MediaWiki Alternatives

    MediaWiki is described as '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' and is a well-known app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MediaWiki for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Notion, which is free. Other great apps like MediaWiki are TiddlyWiki (Free, Open Source), Nuclino (Freemium), WackoWiki (Free, Open Source) and DokuWiki (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team. Real collaboration in real-time.
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      Some users think Notion is a great alternative to MediaWiki, some don't.
    2. 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.
      TiddlyWiki vs MediaWiki opinions
      This alternative is disputed. TiddlyWiki is still a legitimate alternative to MediaWiki, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Single user only. More a note taking app than a true wiki.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago


    3. Nuclino is the easiest way to organize and share knowledge in teams. Create real-time collaborative documents and connect them instantly like a wiki. Use the tree, board, and graph view to explore and organize your knowledge visually.
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      Nuclino vs MediaWiki opinions
      Most users think Nuclino is a great alternative to MediaWiki.
      JennyColeman A lot easier to set up and maintain. No steep learning curve as with MediaWiki.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      lynjensen A great alternative if you are looking for something lightweight and easy-to-use.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      Not a wiki. More like Confluence. Half wordpress, half notepad.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      A modern and slick tool that does the same job and additionally supports real-time collaborative editing.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      abbystephens A much easier wiki tool for non-technical users. Real-time collaboration features are great to have as well.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      mflanagan009 Lighter on features but sooo much faster and easier to use. A lot more collaborative too.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      JenRitter It's a lot simpler without any redundant features of MediaWiki that aren't useful anyway. Sleek, minimalist, and intuitive. I'm surprised this tool is not getting much publicity yet.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    4. WackoWiki is a light and easy to install multilingual Wiki-engine. Supports WYTIWYG-editing, page rights (ACLs), page comments, file uploads, email notification, design themes (skins) and much more. Compatible with PHP 7.3 - 8.0 and MariaDB / MySQL.
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      Almost everyone thinks WackoWiki is a great alternative to MediaWiki.
    5. 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 companies.
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      Most users think DokuWiki is a great alternative to MediaWiki.

    6. 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 (.
      Wiki.js vs MediaWiki opinions
      Some users think Wiki.js is a great alternative to MediaWiki, some don't.
      Lunatica Wiki.js is for technical documentation (just take a look at its UI), while MediaWiki is made primarily for Wikipedia which is an encyclopedia, but can be also adapted for technical writing. So Wiki.js is not a replacement for MediaWiki when the use case is for encyclopedia or similar writing.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      Modern node js based wiki, bring the future to your data, uses flat files stored on a git repo, with markdown notation
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Runs on Git and is a lot easier on the eyes
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    7. Knowledge base for your team: - A powerful editor with classical text and special widgets like diagrams, Swagger, GraphQL, code editor, changelogs and more coming; - Your team’s content is organized in spaces with document trees and are deep searchable; - Modern UX...
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    8. Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them.
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    9. wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information.


      Last update was in November 2018, and various links are dead on their website.

    10. 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.
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      XWiki vs MediaWiki opinions
      Almost everyone thinks XWiki is a great alternative to MediaWiki.
      From my experience, XWiki is way more adaptable to business use cases than MediaWiki : changing the theme or setting-up a mail server was very easy for example. XWiki also includes a nice extension manager with tons of available extensions. The main downside of XWiki is that it is harder to install than simple PHP applications ; it also take more system memory by default.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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