List of wiki software

List of wiki software

This is a list of notable wiki software applications. For a comparative table of such software, see Comparison of wiki software. For a list of wikis, or websites using wiki software, see List of wikis.


Standard wiki software


  • JAMWiki is a J2EE application released under the LGPL. JAMWiki is a Java clone of the MediaWiki software and uses the same wiki syntax.
  • JSPWiki is a J2EE application released under the Apache License.
  • 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/wiki is contained in a single file.
  • Lively Wiki is based on Lively Kernel and combines features of wikis and development environments. Users can create and edit application behavior as well as other content.

.NET/Mono based


  • ikiwiki, a "wiki compiler" - can use Subversion or git as the backend storage mechanism.
  • 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.
    • Foswiki is a fork of TWiki.
  • UseModWiki (created by Clifford Adams in 2000) is a clone of AtisWiki.


  • DokuWiki is 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.
  • MediaWiki was custom-designed for the high-volume Wikipedia encyclopedia website; it is also used for all other projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia. It is also publicly available for use in other wikis, and has widespread popularity among smaller, non-Wikimedia wikis.
  • 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 intended for Japanese wikis.
  • TigerWiki is a minimalist and simple wiki framework, that has been discontinued. It spawned a number of forks, all of which have been discontinued as well.
  • WakkaWiki is a now-defunct PHP/MySQL-based lightweight wiki engine, that notably spawned a large number of forks, including WackoWiki and WikkaWiki. Of these, WikkaWiki is the only fork still under active development.


  • MoinMoin is a wiki engine written in Python. Offers good access control based on user groups.
  • Zwiki is a Zope-based GPL wiki engine. It can integrate with the content management framework Plone, and supports several kinds of markup as well as WYSIWYG HTML editing


Other languages

  • Gitit is a Happstack-based wiki server employing git or Darcs to manage wiki history, and the Pandoc document conversion system to manage markup - among other things permitting the inclusion of LaTeX mathematical markup.
  • ProjectForum is a self-contained wiki server for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, written in Tcl, C and C++.
  • Swiki is written in Squeak. It runs on common platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, as well as others.
  • Wiki Server is proprietary software distributed with Mac OS X Server.

Personal wiki software

  • Pimki is a PIM (Personal Information Manager) loosely based on Instiki.
  • WikidPad is a free, opensource personal use (single-machine) wiki with native support of international characters (Unicode).

Hosted-only software

  • EditMe is a proprietary J2EE application with WYSIWYG editing and a focus on allowing non-technical users to quickly and easily build editable web sites
  • Knowledge Plaza is a knowledge management tool that provides both wiki environments for collaborative topic/project work and an Enterprise bookmarking tool.

Content management/social software with wiki functionality


  • Jive Engage (formerly known as Clearspace and Jive SBS) is a commercial J2EE application, made by Jive Software, which combines Wiki, Blog, and Document Management functionality into a complete enterprise collaboration solution. Jive uses wiki-style markup or WYSIWYG ("What you see is what you get") editing to allow for clean version control and workflow management.
  • ConcourseConnect is a freely available J2EE application made by Concursive which brings together Corporate Social Networking, Online Community, Business directory, and Customer relationship management capabilities. Features include Wiki, Blog, Document Management, Ratings, Reviews, online Classified advertising, and Project Management modules. The wiki uses wiki markup or WYSIWYG editing.
  • Confluence 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.
  • SamePage is a commercial J2EE application that combines wiki and blog functionalities in an enterprise collaboration solution. It is a SaaS application or software download that utilizes WYSIWYG editing.
  • Mindquarry creates a WYSIWYG wiki for each team. It is built using Apache Cocoon and thus based on Java (Mozilla Public License)
  • Traction TeamPage is a commercial enterprise wiki, weblog, Document Management, discussion and tagging 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.


  • Blosxom is blog software that offers wiki functionality 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.
  • MojoMojo is an open-source application built on top of the Catalyst web framework, blending the functions of wikis, CMSes and blogs.
  • Socialtext is an enterprise wiki and weblog engine partially derived from open-source Kwiki. Socialtext is available as a hosted service, or a dedicated hardware appliance.


  • Drupal installations can be configured as wikis with MediaWiki-style wiki markup.
  • Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is one of the larger and more ambitious wiki development projects, including a variety of additional groupware features (message forums, articles, etc.).

Other languages

Project management software with wiki functionality

Version control software with wiki functionality

See also


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

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