Wiki software

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Wiki software (also known as a wiki engine or wiki application) is collaborative software that runs a wiki, which allows users to create and collaboratively edit "pages" or entries via a web browser.wikipedia
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MediaWiki

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By the time MediaWiki appeared, this convention had been largely abandoned in favor of explicitly marking links in edited source code with double square brackets. Among public wikis, MediaWiki is the dominant software: it powers the world's most popular (as per August, 2015) public wiki, Wikipedia (free), as well as the most popular wiki farm, Wikia (commercial), and it is the most popular software in use on other public wikis as well. Other wiki software is available in both hosted and downloadable form, including Confluence, Socialtext, MediaWiki and XWiki. Some open-source wiki applications, though they do not specifically bill themselves as enterprise solutions, have marketing materials geared for enterprise users, like Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware and MediaWiki.
MediaWiki is a free and open-source wiki engine.

WikiWikiWeb

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The first generally recognized "wiki" application, WikiWikiWeb, was created by American computer programmer Ward Cunningham in 1994 and launched on c2.com in 1995.
The name WikiWikiWeb originally also applied to the wiki software that operated the website, written in the Perl programming language and later renamed to "WikiBase".

MoinMoin

Other wiki engines used regularly for public wikis include MoinMoin and PmWiki, along with many others.
MoinMoin is a wiki engine implemented in Python, initially based on the PikiPiki wiki engine.

List of wiki software

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Other wiki engines used regularly for public wikis include MoinMoin and PmWiki, along with many others.
This is a list of notable wiki software applications.

Fandom (website)

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Among public wikis, MediaWiki is the dominant software: it powers the world's most popular (as per August, 2015) public wiki, Wikipedia (free), as well as the most popular wiki farm, Wikia (commercial), and it is the most popular software in use on other public wikis as well.
Fandom uses the open-source wiki software MediaWiki, the same used by Wikipedia.

PmWiki

Other wiki engines used regularly for public wikis include MoinMoin and PmWiki, along with many others.
PmWiki is wiki software written by Patrick R. Michaud in the PHP programming language.

BlueSpice MediaWiki

It is especially developed for businesses as an enterprise wiki distribution for MediaWiki and used in over 150 countries.

Foswiki

In addition, some quality open source wiki applications also describe themselves as enterprise solutions, including XWiki, Foswiki and TWiki.
Foswiki is an enterprise wiki, typically used to run a collaboration platform, knowledge base or document management system.

XWiki

In addition, some quality open source wiki applications also describe themselves as enterprise solutions, including XWiki, Foswiki and TWiki. Other wiki software is available in both hosted and downloadable form, including Confluence, Socialtext, MediaWiki and XWiki.
XWiki is a free wiki software platform written in Java with a design emphasis on extensibility.

TWiki

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In addition, some quality open source wiki applications also describe themselves as enterprise solutions, including XWiki, Foswiki and TWiki.
TWiki is a Perl-based structured wiki application, typically used to run a collaboration platform, knowledge or document management system, a knowledge base, or team portal.

Wikipedia

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Among public wikis, MediaWiki is the dominant software: it powers the world's most popular (as per August, 2015) public wiki, Wikipedia (free), as well as the most popular wiki farm, Wikia (commercial), and it is the most popular software in use on other public wikis as well.
The operation of Wikipedia depends on MediaWiki, a custom-made, free and open source wiki software platform written in PHP and built upon the MySQL database system.

Wiki

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Wiki software (also known as a wiki engine or wiki application) is collaborative software that runs a wiki, which allows users to create and collaboratively edit "pages" or entries via a web browser.
A wiki is run using wiki software, otherwise known as a wiki engine.

Camel case

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For WikiWikiWeb, the CamelCase naming convention was used to indicate internal links, without requiring HTML code.
This convention was originally used in Ward Cunningham's original wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, and can be activated in most other wikis.

Comparison of wiki software

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of wiki software packages.

Ikiwiki

This is the approach taken by the ikiwiki engine (which can use the distributed revision control system Git as its back-end), and Code Co-op (a distributed revision control system that includes a wiki component).
ikiwiki is a free and open-source wiki application, designed by Joey Hess.

Confluence (software)

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Other wiki software is available in both hosted and downloadable form, including Confluence, Socialtext, MediaWiki and XWiki.
Wikis for Dummies described it as "one of the most popular wikis in corporate environments," "easy to set up and use," and "an exception to the rule" that wiki software search capabilities don't work well.

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

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Some open-source wiki applications, though they do not specifically bill themselves as enterprise solutions, have marketing materials geared for enterprise users, like Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware and MediaWiki.

Code Co-op

This is the approach taken by the ikiwiki engine (which can use the distributed revision control system Git as its back-end), and Code Co-op (a distributed revision control system that includes a wiki component).
Code Co-op has a built-in peer-to-peer wiki system, which can be used to integrate documentation with a software project.

Collaborative software

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Wiki software (also known as a wiki engine or wiki application) is collaborative software that runs a wiki, which allows users to create and collaboratively edit "pages" or entries via a web browser.

Web browser

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Wiki software (also known as a wiki engine or wiki application) is collaborative software that runs a wiki, which allows users to create and collaboratively edit "pages" or entries via a web browser.

Web application

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A wiki system is usually a web application that runs on one or more web servers.

Web server

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A wiki system is usually a web application that runs on one or more web servers.

File system

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The content, including previous revisions, is usually stored in either a file system or a database.

Database

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The content, including previous revisions, is usually stored in either a file system or a database.

Web content management system

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Wikis are a type of web content management system, and the most commonly supported off-the-shelf software that web hosting facilities offer.