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CMS News : SimplyWiki 1.1 Beta Released for Testing
Posted by on 2009/2/19 12:00:30 (1330 reads)

Feature development for SimplyWiki 1.1 has been completed and it is now ready for beta testing! SimplyWiki has developed over the past few months, continuing on from Wiwimod, which was last released as a XOOPS module in 2005. This release includes the first new set of features for the module since that time. SimplyWiki (Wiwimod 0.83+) was released in November 2008 and only addressed existing functionality.

This version of SimplyWiki is compatible with XOOPS 2.0.x and 2.3.x, and ImpressCMS 1.0 and 1.1. Known issues are problems with PDF generation of special characters - that will be addressed in the next release with the use of an updated PDF class.

Some of the basic features available since SimplyWiki 1.0 -

  • You can name the install directory any  name you'd like (wiki, faqs, wiwimod, etc)
  • It will work with WYSIWYG editors you have installed
  • It supports multiple languages, even right-to-left languages
  • Notifications for page additions and changes
  • Support for tags, using the Tag module

SimplyWiki 1.1 Change Log


  • New data fields: creator, create date, views, last viewed, revisions (count), summary, allow comments
  • Update function to migrate data to new tables
  • Functions to update new fields - visited (Gibaphp)
  • Revision summary can be entered for each page revision
  • Summary information to RecentChanges rendering, also available in History view
  • 'Add New Page' field to easily create new pages - user must have write privileges for the form to display
  • Config option to enable/disable Quick Add
  • Configuration option to select the top page for the module
  • Configuration option to select which page information to display
  • CAPTCHA added to edit form and config option to enable/disable - borrowed code from imLinks (mcdonald3072)
  • New block: Page List - options to list by create date, modified date, last viewed date or number of revisions, different display modes and customizable date format
  • New block: Add Page - can be placed anywhere on your site to add a new wiki page. Block only displays if the user has write privileges in the wiki
  • New blocks: Tag Cloud and Top Tags (can only be used if the Tag module is installed)


  • Blocksadmin: Edit block now saves options in ImpressCMS 1.1+ (thanks mcdonald3072)
  • Missing ) in Spanish language file
  • Missing ) in French language file
  • Corrections/additions in Dutch language file


  • DB structure: split wiwimod table into wiki_pages and wiki_revisions. Overall DB size is reduced while the amount of information is increased
  • Code layout of the parser - thanks to work found in 0.8.9 beta release (Gizmhail/Xavier/others)
  • Size of body field increased to mediumtext, allowing for larger pages (up to 16,777,215 characters, less if multibyte characters are used)
  • All language constants now reflect SimplyWiki naming
  • Added page title as 2nd sort field for TOC
  • Added rel='nofollow' to PDF link to prevent searchbots from indexing the PDF versions of the page
  • Visibility in blocksadmin - based on imLinks (thanks mcdonald3072)
  • Added 'can_clone' property to all blocks

Links to download packages -
SimplyWiki 1.1beta tar.gz file
SimplyWiki 1.1beta zip file

Bug Reports and Feature Requests  -
http://trac.impresscms.or ... /newticket

This is definitely not for a production site - this is only for testing and translating!

Your testing and feedback are greatly appreciated.

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