There are many other wiki servers besides UseModWiki
, some of which have features not found in UseModWiki
(and vice versa). If you are thinking about setting up a wiki, I recommend that you take a look at the other servers--it is possible that one of them will work better for your needs. (After you look at the rest, choose the best. ;-) --CliffordAdams
Note: WardsWiki has the full list of all Wiki:WikiEngines.
See Wiki:WikiEngines for many more wikis, and Wiki:WikiWikiClones for more general information.
Alternately, Wiki:WikiFarm lists sites that allow people to set up their own wikis (on a shared site).
And http://www.wikimatrix.org/ (compares them "all")
Here are a few good places (in alphabetic order) to start:
- Chiki (http://chiki.emaho.org) I like this java version, and was very impress with the professionalism of the team, organization, and overall look and feel. http://chiki.goot.emaho.org although I like this better, I wonder if Ulrich and Guenter will port it to Netware ;)
- Habitat (http://wenq.org/habitat/) Habitat is a very small, super fast, easy-to-install and highly customizable content management system derived from UseModWiki. It even contains a build-in cgi webserver. A lot of new features were added, such as the user management system, database backend, [[hierarchical wiki page namespace], multi-language support, [object-oriented structure and interfaces for plugins].
- ikiwiki(http://ikiwiki.info/) - A perl "wiki compiler" that uses a real revision control system for history, and usually serves static pages, hitting CGI only for edits.
- Instiki (http://www.instiki.org/show/HomePage) A Ruby-based Wiki offering easy installation and the choice of three different Wiki markup languages.
- JSPWiki (http://www.jspwiki.org/Wiki.jsp) A JSP based Wiki.
- KWiki (http://www.kwiki.org/) a simple wiki in perl. Good unicode support, very hackable object oriented internals.
- MediaWiki (http://www.mediawiki.org/) The WikiWiki behind Wikipedia (and other WikiMedia projects), written in PHP.
- MoinMoin (http://moin.sourceforge.net/) is a mature internationalized wiki written in Python.
- PhpWiki (http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/) is another commonly-used wiki written in PHP.
- User Comment: After (literally) dozens of attempts to install this I gave up. Usemod is better anyway. Wish I'd have found it first.
- PmWiki (http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/PmWiki/PmWiki) is a WikiWikiWeb? clone developed by PatrickMichaud? in the PHP programming language. PmWiki has been primarily designed as a tool to support easy, collaborative authoring and maintenance of web sites.
- user comment: as at mar 1/04, one of the best wikis out there - see for yourself.
- PWP Wiki Processor (http://www.lars-ackermann.de/wiki/static) is a GPL based Wiki written in PHP. Alternative download location: http://meiert.com/lib/pwp-1.4.2.zip (155 KB)
- Oddmuse (http://www.oddmuse.org/cgi-bin/wiki) An offshoot of UseModWiki, with various patches incorporated.
- OpenWiki (http://www.openwiki.com) an longstanding ASP wiki supporting MSAccess, MS SQL Server, mySQL and Oracle DB backends. New versions in the works, more info at: http://www.openwiki.info.
- SeedWiki? (http://www.seedwiki.com) is an open source Coldfusion Wiki farm that lets you start your own Wiki or download the code to host your own Wiki.
- SnipSnap? (http://snipsnap.org) is another java version, but with some unconventional approaches. It includes a weblog feature as well. Very easy to install.
- TWiki (http://twiki.org/) is another "full featured" wiki written in Perl. It provides extra features like full versioning, user registration, custom forms (edited through the wiki), and plugin support.
- user comment: This wiki is so bloated and difficult to install, only consider if you need something very big and complex.
- user comment: This wiki totally rocks. Take a look at their plugin page (http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/PluginPackage), alone the insane amount of great tools for graphing makes this wiki the only candidate for a lot of doc uses imho. On the install issue http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiVMDebianStable made this the easiest wiki of them all to install for me. (But you are right on the "big" issue - it's not the fastest engine!).
- user comment: it's had a number of security issues over the past couple of years, and some major behind the scenes upgrades have made upgrading difficult. on the other hand it uses text files for storage, so if you use it for documentation, you aren't "trapped" by its storage mechanism...
- WakkaWikki? is a highly flexible PHP based Wiki system that uses MySQL. It had a website once at http://www.wakkawiki.com.
- WikkiTikkiTavi (http://tavi.sourceforge.net/) is written in PHP and uses MySQL for the wiki page database. Tavi has most of the UseModWiki features and adds others like MeatBall:SubscribedChanges.
- ZWiki (http://www.zwiki.org/) A zope-based wiki engine; uses the Zope platform to provide wiki services. ZWiki is particularly good at hierarchical organization of wikis. It does require that your host run the Zope server software, however, which is not commonly available from most ISPs.
- TipiWiki? (http://tipiwiki.sourceforge.net) simple, strict xhtml, clever. Written in PHP. Flat file.
- WikiIndex? (http://wikiindex.com) A wiki of wiki.
- Woha (http://www.oha.it/woha) A wiki with latex, footnotes, authentication, comments written in Perl
- UseModj? (http://sourceforge.net/projects/usemodj/) UseModj? is a Java based Wiki Clone, using Struts Framework, Velocity Layout, log4j. It's goal is to be the same functional and file database as UseMod wiki, but is deployed by dropping a single war file into Tomcat or JBoss Server.
- Soks (http://www.soks.org) Yet another ruby wiki with automatic linking and an api for helper code to interact with the wiki, creating automatic summaries and the like.
- WalaWiki? (http://walawiki.org) - Another simple Perl wiki.
- EditMe? (http://www.editme.com/) This is a full-feature wiki interface with multiple levels of authoring control and viewing (such as public view, public edit, administrative edit, and more) through password protection.