draft notes about profile manager feature.

Intro

Installation profiles is a feature that existed in Tiki for many years. It worked well to use but creating a profile was not easy enough as you needed to run a shell script (mk_profile.sh). Thus, we only had a handful of profiles, none of which were pro-actively maintained or very useful. In June 2008, Louis-Philippe Huberdeau took up the challenge and you can follow progress on http://profiles.tiki.org The old mk_profile.sh script will be retired.

Wishlist

Open

RatingSubjectSubmitted byImportanceEasy to solve?Priority CategoryVolunteered to solveCreatedLastModifComments
(0) Extended support for additional user input controls like checkboxes and dropdowns (single/multi selections)SiL3NC321 difficult2
  • Feature request
2019-12-022019-12-040
(0) sender_email can't be set as $profilerequest:sender_email$YourEmail@example.com$Xavier de Pedro3824
  • Error
  • Community projects
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2016-10-142017-01-091
luci-19 Oct 16
(0) Adding YAML to GeSHi - Generic Syntax Highlighter for use in profilesMarc Laporte525
  • Feature request
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2009-02-202009-02-201
marclaporte-23 Sep 10
(0) wiki_edit_plugin changes the syntax and can't be used for profiles.tikiwiki.org525
  • Conflict of two features (each works well independently)
2009-04-102009-04-100
(0) Make it possible to have a message only visible on first run (ex.: u: admin p: admin)525
  • Usability
  • Feature request
2009-05-182009-05-180
(0) Organic GroupsGreg Wheat25
  • Usability
2011-03-132011-03-130
(0) Profiles exporter exports only those custom modules which are assigned to a module zoneluciash d' being 🧙25
  • Usability
  • Feature request
2016-10-282017-09-060
(0) Improving Admin => Profile page Bernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist25
  • Feature request
2017-08-082022-04-200
(0) User list/Friend Network reactivation in Tikiwiki 3.2wincel630
  • Feature request
2009-10-272009-10-274
wincel-28 Oct 09
(0) Site customisation should be highlighted and All features enabled by default, empty header.tpl othman735
  • Feature request
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2008-08-032009-05-181
nyloth-13 Aug 08
(0) Profile ValidationPascal St-Jean840
  • Error
  • Usability
2011-05-102011-05-100
(0) Profile soft (UX/UI) revamp proposalBernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist8540
  • Usability
  • Feature request
  • Community projects
  • Consistency
2018-09-092021-08-055
Torsten-17 Apr 22
(0) allow_comments or comments from a profile blog definition stopped workingXavier de Pedro6742
  • Community projects
  • Regression
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2014-02-262014-02-260
(0) Allow profiles to be found by associated freetag in profiles.t.o through the "Control Panel > Profiles" search boxXavier de Pedro8648
  • Feature request
  • Support request
  • Community projects
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2017-01-192017-01-191
xavi-20 Jan 17
(0) pretty tracker demo cannot be appliedheb1 low5
  • Error
2010-09-292010-09-290
(0) Applying Profile thinks line with #foo selector in CSS code is a comment and omits itluciash d' being 🧙10 high50
  • Usability
2016-10-272016-10-273
luci-05 Dec 16
(0) OpenSourceCMS type demo to test/develop and show off profilesMarc Laporte8756
  • Feature request
  • Community projects
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2008-01-292018-10-192
luci-22 Oct 18
(0) Profiles: $profilerequest ignores user input when applying a profileluciash d' being 🧙9763
  • Regression
2017-06-202017-06-201
luci-20 Jun 17
(0) Allow searching by categories and TAGS through the Profiles Control Panel in TikiXavier de Pedro8864
  • Usability
  • Feature request
  • Support request
  • Community projects
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
  • Consistency
2017-08-192017-08-190

