An elegant wiki for a more civilized age
"about this site":#aboutthissite
Zwiki is a powerful, innovative, user-friendly
built on the "Zope 2":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zope application server,
and released as free software under the "GNU GPL":http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl.html .
It was actively developed from 1999 to 2009 by "Simon Michael":http://joyful.com and
"contributors":ZwikiContributors around the world, and has powered many "Zope":http://wiki.zope.org
and "non-Zope-related":ZwikiSites wikis.
With Zope usage now in decline, Zwiki development has been quiescent since 2010 (and this site is read-only, except for GeneralDiscussion),
but Zwiki still works well and questions and contributions are welcome!
Please explore this site and enjoy the software.
Here's a one-minute intro: [Zwiki in a nutshell].
The "classic wiki":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiWikiWeb features,
plus a number of uncommon ones (all optional):
works with plain Zope or inside [Zwiki and Plone|Plone] sites
- completely manageable through the web
- lightweight [page hierarchy], with a simple flat url space
- smooth [Mail|two-way email integration], can be a mail list
- an elegant, integrated [ZwikiIssueTracker|wiki-based issue tracker]
- powerful, sandboxed [DTMLCookbook|dynamic scripting]
- editable in your web browser, in any
via ftp, webdav, !TinyMCE HTML editor
- supports RestructuredText, StructuredText,
"WYSIWYG HTML":http://zwiki.org/Editing#wysiwyg-editor, plaintext
(Zwiki 1 also supports MoinMoin, WikiWikiWebMarkup, [LatexWiki|LaTeX])
- inherits all the power of Zope and its
"add-ons":http://wiki.zope.org/zope2/Products - platform
independence, undo, transactions, membership, cross-site
- precise permissions-based "access control":http://zwiki.org/Configuring#access-policy
- strong "internationalisation":http://zwiki.org/Configuring#internationalisation support
- natural, [FuzzyUrls|fuzzy-matching] urls
- highly [customizing appearance|customizable skin]
- page ratings
- [RSS] feeds
- just works, yet flexible
- mature and refined through daily use
**Flaws..** some things to be aware of:
- to publish a zwiki site, you need a host that supports Zope 2
- scaling large wikis to very high performance levels requires ram and/or expertise
- other KnownIssues.