Hi Nathan, given the huge user base of MediaWiki, you would need very good reasons (read: special requirements) to choose anything else. Also, the large developer community makes Mediawiki a more future-proof choice than anything commercial backed by a single company.
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 04:34:27PM -0400, Nathan Tallman wrote: > There are a plethora of options for wiki software. Does anyone have any > recommendations for a platform that's easy-to-use and has a low-learning > curve for users? I think it is fair to say that everyone who uses the Internet also uses Wikipedia, either passively or actively. Have you noticed that search engines will usually return a link to a Wikipedia article on the first page of results, no matter what you are looking for? Hence, there will be no learning curve if you choose Mediawiki. At my university, I run a small internal MediaWiki farm for purposes like yours. My signature below links to two spare-time projects: These are public MediaWiki installations I run elsewhere on a rented virtual private server (Linux VPS). One is using the Semantic Mediawiki extension to implement a database of text generation software systems and related publications; the other serves as a lightweight Web content management system (WCMS) for a special interest group of a research association. I have found MediaWiki easy to use, install and maintain, and so far I have always found a suitable free extension whenever the included funcionality did not suffice. On the other hand, if you need fine-grained access controls, then you do not want a wiki but a full, traditional WCMS. Cheers, Christian -- Christian Pietsch http://www.nlg-wiki.org/ · http://www.sigsem.org/ Bielefeld University Library and CRC 882 Bielefeld, Germany
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