Is there an easy to use selfhosted wiki?

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  • Gollum

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

  • TiddlyWiki

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

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The open-source backend cloud platform. Add Auth, Databases, Functions, and Storage to your product and build any application at any scale while using your preferred coding languages and tools.

  • Dokuwiki

    The DokuWiki Open Source Wiki Engine

  • distro

    START HERE! This is the Foswiki project "Distribution". It is a monolith repository with the core + default extensions.

  • moin

    MoinMoin Wiki Development (2.0+), unstable, for production please use 1.9.x.

  • Wiki.js

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

  • BookStack

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

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • selfhosted-apps-docker

    Guide by Example

    Bookstack ended up being it.

  • Outline

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

    I also have set up, it works but it's a bit of a hassle to install even with docker-compose. Still, it's the best self-hosted alternative to Notion that I've ever used.

  • retype

    Retype is an ✨ ultra-high-performance✨ static site generator that builds a website based on simple text files.

    I recently set up something with and it's quite good.

  • MkDocs

    Project documentation with Markdown.

    Do you need a whole wiki? You could put together a static HTML documentation site with MkDocs.

  • mycorrhiza

    🍄📑 Filesystem and git-based wiki engine for the independent web written in Go using Mycomarkup as its primary markup language.

  • obsidian-releases

    Community plugins list, theme list, and releases of Obsidian.

    Similar problem but at work. We just gone for and then synced stuff via Onedrive/sharepoint. (Issue, the onedrive client on the Linux users is wiping notes over and over, sadly we wont go over the trial period)

  • awesome-knowledge-management

    A curated list of amazingly awesome articles, people, applications, software libraries and projects related to the knowledge management space

    I could see it working with syncthing. maybe check

  • Trilium Notes

    Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes

  • Mail-in-a-Box

    Mail-in-a-Box helps individuals take back control of their email by defining a one-click, easy-to-deploy SMTP+everything else server: a mail server in a box.

    If you wanted to take the time to read through this PR created by the Mail-in-a-Box maintainer for project migration to 22.04, you could see how the silliness goes on to downstream projects.

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    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

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