Wiki Software Alternatives
Looking for the best Wiki software?
- http://www.wikimatrix.org/ – compare wiki features and requirements side by side. Try the Wizard, it lets you pick wikis by language, database/flatfile, commercial/open source.
Here are some notes and recommendations I saw on the uwebd listserv.
- “Try Confluence. http://www.atlassian.com/ It’s an enterprise wiki. Very nice. A free alternative is: MediaWiki. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki
- “I’ve been using TiddlyWiki for the last ten months in my lab. It’s free, and available at http://www.tiddlywiki.com. I would highly recommend it. You can also read more about its ongoing development at Google groups: http://groups.google.com/group/TiddlyWiki The only downside is that it’s not as IE-friendly, and favors Firefox (which is fine by me because my audience and I primarily use Linux)”
- http://www.oddmuse.org/ “is easy to set up and use”
- http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind.
- http://www.squidoo.com/university-wiki/ A site where you can obtain free wiki for your school.
This article was originally posted on the UCLA Programmers Wiki by Aaron Proctor.
What would be nice is to have UCLA experience documented here: -- Prof. Jeffrey Lewis, Poli Sci
- MoinMoin http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/ – in Python – likes it very much
- Trac – “is a category killer for open source software development wiki/bug tracker, connected to Subversion area”
Mike Franks, Social Sciences Computing
- Twiki http://twiki.org/ – used it for several years with student programmers, but couldn’t figure out how to use it to create many, small wikis for committees, small teams, etc.
- Cluster Wiki – from back of Bo Leuf/Ward Cunningham book The Wiki Way but heavily modified for our purposes. Has been good for having many (around 30) wikis, but still doesn’t scale because it’s Perl CGI with no database, and though we could use ModPerl, I’d rather not. Haven’t tied it into ISIS yet because I’m still looking for a faster one that scales better.