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Alternatives to MediaWiki

Microsoft SharePoint, WordPress, Confluence, DokuWiki, and Drupal are the most popular alternatives and competitors to MediaWiki.
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What is MediaWiki and what are its top alternatives?

It is a free server-based software. It is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation that uses PHP to process and display data stored in a database, such as MySQL.
MediaWiki is a tool in the Knowledge Management category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to MediaWiki

  • Microsoft SharePoint

    Microsoft SharePoint

    It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization. ...

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Confluence

    Confluence

    Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update. ...

  • DokuWiki

    DokuWiki

    It is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn't require a database. It has clean and readable syntax. The ease of maintenance, backup and integration makes it an administrator's favorite. Built in access controls and authentication connectors make it especially useful in the enterprise context and the large number of plugins contributed by its vibrant community allow for a broad range of use cases beyond a traditional wiki. ...

  • Drupal

    Drupal

    Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. ...

  • XWiki

    XWiki

    It is a free wiki software platform written in Java with a design emphasis on extensibility. It is an enterprise wiki. It includes WYSIWYG editing, OpenDocument based document import/export, semantic annotations and tagging, and advanced permissions management. ...

  • Markdown

    Markdown

    Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML. ...

  • Slite

    Slite

    Slite is the easiest way for teams to write together. From meeting notes, handbooks, guides, specifications to anything your team needs written down and retrievable in just a few clicks. ...

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Microsoft SharePoint

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PROS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
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    Stable Platform
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    Seamless intergration with MS Office
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    Great online support
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    Secure
CONS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
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    Rigid, hard to add external applicaions

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PROS OF WORDPRESS
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    Easy to manage
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    Plugins & themes
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    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
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    Really powerful
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    Rapid website development
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    Best documentation
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    Codex
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    Product feature set
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    Custom/internal social network
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    Open source
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    Great for all types of websites
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    Huge install and user base
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    Best
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    It's simple and easy to use by any novice
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    Most websites make use of it
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    Open Source Community
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    Perfect example of user collaboration
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    I like it like I like a kick in the groin
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    Community
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    <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>
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    Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
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    Plugins are of mixed quality
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    Not best backend UI
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    Complex Organization
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Dale Ross
Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 22 upvotes · 916.4K views

I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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Siddhant Sharma
Tech Connoisseur at Channelize.io · | 12 upvotes · 749.3K views

WordPress Magento PHP Java Swift JavaScript

Back in the days, we started looking for a date on different matrimonial websites as there were no Dating Applications. We used to create different profiles. It all changed in 2012 when Tinder, an Online Dating application came into India Market.

Tinder allowed us to communicate with our potential soul mates. That too without paying any extra money. I too got 4-6 matches in 6 years. It changed the life of many Millennials. Tinder created a revolution of its own. P.S. - I still don't have a date :(

Posting my first article. Please have a look and do give feedback.

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Confluence

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PROS OF CONFLUENCE
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    WYSIWYG editor
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    Full featured, works well with embedded docs
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    Expensive licenses
CONS OF CONFLUENCE
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    Expensive license

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David Ritsema
Frontend Architect at Herman Miller · | 11 upvotes · 575.5K views

We knew how we wanted to build our Design System, now it was time to choose the tools to get us there. The essence of Scrum is a small team of people. The team is highly flexible and adaptive. Perfect, so we'll work in 2 week sprints where each sprint can be a mix of new R&D stories, a presentation of decisions made, and showcasing key development milestones.

We are also able to run content stories in parallel, focusing development efforts around key areas of the site that our authors need first. Our stories would exist in a Jira backlog, documentation would be hosted in Confluence , and GitHub would host our codebase. If developers identify technical improvements during the sprint, they can be added as GitHub issues and transferred to Jira if we decide to represent them as stories for the Backlog. For Sprint Retrospectives, @groupmap proved to be a great way to include our remote members of the dev team.

This worked well for our team and allowed us to be flexible in what we wanted to build and how we wanted to build it. As we further defined our Backlog and estimated each story, we could accurately measure the team's capacity (velocity) and confidently estimate a launch date.

