Using this GuideThis Tiki guide is created using Tiki. Many of the features that you will learn about in this guide, are actually implemented on this site. In order to get the most out of this guide, you should read this section first because it explains how to find the information that you may be looking for.
This guide is written by a Windows user, and this is reflected in the terminology and screen shots. But because Tiki is a browser-based, web application, you should be able to transfer this information to your operating system.
In this section
Be sure to review the Smart Questions (FAQs) for answers to common questions about this guide.
NavigationThere are four primary ways to navigate through the content in this guide:
- The Contents menu provides direct links to the primary sections of the guide. Think of this as a book's table of contents. The menu is always available, on the left side of every page.
- The Search bar, located at the top of the screen, provides a full-text search of all the pages in this guide. For best results, try searching for only one or two words instead of a full sentence or phrase.
- The Structure bar, located above the content area provides an easy way to "page" through each section. This is sometimes also called "bread crumbs" because it shows a trail of links like bread crumbs to show how you got to this page.
At the top and bottom of each page are links to to go the Next ( ) and Previous ( ) pages, as well as the beginning of the current section ( ).
- The Related Topics
links, when available, provides direct access to related (or similar topics). Using these links makes it easy to move through different (but related) sections in the guide.
PrintingYou can always create "printer-pretty" versions of any page for offline reading. Simply click the Print ( ) icon, located at the top of each page.
Tiki's multi-print ( ) feature allows you select multiple pages to print. This way you can create printer-pretty versions of an entire section or chapter.
It may take several seconds to produce the PDF, so please be patient!
I also provide periodic "snapshots" of Smarties (in PDF and TXT formats) on Scribd, if you want the complete guide.
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ConventionsThroughout this guide, you will find tips, notes, and warnings:
WarningThis is how a warning appears. Pay close attention to each warning. There aren't many, but they are important. You could crash your Tiki or corrupt the database, making your site inaccessible
TipThis is how a tip appears. Tips are helpful hints that will make your Tiki experience easier, such as providing alternate ways of accomplishing a task.
NoteThis is how a note appears. Notes are secondary information that you may (or may not) need.
There are two types of links used in this guide:
- Internal links (that is, links to other sections of this guide) are simply underlined.
- External links (that is, links to other websites) include the external link icon (
External links to the official TikiWiki documentation are identified with the documentation icon ( ). These links contain detailed information and are highly recommended.
TranslationsI speak, read, and write in English. If you are multilingual, you can help translate this guide into other languages. Tiki has significant i18n (internationalization) capabilities.
Use the Translate this Page icon at the top of the page to translate the content of any wiki page into your language.
- Human translations are are written by actual people, so the quality is very good.
- Machine translations are handled through Google Translate.
WarningThe information on some translated pages may be out-of-date.
Why not help improve (or create new) translations in your native language by becoming a contributor.
Rating PagesYou, as a reader of this guide, can help improve it! Use the Rate this page widget (available at the top of most pages) to tell us how useful you found the page.
We'll work to improve pages with low ratings!
You can also use the Feedback Form to send us detailed comments. Of course, the best way to provide direct feedback is to become a contributor.
Multiple VersionsTikiWiki undergoes continual development. Use the Multiple Versions information area to select the Smarties page for a specific Tiki release.
The currently selected release is highlighted; simply click a release number to view the associated Smarties page.
NoteThese links are available only for specific pages some of the information in Smarties is applicable for all Tiki releases.
By default, the information in this guide is for the current Tiki release.