MediaWiki vs WordPress

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MediaWiki vs WordPress: What are the differences?

What is MediaWiki? A free and open-source wiki engine. 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.

What is WordPress? A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. 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.

MediaWiki belongs to "Knowledge Management" category of the tech stack, while WordPress can be primarily classified under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about MediaWiki and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 166.5K views

So many choices for CMSs these days. So then what do you choose if speed, security and customization are key? Headless for one. Consuming your own APIs for content is absolute key. It makes designing pages in the front-end a breeze. Leaving Ghost and Cockpit. If I then looked at the footprint and impact on server load, Cockpit definitely wins that battle.

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10 Years ago I have started to check more about the online sphere and I have decided to make a website. There were a few CMS available at that time like WordPress or Joomla that you can use to have your website. At that point, I have decided to use WordPress as it was the easiest and I am glad I have made a good decision. Now WordPress is the most used CMS. Later I have created also a site about WordPress: https://www.wpdoze.com

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Pros of MediaWiki
Pros of WordPress
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    • 412
      Customizable
    • 362
      Easy to manage
    • 351
      Plugins & themes
    • 258
      Non-tech colleagues can update website content
    • 246
      Really powerful
    • 144
      Rapid website development
    • 77
      Best documentation
    • 51
      Codex
    • 44
      Product feature set
    • 35
      Custom/internal social network
    • 16
      Open source
    • 8
      Great for all types of websites
    • 6
      Huge install and user base
    • 5
      Best
    • 5
      Open Source Community
    • 5
      Perfect example of user collaboration
    • 5
      It's simple and easy to use by any novice
    • 5
      Most websites make use of it
    • 5
      I like it like I like a kick in the groin
    • 4
      Community
    • 4
      API-based CMS
    • 3
      Easy To use
    • 2
      <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>

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    Cons of MediaWiki
    Cons of WordPress
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      • 12
        Plugins are of mixed quality
      • 12
        Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
      • 9
        Not best backend UI
      • 2
        Complex Organization
      • 1
        Great Security

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      What is MediaWiki?

      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.

      What is 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.

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      What are some alternatives to MediaWiki and WordPress?
      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.
      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
      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 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
      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.
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