Wiki software

Wiki software is a type of collaborative software that runs a Wiki system. It is usually a CGI script that runs on web server(s) in the World Wide Web.

The first such software was originated or created by Ward Cunningham. Now, many different scripts exist. They clone or enhance the original version. A list of these different Wiki script-variants can be found at the URL of

The remainder of this article lists only the most popular Wiki scripts.

Version: 1.3.4 (December 2002)
Licence: GPL.

small, simple, strict xhtml, standard-compliant, plain files

  • TWiki: a JOS Wiki development for business intranets
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Version: TWiki 01 Feb 2003.
Licence: GPL
Programming language: cgi-bin script written in perl

  • UseModWiki: is actually a reimplementation/clone of the original Wiki concept created by Ward Cunningham
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Version: 0.92 (April 21, 2001)
Licence: GPL
Programming language: perl

  • OddMuse: is a fork project of UseModWiki written in perl

  • Lexi: is a crossbred between Wiki and a lexicon, where special WikiWord markup for linking no longer is needed.
Licence: GPL
Programming language: perl

  • Zwiki : ZWiki is a Zope-based WikiClone which allows you to build wikiwebs in the zope environment. This exposes some powerful functionality.
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Version: 0.21.1 (2003/08/03000)
Licence: GPL
Programming language: Zope

Version: 1.1
License: GPL
Programming language: Python

  • Kwiki - Kwiki is perhaps the simplest, most modular and easy to extend wiki.
Licence: Artistic License
Programming language: Perl

  • MediaWiki - Custom-designed for the high-volume Wikipedia encyclopedia project. Uses a MySQL database backend.
Version: Phase III, improvement of Software Phase II (the "II" referred to the fact that earlier Wikipedia used different software)
License: GPL
Programming language: PHP

  • SnipSnap - Java based package that combines Wiki and blog concepts. Includes its own web server, but can be built as a war file for use in other servlet engines.

  • Piki - A python based wiki, piki is a fairly basic, but simple and reasonably secure wiki, which is a quick and simple install.

  • Pikie - Another python wiki, MUCH more powerful, allows you to do a website appearing wiki, implements several skins, and the browser may choose which one to experience the wiki as!

  • Wikinehesa -YET ANOTHER python wiki, a bit more featurefilled than piki, less than pikie, and designed to me fasirly secure and very easy to install. Currently in beta stage devlopment and testing, not yet released.

  • Wypy -STILL ANOTHER python wiki. This one is in an ASTOUNDING 23 lines of code! VERY minimalist function set.

  • CLiki - "... A free collaborative hypertext authoring program, written in Common Lisp. Modelled on Wiki, it's free software using the MIT license .... It presently runs in SBCL; it requires Araneida which needs the SBCL socket library." Extremely powerful: see [1] to get a good idea of how powerful and try it out at [1]. See [1] to find out how to obtain the software. See also [1].
Version: 0.4.0
License: MIT License
Programming language: Common_Lisp


Client-side Wiki software

For software supported by Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Supported Software

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