Self-Hosted DokuWiki Alternatives

DokuWiki is a popular wiki software that notably doesn't require a database. It uses plain-text files and has its own, very intuitive syntax for wiki content. Some might prefer an alternative for that matter, one with built-in Makrdown support.

DokuWiki is a self-hosted solution, so the most similar apps would be found under that platform. Like most self-hosted apps, it's open-source. Many freemium and commercial alternatives offer the benefit of iPhone and Android for creating wiki articles on the go, as well as web-based apps.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/24/2019 8:02:00 AM

Alternatives to DokuWiki for Self-hosting with any license

  • TiddlyWiki

    TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet. Because its a single file, its very portable - you can email it, put it on a web server or share it via a USB stick. It has a broad range of tools and an ever expanding plethora of plugins.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web BSD ... Self-Hosted Xfce

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  • MediaWiki

    MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki.

    • Many of the same features but much easier to configure. Guest • Jan 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted PHP Cloudron

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  • BookStack

    BookStack is a free and open source knowledge management platform built on PHP. The system has been built around simplicity to ensure that adding information to it is not a chore. The content structure is built on the metaphors of Books, Chapters & Pages. BookStack uses a WYSIWYG editor to create and edit content so users don't have to memorise some particular mark-up.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

    Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (40+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP + Smarty, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Bootstrap. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge base, intranets, and extranets. It is actively developed by a very large international community. Tiki is the Open Source Web Application with the most built-in features.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... PHP

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  • XWiki

    XWiki is a powerful Open Source collaborative platform allowing companies of all sizes to save time and money while enhancing collaboration on both team and organizational level. Being focused on efficient communication and collaboration, XWiki redefines the value of business knowledge by allowing any user to access critical information in a fast and efficient way while reducing the organizational silos.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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  • Wiki.js

    Write your content in the widely used and simple Markdown format, using the built-in visual editor. Unlike other wiki software that save content in a database with a difficult to extract format, Wiki.js saves all your content directly into Markdown (.md) files and that content is automatically synced with your remote Git repository. Your content is therefore safe and readable directly from your Git repository. Wiki.js runs on the blazing fast Node.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • MDwiki

    MDwiki is a CMS/Wiki completely built in HTML5/Javascript and runs 100% on the client. No special software installation or server side processing is required. Just upload the mdwiki.html shipped with MDwiki into the same directory as your markdown files and you are good to go!

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Docsify.js

    docsify generates your documentation website on the fly. Unlike GitBook, it does not generate static html files. Instead, it smartly loads and parses your Markdown files and displays them as website. All you need to do is create an index.html to start and deploy it on GitHub Pages. See the Quick start for more details.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • WackoWiki

    Wacko Wiki is a light and handy Wiki-engine. Features: full revision control, powerful diff between revisions, access control through per-page access control lists, What You Think Is What You Get editing, integrated page commenting functionality,page watching & email notification on changes/comments,design themes (skins) support, uploads per page or global, clusters & relative addressing, automatic table of contents generation, on-the-fly correction of punctual typos & spec.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Documize

    Documize provides an Integrated Document Environment that adapts to the business, making it dead-simple for anyone to compose & contribute content and share knowledge. A single place to compose docs and share know-how, without the mess of email, chat apps and sync folders * Handles traditional documents and wiki style content * Integrates SaaS Data like GitHub, Trello, AirTable and more * Has both open source and enterprise edition

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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  • BlueSpice for MediaWiki

    This freely available OpenSource Software Wikipedia’s popular software engine MediaWiki into a fully-fledged EnterpriseWiki solution. Companies can continue cherishing MediaWiki’s numerous advantages and automation capabilities; with BlueSpice, they can now work even more comfortably, safely and more effectively. Compered with basic MediaWiki, BlueSpice provides, amongst other, the following enhancements: 1. Comfortable and sophisticated rights and user management capabilities. 2.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Self-Hosted ... MediaWiki

