May 23rd, 2012
|12:50 pm - Wiki Software|
I'm looking for recommendations on wiki software. I have a project in mind and I have a pretty clear set of feature requirements. If you were in this situation, where would YOU go to compare a list of wiki packages to see how they fit your needs?
My needs, for those who are able to offer specific software recommendations:
- ease of use (non-technical end users, so RTF input >>> wiki formatting)
- able to be configured for registered-users-only, no public contribution
- easy ability to manage images (e.g. to include an image in your page edit)
- ability to configure security so that pages can be 'owned' and not edited by users other than the submitter
- easily extensible to include custom MySQL integration (more specifically, allows the contribution of small tagged blurbs that are included in various other pages, appropriately to the tags).
- ability to control the valid tag list, not allowing custom user-defined tags
- allows the administrator to force some pages to follow a template (e.g. the user's one and only one Profile page).
Part of me wonders whether I should just take a very simple wiki, co-opt the user management, and then redevelop the rest of it.
I really enjoyed twiki with some custom plug-ins when we used it at Adobe. We got significant use out of the excel integration from the managers who are chart happy.
I have no idea about MySQL integration.
There seem to be VERY few wikis that don't kind of suck for the handling of images. In fact, wikipedia is shockingly bad at how you have to know in advance to upload images or totally break a normal workflow to go upload them in another window just to get images in to your edit. If you find some flavors of wiki that work well in this area I'd like to see your results!