티키6에서 소개된 크레딧은 티키 사용자로 하여금 크레딧의 상이한 저장된 값 유형들을 보유하도록 하는 한 방법입니다. 이는 점수, 토큰, 시간, 분, 어떤 사용 회수, 기타 등등이 될 수 있습니다. 이 기능은 각 사용자에 대하여 크레딧을 추가하고 사용할 API 와 함께 제공됩니다.
Somehow, it implies having the ability to define and use multiple currencies within a single Tiki site, similarly to what can be achieved with Community Currencies linked to a CCLite server, which allows using those multiple currencies with other sites (intertrading), sites which can be powered by Tiki or other CMS/Softwares, such as Joomla, Drupal, Elgg, etc.
Credits have a few characteristics:
- Credits have expiry dates and validity periods.
- Admins can configure different credit types and you can have different credit types for different sites
- The admin panel for this feature is at tiki-admin_credits.php
- You also need to define which TUC types are allowed in the tiki site, through "Admin home > Payments > Tiki User Credits" (tiki-admin.php?page=payment):
- Credits are used in the order of the earliest expiration date. Credits with no expiration date are used last.
Some definitions (useful for the admin panel):
- Static Level Credits
- These are credits such as "storage" where the credit is not permanently used up when they are used. Instead, they can be restored. e.g. the user has used 500/2000 mb of storage.
- Scaling divisor
- This is used to reduce the length of the bar shown in Module credits for a certain credit type. For example, some credits may have units in the thousands when others are in tens. The former will end up having a very long bar compared to the other credit unless the divisor is set to a larger number.
- Expiration date
- If there is no expiration date, the credits last forever until they are used.
- A Plan
- A block of credits that have an expiration date can be considered a plan, especially if they are created with fixed intervals, e.g. monthly plans.
You add credits to users through tiki-admin_credits.php?userfilter=username (being username the name of the user; which you can type in the username search bo
An admin can also set that a user has already consumed some of that set of allocated credits:
And a report on the historical usage can be shown also:
The credits that a user has left can be seen at any time by means of the module Module credits:
You could make use of functions in lib/credits/creditlib:
function useCredits to use up credits and function addCredits to add credits for users. Also use getCredits to get a user's credit information, and getScaledCredits which extends getCredits with more human readable information.