I have just installed a DokuWiki. Wow, that was easy doing. After ten minutes I had the first article with my freshly uploaded self portrait online. After 20 minutes the site had changed to a nice ready-made template with a sidebar and some little CSS changes. Looks like a professional website now and no wikipedia style at all. Now I only have to work out some content structure and some user group rights to shelter internal content before both gets to messy. Looks very easy … the admin section only has two points 🙂
I just want to have it for some shameless self promotion and for getting hold of my online documentation which is always way behind. It’s definitely not worth comparing it to a CMS but it is so fast to publish and to set it up. And the whole style of Wiki versioning (a nicely colored diff view) is a great feature. Plus a lot more …
Maybe it will grow to a three level communication tool: promotion site, group project documentation and a kind of private personal just-throw-things-at-it.
The easy creation of namespaces (= categories with optional user rights management) and according links is really ‘wiki wiki’ magic … write down the new internal link [[newproject:activity]] in your to-do list, publish and click on it and a new page in the new category newproject is created. It’s a little bit like mind mapping the wiki style.
I wanted to install Trac (Wiki with subversion support) but I ended up
with DokuWiki. I wasn’t willing to fight with subversion … a typical
lazy KISS decision.
A new toy … I am happy 🙂
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