Top 12 Wikipedia Clones & Wiki Scripts

A wiki (pronounced “wicky” or “weeky” or “viki”) is a website (or other hypertext document collection) that allows multiple users to add content, while keeping track of the different contributions.

In short, a Wiki is one of the most powerful tools for web-based collaborative editing and a prominent example of emerging social software.

1.†Easywiki

Easywiki is a PHP application that helps independent software vendors publish and distribute good quality documentations for their own customers.

Write a user manual, api reference, quick start guide or any documentation and share it with your customers easily.

2.†telepark.wiki

A wiki (Hawaiian for “fast”) allows easy creation and editing of a website via a browser.

  • Designed from the ground up for your professional use, telepark.wiki supports you to
  • share information
  • plan and coordinate actions
  • manage projects and budgets
  • create documentations and manuals

3.†Wikka

WikkaWiki is a lightweight wiki engine written in PHP, which uses MySQL to store pages.

  • Forked from Wakka Wiki
  • Standards compliant – Wikka is based on the latest W3C standards, RFCs as well as some others.
  • Designed for speed, extensibility, and security.
  • Easily adaptable to a number of different uses.
  • Chosen by hundreds of users, projects and organizations to power their websites.
  • Released under the GPL license.

4.†MediaWiki 1.16.1

MediaWiki is free server-based software which is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It’s designed to be run on a large server farm for a website that gets millions of hits per day. MediaWiki is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation, that uses PHP to process and display data stored in its MySQL database.

Pages use MediaWiki’s wikitext format, so that users without knowledge of XHTML or CSS can edit them easily.

When a user submits an edit to a page, MediaWiki writes it to the database, but without deleting the previous versions of the page, thus allowing easy reverts in case of vandalism or spamming. MediaWiki can manage image and multimedia files, too, which are stored in the filesystem. For large wikis with lots of users, MediaWiki supports caching and can be easily coupled with Squid proxy server software.

5. †Tiki

Tiki has been actively developed since 2002, making it a very mature open source Wiki-CMS-Groupware solution. More than 200 people have contributed source code to the Tiki project1. This makes Tiki one of the largest open source teams in the world.

6. PmWiki

PmWiki is a wiki-based system for collaborative creation and maintenance of websites. †PmWiki pages look and act like normal web pages, except they have an “Edit” link that makes it easy to modify existing pages and add new pages into the website, using basic editing rules. You do not need to know or use any HTML or CSS. Page editing can be left open to the public or restricted to small groups of authors.

7. Wiki Web Help

The wiki has become the clear choice for use among projects for their help documentation. This project takes the wiki concept and tailors it for use specifically for help documentation. It combines the best of both worlds with the operation similar to a chm viewer and the web technologies that enable community involvement.

This project needs help with all aspects of development, design and translation. If you have experience with javascript, css, php and mysql, or would like to help with the translation, please join us in creating the future in help documentation.

The current state of this project is beta. It is in a usable state but further testing is needed. There are many plans for features but an extensive feature set is already in place.

8. Ligature auto-linking wiki

Ligature is smart wiki software. While other wiki programs need you to tell them where to put a link, Ligature looks at the words youíve used in the article, finds out if thereís an article dealing with that word, and then links to it with no effort on your part.

Ligature is ideal for making medium-sized wikis that donít need to be edited by many people. Itís also ideal as a digital approximation of index cards, or as story-telling software for inter-connected stories.

9. Private Wiki

Private Wiki is meant to balance the incredible convenience of wikis with technologies generally considered secure, such as authentication, authorization, access controls, and encryption.
Requirements * Nexista
* Text_Wiki
* PHP 5.1+
* Database – MySQL operational, SQLite experimental

10. DkWiki – HTML Based Wiki Downloads

The DkWiki was developed to to avoid the need to learn yet another WIKI markup language. The DkWiki is simple to use and implements an already established markup language, yes it is HTML… HTML already works as a good markup script and we felt no need to change it.

  • With the help of the TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor we have created a simple HTML based WIKI. Some of the Wiki’s features include:
  • Page edit locks, to avoid 2 users editing the same page at the same time.
  • Orphaned page listing, to find unlinked pages
  • Page revision browsing and restoring
  • Editable menu
  • MySQL Fulltext search
  • Dynamic bread crumb trail
  • Upload images and files to page content
  • TinyMCE plugins to help create/find WIKI pages
  • Site user management, password recovery

11.†Wikiwig

What is Wikiwig ? Wikiwig is as free wiki (GPL) with wysiwyg features. †The main difference compared to other available Wiki (see a simple visual comparaison) is that people who want to edit pages of the wiki don’t need to know a specific syntax based on strange things like, for example, “[hello] #tagada”.

It is very easy to create well formatted pages ( bold, italic, links, images, attached documents…) : a rich text-editor loaded in the Web browser ( compatible with IE5.5+, mozilla 1.3+, and firefox) will do the job for you. Its name is Xinha , a free open source project too.

Main features :

  • Easy for anyone to modify each page of the wiki with little or no technical knowledge
  • Rich wysiwyg editor (Xinha ) with : bold, italic, underlined, etc
  • link editor : external and internal links
  • image manager : upload, rotation, resize, crop, visual browsing…
  • complex table editing
  • html view
  • html tidy (for copy-paste from msword for example)
  • Conflict prevention system (lock) to avoid 2 authors editing the same page at the same time
  • Automatic save dialog when quitting with changes pending
  • Page and folder creation and deletion. Folder moving (pages in the future)
  • multilingual interface (french, english, german and simplified chinese)
  • simple automatic install on most hostings
  • versioning (restoration via the web in v5.0)

12.†Sitellite 5

Sitellite 5 enables multilingual sites just by adding languages to the translation tool. Translators fit automatically into the page editing workflow and get email notices when they need to translate or update translated content. Translators get the same visual editing tools, with a side-by-side reference of the original content.

  • Multi-lingual websites in minutes
  • E-commerce out of the box
  • Automatic A/B testing & SEO optimization
  • Big-time security and performance
  • Powerful but human-friendly editing ūüôā
  • Over 150 improvements

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