WackoWiki Features

... Much of the true value of the Web comes from targeted, specialized sites.
Small sites can't afford monster CMS products, so a good low-end system is highly welcome. Jakob Nielsen

WackoWiki – Small, lightweight, handy, expandable, multilingual Wiki-engine. WYSIWYG editor, easy installer, many localizations, email notification on changes/comments, several cache levels, design themes (skins) support, XHTML compliance, page rights (ACLs), page comments and is distributed under the BSD License.

  • cms engine to manage the content of the site in handy manner
  • weblog (multiuser version) to intercommunicate with each others in community
  • wiki to collaborate with each other in the team on project-related basis

Key Features

  1. very light-weight
  2. small code base
  3. designed for speed and extensibility
  4. easily customizable
  5. quick and easy installation
  6. clean user interface
  7. integrated user management
  8. access control through per-page access control lists
  9. integrated page commenting functionality
  10. WhatYouThinkIsWhatYouGet editing
  11. full revision control, of course
  12. powerful diff between revisions
  13. supports multiple sites running of the same Wacko installation
  14. installer & upgrader
  15. clusters & relative addressing
  16. page watching & email notification on changes/comments (simple diff included in email), RSS 
  17. completely multilingual (ru, en, es, et, el, da, de, fr, nl, it, pl, pt, bg included. Creating new language scheme seems to be very easy — we have got most schemes from Wacko users)
  18. links can be CamelCase or FreeLinks
  19. several levels of caching (backlinks, pages, queries, templates)
  20. automatic table of contents generation
  21. on-the-fly correction of punctual typos & spec. characters
  22. design themes (skins) support
  23. uploads per page or global.


It seems to be one of the most capable, if not the most capable, of the WakkaWiki forks. It can do files, comments, and cluster (see more in the docs). It's got a nice not-quite-WYSIWIG interface and can be integrated very elegantly into a web page. It's also really easy to install (even though the docs don't say that you have to create the config file in the main directory before the installation — they just tell you to chmod it!). I had it up and running in like 5 minutes.

OMG. I spent the last few days searching for a Wiki engine to use for my Master Thesis. After looking at PmWiki, MediaWiki, TWiki, Trac, PhpWiki, DokuWiki and other engines, I must say this one seems the way to go. It comes with everything I need OutOfTheBox. I've used PmWiki before but this one seems great.