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  • Dokit

    Dokit makes your documentation accessible in just a few clicks on all media (PC, mobile, machines) and integrates with your existing systems (CMMS, PLM, LMS). Easily adapt the platform design to your graphics. Enable single sign-on to make it easier for your users to log in. For even more integration, take advantage of Dokit APIs. Thanks to Dokit, your procedures are clear, visual, and action oriented.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • UserPress

    UserPress is a wiki plugin for WordPress offering sophisticated functionality wrapped in a simple, intuitive interface. UserPress allows users to edit and create content using your front-end theme (as opposed to the wp-admin area), much like Wikipedia. UserPress can easily take advantage of the thousands of plugins already built for WordPress. UserPress is going to change the way you think about collaborative media.

    • Discontinued The plugin seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.0.6, released in July 2015, can be still downloaded from

    Commercial Self-Hosted Wordpress

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  • MarkWiki

    MarkWiki aims to be dead simple. MarkWiki was born out of frustration with bad documentation tools behind a company firewall that were too complex. You should consider MarkWiki if you: Need something working fast. Are looking for a no fuss answer to how to collaborate with teammates. Want to work with Markdown and use some great extra MarkWiki/Features.

    • Discontinued MarkWiki is unmaintained since January 2017 according to the GitHub repo

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • knowen

    Knowen is an experiment in progress that is being designed to organize, preserve, and expand human knowledge - placing it in a hierarchical knowledge base (graph) that makes it readily available to learners of all backgrounds and ages. The rate of scientific and engineering innovation is rapidly increasing. With the advent of the Internet and powerful search engines, millions of research articles are accessible within seconds from anywhere in the world.

    Free Personal Self-Hosted

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  • Radolet Snegir

    Radolet Snegir is a collaboration software to create a documentation, knowledge base, web site, document storage, photo galleries, news feeds, blogs, self-service portals, help centers etc. The software includes a wide variety of the ready-to-use corporate templates for different situations. The good thing in this corporate portal CMS is that it has no limit on number of users. So, you can build Intranet or Internet or both using same system.

    Commercial Self-Hosted C# .NET Framework ASP.NET MVC

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  • WikkaWiki

    WikkaWiki is a flexible, standards-compliant and lightweight wiki engine written in PHP, which uses MySQL to store pages. Forked from WakkaWiki. Designed for speed, extensibility, and security. Released under the GPL license.

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted PHP

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  • Acknow

    Cloud-based platform for implementing knowledge management and collaboration workflows to facilitate knowledge sharing between your company employees and your customers. Build internal or external Knowledge Base, news portal or cross-team communication channels using Acknow. Easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor allows to engage employees of any level to the process of knowledge sharing. Powerful search engine helps to find an article, a file or even a person, who might help with the question entered.

    Commercial Web Self-Hosted

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  • BoltWire

    BoltWire is an easy to use web development system with surprising flexibility and power. Our innovative architecture plus best-in-class forms processing makes it easy to create complex, interactive, web applications fast. Best of all, it's FREE... Despite its small size, BoltWire packs one of the most robust engines of any CMS around.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Gitit

    Gitit is a wiki backed by a git, darcs, or mercurial filestore. Pages and uploaded files can be modified either directly via the VCS's command-line tools or through the wiki's web interface. Pandoc is used for markup processing, so pages may be written in (extended) markdown, reStructuredText, LaTeX, HTML, or literate Haskell, and exported in ten different formats, including LaTeX, ConTeXt, DocBook, RTF, OpenOffice ODT, and MediaWiki markup.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • YesWiki

    YesWiki allows any web user, online, with any browser, to : create, delete, edit or comment on the pages of a site, with any number of editors or pages. manage access rights for each page (read, write, or comment) for a user or a group. layout a page content in a very intuitive and visual way, using formatting rules which require no technical skills. publish immediately any creation or modification of a page.

    Free Open Source MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted PHP

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