[thelist] wiki recommendation

Robert Gormley robert at pennyonthesidewalk.com
Thu Nov 17 01:38:12 CST 2005

I'd recommend mediawiki, with the following:

Make the DB user yourself, and the DB for it, and then don't give it the
DB root password - it'll give you an error for that (a little
unintuitive, considering it does have all it needs).


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I would like to set up a php wiki and need some recommendations. I am 
considering Mediawiki however it appears to be difficult to install 
based on some comments I have read. However, I also read that if php and

mySQL are installed properly there shouldn't be any problems with 
installing Mediawiki. I hope that is the case. I am a beginner with php 
and I am hoping that it will be not too difficult to install. Perhaps I 
should consider a wiki that is known to be easier to install. Any 
suggestions? - or should I give Mediawiki a try first?

php preferred
server: Unix
database: mySQL

These are the wikis I have looked at:

Mediawiki - http://wikipedia.sf.net/
PhpWiki - http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/
Tikiwiki - http://tikiwiki.org/
TaviWiki - http://tavi.sourceforge.net/
JSPWiki - http://www.jspwiki.org
Usemod - http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl
( I think Usemod is perl-based but I am not sure)

Could anyone suggest any other recommended wikis? Which wiki is often 
recommended? If Mediawiki is one of the best solutions I would like to 
give it a try first. Just thought I would ask here first for any advice.

I would also like to have a forum on my site and I noticed that the wiki

called "tikiwiki" has a built in forum in it. That might be useful to me

- or is it best to have a separate system for a forum (such as phpBB) 
for maximum features and flexibility?

Thank you



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