Gollum VS Mediawiki

Compare Gollum vs Mediawiki and see what are their differences.


A simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend. (by gollum)


🌻 The collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia. Mirror from https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/g/mediawiki/core. See https://mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_access for contributing. (by wikimedia)
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Gollum Mediawiki
14 8
12,384 2,787
0.5% 2.3%
6.9 10.0
10 days ago 5 days ago
Ruby PHP
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Gollum. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-03.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Mediawiki. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-17.
  • Wiki markup and literal <.
    1 project | reddit.com/r/Compilers | 23 Jan 2022
    I went looking and you can find the code for mediawiki's parser here. It's difficult to understand though. Here I found some code that extracts HTML elements if they are from a list of given tags. There's also a sanitizer that sanitizes HTML (removes HTML elements except those allowed).
  • 10大本人最欣赏的互联网创造
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/hanmoyuanyi | 17 Dec 2021
  • Wissensmanagment-Tooling/Datenbank
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/de_EDV | 2 Nov 2021
  • Business models of Free and Open Source software
    2 projects | dev.to | 8 Oct 2021
    One mostly unviable way would be the donation. Lots of project enable way to donate fund. Linux Foundation, Mozilla, and many others. It looks like it's not usually a sufficient source. One actor who rely (almost) only on donation is Wikipedia/mediawiki, through the Wikimedia Foundation. Donation may be enough for specific (and possibly big) projects.
  • Dark mode?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/mediawiki | 12 Sep 2021
    Uhhh it's all on GitHub: https://github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki
  • Interne Wissensdatenbank
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/de_EDV | 22 Apr 2021
  • Any advice on finding my first sql job? :)
    1 project | reddit.com/r/mysql | 6 Apr 2021
    For example, I will give you an example that I am aware, but it would apply equaly to other cases: Wikipedia uses MySQL as its main storage method. I would advise you, as a beginner, to stay away from the complex core code. However, there are many side projects that would benefit from sql help. Wikipedia also provides a real-time copy of its database, so it may help you getting access to it to mess with it and learn a practical example. You could install it locally and play with it or use some of the provided resources. We have on the cloud list people frequently asking for help to optimize their queries for the humdreds of volunteer-maintained tools using the database.
  • MediaWiki Open Source Wiki
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Jan 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Gollum and Mediawiki you can also consider the following projects:

Wiki.js - Wiki.js | A modern and powerful wiki app built on Node.js

Dokuwiki - The DokuWiki Open Source Wiki Engine

Gitit - A wiki using HAppS, pandoc, and git

BookStack - A platform to create documentation/wiki content built with PHP & Laravel

TiddlyWiki - A self-contained JavaScript wiki for the browser, Node.js, AWS Lambda etc.

django-wiki - A wiki system with complex functionality for simple integration and a superb interface. Store your knowledge with style: Use django models.

Outline - The fastest wiki and knowledge base for growing teams. Beautiful, feature rich, and markdown compatible.


Realms - Git based wiki inspired by Gollum