Editing the wiki pages on github work pretty much like a dokuwiki, no git
needed!  (Only uploading images is a bit more tricky.)

For expert usage you can indeed also check out the wiki as a repository and
edit it offline.

The obvious solution is to make zim support the github wiki - but that will
go on the long term wishlist I'm afraid...



On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 8:18 PM, Brendan Kidwell <> wrote:

> Thanks for coming up with an alternative since DokuWiki broke, Jaap.
> Contributing to a documentation project on GitHub might be a little tricky
> for those who are used to a system like DokuWiki, but it should work just
> fine for us who are interested in Zim, I hope. On the other hand, it may be
> easier than DokuWiki for those who are used to software development
> workflows where you check out a resource, make changes to source code, and
> push changes back to the source.
> If no one else does so in the next couple of weeks, I'll try to get in
> there and make a definitive set of instructions for newbies to contribute
> to the wiki (assuming the audience is not familiar with DVCS workflows and
> git), by the middle of November. I've also got some actual content I'll be
> adding in the next couple of months.
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Jaap Karssenberg <
>> wrote:
>> In the mean time I did look into why the community wiki on the website
>> stopped working. Turns out the php install of my hosting provider is no
>> longer compatible with the dokuwiki install. As an experiment I moved the
>> main content (*) to a github wiki.
>> So the community documentation can now be found here:
>> Feel free to contribute and document any hacks there as well.
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