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I have received several questions about this guide. Here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) and their answers.

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What is this all about?

This guide is part of my ongoing attempt to contribute to the Tiki community. Tiki Essentials is the follow-up to Tiki for Dummies Smarties: A beginner's guide.

Read About this Guide for additional information.

Why "essentials"?

Because Smarties was already taken! :-)

Why isn't Tiki Essentials available in [your favorite language]?

Because I speak English only. There is a translation link (using the Tiki Machine Translation feature, powered by Google). Additionally, other contributors have translated parts of Essentials too!

If you want to translate pages into your native language, here's how to get started More

Can I use or redistribute parts of this guide?

Absolutely. Please read the copyright information statement for full details, including proper attribution.

No really, is all this content free?

It sure is (under a Creative Commons copyright).

If you found Essentials to be helpful, you might consider making a donation directly to me (use the Donate button, in the left column). Or, if you prefer, you can make a donation to (a not-for-profit group), the publisher of this guide.

Wow, you're really good with Tiki design and administration. Can I hire you to customize my Tiki?

Sure. I'm available for freelance. Complete this form to contact me and discuss your job.

Does this site have a privacy policy?

Yes: Privacy Policy

Basically, except for your email address (required for registration ) I do not collect or maintain any personal information. I'll use your email address only to send site notifications and updates, and will always include opt-out instructions.

How can I purchase or print a copy of Tiki Essentials?

You can print a single page, selected pages, or the entire guide by using the Tiki Print feature. Simply click the Printicon Print or Multi-print icon Multi-print at the top of any page. See Using this Guide for more information.

You can also convert pages to PDF by using the free, hosted solution from HTML2PDF. Simply click the PDF icon PDF at the top of any page. See Converting to PDF for more information.

You can also download a complete PDF of the entire guide from Scribd — just like Smarties. See Converting to PDF for more information.

And now, you can purchase a soft-cover or ebook edition of Tiki Essentials, self-published through You can purchase your own copy through,, and others. See Buy the Book for details.

How can I contact you or leave comments about Tiki Essentials?

Use the Contact Us form. I appreciate any and all feedback. Please tell me what you think of Tiki Essentials.

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