Gollum VS Wiki.js

Compare Gollum vs Wiki.js and see what are their differences.


A simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend. (by gollum)
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Gollum Wiki.js
40 122
13,554 23,451
0.5% 1.7%
7.0 7.1
6 days ago 15 days ago
Ruby Vue
MIT License GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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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 2023-12-07.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Wiki.js. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-06.
  • Adding a simple light box in wiki.js
    1 project | dev.to | 20 Mar 2024
    Wiki.js is a self hosted, open source Wiki that has a lot of awesome functionality. Unfortunately it's lacking some small, but important UI features, like a light box, to enlarge downsized images to it's full size. And unless you want to add a link to each image, to open it in a new tab, you would probably go for a modal view here.
  • Ask HN: What are some good documentation OSS offerings
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Feb 2024
  • Wiki.js
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Jan 2024
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Oct 2023
  • How do you host documentation for your spouse or other users?
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 6 Dec 2023
    Can't think of anything that meets all the criteria, there's always some compromise, which might just be the way it is. For example I could 'self-host' otterwiki or wiki.js on a VPS for a pretty small monthly fee, which I could also use for other stuff that doesn't make sense for a home lab, but then I also need to deal with security since it's hosted on the internet. Or I could self-host and just accept that there's risk of it not being available when my wife needs it or if I die suddenly.
  • List of your reverse proxied services
    29 projects | /r/selfhosted | 5 Dec 2023
    WikiJS as Homepage (a bit unusual, I know...)
  • Documentation as Code for Cloud Using PlantUML
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Jul 2023
    I love PlantUML. I was always fond of it in my early days as a software engineer and still use it today, along with all the various ways to draw diagrams out there, whether it's through a web tool like draw.io or Miro or through markup like PlantUML and Mermaid.

    Some stuff I'd like to share with the rest:

    - PlantUML's default style has improved since the days of red/brown borders, pale yellow boxes, drop shadows and such but I've attempted fixing it before through a preset style [I've made before here](https://gist.github.com/jerieljan/4c82515ff5f2b2e4dd5122d354...). It's obsolete nowadays, since I'm sure someone has made a style generator somewhere, and last I checked, PlantUML allows a monochrome style out of the box.

    - [Eraser](https://app.eraser.io) is promising, considering that it's trying to blend both diagram-as-code markup along with the usual visual diagram editor. I'm still seeing if it's worth picking up since Miro's hard to beat.

    - On an unrelated note, [WikiJS](https://js.wiki/) is a self-hosted wiki that happens to support draw.io, PlantUML and MermaidJS diagrams out of the box. Quite handy to have for your own docs.

    - I use Miro nowadays since it's significantly quicker to draw things freeform and to collaborate live with folks on a whiteboard at the cost of having your diagrams in markup, but it's easy to miss the integration that [you can actually import PlantUML](https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/7004940386578) and Mermaid diagrams in a Miro board too. You can also do edits too, but it's on its own PlantUML section, of course.

  • wiki.js on YugabyteDB
    1 project | dev.to | 24 Jun 2023
    I've asked on LinkedIn which PostgreSQL application you use so that I can check that it works on Yugabyte. Please, continue to answer. To start let's try with Wiki.js, open source wiki software storing into a PostgreSQL database.
  • Tiddlywiki for note taking
    2 projects | /r/macapps | 8 Jun 2023
  • Anyone know of a free dev docs like confluence?
    7 projects | /r/webdev | 8 Jun 2023
    I like https://js.wiki/

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Gollum and Wiki.js you can also consider the following projects:

Dokuwiki - The DokuWiki Open Source Wiki Engine

Outline - The fastest knowledge base for growing teams. Beautiful, realtime collaborative, feature packed, and markdown compatible.

Gitit - A wiki using HAppS, pandoc, and git

Mediawiki - 🌻 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.

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.

XWiki - The XWiki platform

Trilium Notes - Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes