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DokuWiki

DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small compan...

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Avg rating of 3.5 (4)| 5 comments

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  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5
  • Alternatives91 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 5 comments and reviews about DokuWiki, and it has gotten 179 likes

DokuWiki was added to AlternativeTo by foosel on and this page was last updated .

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turbopascal
  
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Simple and flexible. No database. Easy to use. Lots of plugins. Very good for pedants.

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Schroeffu
  
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More easy than MediaWiki but the same features.

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luckyshot
  
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The last stable version is from 2020, and doesn't work with PHP 8. Plugins are outdated, some even from 2015. It used to be a great file-based simple wiki but it's sadly become obsolete.

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Anamon
  
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This is a fantastic choice of wiki software if the more widespread solutions are too heavy and complex for your needs.

I personally didn't want to set up an entire database and complex configuration, as my project will remain relatively small for the forseeable future. The great thing about it are its low requirements on the server. Basically, you only need a vanilla PHP installation. This not only means that the wiki will run almost everywhere, even down to most free webhosts, but also means that backing up and transferring a wiki are incredibly simple – the entire data and history is contained in text files within the wiki's directories. No database backup and re-import to perform. Just download the files and re-upload them somewhere else. Zip the folders and you have a backup. No proprietary formats means you can edit everything with a text editor.

All this makes it magnificently open, which also means that you'll be well-prepared if you ever decide to migrate to a more heavyweight solution later on.

Installation and configuration couldn't be simpler, it's basically upload and go. Another big advantage is the active community with a lot of plug-ins available and maintained. For example, I added some basic database functionality to my site using a very simple-to-use SQLite plug-in, allowing me to add structured data to pages and generate sortable list and search pages with drill-down functionality.

I'm still amazed at how easy this all was to set up. If you just want to get the job done and not deal with technicalities and backend issues, give it a try.

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kcalvert
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I use this one myself in a Linux environment. It's very easy to configure (with some online help) and the syntax is simple. I recommend it for anyone who wants a good cross-platform wiki. It has basic capabilities built in with quite a number of addons/plugins available.

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I just try it too, the setup is so easy it was hard to believe. I also was nicely surprised that the display was adapted for smartphones. Very nice surprise.

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  • Documentation
  • CMS
  • Wiki Engine

DokuWiki platform details

Self-Hosted

A web server and PHP 5.2 or later

Recent user activities on DokuWiki

  • tvgoing1tvgoing1 Upvoted a comment on DokuWiki
    The last stable version is from 2020, and doesn't work with PHP 8. Plugins are outdated, some even from 2015. It used to be a great file-based simple wiki but it's sadly become obsolete.
    ago
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