[thelist] wiki recommendation

April april at farstrider.org
Thu Nov 17 11:18:10 CST 2005

 From my personal experience with Mediawiki, it is very simple to 
install, but can be hard to modify or create skins for.  The 
documentation is very poor for some things.  For my personal needs, I 
regretted using Mediawiki but was never able to switch so can't exactly 
say that anything else worked better.  It sounds like you wouldn't be 
messing with the "innards" of the wiki too much, though, which might 
make it a great choice for you.  As long as you can live with the layout 
of one of the default skins, and do any color changing with styles, you 
should be fine.

I noticed on TikiWiki that the extra features like forums and blogs 
could be low feature (compared to a standalone blog or forum).

Mike wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?
> Requirements:
> 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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