (divs thirdfloat, to have display in 3 cols) stopped working after the upgrade
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13.x: Forum Thread Rating doesn't display icons for value 0, wrong icon for value 1, and no icons when labels are set beyond values
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13.x: Slideshow skips 1 out of 2 slides and content of 1st slide is shown at the end of the slideshow
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13.x: Tabs from PluginTabs stopped working when using PluginTracker inside
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13.x: tracker field type 'header' stopped displaying a hidable section and header level parameter makes no change
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13.x: Weird warning on smart phone
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13.x: when a mandatory field is not filled in a long tracker form, the user is not sent to the right section where the text is shown indicating the missing field info
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14.0 has got antibot writing permission problem
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14.x: Plugin AppFrame doesn't get the central column expanded to use full width anymore
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14.x: tab toggle button from PluginTabs not shown or not working
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15.x regression: autotoc non-optionally wastes vertical space below the box
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15.x UI Regression: no visual indication of which tracker item status filters are applied
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15.x: Improvements needed for mobile view of many *.t.o sites (dev, themes, doc, ...)
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15.x+: Expose back preference filters on Admin UI for new tiki admins
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Users able to post to all blogs - confirming and extending previously reported bug by others
On clean installs (empty databases) of TW 1.10 and 1.9.11 (also tested and confirmed on the clean 1.9.11 install on opensourcecms.com).
After users (perms tiki_p_create_blogs and tiki_p_blog_post enabled)create a blog they can proceed to post to any other user's blog. More precisely, on the post blog page, a user can select all blogs from the "Blog" field
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Tracker pagination fails in AJAX
I have a tracker with 80 items and one with 200 items. Latest code from SVN (updated 6/24).

Pagination fails completely - sometimes page 3 works, sometimes it doesn't. Page 2 fails all the time (that is - no movement)

This is with ajax on: firebug reports POST:

Even thought the param for offset is right, the data returned is always the same page I just sent.

As a result, nothing happens! Is there a way to turn ajax off in trackers only?

Without Ajax, the page changes, and if I manually put the URL in with the right offset, it goes to the right page

More details-
The error appears to be tied to the "insert new item" tab of a linked item.

IE reports an XML error, as does Firefox. The firefox console says this:
Error: not well-formed
Source File: http://www.casesofinterest.com/tiki/tiki-view_tracker.php?trackerId=8&offset=10
Line: 606, Column: 46
Source Code:
<option value="Technology and the Demand for Skill - An Analysis of Within an

The green arrow points to between the S and k in "Skill". Note the extra space - none appears in the linked field.

Even when I got rid of that item, AJAX pagination fails, but this time without a console error. What happens is that the window doesn't resize, and I get a "windowWidth is not defined" error, and the tabs never form.
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HTML Purifier out of date
Tikiwiki HTML Purifier version is 2.1.3.
Current version is 3.1.1 or 2.1.5.

There is risk of security attacks if not updated.
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19.x dev.t.o: Top module zone is no more hidable nor topbar module zone sticky
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How to protect wiki pages
Hi to all,

I want to know if you can create a protected page that only logged in users can see, I know I can turn off the wiki so only logged in users can access it, but is there any way that I can put under restriction only a few pages since they contain some important info that can be shared only by users that have accounts on the wiki.

Many thanks
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Search for javascript looks for ja&lt;x&gt;vascript
Search for javascript in 2.0 using search box performs search for "j-a-<-x->-s-c-r-i-p-t". Happens on tikiwiki.org.


I have a TikiWiki site which requires being able to search text which includes web terms such as j-a-v-a-s-c-r-i-p-t but can't do such a search.

Someone said on IRC this is due to a protective input filter which is altering dangerous text input.
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TikiWiki Plugins – Issues with Using Double Quotes to Pass Parameters in 1.9.11
I found TikiWiki's use of plugins to be an excellent substitute for the lack of built-in support for parameterized templates as found in MediaWiki - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Templates

I referred to the following instructions to create a php-based plugin:

They work great but with one caveat:
The use of double-quotes which are necessary for displaying strings with commas seems to create problems. For instance with a simple "HelloThere" plugin syntax {CODE()}{HELLOTHERE(firstname=>, lastname=>)}{HELLOTHERE}{CODE}:

This invokes the following simple function:

function wikiplugin_hellothere($data $params) {
extract ($params EXTR_SKIP);
$strHello = "Hello there $firstname $lastname" ;
return $strHello;
(Squiggly brackets removed for display reasons)

{CODE()}{HELLOTHERE(firstname=>"Thurston", lastname=>Howell)}{HELLOTHERE}
''Hello There Thurston Howell. ''

{CODE()}HELLOTHERE(firstname=>"Thurston", lastname=>"Howell III Esq. CPA")}{HELLOTHERE}{CODE} yields
''Hello There Thurston Thurston. ''
Not so great...

