14 Wiki CMS To Help You Build Your Own Wikipedia

Wikis are a rare breed of websites – we all would agree on that. Designing a portfolio, corporate blog or any such website is an entirely different concept from designing wikis. When it comes to wikis, not only does the website ‘rise’ in terms of its size, but also in terms of complexity. Wikis need to be so designed that the finished website does not look clumsy or unorganized – no matter how much data it has, and at the same time is simple enough for even the most novice user to understand. Following that, and perhaps most importantly, wikis need to be edited not by an individual but an entire community – again, simplicity and ease of use come into play!


Written by: Sufyan bin Uzayr
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 Wikis are a rare breed of websites – we all would agree on that. Designing a portfolio, corporate blog or any such website is an entirely different concept from designing wikis. When it comes to wikis, not only does the website ‘rise’ in terms of its size, but also in terms of complexity. Wikis need to be so designed that the finished website does not look clumsy or unorganized – no matter how much data it has, and at the same time is simple enough for even the most novice user to understand. Following that, and perhaps most importantly, wikis need to be edited not by an individual but an entire community – again, simplicity and ease of use come into play!

 

14 Wiki CMS To Help You Build Your Own Wikipedia

Content Management Systems meant for wiki websites, too, like wiki sites themselves, need to strike the right balance between robustness on one hand and ease of use on the other. In this article, we take a look at some of the most popular wiki CMSs out there!

1. MediaWiki


Who doesn’t know Wikipedia? MediaWiki is used by Wikipedia as well as many other projects of Wikipedia’s parent organization Mediawiki Foundation. If you’re looking for a CMS for your wiki website, MediaWiki should be your safest bet! Not only is the CMS powerful, it is also very versatile and is ideal for any sort of wiki website.

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2. DokuWiki


DokuWiki is meant for developer workgroups, collaborating teams and small enterprises. As a CMS, it restricts itself mainly to documentation websites. The syntax is powerful and creation of structured texts is simple. Further more, DokuWiki does not need any database to run on as it stores all its data in plain files.

The Value of Nothing

When children are born prematurely, they are placed in incubators until ready for the world.

When fields stop producing, farmers let them lay fallow — until the soil’s nutrients are restored.

When a baseball player is in a slump, he’s given a day off to get his game together.

It’s the same with innovators — or should be. They, too, need to incubate. They, too, need to lay fallow. They, too, need an occasional day off — especially if the results they’re looking for aren’t showing up.

You already know this. That’s why sometimes you choose to “sleep on it” before making a decision.

Pausing isn’t necessarily procrastinating. Done well, it’s an act of renewal — a chance for you to relax and let your subconscious shine — a natural phenomenon that’s all-too-rare these days — especially in organizations where everyone is being driven to produce, produce, produce.

Face it. Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.


by Blogging Innovation |by Mitch Ditkoff

The Value of NothingWhen children are born prematurely, they are placed in incubators until ready for the world.

When fields stop producing, farmers let them lay fallow — until the soil’s nutrients are restored.

When a baseball player is in a slump, he’s given a day off to get his game together.

It’s the same with innovators — or should be. They, too, need to incubate. They, too, need to lay fallow. They, too, need an occasional day off — especially if the results they’re looking for aren’t showing up.

You already know this. That’s why sometimes you choose to “sleep on it” before making a decision.

Pausing isn’t necessarily procrastinating. Done well, it’s an act of renewal — a chance for you to relax and let your subconscious shine — a natural phenomenon that’s all-too-rare these days — especially in organizations where everyone is being driven to produce, produce, produce.

Face it. Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. Leer más “The Value of Nothing”

¿Por qué no funcionan los entornos colaborativos 2.0 en mi empresa?

por Rocío López Piñero

Gracias a la tecnología web 2.0 aplicada a la empresa, es posible compartir información en espacios como los “facebooks” corporativos mediante perfiles, wikis o blogs. Todos podemos generar contenido. ¿Pero realmente quieren o necesitan hacerlo? ¿Mis empleados son prosumidores? ¿Pertenecen a la generación Y o Z? ¿Realmente mejoraremos los procesos? ¿Hay cultura empresarial en la organizacion como para crear masa critica? Existen muchas preguntas que responder antes de realizar un proyecto de colaboración 2.0.


por Rocío López Piñero

Gracias a la tecnología web 2.0 aplicada a la empresa, es posible compartir información en espacios como los “facebooks” corporativos mediante perfiles, wikis o blogs. Todos podemos generar contenido. ¿Pero realmente quieren o necesitan hacerlo? ¿Mis empleados son prosumidores? ¿Pertenecen a la generación Y o Z? ¿Realmente mejoraremos los procesos? ¿Hay cultura empresarial en la organizacion como para crear masa critica? Existen muchas preguntas que responder antes de realizar un proyecto de colaboración 2.0. Leer más “¿Por qué no funcionan los entornos colaborativos 2.0 en mi empresa?”