Last Updated on: 13th December 2023, 04:47 pm

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Category: Network
Subcategory: Wiki
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GNU GPL
Interface: Web-interface
Wikipedia: PmWiki
First release: January 2002

PmWiki – a wiki-based content-management system (CMS) for collaborative creation and maintenance of websites.

PmWiki pages look and act like normal web pages, except they have an “Edit” link that makes it easy to modify existing pages and add new pages into the website, using basic editing rules. You do not need to know or use any HTML or CSS. Page editing can be left open to the public or restricted to small groups of authors.

PmWiki was developed as a particularly easy to install and configure web content management system. The software focuses on ease of use by so-called “naïve” authors to lower the barriers that might discourage people with little computer experience from using a wiki. “Flat” sequential files are used as the data system, since an SQL connection was deliberately avoided due to the propagated simplicity. This greatly simplifies the installation and migration of a wiki to another server, for example.

Development of Pmwiki as an open source project started in July 2002 when the first version was released. An important milestone was version 1.0, which was released in June 2004. To this day, updates appear at short intervals (a few days to 1 month) that bring the latest improvements and are easy to install.

Patrick Michaud decided to redevelop PmWiki 2.0.
Wikis created under previous versions can be automatically migrated.

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