Aug 23 2018

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At the beginning of the year we launched a new XWiki features survey. The aim of the survey was to:

  • gain more insight into which features users would like to see in the upcoming versions of XWiki
  • find out what the most popular use cases are
  • see how users would define XWiki’s value
  • find out what the most used features are
  • look at the difficulties users face and how we can improve
  • see whether the documentation is useful

We had 31 people filling in the survey. We looked at all the responses and we'd like to share the conclusions with you.

Use cases

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XWiki versions

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XWiki's value

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The sizes of the words reflect the frequency with which they were mentioned

Top used features

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The sizes of the words reflect the frequency with which they were mentioned

Top features that are difficult to use

In no particular order:

  • Upgrades
  • Wysiwyg tables
  • Search
  • Rights
  • Scripting
  • Customization
  • Performance
  • Editing content in macros
  • Documentation

What we can improve

Apart from the above, in no particular order:

  • A user friendly installation process
  • Better default class/object editor
  • Simpler Template editor for non advanced users
  • Better Visual Realtime Collaborative Editor
  • Page inclusion
  • Better layout options
  • Easier sidebar configuration
  • Make it easier to customize the style to conform to corporate branding
  • URLs too complex for sharing
  • Automatic purge of deleted pages/attachments after a specified delay
  • App for iOS
  • Less js and more CSS
  • Making application more stable, fixing bugs, tuning queries, simplifying features

Was the documentation useful?

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A big thanks to all the participants. We hope you'll find the conclusions interesting.

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