the simplest wiki
March 28, 2012 10:45 AM   Subscribe

What's the simplest wiki software out there?

I need a wiki. No database, no fancy gui editor, no schmancy markup. Text-files only.

Ideally, it must be dead simple to install and skin, and future proof. I mean if I have to migrate it, it should be simple to do so.

I'd like a calendar, a 'news' page and an rss feed.

I've used pmwiki in the past but am wondering if there is something simpler. I've briefly looked at dokuwiki. No tiddlywiki please. Do tell me what else is out there.
posted by beshtya to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I was under the impression that Wikis had markup by definition.
posted by dgeiser13 at 11:09 AM on March 28, 2012

Maybe Twiki?
posted by neushoorn at 11:12 AM on March 28, 2012

(..oops sorry, missed "No tiddlywiki" towards the end of your question.)
posted by samsara at 11:51 AM on March 28, 2012

Since my first response got zapped for having tiddlywiki, here's the list again of wiki's which might be helpful.
posted by samsara at 11:58 AM on March 28, 2012

Zim Wiki is a desktop wiki that uses no database - everything is text files. I've used it from both Windows and Linux by syncing the text file directory via Dropbox. It worked flawlessly.
posted by COD at 12:19 PM on March 28, 2012

I too looked at several before I chose Dokuwiki. You can get a Twiki or Dokuwiki appliance (virtual machine) at and have it up and running in minutes.
posted by nogero at 1:13 PM on March 28, 2012

Wikimatrix's decision wizard (off of nogero's suggestion for Dokuwiki) might also be helpful in choosing the right one.
posted by samsara at 1:53 PM on March 28, 2012

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