Tiki Trackers: The Easy Way to add interaction

Do you want to add a custom form (however complex and whatever number of pages) on your site at the speed of thought? Look no further than Tiki Trackers.

With fields like images, dates, files, custom lists, and more, Tiki makes the creation of structured content a pleasure — while other CMS applications just leave you with a bad headache. And Tiki accomplishes this with simple, on-screen, browser-based configuration. There's no need to code even a single line.

Content in Trackers is searchable ”automagically”. In addition, Trackers are sortable, embeddable in any other content page, and secured with Tiki's robust permission set.

  • You can interlink them
  • You can navigate through a life-cyle
  • You can use them to create wiki pages using a standard, common style.

When it comes to creating, managing, and deploying structured content, Tiki Trackers are a powerhouse. There's no doubt that Trackers are one of the most powerful and versatile features in Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware.

When used to collect, store, and organize data, they rock. “Under the covers,” you can think of trackers as a miniature database or spreadsheet that runs inside your Tiki site. With Trackers, you can easily build a “Contact Us” form, a customer relationship system (CRM), or anything in between.

Let's look at some use cases:

  • A simple “contact us” form:

Contact Form

  • A searchable dataset:

Searchable Dataset

  • A database of reference guides:


Starting in version 4, Trackers could handle complex formatting, in addition to simple tables. With “Pretty” Trackers, developers can apply Smarty templates or use wiki pages to display Tracker output in any way imaginable. And in version 7 (planned for April, 2011), the Tiki Community plans to begin moving Trackers to the next level, providing improved performance and even tighter integration with other Tiki feature.

To learn more about Tiki trackers, see http://doc.tiki.org/Trackers .

About Tiki

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery, and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.