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DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts. All data is stored in plain text files – no database is required.

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DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn't require a database. It is loved by users for its clean and readable syntax. The ease of maintenance, backup and integration makes it an administrator's favorite. Built in access controls and authentication connectors make DokuWiki especially useful in the enterprise context and the large number of plugins contributed by its vibrant community allow for a broad range of use cases beyond a traditional wiki.

Important points

  • wiki software
    • further use cases (CMS, blog, etc)
  • easy to use/install/integrate/maintain
  • Open Source (PHP?)
  • no database
    • easy to backup
    • text files remain readable
  • extensibility
  • community
  • Enterprise Features
    • ACLs
    • AD/LDAP/anything connectors

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DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It has a simple but powerful syntax. All data is stored in plain text files – no database is required. Dokuwiki is open source and provides a structured simple interface to add new functionality thru user plugins. There is a vibrant active user community.

Suggestion: change 2nd simple to readable, so It has a readable but powerful syntax.
“readable but powerful” would definitely be wrong. If “readable” should be in there, it should rather be “readable and powerful”.

DokuWiki is a simple, yet immensely versatile and powerful, standards compliant wiki platform, initially created for the purpose of collaborative documentation editing and targeted at developer teams, workgroups, and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax, which renders editing easy for even non-technical editors. Dokuwiki does not require a database, so its overhead is light and efficient, and installation and management thereof is simple. The broad availibility of plugins, addons, and templates (themes) created and maintained by Dokuwiki's vibrant user community have broadened the scope of Dokuwiki's functionalities, now allowing it to be used as a powerful, yet easily managed, customized, and edited back-end or CMS for an incredibly wide spectrum of uses, including various forms of wikis, blogs, photo galleries, personal and community websites.

tony baldwintony baldwin
tonybaldwin

2012/12/07 14:06


DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki engine. It is written in PHP and needs no database which makes it work on virtually any webhost available. DokuWiki is loved by users for its clean, readable syntax and pleasing appeal. The ease of installation, backup and integration makes it an administrator's favorite. And in the enterprise context, the built in access controls are an instant win.

Andreas GohrAndreas Gohr
andi

2012/12/11 20:03

I really like this one (Andi, maybe you missed a career in marketing!) and offer a few tweaks to it below.

DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki engine. It is written in PHP and needs no database which makes lets it work on virtually any webhost available. DokuWiki is loved by users for its clean, and readable syntax and pleasing appeal. The ease of installation, backup and integration makes it an administrator's favorite. And, in the enterprise context, the built in access controls are an instant win for even the most security conscious.

Which by my (rough) reckoning, would lead to a search snippet or something like,
“DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki engine. It needs no database which lets it work on virtually any webhost available. DokuWiki is loved by users …”

ChrisSChrisS

2012/12/16 17:15


DokuWiki is an Open Source wiki software focussing on being easy to use for editors, admins and developers alike. It has a simple but powerful syntax and is highly extensible through plugins and templates. As such it can also be used as a CMS, blog, intranet and more. And… then something about its community and scalability, which I haven't finished yet…

Anika HenkeAnika Henke
ach

2012/12/11 23:51


Dokuwiki is an Open Source, simple-to-use, wiki originally aimed at creating documentation for workgroups, teams and small companies. But it has grown into a robust platform for many kinds of content and purposes. It is simple to install, saves its data as text files, requires no database, has strong, flexible security features, and is highly extensible by virtue of its many plugins and templates. Among its benefits are a large welcoming community of developers and users, its mailing list, and its forum.

Myron TurnerMyron Turner
turnermm

2012/12/12 16:05

I started using DokuWiki because it was easy to install, didn't need a database and just worked! ~ GreatBear

Amgine's cast

DokuWiki lets you build webpages quickly, using your web browser. It is fast, a php CMS without complex set up or requirements - not even a database engine. From enterprise-grade ACLs and auth to user-friendly syntax the project's mission to be simple yet powerful shines through. The open development community has built flexible extensibility into its backbone, and compliance with *nix philosophy underscores its rock-solid versioning.

teams/new_intro.txt · Last modified: 2013-01-06 20:59 by andi