A platform to create documentation/wiki content built with PHP & Laravel (by BookStackApp)

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Posts with mentions or reviews of BookStack. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-20.
  • What software with web interface do you use? What can you recommend? (Gimmicky or useful software) | 2021-09-20
  • Looking for wiki software | 2021-09-17
    Personally I use and recommend bookstack
  • Looking for Wiki - Knowledge managment solution. | 2021-09-12
  • Looking for Collaborator(s) for Existing Wiki Software | 2021-09-11
    As someone that has started and grown a project in this area, I wish you luck on this. Ensure you have a focus on what you want the project to be, solely following the desire of users is an easier route to burnout from my experience.
  • BookStack | 2021-09-06
  • US Cybercom says mass exploitation of Atlassian Confluence vulnerability ongoing | 2021-09-06
    Thanks for suggesting BookStack [1]. I did initially create the project as a free open-source alternative to confluence as I didn't want financial approval being a limiter to documentation collaboration.

    One of the main things to consider with BookStack is the semi-fixed Shelf > Book > Chapter > Page structure (Where pages have content, chapters & shelves are optional, and Books can be within multiple shelves). For some this structure is limiting, For others it helps drive organization.


  • Where do you save your notes? | 2021-09-03
    I use bookstack it's easy to mount, docker, backups and I always can access to it from the Internet. Selfhosted obviously...
  • The PineNote is an e-ink notebook that runs Linux | 2021-08-30 might work for you.

    Big plus to the relatively open ecosystem of the remarkable is that it's not that hard* to implement yourself. (*hard being a function of tech familiarity here, if you can run/install linux, you're probably fine tinkering)

    In my case, I have a few custom scripts that push my notes/notebooks up to a self-hosted Bookstack instance ( Not something a commercial company is ever likely to make, but workable on a remarkable.

  • Self hosted wiki
  • The Open Source Directory (Open Source Alternatives to Popular B2B Tools) | 2021-07-21
    - Knowledge Base - BookStack ( )
  • Novel/creative writing platform
    Sounds a lot like you are looking for BookStack.
  • Any PHP / Laravel experts? Some ideas to improve Bookstack
    Wondering if there are any PHP / Laravel / web developers or experts who might have a few spare cycles. I had some UI and usability improvements I'd like to try to propose for a fork / branch of BookStack ( ). I don't know if these ideas are really just front-end changes or if they require some alteration of how data is stored in the MySQL database.
  • Ask HN: Do you have a personal wiki? | 2021-07-01
    Ultimately what I've found myself craving is org-mode without the tie to emacs. I gave it a good try for 6 months but found myself fighting emacs too much, I didn't have the bandwidth to do job, relax and learn lisp+emacs.

    Currently I have a bookstack[0] instance on my VPS which I'm trying to cultivate as more well structured long form knowledge .

    Also giving Joplin a try to see if an offline solution might be better.


  • Has anyone had to make a Wiki/Knowledge base for their PM department before?
    Bookstack is also another good option, though the system and semantics are very much based on books and chapters - but if you don't mind that it would be a good option.
  • FOSS self-hosted knowledgebase with fuzzy search? | 2021-06-23


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BookStackApp/BookStack is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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