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January 25, 2006

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Austin

We use Atlassian's Confluence (in spite of it being commercial and thus costing more than the many other free wikis out there) for a few reasons:
1. We already use Jira as our bug system, and it integrates nicely
2. It's got good (very responsive) support
3. All the expected wiki functionality, plus lots of built-in macros for nice formatting of various things (including code, with syntax highlighting)
4. Very extensible -- Atlassian (the company) and community write plugins and encourage writing of plugins

It's got a WSIWYG editor, as well, as of the 2.0 release. Link is http://atlassian.com/software/confluence/ .

We've been pretty happy with it so far. The price wasn't too bad, either, ranging from $1200 to $4k depending on user count. (It's actually free for educational use and Free/Open Source projects, but I doubt that applies to you.)

Austin

We use Atlassian's Confluence (in spite of it being commercial and thus costing more than the many other free wikis out there) for a few reasons:
1. We already use Jira as our bug system, and it integrates nicely
2. It's got good (very responsive) support
3. All the expected wiki functionality, plus lots of built-in macros for nice formatting of various things (including code, with syntax highlighting)
4. Very extensible -- Atlassian (the company) and community write plugins and encourage writing of plugins

It's got a WSIWYG editor, as well, as of the 2.0 release. Link is http://atlassian.com/software/confluence/ .

We've been pretty happy with it so far. The price wasn't too bad, either, ranging from $1200 to $4k depending on user count. (It's actually free for educational use and Free/Open Source projects, but I doubt that applies to you.)

Some Guy

http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de

A little rough around the edges but it gets the job done. Free and in Python. Easy to hack the code for your own needs.

zachary j gamedesigner

I use wikimedia or whatever it is called that wikipedia uses.
Works great, people love it.

NeARAZ

PmWiki - especially cool as a "small wiki" (where for larger ones you'd use wikimedia or such). No database required, only php and a webserver. And it really works!

Robert 'Groby' Blum

Second MediaWiki. It makes for quite nice-looking documents, and is fairly easy to use.

Duncan Gough

I'd recommend Dokuwiki simply because it's extremely lightweight:

http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki

No database required, it uses plain text files and gzip to create archives of edited pages.

Greggman

Wow, did anyone actually read his message? None of those wikis have a wysiwyg editor do they?

Robert 'Groby' Blum

I did indeed read the message, and lo and behold, he said "*ideally* WYSIWYG" (emphasis mine). So what's your recommendation?

Mediawiki, by the way, has experimental support for WYSIWYG and development is under way: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WYSIWYG_editor

And if you're looking for a personal wiki (what *are* you looking for, Jamie?), WikidPad for Windows or VoodooPad for OSX are nice.

Some Guy

MoinMoin has a WYSIWYG editor in the latest version.

Hugh "Nomad" Hancock

It's worth noting that it wouldn't be too hard to integrate FCKEditor (www.fckeditor.net) into most simple wikis to give you WYSIWYG editing.

We use Xwiki.com, which I wouldn't recommend.

Noel Llopis

If you want something simple to install, fully featured, and really extensible, check out PmWiki. Much, much better than OpenWiki.

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