Many Open Source web applications have a large number of features available as add-ons. They need to be installed separately and there are often several add-ons for the same purpose. Instead, the Tiki community uses an all-in-one Model. One of the consequences is that Tiki is the FOSS Web Application with the most built-in features. Not only has this been true for a quite a while now, but Tiki also has a much faster than average release schedule, with a major release every 6 to 8 months.

And some Tiki community members are active with https://wikisuite.org/ which offers features way beyond the scope of a web application.


Even with all the features, there are still several hundred feature requests. But most of these are requests for enhancements to an existing feature. Once a feature is in the code base and is basically usable, it usually evolves naturally/organically. In each Tiki version, most features are refined at least a bit. Some like Webmail need a lot of work. But at least, it's a start.

But when a feature is totally absent, it takes a spark to make it happen and take it to the level where is starts evolving naturally/organically.

What does Tiki not do yet? (please base your answers on latest code). You can also check out the list of Use Cases for more ideas. See also: Interesting Features from other Web apps

Major features totally missing

RatingSubjectSubmitted by ImportanceEasy to solve?PriorityCategoryVolunteered to solveLastModifComments
(1) Classifieds System / Job boarddoubledoh525
  • Feature request
2011-02-173
ors-23 Dec 08
(1) Offline Tiki: add a way to save/view content offlineedjusted339
  • Feature request
2018-10-0511
david@ndu-08 Jul 20
(0) In / out boardMarc Laporte210
  • Feature request
2008-05-191
marclaporte-17 Dec 17
(0) Make Tiki more viralMarc Laporte8324
  • Feature request
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2013-06-090
(1) Image Manipulation (image cropping, color changing, watermark, etc.)Marc Laporte7321
  • Feature request
2019-05-0410
marclaporte-29 Feb 20
(0) Community/Customer/Constituent Relationship Management system (CRM)Marc Laporte840
  • Feature request
2010-12-240
(0) Social Networking-type transactions between membersMarc Laporte630
  • Feature request
  • Community projects
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
leyan2010-05-020
(0) Improve Shopping Cart / ecommerce / online orders to become a multi-sided platform (marketplace / classified ads / rental management )Marc Laporte5210
  • Feature request
2018-11-270
(1) Add status update and support the open microblogging specificationMarc Laporte735
  • Feature request
2009-04-120
(0) Blacklist domains and wordsMarc Laporte8216
  • Feature request
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2017-09-154
marclaporte-28 Aug 17
(0) Webservice with tiki dataSJ-Jay525
  • Feature request
2011-11-071
marclaporte-24 Feb 12
(0) TikiBountySystemXavi (as xavidp - admin)420
  • Feature request
  • Community projects
Xavi (as xavidp - admin)2009-04-280
(2) Resource Checkout System and rental pool (to reserve rooms, books, cars, etc).yoleonard7321
  • Feature request
2019-08-293
xavi-29 Aug 19
  • Team Password Management
  • Naive Bayes classifier
  • WikiTrust
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Link checker (internal and external)
  • Animations
  • Repository Browser for Code Review
  • Web IDE
  • Translation option for user submitted comments/posts
  • Time Tracking
  • A well-defined API for building applications on top of, or integrating application into Tiki. People often say this but without a specific example, it's difficult to follow-up upon. Current plugins structure is very efficient to interface with 3rd party services. Can you give 2-3 specific examples of applications or types of applications you have in mind? Thanks! --marclaporte
    • Some apps offer 3rd party integration/hooks, like on Gitlab, we could have for example issues/merge requests/commits etc. reported via the API in the Activity Stream/Notifications

Major features missing from main code base, but available with 3rd party mods or workarounds

  • Online Help (not d.tw.o)-dthacker / marclaporte: can you explain a little more?
  • Have a calculator in the main code base. Either including Mod extcalculator, Mod calculator or another...

Doable via advanced configuration

And should be a lot easier. Ex.: via Profile

  • Online Store (out-of-the-box solution like PrestaShop)
  • Event Management system : while most of this can be done by using the wiki, calendar and user trackers, it's too difficult for someone new to Tiki. Added to Use Cases
  • E-democracy system (we have polls and such but it's not the same as a full-fledged voting/election system)
  • Learning Management features like Moodle (gradebook, class management, etc.) though Tiki does have some 3rd party mods for this

Incomplete features

Please Add to Wishlist instead

  • External Authentication
    • Interface with SiteMinder (http://www.ca.com) (similar to InterTiki, except yield to SiteMinder for authentication as an enterprise-wide intranet authenticator)
  • Debian and Ubuntu Packaging Team
  • VMware and Xen virtual appliances
  • Trackbacks in blogs


See also: Interesting Features from other Web apps

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