What's new with TWiki

The upgrade made to TWiki at CERN in May 2012 incorporated both the Helsinki (5.0) and Istanbul (5.1) versions.

Helsinki is a major release introducing usability enhancements, feature enhancements, and adds extensions to strengthen TWiki as an enterprise collaboration platform

Istanbul is also major release that brings many usability enhancements (such as point and click user data management, more visual user profile pages with picture selector, and a backup feature (that helps upgrade TWiki sites) and strengthens TWiki as an application platform (such as a new macro language with parameterized variables).

We are currently running version TWiki-6.1.0, Mon, 16 Jul 2018, build 30610 of TWiki. See a full description in TWikiReleaseNotes05x01.

New Features Highlights

  • Usability Enhancements
    • New TopMenuSkin with pulldown menus for better usability and corporate/modern look&feel.
    • Attach multiple files at once, useful when attaching many files.
    • Pre-installed TagMePlugin, useful to tag topics to quickly access content in a large TWiki.
    • Upgraded TinyMCEPlugin to latest TinyMCE for better WYSIWYG editing experience.
    • Better indication of breadcrumb in top menu of TopMenuSkin
    • Better display of topic diffs in debug mode
    • API and GUI for point and click user data management
    • More visual user profile pages with in-place editing of form fields and picture selector
    • In-place editing of TWiki group settings using PreferencesPlugin
    • Point and click bookmarks for better usability
    • Improved statistics showing overall site usage over time, such as total number of webs, topics, users, etc
  • TWiki Application Platform Enhancements
    • Pre-installed JQueryPlugin, adding a lightweight cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
  • Search Enhancements
    • Query syntax with array size, useful to query TWiki forms and attachments.
    • Query syntax can be used in format parameter of search, giving more control over formatting.
  • Security Enhancements
  • Plugin Enhancements
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