Namely adding double-quotes to get around the issue of commas within strings introduces a whole other problem of its own – repetition of the first variable. When there are 10 variables for instance the first quoted value will be repeated 10 times.

I am using TikiWiki 1.9.11; has anyone encountered this issue and if so is there a remedy?
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TikiWiki 2.0: Difficulty Registering / Adding Users
I have encountered a few snags after upgrading from Tiki 1.9.11 to 2.0

One of the problems is that I am unable to register / add users, because of the following error message:

An error occured in a database query!
Unknown column 'email_confirm' in 'field list'

This happens on
tiki-register.php (registration) and tiki-adminusers.php (batch upload / add)

Is there a fix for this?
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fckeditor bugs in style, images and wiki-links
Once saved, style changes (such as setting the font size or centering text) results in pages displaying like these:

My test starts here. Not much of yle="font-size: larger">interest going on though!
yle="text-align: center">Home Page Test

Clicking to insert an image: dialog is displayed buyt clicking on the Browse server button results in the error "Error creating folder "" (Can't create directory)". Manually entering an image in source view mode (<img src="blah-blah">) and saving results in: img src=/home/lib/fckeditor/editor/blah-blah height=30 width=28 (surrounded by curely brackets)

Both related to parsing the html from the WSYWIG editor?

Clicking "Insert/Edit an internal wiki link" shows the "Insert Internal Link" popup but no content is displayed. The dialog briefly shows a cancel button and then the "wait squares" but nothing more.

Found with clean installs of 2.0RC4 on Windows Server 2003 x32 and also server 2008 x64. PHP 5.2.6 (x32); MySQL 5.0.51b (x32 and x64); Apache 2.2.9 (x32)

(sorry if these aren't sufficiently related and should be in separate bug reports)
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Editing / Saving themes CSS causes "strange" code in some commands.

sorry for my bad English, but I´m from Germany and I´ve got my last lesson at school - nearly 20 years ago...

So I hope that you will understand me, here my problem :

I use Tiki 2.0 RC4 with the "andreas08"-Theme. It works quite good, but this bug (maybe ?) happens when I try to edit and save the Theme-CSS via the Admin-Menu :

Some command lines will be added with a "x" (included by tag-brackets) and the instruction given by this command will be ignored - cause it´s "rubbish" than.
( I can´t show you an example, i tried it, but here the "X" in the brackets not appears after saving this thread. )

This strange "effect" also happens by editing or formatting an text by the wysiwyg-editor, so that the text appears with some "rubbish" code-tiles instead of the formatted styles. (Text-Color, Size, Justify, etc.)

I´m not sure - is it a bug, or is this a failure caused by myself ?

Thanks for any answers or comments an greeting form Germany.

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File Directory search indexing space sensitive
Text search on files is not usable in 2.0RC4. Table tiki_files "search data" is empty. Files were uploaded, then I defined MIME types, then reindexed. I clicked on "Reindex all files for search" in Admin>File Galleries but can't tell if anything happened; nothing is in Tiki Logs (I already know there is no code for Debug Console to show what Admin>File Galleries is doing). I defined the MIME filters in http://doc.tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Search+Admin&bl=n

This apparently sometimes works. In my "trunk" development system I have different text/.doc files uploaded and those were reindexed after I defined the MIME types.

UPDATE: I had trailing spaces in the MIME type names and the filter commands, due to cut-and-paste behavior. I request that trailing spaced be trimmed from the MIME filter input fields.
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tiki 2.0: db password should be hidden at typing time on upgrade through tiki-install.php
Using the released tiki 2.0: db password should be hidden at typing time on upgrade through tiki-install.php

Right now, password can be seen by others when the admin type it on the screen when first calling to tiki-install.php on an upgrade of running tiki site.
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Several themes lose first character of module text
Several themes are losing module text on the left margin: damian, nomia, simble, smartiki. Affects text-emitting modules such as "last changes" (last item is number 0 instead of 10), related categories, and external RSS feeds. This makes the unmodified themes unusable for some sites.