Pending

Closed

RatingSubjectSubmitted byImportanceEasy to solve?PriorityCategoryVolunteered to solveCreatedLastModifComments
(0) Company Profile 4.x installation causes duplicate entries.Kimberly Fink9 high872
  • Usability
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2009-12-312010-01-150
(0) Profiles and Profiles Wizard not working Bernard Sfez / Tiki Specialist10 high660
  • Regression
  • Release Blocker
Jonny Bradley2017-04-202017-05-072
Bsfez-02 May 17
(0) Profiles don't workalain_desilets10 high550
  • Regression
2013-12-062013-12-114
marclaporte-07 Dec 13
(0) Profile "Preview Changes" button brings up modal with fatal error in some casesluciash d' being 🧙10 high50
  • Regression
Jonny Bradley2018-12-062020-10-2814
jonnybradley-29 Oct 20
(0) Profile preview fails with ugly CSRF errorluciash d' being 🧙8648
  • Error
  • Regression
rjsmelo, Jorge Sá Pereira, lindon2018-08-232019-01-227
luci-22 Jan 19
(0) Custom CSS values which overrides chosen CSS (and are kept in database to be future-proof)Marc Laporte9 high45
  • Feature request
Jonny Bradley2007-08-192010-05-022
chibaguy-25 May 09
(0) Tiki site in a box (Profile Manager)alain_desilets9 high45
  • Feature request
Louis-Philippe Huberdeau2007-11-232013-06-050
(0) Allow a user role or group to automatically generate a personal page, an image gallery, a weblog adweade9 high45
  • Feature request
Louis-Philippe Huberdeau2008-11-062010-02-062
marclaporte-06 Feb 10
(0) Tiki trackers for issue tracker / help desk -> customer support requests (requests are private)Marc Laporte840
  • Feature request
  • Documentation (or Advocacy)
2007-08-122021-10-281
Bsfez-28 Oct 21
(0) Profile 'Dynamic items list' doesn't load in the admin panel & error shown through 'profile tester'Xavier de Pedro5840
  • Error
  • Community projects
  • Less than 30-minutes fix
2013-11-122013-11-200
(0) 15.x Regression: Some Profiles (including featured) can't create some objects (wiki pages, tracker ids or fields, ...)Xavier de Pedro9436
  • Community projects
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
  • Regression
2016-01-192016-01-231
xavi-25 Jan 16
(0) Tracker templates (import/export tracker definitions/structure)Xavier de Pedro735
  • Feature request
  • Community projects
Louis-Philippe Huberdeau2007-06-102013-11-295
xavi-12 Dec 07
(0) Apostrophe in Username breaks TikiCrayzeeIvan735
  • Error
  • Usability
Philippe Cloutier2009-09-302016-07-102
CrayzeeIvan-08 Nov 10
(0) Setting User Tracker id login and registration fields from Profile failsXavier de Pedro5735
  • Error
  • Community projects
Xavier de Pedro2014-03-012014-08-150
(0) Can't find any profilesCircuitsoft7535
  • Bug
Marc Laporte2020-09-032020-09-040
(0) DefaultSettingsChanges in 1.10Marc Laporte525
  • Feature request
  • Community projects
2005-04-192010-01-151
toggg-08 Jul 05
(1) Classifieds System / Job boarddoubledoh525
  • Feature request
2005-06-062021-09-244
Bsfez-24 Sep 21
(0) 5 RC1 HomePage Incorrectly lists Profile FeaturesKent Barrett25
  • Error
  • Documentation (or Advocacy)
2010-05-152010-05-190
(0) Need a Save As Profile feature to create YAML from existing siteRick Sapir / Tiki for Smarties525
  • Feature request
  • Dogfood on a *.tiki.org site
2010-11-102016-12-010
(0) Managing XML in TikiWiki for re-use by external appsMarc Laporte3721
  • Feature request
2007-11-102017-07-162
marclaporte-16 Jul 17


Export current configuration via GUI(to make it easy to create some)

  • Settings
  • Groups but not users
  • Permissions
  • Default home page
  • Default settings for new forums, image galleries, etc

What about?

  • Custom menus (ML: very good idea because some profiles (ex.: corporate site, events) have consistent base menu
  • Forums, etc. pre-created
  • Help data (like in wiki page)
  • Tracker definitions and some wiki pages to use
  • Workflows?

More ideas

  • dthacker was suggesting a "Profile Snapshot tool"
  • Maybe use TikiTests as a Wizard to setup features? (and have built-in test!)
  • Reset to defaults (ex: after upgrade). So everything should be in lib/pref (vs sql)
  • Content of default home page.
    • split plugin and modules in a wiki page
    • directly tiki articles as home page
    • etc.

  • Potential issues

How to combine 2 profiles? Need to cumulate settings but what if in contradiction?


For information about how to develop Tiki Profiles go to http://profiles.tiki.org/Profile+Developer+Documentation

This page is intended to collect related pages with development notes, ideas and discussion for individual profile development wile not "polluting" the actual Profile installation pages being developed on http://profiles.tiki.org

Developed Profiles

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profiles | profile | Profile Manager | Profile Ideas