XWiki 12.7 Release Candidate 1 released

The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki 12.7RC1.

This release mostly focused on adding the ability to Like pages. As usual it also fixes bugs and adds some other minor features.

You can download it here: https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Download

Make sure to review the release notes:

Thanks for your support
-The XWiki dev team


Please try the new Like feature and tell us if you like it and suggest ideas for improvements. Anything helps so don’t be shy! :slight_smile:


Hi @vmassol,

i think our wiki was never faster, never used that little ressources than in 12.7-rc1 - and I like the like-feature very much. :slight_smile: It is a good possiblity to set the personal favourites\bookmarks, too.

Perhaps one day the given likes could be included in the solr-search-relevance of pages. The more likes, the higher the relevance. But it is just a spontaneous idea.


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That’s something we discussed at a point, but indeed I will create a JIRA ticket to not forget about it. [Edit: here it is: https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-17697]

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I can’t get the Like button to work. It simply does not show up on any page. What am I doing whong?

Any error in the xwiki logs?

You’re sure you’re on XWiki 12.7RC1 right? :slight_smile:

Yes I am, RC, of course. I can see the Like options in the More Actions menu and I can configure it in the admin section. Button is missing. Tried different themes, browser cache purge etc. to no avial.

ah that’s interesting. Could it be that you have a custom skin and you overrode some templates files? (like the one where the extension point was added for the like)


Well, I switched to Cerulean some time ago and added a custom logo. How could I reset to default?

Provided you didn’t change skin (cerulean is a theme AFAIK) and didn’t modify the default xwiki templates it should be fine. The logo change is also fine since it’s not a skin change. I’ll check tomorrow (it’s late her now) where the change was made for the like button and we’ll ask you to check that you have this change for your wiki.



First things first: there’s a new dedicated Right for Like, if you didn’t change anything about it the default scheme is to be allowed for any logged-in user. Moreover you have an option in Like administration to force displaying the button even if the Right is not given for Like (to show the Like counter), by default this option should be forced but maybe you changed it.

If those things are correctly set, check first if you have the page tags showing up at the end of a document?
Could you check also the browser javascript console and the logs of the server to see if there’s any error showing up?


Rights and visibility are cofigured correctly, the tag section at the end of pages shows up. However, there are some javascript errors:
DevTools failed to load SourceMap: Could not load content for http://.../bin/jsx/XWiki/Like/LikeUIX?sourceMap=true&minify=false&language=de&docVersion=1.1:

Ok so that’s why you don’t see it. Could you copy the full error with the trace?

Error log looks very similar to another XWiki test instance of ours in which the Like button does show up and is usable.

We could solve the problem simply (and strangely) by setting the Like right explicitely for each user group (seeming as if it was not inherited correctly).