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General FeaturesInstiki Details
Version 0.19.8
Last Release Date 2016-05-07
Author David Heinemeier Hansson, Jacques Distler, Matthias Tarasiewicz
Free and Open Source Yes
License Ruby's
Programming Language Ruby on Rails
Data Storage Database
License Cost/ Fee 0
Development status Mature
Intended Audience general, education
System RequirementsInstiki Details
Operating System UNIX, Windows, MacOS X
Root Access  
Webserver Mongrel (included), or Apache/NGinx (via Passenger)
Other Requirements Ruby 2.0-2.3; Rubygems 1.3.6 or later
DatastorageInstiki Details
Text Files No
PostgreSQL Yes
Oracle Plugin
SQLite Yes
BerkeleyDB No
Other Any Rails-compatible back-end datastore can be used.
Security/Anti-SpamInstiki Details
Page Permissions Yes
Authentication Backends  
Host Blocking Yes
Mail Encryption  
Blacklist Yes
Delayed Indexing  
Development/SupportInstiki Details
Commercial Support No
Preconfigured Hosting  
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List  
Support Forum
IRC Channel  
Common FeaturesInstiki Details
Preview No
Minor Changes Yes
Change Summary No
Page History Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all
Page Index Yes
Plugin System No
Special FeaturesInstiki Details
Unicode Support Yes
Right-to-Left Support Yes
Interface Languages Not localized
Email notification No
Comments No
Categories Yes
Namespaces No
Page Redirection Yes
Conflict Handling Page Locking
Search Full Text
Wiki Farming Yes
Structured Data No
LinksInstiki Details
CamelCase Optional
Freelinks Yes
Backlinks Yes
InterWiki Yes
SisterWiki No
Image Links Yes
Windows Shares No
Page Redirects Yes
Syntax FeaturesInstiki Details
HTML Tags All
Math formulas Yes
Tables simple + complex
CREOLE support No
Markdown Support Yes
Textile Support Yes
BBCode Support No
Emoticon Images No
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Footnotes Yes
Quoting Yes
Internal Comments Yes
Custom styles Yes
FAQ Tags No
Scripting None
Content Includes Yes
Feed Aggregation No
UsabilityInstiki Details
Section Editing No
Page Templates No
Double-Click Edit No
Toolbar No
WYSIWYG Editing No
Access Keys Yes
Auto Signature Yes
StatisticsInstiki Details
Recent Changes Yes
Wanted Pages Yes
Orphaned Pages Yes
Most/Least Popular No
Recent Visitors No
Analysis No
OutputInstiki Details
CSS Stylesheets Yes
Printer Friendly Print View
Mobile Friendly Yes
Themes & Skins No
RSS Feeds No
ATOM Feeds Yes
Abbreviations Yes
Auto-TOC Yes
Raw Export Yes
HTML Export Yes
XML export No
PDF Export No
Media and FilesInstiki Details
File Attachments Yes
Media Revisions No
Embedded Flash No
Embedded Video Yes
Image Editing No
SVG Editing Yes
MindMap Editing No
Media Search No
ExtrasInstiki Details
Calendar No
Image Galleries No
Forums No
Blogs No
Ticket System No
Syntax ExamplesInstiki Details
Internal Link
[[Some Page]]
[[Some Page|anchor text]]
[[Some Page#anchor]]
[[Some Page#anchor|anchor text]]
External Link
[another site](
#Level 1#
##Level 2##
###Level 3###
####Level 4####
#####Level 5#####
######Level 6######
Bold Format
Italics Format
_italic_, *italic*
Underline Format
{: style='text-decoration:underlined'}
Monospace Format
Strikethrough Format
{: style='text-decoration:line-through'}
Superscript Format
Subscript Format
![alt text](,
[[image.jpg|alt text:pic]]
Aligning Text
p{: style='text-align:left'}
p{: style='text-align:right'}
p{: style='text-align:center'}
p{: style='text-align:justify'}
Text Indentation
{: style='margin-left:3em'}

> blockquote
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
   1. Item 1.1
2. Item 2
Definition Lists
: definition
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» Instiki DocumentationInstiki Details

Instiki is a wiki clone with strong focus on ease of installation and running. It comes with its own webserver and offers three different markup syntaxes: Markdown, Textile and RDoc. Supports mathematics (in Markdown mode), via itex2MML. Has a built-in WYSIWYG SVG-editor.

The Syntax examples on the left show the Markdown syntax.


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These screenshots should give you a first impression how Instiki looks like. Remember: The look of many Wikis can be changed by stylesheets or templates so these are only examples.

Sample page

Sample page, showing equations, tables, footnotes, etc.

Editing window

Editing the sample page.

Slide shows

Instiki supports S5 Slideshow presentations.

SVG Editor

Instiki has a built-in WYSIWYG SVG-editor. Include scalable vector graphics right in your wiki pages.