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Mediawiki Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Mediawiki

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better Mediawiki alternative or higher similarity.

Mediawiki reviews and mentions

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 2023-06-15.
  • The most interesting Open Source web applications
    5 projects | | 15 Jun 2023
    Wikipedia that runs on MediaWiki which is written in PHP. source code
  • My collection of Ansible roles for self-hosting everything with Rocky Linux and FreeIPA
    17 projects | /r/selfhosted | 2 Jun 2023
  • Delete files after wiki creation
    1 project | /r/mediawiki | 3 Apr 2023
    "", 'icon' => "",];## UPO means: this is also a user preference option$wgEnableEmail = true;$wgEnableUserEmail = true; # UPO$wgEmergencyContact = "";$wgPasswordSender = "";$wgEnotifUserTalk = false; # UPO$wgEnotifWatchlist = false; # UPO$wgEmailAuthentication = true;## Database settings$wgDBtype = "mysql";$wgDBserver = "wiki";$wgDBname = "wikipapadeluxe";$wgDBuser = "root";$wgDBpassword = "";# MySQL specific settings$wgDBprefix = "";# MySQL table options to use during installation or update$wgDBTableOptions = "ENGINE=InnoDB, DEFAULT CHARSET=binary";# Shared database table# This has no effect unless $wgSharedDB is also set.$wgSharedTables[] = "actor";## Shared memory settings$wgMainCacheType = CACHE_NONE;$wgMemCachedServers = [];## To enable image uploads, make sure the 'images' directory## is writable, then set this to true:$wgEnableUploads = false;#$wgUseImageMagick = true;#$wgImageMagickConvertCommand = "/usr/bin/convert";# InstantCommons allows wiki to use images from$wgUseInstantCommons = false;# Periodically send a pingback to with basic data# about this MediaWiki instance. The Wikimedia Foundation shares this data# with MediaWiki developers to help guide future development efforts.$wgPingback = true;# Site language code, should be one of the list in ./includes/languages/data/Names.php$wgLanguageCode = "en";# Time zone$wgLocaltimezone = "Europe/Berlin";## Set $wgCacheDirectory to a writable directory on the web server## to make your wiki go slightly faster. The directory should not## be publicly accessible from the web.#$wgCacheDirectory = "$IP/cache";$wgSecretKey = "b564d730428f48d0882f0ae67283fc844ba41347848b4868501bdb524ff86342";# Changing this will log out all existing sessions.$wgAuthenticationTokenVersion = "1";# Site upgrade key. Must be set to a string (default provided) to turn on the# web installer while LocalSettings.php is in place$wgUpgradeKey = "d8e35fccd5b424df";## For attaching licensing metadata to pages, and displaying an## appropriate copyright notice / icon. GNU Free Documentation## License and Creative Commons licenses are supported so far.$wgRightsPage = ""; # Set to the title of a wiki page that describes your license/copyright$wgRightsUrl = "";$wgRightsText = "";$wgRightsIcon = "";# Path to the GNU diff3 utility. Used for conflict resolution.$wgDiff3 = "";# The following permissions were set based on your choice in the installer$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;## Default skin: you can change the default skin. Use the internal symbolic## names, e.g. 'vector' or 'monobook':$wgDefaultSkin = "vector";# Enabled skins.# The following skins were automatically enabled:wfLoadSkin( 'MinervaNeue' );wfLoadSkin( 'MonoBook' );wfLoadSkin( 'Timeless' );wfLoadSkin( 'Vector' );# End of automatically generated settings.# Add more configuration options below.
  • Twitter's source code has been leaked on GitHub
    10 projects | /r/ProgrammerHumor | 27 Mar 2023
    Do you mean Fandom wiki? You would want some kind of open source wiki platform. MediaWiki (used for Wikipedia) is probably the most popular and full featured.
  • Phewww...😅
    1 project | /r/ProgrammerHumor | 15 Mar 2023
    It's all open source
  • Crowdsourced Glossary for Survivalists: A User-Experience Based Resource for Brands, Products, Plants, and Techniques
    1 project | /r/Survival | 25 Feb 2023
    A little money, a little installation work, and this:
  • This is the first time, or maybe the perfect opportunity for public mass adoption of a free software. What do you think of Mastodon Evangelism?
    1 project | /r/opensource | 2 Jan 2023
  • Even with the flaws I have added Chad to my toolbox
    1 project | /r/artificial | 7 Dec 2022
  • Portable Off Grid Wikipedia
    1 project | /r/preppers | 20 Nov 2022
    This is overkill. The entirety of Wikipedia is made available for free download by the Wikimedia foundation, the code is open-source, and anyone can set up their own copy of Wikipedia on a normal PC with a big hard disk. Power this off a portable battery and solar panel and you have off-grid Wikipedia without any hardware hacking.
  • Looking for a selfhosted solution for keeping track of ongoing conversations
    1 project | /r/selfhosted | 1 Nov 2022
    Last time I had occasion to use one - i used mediawiki
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Basic Mediawiki repo stats
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wikimedia/mediawiki is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

Mediawiki is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of Mediawiki is PHP.

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