Is there wiki software that is specifically designed for writing books? By "book" I mean a long piece of writing designed to be read from start to finish, possibly broken up into chapters, and possibly with a TOC at the start and index at the end. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Sep 14, 2007 -
I have a book on a wiki (mediawiki). I will be laying out that book in InDesign. Is there any way to whoooosh the content straight from mediawiki to the InDesign template (via XML or something)? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on Aug 9, 2007 -
Is there any way to import OpenWiki data to MediaWiki other than manually? I'd hate to have to do it by hand.
posted by jopreacher
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Hosted (free?) CMS to contain a directory of online resources and organizations for a college student population. Is there something better than blogspot for what we are doing? Also, is there a way to allow people to rate each post? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Jun 18, 2007 -
I want to set up a multi-user blog / wiki resource for sharing information privately. What's the best way? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo
on Jun 9, 2007 -
I'm trying to set up a collaborative community for writers where we could edit, revise and comment on each other's writing behind the scenes and "publish" finished pieces to a blog-like front page. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt
on Jun 7, 2007 -
I run a personal MediaWiki
that I organize a lot of academic, business, and project related notes in. I also keep a journal, and all entries are in one category. The entries take the (automatic) form of "June 4 2007". So far so good, except when I look at the journal category page, I get an alphabetized listing, which is essentially useless. Finding a particular date isn't hard, but I'd like to see them all (or, you know, paginated to 60 or so) listed in reverse chronological order. How can I do this?
posted by martinX's bellbottoms
on Jun 4, 2007 -
How can I automate importing thousands of CSV files (or 1 large CSV file) into a MediaWiki installation? [more inside]
posted by coolin86
on May 15, 2007 -
What free, open-source projects can I run in a privately accessible portion of my webspace that would be useful to me in terms of making things more practical in my own life (think Lifehacker-43 Folders kind of stuff)? I'd prefer Mefites' personal experiences with their own installs over linkage that you've seen but never tried — although I'll take either one. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on May 7, 2007 -
I'm setting up a little site that's like an encylopedia. I want the instant-linking that I've had in VooDoo pad (wiki)--when I type "Lincoln" it automatically links to the "Lincoln" page. But I don't need any other wiki features--this is not collaborative. Is there some way to just get that handy quick-link feature as I write my articles? Thanks, smarties!
posted by largecorp
on Apr 11, 2007 -
Which Wiki systems lend theirselves to allowing me to easily do an initial setup with MYSQL inserts to create the Wiki pages?
posted by hodyoaten
on Mar 12, 2007 -
I am studying in human science (psychology), and I'm starting university next month. I have been using a laptop running Linux to take notes and write assignments during the past two years or so, but I feel my current technique for note taking is unsatisfactory. [more inside]
posted by a007r
on Dec 29, 2006 -
I've been thinking of creating a wiki for my city. Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by gtr
on Dec 28, 2006 -
Hiya, I need help. I want to plan a reunion of a large number of disparate people next spring and I need advice and maybe a tutorial on this wiki thing I keep hearing about. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist
on Dec 1, 2006 -
WikiFilter: Help me find a lightweight wiki that does not use
CamelCase linking. [more inside]
posted by Harry
on Nov 19, 2006 -
I have a new Windows Server 2003 machine, which I'd like to set up as a wiki host for internal documentation at work. What software should I use? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich
on Nov 16, 2006 -
I'd like to build a publicly editable online database. Each record of the database will consist of images and a few bits of meta data and maybe some Flickr-style tags. I don't have the skills to build a custom database nor the money to pay someone to build it.
Is a wiki the way to go? If so, which free (or cheap) wiki software do you recommend for someone with very little programming knowledge?
