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What is wiki software?

Choosing the Best Self Hosted Wiki Platform

What to look for in Wiki Software

Updated: August 2, 2023
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff

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One of the best technologies developed and improved during the last decade is the Wiki engine. With this web-based application, every user is able to create a comprehensive knowledge base or an interactive website for any type of personal, corporate or social topic, and share it with the community.

Wikis are growing in popularity because they are about as simple as any web app. Wikis will allow an individual or group of people to edit the website with little or no knowledge of coding. This simplicity means that anyone will find them very easy to use and maintain.
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[ wik-ee ] noun, plural wiki's

1) "sometimes initial capital letter" a website that allows anyone to add, delete, or revise content by using a web browser

2) Also called wiki engine, wiki application, the software used to create a wiki
adjective relating to, or being,   a wiki - wiki server

Wikis can be edited by using a web Browser without any extra add-ons or extension. There are many great Wiki platforms or Wiki engines available.

We have listed 5 of the most popular and widely used programs. Which is the best one for you to create your own wiki website? The decision is yours. With our hosting plans, you are free to try one, or try them all.

The Wiki applications can be easily installed through Softaculous Auto installer that you will find in your cPanel. Or RSH Web Services will be glad to install any of these Wikis for you.

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This Wiki software package has more than 300 languages. With a multitude of extensions and plug-ins available for free download, which will add a great deal of features.

MediaWiki is the most popular Wiki software and is used to run projects such as Wikipedia, Wikimedia, Wiktionary, Meta-Wiki, Wikispecies, Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikimania, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary.

This focuses the efforts for its development around the needs of these large projects, Unlike TikiWiki it relies more on extensions which makes it a bit harder to upgrade and for maintenance.
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A well documented PHP based, highly customizable (over 180 design templates) and fully extensible Wiki software. Using no databases, all the data is stored in plain text files. Very popular and an easy to use standards-compliant Wiki system, which is best for creating and managing documentation websites. DokuWiki helps teams and work groups interact easier when working on projects thanks to the user level system granting access to different users to different parts of the website.
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It is another popular wiki software released under GPL and written in PHP. PmWiki makes it easy to collaborate in the creation and maintenance of your Wiki website. The site administrator can quickly change the appearance and functions of a PmWiki site by using different skins and HTML templates. Password protection can be applied to an entire site, to groups of pages, or to individual pages. It contains only essential features in the core engine, but it is easy for administrators to customize and add new markups. Hundreds of features are available by using extensions called “Recipes” that are available from the PmWiki Cookbook.
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Wikka Wiki or wikka is a lightweight, standards-compliant, PHP written using MySQL to store pages. Focused on high performance, security, and extensibility. The exclusive WikkaEdit toolbar makes for easy page editing, options for media file uploading downloading, A large selection of plug-ins and user contributions, Configurable user login and registration screens, Revision control tools and almost all necessary administration settings.
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WordPress Wiki Plugins


Most Powerful Knowledge base, wiki, Documentation Builder Plugin. A comprehensive and feature-rich knowledge base and documentation builder plugin for WordPress.

Wikipedia Preview

The Wikipedia Preview plugin provides context to your site’s visitors with content directly from Wikipedia. It allows you to add links to your content so that when your visitors click or hover on them, they see a pop-up box with information and images straight from Wikipedia.

RDP Wiki Embed

RDP Wiki Embed will pull content from any MediaWiki website (such as and embed it in pages and posts. It strips and reformats the content, allowing you to supply some arguments to dictate how this works.

BasePress Docs

Powerful Knowledge Base, Docs and Wiki plugin for WordPress. Easily create & manage documentation to reduce support tickets and scale your customer support operations.

WP Wiki Tooltip

Adds explaining tooltips querying their content from a MediaWiki installation, e.g. Therefore shortcodes can be used in Posts and Pages to mark keywords and link them to public Wiki pages.

Encyclopedia / Glossary / Wiki

Encyclopedia is the state of the art WordPress Encyclopedia / Lexicon / Glossary / Wiki / Dictionary / Knowledge base / Directory / Vocabulary plugin which enables you to create, manage and present a knowledge base, completely fused in your WordPress and fully compatible with all the cool publishing tools you like.

Yada Wiki

Yada Wiki provides a wiki post type, custom tags and categories, an index, and a table of contents option. The plugin allows you to link your wiki pages together using the wiki page titles.

Wiki Page Links

a WordPress plug-in that allows you to add Wikipedia-style hyperlinks to your posts and pages and automatically have them link to your WordPress pages.

LuckyWP Wiki Linking

The “LuckyWP Wiki Linking” plugin allows to easily organize a linking in the wiki style on the website: you specify the keyword phrases for a post, and the plugin places links to this post on other website pages that have the keyword phrases are present in the text.

Family Wiki

This plugin transforms your WordPress install into a Wiki for keeping your family history.


Wikilookup allows you to easily add popups and info cards from Wikipedia (and other wikis) to your posts.

Wiki Styled Editing

If someone is a subscriber of your website, he will be able to edit your blog post. This is mimicing Wikipedia style of editing, that is giving control to the public to modify information, of course by citing a valid resource.

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