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Gadgets

This is the name of a future feature which will supersede both modules and wiki plugins. All modules and wiki plugins will become "Gadgets". This could be done in Tiki14 or Tiki15 Tiki20 eventually, after the Bootstrap (4) transition is complete.

Reason: there is increasing overlap between the two features.

Modules and plugins are bad names because people think it refers to plugins/modules/extensions in other Web apps.

Naming

Code name for this feature: The Fluffy Project (aka fluffies) on the basis that's a totally random name and better than plugin.
Other possibilities discussed were:

  • Gadget
  • Widget
  • Component

Structure

  • Abstract
    Base class to contain common code, such as parameters, permissions, profile info etc
  • DOM Element
    Fluffies with a DOM element representation
    Basically the current {div} plugin - so all other fluffies will have common parameters such as width, class etc
  • Content Body
    Fluffies that can have content, with a mechanism to have conditional content block with an {ELSE} such as the {group} plugin and others


Wishes

  • Use the new Bootstrap classes
  • Alternate behaviors for print/mobile/small screen/etc.
  • All optional (like plugins are but modules aren't)
  • Possible to have permissions for use
  • Usable in text area (like plugins) and in Smarty Templates (like modules)
  • Self-contained in a zip (for custom gadgets)
  • For modules to be converted to gadgets (doable via Database Schema Upgrade
  • For plugins to be still functional
    • Perhaps Gadget alias concept, like we have for plugin alias
  • So the old plugin {listpages} is an alias of a new gadget

alias

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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