If I remove the "publicly editable" requirement, would a plain ol' WordPress blog with tags be the cleanest option?
posted by Typographica
on Nov 8, 2006 -
Help a History Professor: How do I create a local history and geography website with wiki functionality? [more inside]
posted by LarryC
on Nov 5, 2006 -
Wiki(or other)Filter: I am about 1.5 years out from a huge exam. I have a ton of notes that I have taken from my reading over the past few years (with a lot more to be done). I want to display/study them in a specific way. Help me find something that will suit. Requirements inside (long). [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi
on Nov 2, 2006 -
I want a little wiki to host on my web space just for my use and possibly for some friends' use, but I can't seem to find anything to fit my preferences: (1) stores data in text or HTML files rather than a database, (2) lets me change the template by editing the files themselves, and (3) can have cruft-free URL's. [more inside]
posted by freddymungo
on Oct 30, 2006 -
Is there an easy-to-configure wiki engine/software package that is suited for education? [more inside]
posted by fvox13
on Oct 5, 2006 -
WikiFilter: Like many of you, I am looking for a wiki solution for my personal notebook/data storage needs (i.e. running on a PC only, no server involved). I am bowled over by Mediawiki every time I visit Wikipedia. But is there any simple way to implement Mediawiki (or a comparable wiki engine) on a plain ol' Windows XP desktop? [more inside]
posted by mjklin
on Oct 4, 2006 -
Looking for a web content-management or wiki-ish system that can be easily used by non-tech-oriented academics. [more inside]
posted by rkent
on Sep 19, 2006 -
I'm looking for examples of Web 2.0 principles and tools being used in higher education. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Jul 12, 2006 -
Does such a thing as a visual wiki exist, and if so, where? [more inside]
posted by rmm
on Jun 28, 2006 -
I really should post this anonymously, but what the hell...
I'm at the level of tech savviness/cluelessness where I usually know the meaning of tech. terms but often have no idea what things really mean or how they're applied. So while I read all the references to wikis here on askme, I realize that, aside from wikipedia, I've never looked at a wiki and have no concrete idea what differentiates it from a forum, or a blog. [more inside]
posted by carterk
on Jun 23, 2006 -
I wondering what the best wiki is to use as a personal notebook. I will be using it for project management (GTD style), but also as an annotated bibliography and for research notes. [more inside]
posted by Furious Fitness
on Jun 22, 2006 -
Trying to run python and cgi scripts on a non-dedicated godaddy account. (ie, I dont have shell access). But my ftp program can transmit 'raw' commands to the server. I uploaded a cgi script called "pythontest.cgi" (all this in the context of trying to install moinmoin on my godaddy account). I got the pythontest.cgi script from the moinmoin instructions on installing it.
I do have python, supposedly, on my account (its in usr/bin/python). I'm supposed to be able to run CGI scripts from the cgi folder (which is where it is now). I uploaded it in ASCII (as opposed to binary) as they told me to. Godaddy support hasnt been very useful beyond this point.
My question is: how in the world do I execute "pythontest.cgi"? I tried putting it in the address bar as a url (with full path) in mozilla. Got an internal server error.
Any ideas? Has anyone run scripts off a godaddy account? Has anyone installed a wiki on a non-dedicated godaddy account?
posted by jak68
on Jun 1, 2006 -
I'd like to get my group at work using a wiki for certain projects. However, I've uncovered very few wiki implementations that would allow offline editing and syncback; this is a dealbreaker. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr
on May 30, 2006 -
Hi, I want to make a page on my site that mimics the wiki template, but isn't a wiki (ie: isn't editable by anyone, doesn't have their complex cross-reference page, etc...) Help? [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on May 10, 2006 -
WikiFilter: I need a wiki that will allow Password protected forums, groups or users, & file attachments. I also need the app to be free. Anyone know of one?
posted by flipmiester99
on Mar 30, 2006 -
What are some examples of a wiki being tied in as part a larger site - with static pages, a forum, whatever - with a consistent skin between them?
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire
on Mar 24, 2006 -
Is there any wiki software that will allow a moderator to approve edits before they are posted? If so, how difficult would it be to set up and maintain? [more inside]
posted by hazyjane
on Mar 13, 2006 -