About Tiki for Dummies Smarties

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This site (tikiforsmarties.com) is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 by Rick Sapir under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Some rights reserved.

This guide is based on material originally published by KeyContent.org under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

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About this Site

This reference (the entire website) is built using Tiki. Complete information on Tiki can be found at the Tiki Community portal: http://www.tiki.org.

About the Author

My name is Rick Sapir. I have been developing technical content for software and other industries for over 15 years.

I have used Tiki for a variety of web projects (including KeyContent.org) since early 2005. I originally choose Tiki as my CMS platform because of its large feature set. Sure, there are other (some may argue better) applications for wikis, forums, blogs, and such, but none are as fully integrated as Tiki.

After clogging the Tiki forums with lots (and lots) of questions, I finally became familiar enough to start customizing Tiki to make it my own. My initial customizations primarily focused on user interface (UI) modifications. Eventually I began making actual code changes and working with the repository source files.

Today, you can find me, using the handle ricks99, on the Tiki IRC channel (#tikiwiki), answering forum questions, tweeting, writing and publishing Tiki books and guides, and doing what I can to improve the Tiki community. You can also contact me at http://ricksapir.com.

About Tiki

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware (Tiki) is a web-based application that you can use to build a website--any type of website that you want, for working collaboratively with others. The content management system at the heart of Tiki powers wikis, forums, blogs, map servers, and more. You can configure the various tools and customize the appearance of the website from Web-based Administration pages.