List of wiki software

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List of wiki software


This is a list of notable wiki software applications. For a list of Websites using wiki software, organized by topic, see List of wikis.


  • Clearspace is a commercial J2EE application, made by Jive Software, which combines Wiki, Blog, and Document Management functionality into a complete enterprise collaboration solution. Clearspace uses wiki-style markup or WYSIWYG or "What you see is what you get" editing to allow for clean version control and workflow management.
  • Confluence (wiki) is a commercial J2EE application which combines Wiki and some blog functionality. Its features include PDF page export and page refactoring, and it can be run on any application server using any RDBMS backend.
  • Corendal Wiki is a GPL application for corporate environments, with tight integration with Active Directory.
  • JAMWiki is a Java-based wiki engine that is built to possess many of the features of MediaWiki
  • JSPWiki is a J2EE application released under the LGPL.
  • Kerika is a commercial Java application which combines whiteboarding and document management. It works on a peer-to-peer model and is available for Windows, Macs and Linux. Team members who are not using Kerika get their project updates sent to them automatically by email.
  • Mindquarry creates a WYSIWYG wiki for each team. It is built using Apache Cocoon and thus based on Java (Mozilla Public License)
  • SnipSnap is a Java-based package that combines Wiki and blog concepts. It includes its own web server, but can be built as a war file for use in other servlet engines. Released under the GNU General Public License
  • Traction TeamPage is a commercial application based on the principles of Douglas Engelbart's On-Line System (NLS) which aggregates multiple blog / Wiki spaces using a sophisticated permission and inline comment model.
  • VQ Wiki "very quick wiki" - does not require a database.
  • Yawiki is a wiki. Documentation is released under GNU General Public License. has a (robot) YawikiBot, an Artificial Intelligent front end. Yawiki is J2EE and the rich client used for editing is Java Web Start.
  • XWiki is a Java wiki engine with a complete wiki feature set (version control, attachments, etc.) and a database engine and programming language which allows database driven applications to be created using the wiki interface


  • TiddlyWiki is a HTML/JavaScript-based server-less wiki in which the entire site is contained in a single file.


  • CLiki is a free collaborative hypertext authoring program written in Common Lisp. Modelled on Wiki, it is free software released under the MIT license. It presently runs in SBCL and requires Araneida which needs the SBCL socket library. Considered extremely powerful, it has been implemented at cliki.net, metacircles.com, and cliki.tunes.org
  • Kiwi is a heavily reworked port of CLiki to Allegro Common Lisp running the Allegroserve webserver.
  • Svnwiki is written in Scheme Chicken

Microsoft services-based

  • WikiPoint by Neoworks is a wiki extension for Windows SharePoint Services version 2 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.
  • Windows SharePoint Services version 3 has built-in Wiki support. It is built on ASP.Net and Microsoft SQL Server.

.NET/Mono based

  • ArtificialMemory is a Semantic Wiki written in C# and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • DotWiki a Wiki clone using Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • FlexWiki is written in C#, uses the .NET framework, and stores data in XML files or Microsoft SQL Server. Binary and Source Code are available for download.
  • WWWiki by ktomics is a DotNetNuke module which offers page versioning and several other features.
  • Perspective is written in C#, uses the .NET framework, and stores data in XML files. Binary and Source Code are available for download.
  • ScrewTurn Wiki is an open source wiki software written in asp.net(C#) , released under GPL.
  • MindTouch Deki Wiki is a free open source wiki developed in C# on Mono and PHP, released under GPLv2 and LGPLv2. This is a platform independent wiki that is language agnostic. Meaning, it can be extended using any programming language that can be exposed via a Web service. The application consists of a services layer, where the majority of the application's logic is implemented in C#, and a presentation layer in PHP. This makes it possible to dramatically alter the user interface without digging too deeply into complex application code.


  • PasWiki is a CGI based wiki using FreePascal, but should also work on Delphi/Kylix.


  • CorneliOS, a webOS, includes a wiki software that's also the engine for Galaxiki.
  • No÷sphere, the engine for PlanetMath.
  • PodWiki is a wiki which supports multiple markup languages, primarily Perl POD.
  • Socialtext is an enterprise wiki and weblog partially derived from open-source Kwiki. Socialtext is available as a hosted service, a dedicated hardware appliance, or as free downloadable open-source software (and a VMware virtual appliance) from Sourceforge.
  • TWiki is a structured wiki, typically used to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool. Also available as a VMware appliance.
  • UseModWiki (Clifford Adams, 2000) is a clone of AtisWiki.
    • Oddmuse is a fork of UseModWiki.
    • PurpleWiki is major rewrite of UseModWiki that implements Purple Numbers and Transclusion.
  • WikiWikiWeb (Ward Cunningham, 1994)

While not strictly Wiki software, weblog-engine Blosxom mostly meets the definition when used with its wikieditish and wikiwordish plugins. There are also plugins available that enable Blosxom to use the text parsers from Kwiki, TWiki, or PurpleWiki.


Please note that many of Wikis below DO NOT support international characters - this is the case of WikkaWiki and other forks of Wakka, PhpWiki, easyWiki and others.

