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Bernard Sfez blog and notes

Tiki Express Tutorials, notes or security related informations.
A good part is related to Tiki Wiki, the complete web application builder.
Other are related to the technologies used with my ready-to-use Web Applications.

How install Tiki Wiki after PHP8 is installed by Virtualim

Author: Bernard Sfez - Published

PHP8 is coming and developers of major softwares like Tiki started to rewrite and adapt code that will be released in the future stable versions.
It is already included in the last Virtualmin upgrade and will be used by default for the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI). If you install a Tiki 21 or a Tiki 22 this may trick the CLI setup.sh install script.
But as it is documented at the Tiki Dev Composer page it is possible to tell the script which PHP to use. To do so you have to give the path of the CLI you want to use.
It is /usr/bin/phpversion as installed by virtualmin you can check the content of the usr/bin directory to find the right folder name for the version you want to use ls -l /usr/bin/
In my case I have several version installed and using mainly Tiki 22 now I use PHP7.4 so the complete command will be:

sh setup.sh -p /usr/bin/php7.4


Once the install script complete, don't forget to set permission (f) and then you can start to configure your Tiki and set its database.

Article Phpversion

Tiki Roundtable Meeting February 2021 (the summary)

Author: Bernard Sfez - Published

We held our monthly meeting yesterday.
(the complete recording is (will be) available at https://tiki.org/Roundtable-Meeting-2021-02

This is a quick summary of things you may find interesting, follow the links for more details;


What to do next:

  • Check the Virtual Tikifest 2021 page, submit your preferred dates/time and add your topics or your name on existing topics you want to help organising
  • Check the Admin control-Panel-re-organization page add your remarks/ideas
  • If you volunteer to take on a topic/area create or start relevant page(s) and discussions
  • Check, improve and add if I forgot something 😉


Have a lovely week-end

Install Tiki Wiki from Git, Virtualmin and Debian 10 on AWS EC2 instance

Author: Bernard Sfez - Published

A short summary of the complete setup from a fresh install to publish a Tiki website online using Virtualmin, Git and MariaDB.
I’ll explain how to setup your server, install Webmin and Virtuamin control panel, update MariaDB, install multiple version of PHP, setup and use Git, set an SSL certificat and setup a Tiki website online.

Automate tasks and let Tiki do the work

Author: Bernard Sfez - Published

We have noticed that too many people are wasting time copying cells, tables, and fighting to fit them into a document that needs to be converted to PDF, and then finally sent. This is one example but it is the same for working time calculations, overdue payments or subscriptions, keeping up with daily health declarations (due to Covid-19 regulations), etc. With my Tiki solutions, you can automate tasks and the program will calculate, compile, notify users, change item status (expiration), create reports, and more. Leaving you more time to get other things done! Tiki, the web application generator, the web application generator is totally configurable with dozens of tools. It is able to import your existing data, allows you to curate it, works perfectly with mobile, and is multilingual. We value your time! Let Tiki do the work and use your free time to do more for your business, increase your time management, and quality of life. Contact me for more information.

Free Tiki open consulting - Thursday, the 18th of June, from 14:00 UTC

Author: Bernard Sfez - Published - (0 Reads)

I organise a short chat providing free information and consulting about Tiki Wiki this Thursday.
You are warmly invited to a live two-hour session with a Tiki specialist who will be available to talk with you about Tiki, try to help you and answer your questions.
Join that Jitsi meeting room : https://meet.jit.si/bernardsfez

As requirement prior for those meeting, please, find a quiet place and use a headset, test before the meeting, prepare your question, organize with a demo or screenshot.
They are unscripted information sharing opportunities. If you are interested in joining us please subscribe to receive our meet-up notifications.
https://bernardsfez.com/Welcome#contact
See you there !

Calendar invitation: https://bernardsfez.com/dl506

Tiki and Git, fork and merge request

Author: Bernard Sfez - Published

Hello internet I’m Bernard Sfez a Tiki specialist and in this tutorial we'll see together how to work with Tiki and Git the easy way using your fork and creating a merge request. This tutorial is aimed for developers new or skilled, designers, translators or anyone willing to contribute to the Tiki project.

In this Tiki Express tutorial we’ll review together;

  • How to create your project at Gitlab
  • A quick explanation about Security and Gitlab
  • How to mirror the Tiki repo in your project
  • An overview of the workflow
  • How to install a local Tiki
  • How to create your branch
  • How to commit your code
  • How to push it into your fork
  • How to select you default branch
  • How to create a merge request on the Tiki repository


Subscribe to my Free Tiki open consulting: https://www.bsfez.com/Welcome#contact

Virtual TikiFest 2020

Author: Bernard Sfez - Published

The Tiki Community will join together for a Virtual TikiFest June 2020.
As it has never been done before, for this virtual TikiFest we are trying a kind of new concept — with no traveling involved, there are no constraints regarding locations or timing.

The date of the event is still under discussion, check : https://tiki.org/TikiFestVirtual2020

Several tasks, discussions, topics are being discussed:

  • Profiles Revamp
  • Vue.js
  • Tiki sites Improvements
  • Endangered features
  • Web browser accessibility

The plugin List in Tiki

Author: Bernard Sfez - Published

The plugin List, a wiki plugin that can return and output data from your Trackers, File Galleries, Forums, Blog, almost anything in Tiki. In this Tiki Express tutorial we’ll review together;

  • The Tiki Unified Index
  • How to refresh the Unified Index
  • The pluginList control blocks
  • We’ll create our first simple pluginList
  • How to use smartly the ALTERNATIVE block
  • How to configure a pluginList using a table template
  • How to configure a pluginList to display files and a carousel
  • How to use it with a Smarty templates
  • The debug tools available for the plugin List