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Priit Kaasik
Engineering Lead at Katana MRP · | 9 upvotes · 423.6K views

As a new company we could early adopt and bet on #RemoteTeam setup without cultural baggage derailing us. Our building blocks for developing remote working culture are:

  • Hiring people who are self sufficient, self-disciplined and excel at video and written communication to work remotely
  • Set up periodic ceremonies ( #DailyStandup, #Grooming, Release calls and chats etc) to keep the company rhythm / heartbeat going across remote cells
  • Regularly train your leaders to take into account remote working aspects of organizing f2f calls, events, meetups, parties etc. when communicating and organizing workflows
  • And last, but not least - select the right tools to support effective communication and collaboration:
  1. All feeds and conversations come together in Slack
  2. #Agile workflows in Jira
  3. InProductCommunication and #CustomerSupportChat in Intercom
  4. #Notes, #Documentation and #Requirements in Confluence
  5. #SourceCode and ContinuousDelivery in Bitbucket
  6. Persistent video streams between locations, demos, meetings run on appear.in
  7. #Logging and Alerts in Papertrail
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DokuWiki

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      PROS OF DRUPAL
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        Great community
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        Highly customizable
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        Digital customer experience delivery platform
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        Really powerful
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        Customizable
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        Good tool for prototyping
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        Flexible
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        Enterprise proven over many years when others failed
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        Each version becomes more intuitive for clients to use
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        Headless adds even more power/flexibility
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        Well documented
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        Caching and performance
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        Powerful
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              Widely adopted
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            Johnny Bell
            Software Engineer at Weedmaps · | 14 upvotes · 477.6K views

            For Stack Decisions I needed to add Markdown in the decision composer to give our users access to some general styling when writing their decisions. We used React & GraphQL on the #Frontend and Ruby & GraphQL on the backend.

            Instead of using Showdown or another tool, We decided to parse the Markdown on the backend so we had more control over what we wanted to render in Markdown because we didn't want to enable all Markdown options, we also wanted to limit any malicious code or images to be embedded into the decisions and Markdown was a fairly large to import into our component so it was going to add a lot of kilobytes that we didn't need.

            We also needed to style how the markdown looked, we are currently using Glamorous so I used that but we are planning to update this to Emotion at some stage as it has a fairly easy upgrade path rather than switching over to styled-components or one of the other cssInJs alternatives.

            Also we used React-Mentions for tagging tools and topics in the decisions. Typing @ will let you tag a tool, and typing # will allow you to tag a topic.

            The Markdown options that we chose to support are tags: a, code, u, b, em, pre, ul, ol, li.

            If there are anymore tags you'd love to see added in the composer leave me a comment below and we will look into adding them.

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            More than year ago I was looking for the best editor of Angular 2 application and I've tried Visual Studio Code and Atom. Atom had performance issues that put me off completely to use it again. Visual Studio Code became my main editor #Typescript files (and partly editor of #Java files). I'm happy with Visual Studio Code and I've never look back on Atom. There wasn't any reason to try Atom again, because Visual Studio Code fulfills my requirements very well. I use it for editing of TypeScript, #HTML, #Sass, JSON, Docker and Markdown.

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              Jason Barry
              Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 10 upvotes · 152.4K views

              If you're a developer using Google Docs or Google Sheets... just stop. There are much better alternatives these days that provide a better user and developer experience.

              At FeaturePeek, we use slite for our internal documents and knowledge tracking. Slite's look and feel is similar to Slack's, so if you use Slack, you'll feel right at home. Slite is great for keeping tabs on meeting notes, internal documentation, drafting marketing content, writing pitches... any long-form text writing that we do as a company happens in Slite. I'm able to be up-to-date with everyone on my team by viewing our team activity. I feel more organized using Slite as opposed to GDocs or GDrive.

              Airtable is also absolutely killer – you'll never want to use Google Sheets again. Have you noticed that with most spreadsheet apps, if you have a tall or wide cell, your screen jumps all over the place when you scroll? With Airtable, you can scroll by screen pixels instead of by spreadsheet cells – this makes a huge difference! It's one of those things that you don't really notice at first, but once you do, you can't go back. This is just one example of the UX improvements that Airtable has to the previous generation of spreadsheet apps – there are plenty more.

              Also, their API is a breeze to use. If you're logged in, the docs fill in values from your tables and account, so it feels personalized to you.

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              Zarema Khalilova
              Frontend Team Lead at Uploadcare · | 6 upvotes · 56.5K views

              In Uploadcare we like to write internal documentation and instructions for all occasions. We used Confluence before, but strong and very slow UI fall us to frustration. We start to research alternative and met slite. The ability to quickly create notes and search, great onboarding, the familiar interface in Slack style, useful shortcuts, nice code snippets, support of Markdown. Now writing instructions and team notes have become much more pleasant.

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