In damian.css this seems to be caused by the following near the bottom:
/* Lists in modules */
.box-data ol,
.box-data ul {margin-left: -1em;padding-right: 1em;}
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URL mangling in random redirects
Many times, in random places, the www will get knocked off the hostname. I think it mostly occurs when I submit a confirmation to do something. I noticed it again today on: ./tiki-removepage.php when I confirmed the page removal at www.casesofinterest.com, I was returned to casesofinterest.com - kind of annoying, as I wasn't logged in to casesofinterest.com. The www should not be dropped.
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Image Galleries - Scroll Forward / Backward mission if containing only Subgalleries
I have an Image Gallerie [http://www.hmayer.net/tiki-browse_gallery.php?galleryId=357&offset=12] containing only Subgalleries - but this Gallery does not show the Scroll forward / backward links - I can only navigate by manually entering the offset at the url...
It worked with Tiki 1.9.8 - but since the upgrade it does not work (I have made a few configuration changes - but is this changeable by configuration?
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2 unused filelds for Tiki articles
+ALTER TABLE `tiki_articles` ADD `bibliographical_references` TEXT
+ALTER TABLE `tiki_submissions` ADD `bibliographical_references` TEXT

fhcorrea added them and confirmed that won't be used.
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2.0: still issues with Compulsory fields in trackers as if they were normal
Using Tiki 2.0, and a modified gemsi.css theme style. Trackers with Compulsory fields in trackers are not counted as so. As least, category field marked as compulsory.

I have a tracker with many fields, some of them compulsory, which is used through the TRACKER plugin.

I insert a new item leaving two compulsory fields unchecked:
* a drop down field: "Franja d'edat *" (= age range), and
* a category field: "Com t'has assabentat d'aquest curs? *" (= how did you know about it)

I get only a report of one field missing: the drop down "Franja d'edat *", but not the category one
When I check somethiong at the drop down field, and insert again, I can successfully insert the item, even if the category field was not checked.
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2.3: inter-user messages gives wrong message if users separated by comma, as before. now expects ;
Inter-user mesages from within tiki in tiki 2.3:
if you write to many users at once, you use to write their usernames separated by commas, but now, tiki seems to work only if you separate them with semicolon (;)

If you use commas to separate address in the to or cc fields, you see the wrong message: you have to allow receiving messages from others (or similar). And "no user with that name".

BTW, I had that setting enabled for me, as default on the site, and for all my users.
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Users cannot edit files galleries
Users cannot edit files galleries properties.
At tiki-list_file_gallery.php file, the second if statement is open in the wrong place:


312 // Check THIS gallery modification rights
313 if ( $galleryId > 0 ) {
314 if ( ! $user || $gal_info['user'] != $user )
315 $smarty->assign('errortype', 401);{
316 $smarty->assign('msg', tra('Permission denied you cannot edit this gallery'));
317 $smarty->display('error.tpl');
318 die;
319 }
320 }
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Parsing WikiWords on internal links with '-' in them are parsed incorrectly
Links of the form: ''~40~~40~PageName | Text-With-A-Dash And Spaces~41~~41~''
Parse to give: ''Text-With-A-Dash? And Spaces?''

such that:

Text-With-A-Dash -> page=Text-With-A-Dash
And Spaces -> page=PageName

(aka, there are two links to different pages)

This is inconsistent as: ''~40~~40~PageName | Text-With-Dashes~41~~41~''
parses to: ''Text-With-Dashes?''

The same problem occurs with underscores instead (_)of dashes (-) and using |# making things even worse.

The docs don't mention anything about -,_ being special characters when parsing link descriptions; nor should they be.
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3.x: tiki-assignpermission.php fails when not filtered & default suhosin patch for apache in server
From irc channel, today.
Summary (full log below):

tiki-assignpermission.php in tiki 3.x seems to send the whole bunch of permissions for a group in the POST variable to the server, even if you just assign 1 new perm. And the suhosin patch for apache seems to restrict the size of the POST, so that it gets truncated at some point, before reaching the new permission/s to be assigned

that was for group "admin", which includes (inherits) many many perms from the lower level groups

workaround: filter first for a section (wiki, in my case), so that the list of perms is reduced to a smaller number. Assign the perms related to plugins, and then it works with no problem
Moreover, there seemed to be a problem with mod security (with the standard rules coming to Debian based servers), which was causing error 403 with that tiki-assignpermission.php .... once the sys admin disabled modsecurity for our site, tiki-assignpermissions.php worked as expected with the workaround described above

