XWIKI homepage is not same as shown in the installation guide

after the installation i tried to open login my account but the homepage seems to be like this where there is no options like configurations profile settings ect. what should i do for changing my profile preferences and change the configuration and extras. i can’t able to see the dashboard options

Hi, this means you’ve picked no flavor in the Distribution Wizard so you have an empty wiki.

See https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Documentation/UserGuide/Features/DistributionWizard#HUserInterface

What you can do now is either:

  1. reinstall
  2. using the Extension Manager to install the XWiki Standard Flavor. See https://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Extension/Extension%20Manager%20Application

Hope it helps

Could you explain why you picked the empty flavor and what we could do to improve the situation so that users don’t do something they don’t expect?

Would this issue fix the problem you had http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-17251 ?


Thank you for your response. And i think so this is caused due to there is no proper installation steps provided in your page.If its possible provide some demo videos for proper installation.

Hope You are doing Great. There is no proper Guide Lines for installation and setup. If possible kindly provide a clear demo video for Installation on your site. Hope that might reduce this situation from user side. Thanks in Advance.

Thanks for the idea but why would we need a video inside XWiki to learn how to use it? This would clearly means it’s a big fail since if it needs a video to know how to use it then it means it’s too complex. It’s supposed to be obvious. We cannot provide a video for each single click you have to do in xwiki! :slight_smile:

And BTW we already have documentation (as I pointed out in my first reply above), it’s just that you didn’t read it (which is understandable). And we expect that all users won’t read it, this is why I 'm asking you to let us know what was the problem you faced and why you got something you didn’t expect.

Could you let me know exactly what went through your head and on which screen of the wizard so that we can find out what to improve?

Thanks a lot!

I wonder if you were not hit by https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-16967

Why version of XWiki did you use? And were you on Tomcat?