Wiki Recommendations?

Discussion in 'CMS and Content Management' started by mneylon, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I'm looking for some form of wiki software.

    Features needed:

    • Editing
    • Good moderation ie. easily block spam, possibly even geoip blocking
    • SEO friendly URLs (ie. mod_rewrite)
    I'm not overly concerned about the license - I'd pay for a commercial solution if it worked
  2. raul

    raul New Member

    That's all I know :


  3. link8r

    link8r New Member

    I'd be interested in developing one though, just from designing it - not sure if there's much of a market/over crowding.
  4. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    There are loads of wiki solutions already:

    WikiMatrix - Compare them all
  5. link8r

    link8r New Member

    Thought as much
  6. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Ended up going with Mediawiki - partly because it ships with both Debian and Ubuntu :)
  7. New Member

    mediawiki is what powers wikipedia, so you are guaranteed plenty of support and hacks / plug ins.
  8. offloadit

    offloadit New Member

    How is mediawiki going for you? Are you having much trouble with SEO of the wiki sight? I am having fierce trouble with it. I added a robots.txt file and want to add a sitemap but without SHELL access I cannot generate the built in Mediawiki Google site map generator.Any suggestions?
  9. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    It's ok, though not exactly ideal - and I have shell access etc :)

    You can use a variety of other tools to generate sitemaps, but I honestly think that people are getting too caught up with them. If you create a prominent link to mediawiki's own "normal" sitemap you'll find that pages are being indexed anyway ....
  10. offloadit

    offloadit New Member

    Since my post above in 2010 I have been using mediawiki for two of my websites and have found it to be excellent. It is a cinch to add content. I recently upgraded to the latest version 1.18.3 (1.19 is available in beta mode) which has a few user friendly extra features (compared with my previous version 1.15). SEO is quite good too. Plenty of extensions to assist. You still can't beat backlinks and unique content for SEO.

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