I'm planing to roll out a Wiki for our LUG for collect KB and how-to articles. We need to make sure it's easily usable for uber n00bs (School kids mostly) and easy for people without Wiki syntax knowledge to submit article.
I'm already looking in to dokuwiki any other suggestions?
Tiddlywiki is pretty slick, a little odd, but pretty usable once you get the hang of it. Back when I was playing with it I dropped it in my Dropbox directory and that seemed to work across multiple systems (ie, you could maybe use a shared account). However, I ran in to some problem using chrome and tiddlywiki so transititioned to Evernote.
If I were you I'd look at docuwiki which looks very straightforward and has a nicely done (simple -> complex) description of the syntax at http://www.dokuwiki.org/syntax. Plus no database to muck around with.
I'd recommend Mediawiki. It's not easy to do unusual things with it, but for a "standard" Wiki it should be alright (plus it has the syntax from Wikipedia, which might be familiar). Setting it up is quite easy.
For something more lightweight, MoinMoin is pretty cool as well.
But aside from that, as a long-time Wikipaedian, I don't think MediaWiki (what WP runs on) is ideal. It's something of an overkill. The syntax is not the most complicated amongst wiki software (WikiDot is far harder), but the average person certainly cannot pick it up easily. The good thing about MediaWiki is that it's incredibly efficient and it works very well with non-Latin languages (except Burmese, because Microsoft decided to not ship a Unicode font for Burmese making the obscure one the norm but Wikimedia continues to insist rather controversially that it should be Unicode-only).
DokuWiki is butt-ugly though. Do not want. And I'm pretty sure you can't customise the appearance much.
Glorious. I know TiddlyWiki from my interactive story ventures. I have to say it has very impressive-looking themes and the websites made with it look extremely cool as a whole. I'm not sure if it's an actual wiki though (as in collaborative editing) but as I mentioned, I have limited experience with it.
Tiddlywiki is pretty slick, a little odd, but pretty usable once you get the hang of it. Back when I was playing with it I dropped it in my Dropbox directory and that seemed to work across multiple systems (ie, you could maybe use a shared account).
I think the main problem using it on a server would come with resolving multiple user edits.
Hopefully this is one of the things tiddlyspace has sorted out
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