Hi Jonny Bradley,
I am new to tikiwiki and completely overwhelmed by this feature called "Trackers"... I am a software developer, but without any kind of example or even an overview of what this is, it is REALLY hard for a newbie to understand, what's going on.
After having written all this below, I feel like adding an explanation: I really appreciate your help and the work of the tikiwiki team. But it seems like tikiwiki desperately needs a good documentation. If the learning curve is as steep as it just seems to me, it is unlikely to someone new to learn all this. It takes a lot of effort to do so. I know that sometimes it is hard to explain something one understands to someone who has no glimpse of it. But if a great software has no or no good documentation, then it is unlikely for anybody to learn it and hence nearly nobody uses it, which dooms the whole project. I understand that this is free and this may be the price I have to pay for this. Nevertheless, I would love to help with documentation. But for this, I first have to learn it myself. Please help me with that. I need some seriously basic information to get started.
Please understand where I am standing:
-I am completely new to tikiwiki.
-I want a simple mailform.
-I know how easy this is in html and php.
Now you tell me, in tikiwiki I need a Tracker for this. You gave me a link to the documentation (I guess), which is very welcome. Now I find this:
-An introduction to "How to use Trackers for a mail form" - perfect
-A list of some objects - Okay... no idea what this is
-Some links to other wiki pages - OK, maybe there is an explanation to this...
-1. link: 5 steps to do after applying some profile - What's a profile?
-2. link: 7 steps to do after applying some profile, just for wiki 12 and on (I guess) - What's a profile?
-3. link: Links to nearly the same page, just for wiki 12 and on (I guess) - does not help
-4. link: Links to the same page - does not help
So, I searched for documentation for "Trackers", obviously I would need it. I found https://doc.tiki.org/Trackers, which looks very good at first glance, but then again it is really overwhelming as I have no Idea about what this feature is for. Obviuosly it is not just simply for mail forms... seems to have something to do with databases. What do I need a database for to have a mailform? It seems to me that I have to invest many hours to get a glimpse of what's going on here...