Tiki Wiki Feedback
I am not sure if this is the right categorie. If it's not, then please excuse my mistake.
We want to transfer our "front-page" information database into a tiki wiki.
Therefore I wrote a parser, which filters the relevant informations out of the .htm documents, writes them into a sql string and imports all of the pages in the tiki wiki database.
When the pages are imported (something around 6.000+ .html pages with about 500.000 lines of html code), I parse the .js menus and create structures according to our menus. These structures have partially with more than five sub folders.
Problems that I encountered:
It is not really clear which is the current release.
I often just found 12, or 13. To get the version 14 or an update of the 14th version i had to dig through the whole site.
There are around 20 options for the html mod
in tiki wiki. Partially without a proper description of what the setting will change.
not only html has this problem,
but many other settings too. Often stands in the "i"-hover description only the same text, as alredy is on the page.
Bootstrapmenu is only one level deep.
In the forum i was told, that this is how boostrap is handling things. I think that this i simply not right. And i can't find any prove that this is like bootstrap meant it to be.
The cookies, which are set for the navigations,
so that they stay open after i change the site, have a typo. Therefore the menus won't get opened. I already opened a thread in the forum, where the only response was "did you check the overflow settings in css?". That has nothing to do with css: overflow:hidden or something. When there is a "display: none" because of a wrong setted variable, i can hide my overflow like i want, it doesn't change anything.
SubMenus don't have a needed value
when they are parsed to check if they are open. That lead to the problem, that if you have, like we have it, sub sub sub folders, they automatically close if you change the site. That is annoying. And I don't think that it is a good thing in a wiki environment.
PageSlugs change if you rename a site.
You have no control about that, i looked it up in the source code. I know, the definitiv of a page slug is, that you can call a site by the name. But if you have a tiki wiki to document your source code or something similiar, you will have links to other wiki pages, and if you have a typo, which you did not see in the beginning, you have to change... every... single... link, on every single page.
Many parts of tiki wiki seem to be started but not ended.
I often came to a point where i though "oh neat!" and after testing the feature all what was left was "ouh... nice try, but not completly thought trough", like the one level bootstrap menus. Which good wiki has such a flat hierachie?
another point is the search...
on https://doc.tiki.org/tiki-searchindex.php?filter~content=&sort_mode=score_nasc&filter~categories=&filter~language=" class="wiki wikinew text-danger tips">THIS site. You are not able to change the sorting column. If you press the drop down menu, the page just reloads. Sometimes, if you are fast enough, you are able to do it. One time I made it to change the sorting to "visitis", where the whole page crashed, because of:
The following error message was returned:
Unknown column 'visits' in 'order clause'
The result of this project
Right now we all have doubts if tiki wiki is the right platform to move our informations to. We simply look for a simple to edit wiki, with self buildable menus, a wysiwyg editor and different right groups.
Tiki wiki provides every feature we need, but really often we come to the point when we say "that is sooo strange".
Many parts, as already written, seem to be started but not ended, or not thought through.
Maybe we do something wrong, maybe it's our fault, but that is the reason why i am looking for the communication with you guys.
I Hope you don't take these things personal, I am just wondering if some one else came across these problems, and if some one could help us with one of these problems.