This page is a list of the high-level features of Zwiki.

See Also: ZwikiWeaknesses


Short Description

 * Why it works.


Zwiki is a lightweight yet powerful CMS

  • You don't necessarily have to use Zwiki to run a "canonical" Wiki, it can be used as a PersonalWiki or simply as an ordinary Content Management System. It has all the necessary navigational aids a modern webpage should have: Search functionality, Site map, links to the neighbouring pages in hierarchy, visitors can add comments, contents can be edited without HTML knowledge... Simple ideas like page subscription make the site administering much easier and more fun. Mail-in mail-out options enable you to have a mailing list or a forum on your site.

Zwiki has a predictable release plan

  • Yes, Zwiki has not reached the version 1.0 yet, but it is constantly evolving. Predictable release cycle can make an application more appealing: when I was planning to make my personal site with Zwiki, I realised that I needed a proper translation of the UI to my mother tongue, so a few months earlier I translated the strings and sent it to Simon. It was added to the next monthly release. By the time I got to purchase a shared hosting plan, my provider had upgraded Zwiki to the version in question. So if you need a feature or a bug fix, chances are high that they will be incorporated soon into the upcoming release.

Zwiki supports diverse markup

  • From different ways to create a WikiName, to 6+ page markup types, Zwiki lets page builders use the syntax that's right for them, or their migration.

Zwiki is integrated with Zope, and Zope Products

  • Leveraging Zope features from granular security, XML export, ... and integration with other Zope products: Plone, ExternalEditor.