wtf*, there is something weird with tiki-assignpermission.php in tiki 3.3...
... I try to grant the 3 perms related to plugins to the group "Admins" (they have tiki_p_admin also already), and I get: You don't have permission to access /tiki-assignpermission.php on this server. (with a scary apache white page)
I mean a 403 Forbidden page from apache
to me that there is something wrong in the LTS for assigning permissions... [11:31]
xavi aha, after conversation with sys admin in that server, I got the source of the problem, and workaround :-)
tiki-assignpermission.php in tiki 3.x seems to send the whole bunch of permissions for a group in the POST variable to the server, even if you just assign 1 new perm. And the suhosin patch for apache seems to restrict the size of the POST, so that it gets truncated at some point, before reaching the new permission/s to be assigned [12:02]
xavi that was for group "admin", which includes (inherits) many many perms from the lower level groups
ok, workaround: filter first for a section (wiki, in my case), so that the list of perms is reduced to a smaller number. Assign the perms related to plugins, and then it works with no problem
Moreover, there seemed to be a problem with mod security (with the standard rules coming to Debian based servers), which was causing error 403 with that tiki-assignpermission.php .... once the sys admin disabled modsecurity for our site, tiki-assignpermissions.php worked as expected with the workaround described above [12:02]
marclaporte will you report the bug to suhosin? [12:09]
xavi hi marclaporte, it might very well be not a bug, but a conflict between the size of the post that tiki sends, and the size of the variable allowed by default values by suhosin in apache, which (as far as I've been told) it's customizable.... [12:12]
marclaporte ok [12:12]
xavi so the chances that they will not consider it a bug are high (maybe similar for tiki, which wouldn't be considered a bug, but some "bad luck" of using such a long default list of perms) [12:13]
marclaporte so nobody's "fault" but it's doesn't work [12:15]
xavi btw, thanks for message introducing to the author of jquery spreadsheet...
"it doesn't work": well, it does, if you filter the long list of perms for a section first
or if you moun your sys admin to find out how to increase that default size in suhosin [12:15]
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PDF Bugs with WikiLinks and Smilies
i'm using the pdf extraction utility. It is really great. But there are some mistakes.
- WikiLinks are not shown properly as they are in the WikiPage.
- Smilies are placed as URL can not be upload. Even if the servername is set correct and the imgs are in that place

I tried using the existing BugReport at http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=PdfGenerationDev but what does
>>MOre to be add under #876666 on SF search "PDF"

Thanks to all developers Tiki is a very good CMS.

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Upload new version fails with Chromium 11 on Ubuntu
In Tiki 6.3, when using the 'Upload New Version' feature in the file gallery with Chromium 11 on Ubuntu 10.04 amd64, the file selection dialog appears, but when a file is chosen, nothing happens.

It appears to be an incompatibility with the browser, as the bug does not exist when using the following browsers/OS:
- Firefox 3.6, Ubuntu 10.04
- Chrome 11, Windows 7
- IE 8, Windows 7

Couldn't find anything on the chromium bug list or tiki bug list.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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LDAP login error causes blank page instead of "Login error" page
We are running Tiki 6.2 (clean install), on a Windows 2003 Server, Apache 2.2.16 w SSL, PHP 5.3.3, remote MySQL 5 database. This bug is across all browsers.

Our organization has LDAP (Active Directory) enabled. If a user does not type in the correct password or has chosen to remember an old password (that has since been resent by AD) they will not be able to login and there is no screen to tell them why not. On login error, I can see in the LDAP logs:

Error: Bind failed: Invalid credentials

but a blank page is presented. Since the user does not think their invalid login is the problem, they keep trying and blame the system.
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A non admin user can not self manage their own group
We are running Tiki 6.2 (clean install), on a Windows 2003 Server, Apache 2.2.16 w SSL, PHP 5.3.3, remote MySQL 5 database.

What we would like to do in our organization is for an admin to create group MyGroup and assign Bill to the group. The admin would then give the MyGroup object permissions:
* Can add group members (tiki_p_group_add_member)
* Can remove group members (tiki_p_group_remove_member)
* Can invite user to my groups (tiki_p_invite_to_my_groups)

At this point I would figure that there would be some kind of interface so that Bill could have a user selector and bring people into his group. I have checked around but I can not see any mechanism to do this.

We want to avoid our admin to manage groups for 1000's of users.

On a side note, we also investigated letting users select their own groups however we can also not find a mechanism to do this. We enabled all permissions we could think of such as:
* Can subscribe to groups (tiki_p_subscribe_groups)
* Can join or leave the group (tiki_p_group_join)
* In the group we selected "User can assign to the group himself"
but we can still not find where the user can change his group.

Our users sign in with their LDAP (AD) logins and therefore do not go through the Registration process.

