More features to try out in XWiki 12.x

16 Mar 2021 5 min read

Written by

Silvia Macovei

, Head of Cloud Business

Following up on our previous article on the novelties XWiki 12.x brings, today we are excited to talk about more new features introduced in the cycle:

Page Likes

One of the missions for this release cycle was to empower XWiki users to work better together. After user mentions, page likes had been another functionality requested by our users over the previous year.
Starting now, every time you see a page that you like, you can click the Like button at the bottom of the page to show your appreciation. If you click on the button by accident, the unlike action will also be immediate.
The total number of likes shows up on every page. Notifications get sent on page likes. Users see both the pages they liked and who liked the pages they created.

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New Social category in the XWiki Administration

With more social features added to XWiki, there was a need for a new category in the XWiki administration to bring their settings under one roof.

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Comment form not displayed by default

The comment form doesn't get displayed by default anymore. This change helps simplify the UI and has the added benefit of improved performance for XWiki pages. Users can now click a Comment button to add a new comment.

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Deleting documents without going through the recycle bin

Another requested feature was to be able to skip the recycle bin when deleting pages. Consequently, users can now choose whether deleted documents should go to the recycle bin or not.
The default value is No, to avoid any unwanted loss of data. But you can always set can skip the recycle bin to Yes.

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Extension Manager now recommends compatible extensions

In XWiki, you can install both free and Pro apps to extend the default functionality and adapt the tool to your own needs. The XWiki development team has been working hard to make the Extension Manager easier to use. By default, now the UI will only display uninstalled extensions, for which the install/upgrade should work on your instance.

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To try out these features and also benefit from the performance improvements that this cycle brings, you can create a cloud demo in a couple of minutes. XWiki Cloud is the most convenient and cost-effective way to run XWiki. We take care of the setup, hosting, upgrades, maintenance, and backups, so you can focus on getting things done.

If you’re already an XWiki Cloud client and would like to be updated to this version with priority, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist.

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