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May 23rd, 2012

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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.

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Date:May 24th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
Mediawiki (the one backing wikipedia) is arguably the most mature wiki. it has a boatload of add-ons that you can easily add and configure that add all kinds of security options (which I consider most of your requirements to be).

or more specifically: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_Matrix/user_rights

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