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Self-Hosted MediaWiki Alternatives

There are many alternatives to MediaWiki as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative is TiddlyWiki, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MediaWiki and many of them are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to MediaWiki are WackoWiki, DokuWiki, Wiki.js and AppFlowy.

MediaWiki alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Team Collaboration Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MediaWiki.
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MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other...

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  1. 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.

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    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.

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  2. 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 - 8.1 and MariaDB / MySQL.

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    Almost everyone thinks WackoWiki is a great alternative to MediaWiki.


  3. 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.
  4. 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 (.

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    Some users think Wiki.js is a great alternative to MediaWiki, some don't.
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    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.

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    Still has a ways to go, many glitches and missing features

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    Modern node js based wiki, bring the future to your data, uses flat files stored on a git repo, with markdown notation

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    Runs on Git and is a lot easier on the eyes

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    AppFlowy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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  6. 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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    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.

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    Foam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Visual Studio Code

    Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub.

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  8. Trusted by 8,000 businesses, Confluence is the leading collaboration software and enterprise wiki for intranets and knowledge management. Free 30-day trial.

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    Cloud hosted, not self-hosted.

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  9. ProProfs Knowledge Base is knowledge management software used to create highly-searchable online FAQ’s to improve customer service and reduce tickets.

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    Notea

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Notea is a privacy-first, open-source note-taking application. It supports Markdown syntax, sharing, responsive and more.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer being actively developed, and the GitHub repository has been archived.

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