Help me pick a suitable wiki
December 7, 2005 12:01 PM   Subscribe

What recommendations do you have for an intranet wiki? I need: - page-level access controls - a simple calendar of events (birthdays, travel dates, etc) - written in PHP I love MediaWiki, but there is no concept of private pages (there is a plugin script that supports it, but I want something in the core to ease upgrades). I've also checked out Wackowiki which looks good, but doesn't seem to have any calendar integration. Any suggestions?
posted by gfroese to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) allows you to do side by side comparisons of severdal different types of wikis. Might be a good place to start.
posted by auzten at 12:28 PM on December 7, 2005

Also see Wikipedia's comparison of wiki software. We use MoinMoin having tired of twiki; it's got page protection, and apparently has a calendar plugin, but I've never used it.
posted by mendel at 12:45 PM on December 7, 2005

If I were you I'd stick to MediaWiki.
Judging from this I estimate it will be implemented in the near future in the default MediaWiki distribution.
posted by Sharcho at 1:12 PM on December 7, 2005

pmwiki has page-level security (set a password for a single page). There are plenty of handy plugins for calendars and such here.
posted by misterioso at 2:01 PM on December 7, 2005

MoinMoin is probably your best bet for permissions-based pages, but it's in Python. MediaWiki is probably the best PHP wiki out there. I haven't tried it, but have been intrigued by DocuWiki but I'm not sure if that's the solution for you.

You might also look into Xoops for an intranet package, it's more than just a wiki, kind of interesting.
posted by pazazygeek at 2:08 PM on December 7, 2005

I set up a MediaWiki locally and have had zero problems. Setup takes 10 minutes, there's no configuration, and you just start editing.
posted by devilsbrigade at 4:08 PM on December 7, 2005

Response by poster: MediaWiki is very nice, but has no calendar functionality. Plus I can't make pages private to only select individuals which is the deal breaker for me.
posted by gfroese at 9:15 AM on December 8, 2005

I would avoid TWiki, which has been nothing but a source of security vulnerabilities.
posted by jimfl at 9:45 PM on December 8, 2005

Response by poster: I've decided to separate my needs into two projects.

1. Dokuwiki
2. WebCalendar

This will work quite nicely I think. Not as integrated as it could be, but wikis don't seem to do calendars nicely.
posted by gfroese at 8:16 AM on December 9, 2005

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