List of wikis

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This page contains a list of notable websites that use a wiki model. These websites will sometimes use different software in order to provide the best content management system for their users' needs, but they all share the same basic editing and viewing website model.


Name Focus Notes Entries License Internet directory Initially pre-populated with information about many different websites. Uses MediaWiki software, but now largely with Ruby on Rails 17,611,146 GFDL and CC BY-SA
Appropedia English, French, German, Spanish Sustainable development, including appropriate technology merging with several other wikis 4,934[1] CC BY-SA 3.0
Baidu Baike Encyclopedic/Chinese A Chinese encyclopedia 2,878,123[2] Copyrighted
Ballotpedia Informative An interactive almanac of United States politics. 192,927[3] GFDL
Base de datos Encyclopedic/Spanish A Spanish language encyclopedia, with own wiki software. 13,518[4] Copyrighted/Other
Biographicon Misc—Biographies of people A directory of personal profiles; shut down in 2008 Unknown
Catawiki Catalogues Originally in Dutch, with English version. Collectors specific for comics, coins, stamps, trading cards, board games, model cars, model trains, bank notes, books, watches, Disney memorabilia, clocks and other. 200,000
Citizendium Encyclopedic Requires writers to use real names rather than usernames; guided by expert input while allowing edits from the general public 15,308[5] CC BY-SA 3.0
Connectipedia non-profit organizations and foundations funded and maintained by Meyer Memorial Trust. Runs on Wagn 22,000 GNU Free Documentation License and a Creative Commons License
Conservapedia Encyclopedic Information and articles are written from a conservative Christian viewpoint aimed at correcting the alleged liberal bias of Wikipedia. 33,100[6] Copyrighted (free use)
Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL) Music A wiki library of free typeset musical scores 15,382[7] Public Domain, CPDL Licence, C.C. Licences, Copyrighted (free use)
DavisWiki Place—Davis, California A city wiki dedicated solely to Davis; at one point the largest city wiki 15,593[2] CC-by 3.0
Diplopedia Government—Diplomacy Encyclopedia of the U.S. Department of State collecting items related to international relations and diplomacy
EcuRed A Cuban perspective on global issues, in Spanish Run by Cuba's Youth Computer Club, an affiliate of the Communist Youth Union 19,482 Compatible with the copyleft license Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported[8]
Ekopedia Multilingual—Encyclopedic Environmental sustainability merging with Appropedia. CC BY-SA 3.0
Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español Encyclopedic/Spanish A Spanish language fork of Wikipedia 47,281[9] CC BY-SA 3.0
Encyclopedia Dramatica Satire of Internet memes A satirical wiki 7,400[10] Fair use
Encyclopedia of Mathematics Mathematics at least 8,000 CC BY-SA 3.0
English Wikipedia Encyclopedic Public access, most prominent English wiki 4,849,990 [11] CC BY-SA Reference—Food and Cooking A Creative Commons structured wiki about foods, recipes, and other culinary information. CC-BY
La Frikipedia Parody of encyclopedia A parody of Wikipedia in Spanish language wiki. 11,159[12] GNU Free Documentation License
Fringepedia Fiction—Fringe
Galaxiki Fictional galaxy Dedicated to the creation of a fictional galaxy GFDL[13] Gardening Meant as a "complete plant and garden wiki encyclopedia" over 19,000 Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike
GCpedia Government Internal Government of Canada Wiki
GeoNames Places A geographical database that links specific names with unique features
Geo-wiki Global land cover maps The Geo-Wiki Project is to help improve the quality of global land cover maps.
Heroes Wiki Fiction—Heroes CC-NC-ND (互动百科) Encyclopedic Largest Chinese wiki. Social networking features. Chinese language only 3,920,000[14] Copyrighted
Intellipedia Government—Intelligence Three non-accessible wikis running on networks that link the U.S. intelligence community
International Music Score Library Project Music A wiki library of public domain musical scores 14,800[15] GFDL
Internet Movie Firearms Database (IMFDb) Firearm usage in Film, Television and Videogames Runs on MediaWiki 144,339[16]
Judgepedia Informative An interactive encyclopedia of courts and judges. 131,112[17] GFDL
JurisPedia Government—Law A multi-lingual academic encyclopedia, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German and Spanish CC-NC
LGBT History Project LGBT history, United Kingdom Building towards a comprehensive history of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) life in the United Kingdom. Runs on MediaWiki. 3,002[18] CC BY-SA 3.0
Lostpedia Fiction—Lost Articles about episodes, characters, themes, etc. in the television show. 7,248[19] CC BY-NC-ND
LyricWiki Music—Lyrics A listing of lyrics by album 1,147,000[20] Mostly copyrighted. CC BY-SA for minority of content.
