[wiki-research] Wiki Engines as CMS
Filippo A. Salustri
salustri at ryerson.ca
Wed Oct 4 14:46:29 CEST 2006
"Themability" seems to be a key distinguishing characteristic of wikis. I
don't think this characteristic necessarily violates the spirit of wikis, but
I can envision how 'gratuitous themability' could lead to exactly one of the
same problems that wikis address - the apparently random layout of different
but related web pages.
EG: my very germinal wiki almost always looks like
http://deseng.ryerson.ca/xiki/Main/WebHome, but with relatively little
munging, I can also do my quasi-blog (http://deseng.ryerson.ca/xiki/Blog/WebHome)
In this case, to me at least, the differences make sense, because the basic
purposes of the blog and the rest of my wiki are entirely different.
Just 2 cents.
Andreas Gohr wrote:
> Chuck Smith writes:
>> Anyway, I think it might be an interesting research project to compare
>> wiki engines from a CMS point of view. So far I've heard of/seen the
>> following wiki engines used as a CMS:
>> I think MediaWiki would not have the flexibility to run as a CMS, but
>> I could be mistaken. Are there any other wikis known for being
>> flexible enough to also run as a CMS? Also, feel free to view the
>> wiki popularity charts (by Google) I made a few months ago:
> In theory every "themable" Wiki could be used as CMS, but it's easyier
> in some engines. Many DokuWiki users (including my self) use DokuWiki as
> CMS for their website. We recently added a feature which allows a user
> to disable certain Wiki-Typical functions not wanted in a CMS. Eg. a
> list of old revisions, or the recent changes.
> There are some (slightly outdated) infos available at
> http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:discussion:wiki_cms and
> Examples of DokuWiki as CMS/Blog:
> Especially the last one is interesting because it really looks like an
> ordinary website used by non-technical folks. Only looking at the
> HTML-Source will reveal the Wiki-Engine behind it.
> Hope this helps,
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