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InstallerUIRevamp Ideas

Image This page is now obsolete. See Installer Revamp for Tiki 3.x Installer ideas.


As part of the AdminUIRevamp project, I've started looking at the very first thing a new Tiki admin will see: the Installer screens.

General

Some general changes (improvements, I hope):

  • Added the Tiki logo (with link) to the top of every page. Can anyone confirm that the img\tiki\tikilogo.png is the correct, current logo? ML: we need better logo with "Groupware" in it.
    • NEED new logo
  • Added the Powerd by Tiki button (with link) to the bottom of every page.
  • Renamed "Tiki" to "TikiWiki" (that's the name, right?) ML: TikiWiki CMS/Groupware
    • NEED new logo
  • Moved the Reload link from the top of the page (this should not be the first thing a new Admin sees for an installation) and renamed it to Restart. ML: good change
  • Minor editorial changes for consistence, sentence structure, punctuation, etc. ML: you are great at these Rick.


My updated TPL and PHP files are attached to this page, please feel free to download and test. I do not have a multitiki installation available for me for testing.... ML: During the Blitzweekend, Louis-Philippe improved some things on the installer. I think you may have to re-introduce your fixes.

    • I (ricks99) rebuilt, based on the lastest from head.

Screen 1 — Login

No big changes. I did create a disabled text field for the username to make it clear that you are loggin in as the admin user. ML: sounds good to me.

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Screen 2 — Database Connection

Primarily editorial and UI changes here.

  • The submit button is now labeled Connect (instead of "Submit Query"). ML: sounds good.
  • Tiki will display the connection defaults (existing values in the local.db file. Previously, it was possible to have the fields blank and still connect! ML: I don't understand
    • This required a slight edit to the tiki-install.php file.


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Screen 3 — Installation and Upgrade

I made the two options (Install and Upgrade) side-by-side. Previously they were stacked and the "Upgrade" options appeared "below-the-fold" and could be easily missed. ML: hmmm, I thought this has been done before...

I added a warning icon to the upgrade script to alert users to backup their database first. ML: yes!

    • Also added warning icon about re-installing over an exiting DB


I grouped the "Do Nothing", "Reset DB Connection", and "Restart Installer" options together, at the bottom of the page. ML: yes!

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Note: Can anyone confirm... Is the 1.9.x to 1.10.x upgrade procedure correct? Users must run the 1.8to1.9 script first, then rerun the installer using 1.9to1.10?

ML: yes

    • Updated explicit instructions for which script to run.



I also added some basic error-checking. For example, if there are no PRF files (profiles), Tiki will indicate this condition. Previously, a empty drop box selector was shown.
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ML: sounds good

  • Done

Screen 4 — Installation Complete

Again, mainly UI and text edits here.

  • I moved the success box to the top. Previously it was shown below the SQL failures. Newbies need to see (as the first thing) that they've successfully installed Tiki! ML: sounds good
    • Done. It also not indicates if you have competed an install or an upgrade.
  • Added a direct link in the success box that jumps directly to the Important Notes. ML: ok, (I guess)
  • Added some basic icons as a way draw attention. ML: excellent
  • In the Entering TikiWiki section, I made it obvious which link is normally used. ML: excellent
    • Done


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Note: I always get some SQL failures on upgrades, is this normal? ML: yes, it's normal. Upgrade script is designed to be run multiple times. Is there a way to minimize the impact to new Tiki admins? ML: a note indicating this?
  • Done. The failures are now hidden by default. If displayed, there's a note indicating that "duplicate table" errors are normal during an upgrade.


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
Diagram
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
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
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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