Any help would be very much appreciated as this is a big issue for us right now.
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Last-Visited Duplicate on Recreating Page
If you recreate a wiki page by creating a new page with a temporary name, delete the old page, and rename the new page as the old page, the page name will appear twice in Last-Visited Pages (breadcrumb module).
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Rating Tracker Bugs - with field type 'Stars (system)'
If I add a rating to a new tracker, the rating is not saved.

Also the rating value star has an opaque white background.

These occur on dev.tiki.org presently.

~~#F00:Update:~~ Still not working on dev.tiki.org revision 48335. {sign user="Bsfez" datetime="2013-11-05T07:14:49+00:00"}

The rating gets saved now but is not displaying. {sign user="pascalstjean" datetime="2013-11-24T00:42:50+00:00"}

~~#F00:Update : ~~ I retested on the 28/11/13. {sign user="Bsfez" datetime="2013-11-28T13:22:50+00:00"}
Not logged i saw that they were 3 votes but could see star on or off;
{img fileId="645" thumb="y" rel="box[g]"}

Once logged i voted and the score was reseted to 0;
{img fileId="646" thumb="y" rel="box[g]"}
This worked well in Tiki9., and it's still borken as of r49090 (December 15th). {sign user="xavi" datetime="2013-12-15T10:27:49+00:00"}
If Rating with "Stars (system)" is supposed to be deprecated, could someone please help to switch the rating system in the dev.t.o Bug Tracker ([tracker5]) so that it can use whatever new rating system is not "deprecated"?
This way, since the new [http://doc.tiki.org/Rating%20Tracker%20Field|Rating field is not documented] as of Dec 14th 2013, we could see it here at least as a working example.{sign user="xavi" datetime="2013-12-15T10:39:46+00:00"}
Ok, added the new Rating system myself to the Bug Tracker (new field 152: "New Rating"). And it works out of the box. Good job whoever coded the new feature. {sign user="xavi" datetime="2013-12-15T10:45:10+00:00"}
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Newsletter subscriptions by anonymous
I'm testing a tiki replacement for our old CMS Made Simple CMS. I'm using the Fivealive Theme and I've set read permissions for anonymous visitors to view newsletter archives though they have to subscribe. In that window to subscribe there's a CaptCha code but there isn't a dialogue box for entering an email address to subscribe. However, when I enter the code, I get the following response:

"Newsletters Help

Thanks for your subscription. You will receive an email soon to confirm your subscription. No newsletters will be sent to you until the subscription is confirmed."

Obviously, that can't happen without having an email address to send the confirmation to.

I've tested this in Konqueror, Chromium and Firefox in an Ubuntu environment; Chrome, IE9 & Firefox in Win 7 Ultimate environment; and Firefox and IE8 in an XP Pro environment. All with the same interface results.
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Edit Calendar Event by Registered User - No Description
When a registered user tries to edit an existing calendar event, the Edit/Delete page shows up but there is no description that displays on that page nor is there an edit interface where the event can be edited.
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Fivealive Theme Login: "Register" & "I forgot my password" login options
The login window in Tiki7, using the Fivealive Theme, and when using the "Register" and "I forgot my password" features, those two link options are too close together unlike in Tiki 6.x.

In v6 those options were horizontally side-by-side. In v7 they are stacked vertically. When pointing directly on the text for "Register" the option "I forgot my password" is selected. To select the Register option, you have to move the pointer above the "Register" option to activate that page.

This happens regardless of OS or browser as I've tried it in XP Pro (32bit) using Firefox 5, Win7 Ultimate (on a 64 bit virtual machine), using Chrome and Firefox5 and Ubuntu 10.4 (32bit), using Firefox 5, Konqueror and Chromium.

Though I've been able to figure out where to hover the pointer to make the appropriate selection, my site visitors aren't likely to figure that out and leave the site out of frustration.
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In dev.org : search bug, old problem(s) not solved in sorting a filtered list.

After display of a filtered list :

Various erratics behavior with the "sort" command by clicking a column of the header :

1- on "date" no effect or the list is cleared (after a crash of SQL request : before we had the crash, now it is handled but simply clears the list)

2- on "version" no effect at all.

Others not checked again (had been two years ago), who will repair can checked each column sort behavior...
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Can admin content templates without appropriate permissions
I have a group which does not have permissions to admin content templates in their category or the global permissions (the only permissions applying to the group) yet the group is still able to admin content templates.
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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)
Articles & Submissions
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Browser Compatibility
Communication Center
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
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)
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Friendship Network (Community)
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Inter-User Messages
Kaltura video management
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Revision Approval
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Semantic links
Shopping Cart
Site Identity
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Staging and Approval
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tell a Friend
Terms and Conditions
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Webmail and Groupmail
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

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