Wiki Engines

MoinMoin – extensible WikiEngine

MoinMoin is an advanced, easy to use and extensible wiki engine.

It can fulfill a wide range of roles, such as a personal notes organizer deployed on a laptop or home web server, a company knowledge base deployed on an intranet, or an Internet server open to individuals sharing the same interests, goals or projects.

A number of organizations use MoinMoin to run public wikis, including notable free software projects Ubuntu, Apache, Debian, FreeBSD, and others.

MoinMoin’s storage mechanism is based on flat files and folders, rather than a database.

Features include:

  • Creates backups of all page revisions:
    • Revision history shows only the last 100, all are accessible by editing the url.
  • Groups.
  • Versioning.
  • Tables.
  • Page revision list.
  • Extensive support for Access Control Lists.
  • Diffs between arbitrary page versions.
  • RecentChanges.
  • Subpages.
  • I18N (foreign and multi-language) support.
  • Unicode support, standard encoding is UTF-8.
  • RSS feed for RecentChanges.
  • Wiki page templates.
  • Configurable edit locking/warning to avoid editing conflicts.
  • Simple page storage.
  • Email notification.
  • Renaming of pages.
  • Documentation.
  • Advanced features:
    • GUI and text editor.
    • Macros, attachments.
    • EMail and Jabber notification.
    • Email import.
    • Synchronisation.
    • Theming.
    • Access control lists.
    • Modular authentication.
    • Pluggable parsers supporting many different input formats including ReStructuredText, Creole, DocBook, safe HTML, syntax highlighting, diffs and CSV, XMLT (with XSLT).
    • Pluggable formatters support HTML, plain text, DocBook, XML.
    • Anti spam features.
    • Slideshows.
    • CamelCase linking.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Juergen Hermann, Thomas Waldmann
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


MoinMoin is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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