) is the Wiki used by the WikiPedia
project and others. MediaWiki is written in PHP and uses MySQL
as a data store.
- 26 Feb 2004
MediaWiki is gaining a huge amount of development momentum due to the popularity of WikiPedia
. That combined with a very large user-base for feedback, has produced, IMHO, the best usability
of any wiki. I would love to see TWiki
emulate some of MediaWiki's features
and general design principles (possibly including them into core).
Here's a list of some of MediaWiki's more notable features with notes of parallel TWiki developments. The intention is not wiki-envy but wiki-cross-fertilization. I think Mediawiki's implementation of some of these features is well worth looking at for ideas for parallel TWiki efforts. Feel free to add features and comments.
- 05 Aug 2004
I would add that one of slickest features in MediaWiki
is the way it manipulates metada, categories can be created on the fly and are inserted in the editer text. You can create new categories and sub-categories very easily, this one of the slickest way I have found in the Wikis I know to organize your information. Yes, I know there is templates in TWiki, but MediaWiki
categories are easier to use.
- 29 Oct 2004
has a FireFoxExtension
- quite neat: http://www.bananeweizen.de/
- 08 Nov 2004
TWiki has it too, FirefoxExtensionAddOn
- 12 Nov 2004
What I would definitely like to see is a tool to migrate from MediaWiki
to TWiki (an entire Wiki site or even just pages, since the markup is different).
- 02 Feb 2005
See related converters DolphinToTWikiAddOn
If you make progress, we are looking forward to see your MediaWikiToTWikiAddOn
converter posted on TWiki.org
- 03 Feb 2005
Please see MediaWikiHistoryAndComparisonInTWiki
, I'm hoping we can knock off the part of the MediaWiki
features there (and the ones that I need the most).
- 09 Apr 2005
From my ISP (Dreamhost):
Posted: Apr 7th, 2005 - 01:47:38 PM PST (6 days 13 hours ago)
So, now you've checked out http://wiki.dreamhost.com/ and it's awesome,
so you want your OWN wiki on your site. But... you have no idea how to
Well, you're in luck.. we've just added "MediaWiki" - the open source PHP-
based wiki software behind wiki.dreamhost.com and the wikipedia - to our
one click installs area:
So go and try it IMMEDIATELY!
The Happy DreamHost Wiki Woo Wonk Team
Hard to beat that... But it means Wiki is becoming mainstream.
- 14 Apr 2005