List of wiki software

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This is a list of notable wiki software applications. For a comparative table of such software, see Comparison of wiki software. For a list of wikis, or websites using wiki software, see List of wikis.

Standard wiki software[edit]



  • WikiWikiWeb, the first wiki and its associated software
  • Foswiki is a structured wiki, which enables users to create "wiki applications".
  • ikiwiki, a "wiki compiler" - can use Subversion or git as the back end storage mechanism.
  • TWiki is a structured wiki, typically used to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool. Also available as a VMware appliance.
  • UseModWiki (created by Clifford Adams in 2000) is a clone of AtisWiki.


  • DokuWiki is aimed at the documentation needs of a small company. It uses plain text files and has a simple but powerful syntax which ensures the datafiles remain readable outside the wiki.
  • MediaWiki was custom-designed for the high-volume Wikipedia encyclopedia website; it is also used for all other projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia. It is also publicly available for use in other wikis, and has widespread popularity among smaller, non-Wikimedia wikis.
  • PhpWiki is a WikiWikiWeb clone in PHP.
  • PmWiki is a PHP-based wiki. Features include: GPL-licensed, easy installation/customization, designed for collaborative authoring and maintenance of web sites, and support for internationalization. Does not require a database.
  • UserPress is a PHP/WordPress-based wiki platform. Features include: easy setup, tight integration with WordPress, wiki page previews (via modal window), edit tracking, and page tree re-ordering widget.
  • WakkaWiki is a now-defunct PHP/MySQL-based lightweight wiki engine, that notably spawned a large number of forks, including WackoWiki and WikkaWiki.
  • WikkaWiki (often shortened as Wikka) is a free, lightweight, and standards-compliant wiki engine. Written in PHP, it uses MySQL to store pages. Licensed under the GPL (code) and CC-BY-SA (docs).
  • MindTouch is an open-source application that began as a fork of MediaWiki; it has a C# back-end and a PHP front-end.



  • Wagn is a Ruby on Rails application that can be used as a simple wiki, a database, a content management system, or a development platform.
  • Gollum is a wiki using git as the back end storage mechanism, and written mostly in Ruby. It is the wiki system used by the GitHub web hosting system.

Other languages[edit]

  • Cliki is written in Common Lisp.
  • FlexWiki was written in C#, uses the .NET Framework, and stores data in files or Microsoft SQL Server. The development stopped in 2009.
  • Gitit is a Happstack-based wiki server employing git or Darcs to manage wiki history, and the Pandoc document conversion system to manage markup - among other things permitting the inclusion of LaTeX mathematical markup.
  • Swiki is written in Squeak. It runs on common platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, as well as others.
  • Wiki Server is proprietary software distributed with Mac OS X Server.
  • XWiki is a Java-based wiki engine with a complete wiki feature set (version control, attachments, etc.) and a database engine and programming language which allows database driven applications to be created using the wiki interface.

Personal wiki software[edit]

Further information: Personal wiki
  • TiddlyWiki is a free, open-source personal use (single-machine) wiki based on HTML/JavaScript for any browser and OS. It supports customization and a wide range of addons.
  • WikidPad is a free, open-source personal use (single-machine) wiki with native support of international characters (Unicode).
  • ConnectedText is a commercial Windows-based personal wiki system with features including full text searches, visual link tree, customizable interface, image and file control, CSS-based page display, exports to HTML and HTML Help, and plug-ins.
  • Zim is a free, open-source standalone wiki based on Python and GTK with a WYSIWYG editor.

Hosted-only software[edit]

Further information: Wiki hosting service

Content management/social software with wiki functionality[edit]

Further information: Content management system
Further information: Enterprise social software




  • Socialtext is an enterprise wiki and weblog engine partially derived from open-source Kwiki. Socialtext is available as a hosted service, or a dedicated hardware appliance.


Other languages[edit]

Project management software with wiki functionality[edit]

Further information: Project management software

See also[edit]


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