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DefunctMarch 2014 (purchased by Tes Global); January 2019 (site taken offline)
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Key people
James Byers, Adam Frey (co-founders), Dominick Bellizzi
ProductsWiki hosting
Number of employees

Wikispaces was a wiki hosting service based in San Francisco, California. Launched by Tangient LLC in March 2005, Wikispaces was purchased by Tes Global (formerly TSL Education) on March 9, 2014.[1] It competed with PBworks, Wetpaint, Wikia, and Google Sites (formerly JotSpot).[2] It was among the largest wiki hosts.[citation needed]

So,in September 2014, Tes announced that free hosting of non-educational wikis would cease. Those wikis faced a 14 November 2014 shutdown deadline. Only wikis used exclusively in K–12 or higher education would remain free.[3] Private wikis with advanced features for businesses, non-profits and educators remained available for an annual fee. Wikispaces also gave away more than 100,000 premium wikis to K–12 educators.[4]

Since 2010, Wikispaces had cooperated with Web 2.0 education platform Glogster EDU. Glogster EDU embedded Glogs into Wikispaces services.[citation needed]

Due to cost issues, classroom and free-level Wikispaces closed on July 31, 2018, while private Wikispaces closed on January 31, 2019.[5]


  1. ^ Wan, Tony (March 4, 2014). "TSL Education acquires Wikispaces". EdSurge.
  2. ^ Singel, Ryan (September 7, 2006). "Veni, vidi, wiki". Wired News. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Wikispaces is no longer offering free non-education wikis". Wikispaces. September 16, 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  4. ^ Terdiman, Daniel (September 15, 2008). "A quarter million teachers to get free wikis". CNET.
  5. ^ "It's time for us to say farewell..." Wikispaces. February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.