I’ve been doing a bit of a personal security audit lately, and updating/resetting passwords and adding 2FA wherever I can. One of the things I was pleasantly surprised to see is that DokuWiki made it fairly straightforward to add 2FA to my wiki.
I’ve been using Dokuwiki for the last 7 years to host my own Wiki install, and absolutely love everything about it.
Recently I was wanted to get some statistical information such as total number of pages on my wiki, total file size, etc. Yes, I could get this information manually by taking a look at the files on my server, but thankfully DokuWiki has a plugin it ships with called Popularity Feedback that already does this.
The Popularity Feedback plugin is designed to send anonymized information back to the Dokuwiki devs about how people are using the software, though users can opt out of that fairly easily. So to get detailed statistical information about DokuWiki install:
I am a huge fan of DokuWiki, the open source Wiki software developed by Andreas Gohr and others, and have multiple installations of the software on my webserver. Gohr recently posted on his blog about the current status of DokuWiki which can be summarized as: too much stuff is dependent on Gohr.
Gohr’s been trying to do more to foster a larger DokuWiki community around the software and has a fair list of things he’s been trying to do over the past few months both to technical and non-technical to create more diversity in the DokuWiki community.
Personally, I promote DokuWiki at every con and other geek-oriented event I manage to make it to, and suggesting the software to folks looking for an easy-to-install but still full-featured Wiki.
Andreas Gohr has put together a PDF version of a DokuWiki pamphlet that does a nice job of succinctly explaining the advantages of his open source Wiki software. Since its CC licensed, I’ve uploaded a copyhere so I can have it to print out and distribute at some cons I’m planning to attend this summer.
A new version of DokuWiki — DokuWiki 2009-12-14 — was released over the weekend, mainly fixing a bunch of smaller bugs and adding some small performance improvements, including:
compatibility fixes with Flash Player 10
internal changes to make farming easier
removed old upgrade plugins
better support for non-default auth backends in ACL manager
jump to edited session after saving
much improved Japanese romanization
improved XMLRPC interface
improved search result display
many smaller feature enhancements
more plugin events
some performance optimizations
minor security enhancements
many, many bug fixes
I had no problem following the upgrade instructions and took about 10 minutes to upload all the files and have the new version up and running. As always, DokuWiki continues to impress as one of the most straightforward, easiest-to-install and use pieces of software I’ve ever used.
As DokuWiki heads for a new release, developer Andreas Gohr recently posted about 4 new/updated plugins for DokuWiki, including a Disqus plugin and a bug fix for the S5 presentation plugin. It’s amazing how much flexibility DokuWiki provides in what is easily the most straighforward piece of open source software I’ve installed/used on my server.