  • GetWiki is a highly modified version of version 1.1.0 of MediaWiki
  • MediaWiki was custom-designed for the high-volume Wikipedia encyclopedia project; it is also used for all other projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia. It is written in PHP and uses a MySQL or PostgreSQL database backend; however it is publicly available and suitable for tailoring to other applications.
    • IpbWiki inherits the functionality of MediaWiki and adds on integration layer to Invision Power Board on top of it (single sign on, forum content in wiki, article rating system, etc...)
  • TigerWiki is a minimalist and simple wiki framework.
  • TikiWiki is one of the larger and more ambitious wiki development projects, including a variety of additional groupware features (message forums, articles, etc.).
  • DokuWiki is a simple-to-use Wiki aimed at the documentation needs of a small company. It uses plain text files and has a simple but powerful syntax which ensures the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki.
  • PhpWiki is a WikiWikiWeb clone in PHP.
  • PmWiki is a PHP-based wiki. Features include: GPL-licensed, easy installation/customization, designed for collaborative authoring and maintenance of web sites, and support for Internationalization. Does not require a database.
  • PukiWiki is a PHP-based wiki (Japanese). Their site has not been fully translated into English.
  • RabbitWiki is a very simple PHP flat text based wiki. It also has an option to use SQL.
  • WakkaWiki is a PHP/MySQL-based lightweight wiki engine. Wakka is no longer maintained, but survives in a number of forks:
    • CitiWiki has been called the "Wiki of the next generation".
    • UniWakka is another fork of Wakka, aims at providing a collaborative authoring tool for scientific web content. It supports WikiFarms installations, MathML, footnotes, tables of contents, bibtex import and export, latex export, latex-like citations, OpenOffice export and more.
    • WackoWiki is a fork of Wakka, with many new features and multilingual interface. Shares several modules, developers and a bugtracker with an NPJ engine.
    • WikkaWiki is a light, standards-compliant, configurable fork of Wakka with many improvements and new features (among which native support for Mindmaps).
  • Wiclear is a simple PHP/MySQL-based lightweight wiki engine targeted at data organization and multiple languages. It also features customization via themes and extensibility via plugins.


  • MoinMoin is a Wiki clone written in Python. Offers good access control based on user groups.
  • OghamWiki is a WYSIWYG wiki designed for non technical users.
  • PikiPiki is a Python-based Wiki. It is fairly basic, quick and simple to install, and offers reasonable security.
  • PikiePikie another Python-based Wiki. It produces a Wiki that resembles a typical website, and allows visitors to choose which "skin" to view the site with.
  • Sycamore offers web based administration and offers double clicking to edit specific sections of pages.
  • TamTam
  • Trac is a Wiki clone that integrates simple issue tracking and an interface to Subversion.
  • Zwiki is a powerful Zope-based GPL wiki engine. It can integrate with the CMF content management framework and Plone, and supports several kinds of markup as well as WYSIWYG HTML editing.


  • Instiki is a Wiki clone written in Ruby.
  • Pimki is a PIM (Personal Information Manager) loosely based on Instiki's Wiki technology.
  • Ruwiki is a simple, extensible Wiki, supporting CGI and WEBrick interfaces, templates, CSS formatting, namespaces, and internationalisation.
  • Hiki is another Wiki clone written in Ruby, originating in Japan.
  • JunebugWiki is a clean, simple, and minimalist wiki built on the Camping microframework intended for personal use.
  • Metadot Wiki is the 7th edition of the popular Metadot Portal Server. The Metadot Wiki is a commercial-quality product that can be used as an intranet, extranet or wiki. Metadot has rewritten the product in ROR, adding complete wiki functionality. The Metadot Wiki is available as source code. The source code does not include the wiki-on-demand or management console


  • Swiki is written in Squeak, and considered to be "super-portable and easy to set up and use". It runs on common platforms, including Mac, Windows, *nix, as well as others.
  • SmallWiki is a wiki for VisualWorks, also ported to Squeak. Version 2 is called Pier is being written for Seaside, a web-design framework similar to Rails.


  • Integrated into Code Co-op (a P2P version control system).
  • Kerika is a commercial Java application which combines whiteboarding and document management. It works on a peer-to-peer model and is available for Windows, Macs and Linux. Team members who are not using Kerika get their project updates sent to them automatically by email.


  • AcroWiki is a commercial editing application with wiki-like syntax for PalmOS. It stores the notes as Memos (in a separate category) so they can be opened on the desktop machines and exported to an online wiki.


  • OpenWiki is written in VBScript, uses the ASP protocol, and stores data in XML files or Microsoft SQL Server. It combines useful features of several Wiki engines, particularly UseMod and MoinMoin, with Windows Integrated Authentication so users are logged in transparently.


  • Apple's HyperCard was a direct inspiration for Ward Cunningham's original Wiki software.
  • OpenTeams is a commercial web-hosted wiki with blogging, tags, discussion, file attachment, and SSL encryption functionality in a simple, email-like, 3-pane, Web 2.0/Ajax interface.
  • Techwiki claims to be a Wiki optimized for writing technical stuff - mathematics, equations and the like.
  • WikiServer is a self-contained, easy-to-install wiki written in C++. The current stable release of the latest version runs on Windows and Linux.
  • Ikiwiki was a wiki compiler written perl by Joey Hess

See also

External links

List of wiki software
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