Wikipedia-like script suggestions?

Posted on 2010-01-07
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I'm interested in setting up a skill (profession)-specific wikipedia-style operation handbook, such that anyone can edit and reviewers keep an eye on it, etc.

any suggestions for good scripts to install?  (LAMP server that i own)

it's best if it uses PHP/MySQL (which i know;  in case i would like to customize, extend)

the closest i could find is MediaWiki   which is in the ballpark

Question by:willsherwood
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EMB01 earned 1000 total points
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There are a number of other people interested in this same task.  Here's one answer:
The easiest way to set this up is to use a "Content Management System" (CMS). The one you can use depends on the programming language compatible with your web server (ask your website hosting provider). This might be ASP.NET or PHP for example. Then you can use http://www.dotnetnuke.com/ or http://phpnuke.org/ respectively.

There is a list of other CMS for different languages here:

Note that if your website is hosted on a static or HTML-only server then this is not possible and you will have to upgrade or move the website somewhere else.

Ref.  http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091211093319AA8Ytvb

Additional Information:  http://www.bestcreativecommunity.com/community/index.php/2010/01/07/how-to-make-site-like-httpwwwwikipediaorg/

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seandolan earned 1000 total points
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Just get MediaWiki. That's what Wikipedia use.

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Good alternatives proposed, in the end i stuck with mediawiki, which i found more customizations possible.
thanks all!

Expert Comment

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That was my recommendation. Not to be picky but I don't even see MediaWiki suggested in EMB01's solution.

Author Comment

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I was told early on in my membership  to award some points to those who contributed relevant solution information, even tho the exact implementation i end up with doesn't contain their exact contribution.
(I was grateful for exploring the alternatives)

p.s.  MediaWiki was also my original starting point.

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