MeatballWiki Communities—Online communities 4,900[21] Copyrighted
Memory Alpha Fiction—Star Trek Contains canon-only material 36,601[22] CC-NC 2.5
MetaBase database of biological databases 1000 biological databases and over 800 'web services', more than 50 'user-contributed' databases 1,800 BioLicense and MetaBase:Copyrights
Metapedia Encyclopedia A white nationalist and extreme right-wing online encyclopedia. 87,521[22] (Hungarian Language version) unknown
MyWikiBiz Misc—Business directory Allows people and enterprises to write about themselves 11,475[23] GFDL and other[24]
OpenStreetMap Places—Maps Uses GPS, aerial photography and other free sources of images to create a map of the world ODbL 1.0
OpenWetWare Science—Biology Promotes sharing and dissemination of knowledge related to biological research CC BY-SA
PCGamingWiki Games—Video games Attempts to provide fixes and information on all PC games 1,367 as of April 30, 2013 CC NC-SA 3.0
PlanetMath Misc—Mathematics Free wiki-style mathematical encyclopedia
Pornopedia Sexuality Multilingual encyclopedia about pornography and sexuality[25] 15,447[26]
(German version)
RationalWiki Encyclopedic Information and articles are written from a liberal secular point of view as a response to Conservapedia 6,402[27] CC-BY-SA 3.0
Rangjung Yeshe Wiki Himalayan Buddhism, Tibetan Dictionary Tibetan-English Dictionary, Buddhist Glossaries, Biographies of Buddhist Teachers, and Resources 23,721[28] CC-BY-NC-SA / GFDL
Rigveda Wiki Encyclopedic/Korean Subculture focused wiki, especially cartoons and animations. 200,000 2.0(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Computers—RISC OS Hosts C programming resources and projects 197[29] cc-by 2.5
Scholarpedia Encyclopedic Written exclusively by professionals focusing on their field of expertise; subject to peer review 1,619[30] Copyrighted
Sensei's Library Misc—Go (game) 18,200 OPL
ShopWiki Misc—Products A shopping wiki and product comparison search engine featuring buying guides and shopping resources
SKYbrary Aviation safety information
SNPedia Science—Biology A database of research and information about single-nucleotide polymorphisms, including medical consequences for people who have DNA info about themselves 3,500[31] CC-by-nc-sa 3.0
SourceWatch Social—Propaganda Formerly Disinfopedia, discusses propaganda and includes organizations that seek to influence public opinion GFDL
Stadtwiki Karlsruhe Encyclopedic Multilingual city wiki for Karlsruhe 21,157[32] CC-BY-NC-SA Encyclopedic/Swedish A Swedish language encyclopedia, which competes with Swedish Wikipedia Copyrighted
TermWiki Words in different languages A social learning network built around terms and questions in 75 languages. 1,417,806[33]
The Student Room Place—UK University and student life Offers UK university guides, revision notes, examples of university personal statements and information on student life and university courses
Travellerspoint Places—Travel A social networking site dedicated to sharing stories and recommendations about travel 2,400[34] CC BY-SA 3.0
TV Tropes Encyclopedic Focuses on documenting tropes in various media 163,841 CC BY-SA 3.0
Uncyclopedia Satire—Parody A satirical encyclopedia dedicated to parody 30,746[35] CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0
The Vault Fiction/Gaming—Fallout (series) Science Fiction wiki; migrated to Curse, inc in 2011 15,134[36] CC BY-SA
Vikidia Encyclopedic/Spanish and French A Spanish and French language encyclopedia for children ages 8–13 GFDL and CC BY-SA
WikEM Emergency Medicine A rapid reference for practical point-of-care clinical knowledge with a popular linked point-of-care phone application. Intended for clinicians only and not directly for patients. 1,434[37] Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Wikia A hosting service for wikis: Wiki farm Focus on entertainment and gaming wikis. 9,722,480[38]
WikiAnswers General knowledge Compiles answers to questions posed 11,265,000[39] Copyrighted
Wikibooks General—textbooks A Wikimedia project 115,200[40] CC BY-SA/other
WikiCandidate Fictional presidential campaign A virtual campaign for a fictional U.S. presidential candidate. A project of Cornell University.
