New Version of DokuWiki Out

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:

  • Flash Multiuploader
  • license selector
  • 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.

DokuWiki Plugins and Upcoming Release

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.


I was looking for some Wiki software the other day that I could use to handle a large volume of static content I had with my old CMS that doesn’t really fit into WordPress very well. I settled on the excellent DokuWiki.

Unlike most Wiki software, DokuWiki doesn’t use a database but instead stores all data in plain ASCII files. Not sure how well that would work for very active Wiki’s, but as I’m using it as a read-only application anyway (i.e., I’m the only user allowed to make edits), its a nice, clean way for me to set up my content. And it was trivially easy to install.