<![CDATA[ New guy offers input on documentation - MODX Community Forums]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/?thread=25261 <![CDATA[Re: New guy offers input on documentation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129686 Is anyone still checking Wikis ?!
I found another good example of wikiDocs on the FckEditor site http://wiki.fckeditor.net/, they’re using http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/

ciao ciao]]>
lukwe Jul 05, 2006, 05:13 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129686
<![CDATA[Re: New guy offers input on documentation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129685 ]]> rethrash Jun 29, 2006, 11:50 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129685 <![CDATA[Re: New guy offers input on documentation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129684
I am one of the team with Mambo Guru, whose wiki was mentioned by Chuck. When I was looking at the various wiki options for our online manual, I went through all the more popular wikis and checked them out. All of them have pros and cons, but for our purposes, mediawiki really stood out from the rest as the most likely to do what I wanted. The wiki had to be solid, with sound development to limit the risk of hacking, it had to easily enable only registered users while preventing unregistered folk from editing, it had to have good search functions, and had to be able to handle a lot of visitors and editors without excessive server loads (we plan for growth wink )
Security was one of the most important considerations as we anticipated problems.
I also wanted some decent control on the administrative side as I have seen too many wikis get cluttered with author profiles that essentially just promoted the authors and their sites, and have also seen too much good work get defaced by unscrupulous people. DocuWiki was quite good, but not as fully featured as MediaWiki - the others were quickly tested and discarded for various reasons.

Since setting up our MediaWiki, I have been very happy with the choice I made. We are using it purely for documentation but it would lend itself to managing snippets with no problems.

The downside, which applies to all wikis out there, is that although URLs can be rewritten to be very user and search engine friendly, search engines pick up a lot of unneccessary content - things like the author page, edit pages, etc and this can result in search engine penalties.

If you do decided to go with MediaWiki, have a search for the skins done by Robert Castley. I used one as a base for our wiki and it sure saved a lot of time in making the wiki look less "wiki like". Mine is fairly heavily modified, or I would offer it. Robert’s would be easier to work with to make your wiki more integrated with the site look and feel.

Hope this helps.]]>
Elpie Jun 29, 2006, 09:00 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129684
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Any progress or update on this? I have been collecting all sorts of notes for a rookie like me and would love to be able to put them into a page for someone. (Just little notes about this or that- it’d solve a lot of faq’s i hope).

No rush...
chucktrukk Jun 29, 2006, 03:18 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129683
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I’d lob my support for DokuWiki

Seems a bit lighter weight than MediaWiki yet plenty o’ power.

The forums are definitely not the right place to be storing and organizing information that is documentation-like. Forums are wild and wooly and always end up disorganized, and are not well-suited to storing structured information like documentation. A wiki should be used for documentation and collected knowledge, and the forums should be used as a question-and-answer location, with many of the answers pointing to the correct resource in the wiki.

Great discussion!]]>
cyberk Jun 27, 2006, 04:33 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129682
<![CDATA[Re: New guy offers input on documentation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129681 opengeek Jun 27, 2006, 02:23 PM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129681 <![CDATA[Re: New guy offers input on documentation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129680
I believe that using a recognisable wiki enables people to concentrate on MODx rather than be distracted by the unusual wiki software.

I have played with PmWiki and generally I liked it. It is possibly easier to integrate, and is definitely easier to skin. I originally found that when I was looking through some other documentation, although I can’t actually recall what it was.]]>
PaulGregory Jun 27, 2006, 11:10 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=3#dis-post-129680
<![CDATA[Re: New guy offers input on documentation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=2#dis-post-129679 these. Some say mediawiki doesn’t perform well under heavy usage (see Wordpress implementation).]]> rethrash Jun 27, 2006, 10:36 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=2#dis-post-129679 <![CDATA[Re: New guy offers input on documentation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=2#dis-post-129678 cyberk Jun 27, 2006, 10:32 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=2#dis-post-129678 <![CDATA[Re: New guy offers input on documentation]]> https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=2#dis-post-129677 rethrash Jun 27, 2006, 09:52 AM https://forums.modx.com/thread/25261/new-guy-offers-input-on-documentation?page=2#dis-post-129677