Wikicollecting Encyclopedia A free to join community to create an up-to-date and reliable guide to the world of collecting, covering all areas from action figures to wine. 412,923[41] Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
WikiEducator Open educational resources Open educational resources which anyone may use, adapt, and share 110,872[42] CC BY-SA and CC-BY
wikiHow How-to articles A wiki how-to manual 166,386[43] CC-by-nc-sa 3.0
WikiMapia Places—Map Combines Google Maps with a wiki system for polygonally defined areas; currently supports 35 languages 13,300,000 CC by-nc-sa[44]
Wikimedia Commons Misc—Electronic media A repository of free electronic media; a Wikimedia project CC BY-SA and other
Wikinews General—News Collaborative news service, a Wikimedia project CC-BY
Wikipedia Encyclopedic Multilingual Wikimedia project that uses MediaWiki 18,000,000 CC BY-SA
Wikiquote Reference—Quotations A quote repository; a Wikimedia project 143,302[45] CC BY-SA
Wikisource Reference—Primary sources A digital library of free content textual sources; a Wikimedia project 4,057,263[46] CC BY-SA
Wikispecies Science—Biology A directory of species; a Wikimedia project 248,844 GFDL and CC BY-SA
Wikitravel Places—Travel A travel guide using Wikimedia's software, but unconnected to the Wikimedia Foundation (which hosts Wikivoyage). 20 supported languages 62,345[47] CC BY-SA 3.0
Wikiversity General—Self-directed learning Supports free learning communities, projects, materials, and learners; a Wikimedia project CC BY-SA 3.0
Wikivoyage Places—Travel A multilingual travel guide of the Wikimedia Foundation. CC BY-SA 3.0
WikiWikiWeb Computer programming, specifically design patterns World's oldest wiki (began circa 1995) 34,997[2] GPL
Wiktionary Multilingual dictionary An online dictionary; a Wikimedia project CC BY-SA 3.0
Wookieepedia Fiction—Star Wars Science fiction encyclopedia 102,214[48] CC BY-SA
WoWWiki Gaming—Warcraft Contains in-universe material; migrated to Wowpedia in 2010 95,426[49] (WoWWiki); 100,143[50] (Wowpedia) CC BY-SA 3.0
ZineWiki Social—Independent media A zine encyclopedia 4,668 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Appropedia:Special:Statistics
  2. ^ a b c "List of largest wikis". Wikimedia Foundation. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 
  3. ^ Ballotpedia Statistics retrieved 1/25/12, 11:02am CT
  4. ^ "Base de - Encuentra y comparte información". 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  5. ^ Citizendium – Category:CZ Live lists the number of clusters. Citizendium also contains subpages: see Citizendium – Special:Statistics for details.
  6. ^ "Statistics". Conservapedia. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Statistics". CPDL. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  8. ^ "EcuRed:Términos y Condiciones – EcuRed" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  9. ^ "Estadística. Artículo de la Enciclopedia" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  10. ^ http://www.encyclopediad*[dead link]
  11. ^ "Statistics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 
  12. ^ "La Frikipedia". 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  13. ^ Galaxiki/CorneliOS/CIOS/ModPerl. "Galaxiki, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Galaxy that anyone can edit". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  14. ^ "Wikimedia Foundation Receives Donation of Wikipedia's Chinese trademark from". Reuters. 2009-09-22. 
  15. ^ "Statistics – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  16. ^ "Statistics – Internet Movie Firearm Database". Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  17. ^ Judgepedia Statistics retrieved 1/25/12, 11:02am CT
  18. ^ "LGBT History Project: Statistics". Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  19. ^ "Lostpedia – The Lost Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  20. ^ "Statistics - Lyric Wiki - song lyrics, music lyrics". 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  21. ^ "Meatball Wiki: Index of all pages". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  22. ^ a b "Statistics – Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki". 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  23. ^ "Statistics – MyWikiBiz, Author Your Legacy". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  24. ^ "Help:Copyrights – MyWikiBiz, Author Your Legacy". 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  25. ^ Pornopedia: Sexstar Till Kraemer (32) gründet geile Enzyklopädie Bild, February 18, 2010
  26. ^ "Statistik â€" Pornopedia" (in German). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  27. ^ "Statistics - RationalWiki". RationalMedia Foundation. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  28. ^ "Statistics - Rangjung Yeshe Wiki - Dharma Dictionnary". Tsadra Foundation. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  29. ^ "Statistics – RISC OS". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  30. ^ "Statistics". Scholarpedia. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  31. ^ "Statistics". SNPedia. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  32. ^ "Statistik – Stadtwiki Karlsruhe" (in German). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  33. ^ "The Global Social Learning Network". 1959-12-08. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  34. ^ "THE THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE WIKI". Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  35. ^ "Statistics - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia". Uncyclopedia. Retrieved 2014-11-21. 
  36. ^ "Statistics – The Vault, the Fallout Wiki". 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
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  38. ^ "List of Wikia wikis – The Wiki Wiki – a wiki about wikis from Wikia". Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  39. ^ "The Q&A wiki". 1997-07-26. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  40. ^ "Wikibooks/Table – Meta". 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  41. ^ "About us". Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  42. ^ "Statistics". WikiEducator. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  43. ^ "Statistics". wikiHow. 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  44. ^ "". 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  45. ^ "Wikiquote – Meta". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  46. ^ "Wikisource/Table – Meta". Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  47. ^ "Multilingual statistics – Wikitravel Shared". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  48. ^ "Statistics – Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki". 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  49. ^ "Statistics – WoWWiki – Your guide to the World of Warcraft". WoWWiki. 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  50. ^ "Statistics – Wowpedia – Your wiki guide to the World of Warcraft". Wowpedia. 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 

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