What’s the prettiest yet most lightweight self-hosted wiki service out there?

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  • TiddlyWiki

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

    I like TiddlyWiki, which is possible to make "prettier" (but the non-linear aspect might not work for you)

  • mdBook

    Create book from markdown files. Like Gitbook but implemented in Rust

    I also don't mind using a Markdown editor + static site generator like mdBook - BookStack is where I'd have gone if I wanted something else

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • Gollum

    A simple, Git-powered wiki with a sweet API and local frontend.

    I use Gollum, it's very simple but fits my needs.

  • Trilium Notes

    Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

    Sounds like you were in a similar boat as me as I wasn't a fan of wikijs or bookstack either. The best I've personally found so far is Trilium which is pretty close to Obsidian

  • Joplin

    Joplin - the secure note taking and to-do app with synchronisation capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

    Another way - is Joplin - you may have it on multiple clients and sync with webdav or its own server

  • Dokuwiki

    The DokuWiki Open Source Wiki Engine

    DocuWiKi - one of the oldest one, no need for database and it even has thumbdrive version

  • Pepperminty Wiki

    A wiki in a box

    Pepperminty Wiki is very leightweight and simple.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • mkdocs-material-boilerplate

    MkDocs Material Boilerplate (Starter Kit) - Deploy documentation to hosting platforms (Netlify, GitHub Pages, GitLab Pages, and AWS Amplify Console) with Docker, pipenv, and GitHub Actions.

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