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General FeaturesPodWiki Details
Version 0.9.1
Last Release Date 13.02.2007
Author Thomas Linden
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPL
Programming Language Perl
Data Storage Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee GPL / none
Development status Mature
Intended Audience average to advanced users
System RequirementsPodWiki Details
Operating System Unix
Root Access No
Webserver apache
Other Requirements mod_rewrite optional
DatastoragePodWiki Details
Text Files Yes
PostgreSQL No
Oracle No
SQLite No
BerkeleyDB No
Other perl Storable(v0.7) for users, attributes and stuff
Security/Anti-SpamPodWiki Details
Page Permissions Yes
Authentication Backends builtin
Host Blocking No
Mail Encryption Yes
nofollow No
Blacklist No
Delayed Indexing No
Development/SupportPodWiki Details
Commercial Support No
Preconfigured Hosting No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
IRC Channel #49
Common FeaturesPodWiki Details
Preview Yes
Minor Changes No
Change Summary No
Page History Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all
Page Index Optional
Plugin System  
Special FeaturesPodWiki Details
Unicode Support No
Right-to-Left Support No
Interface Languages Not localized
Email notification No
Comments Threaded
Categories Yes
Namespaces No
Page Redirection No
Conflict Handling Page Locking
Search Full Text
Wiki Farming  
Structured Data  
LinksPodWiki Details
CamelCase Yes
Freelinks Yes
Backlinks Yes
InterWiki Yes
SisterWiki No
Image Links Yes
Windows Shares No
Page Redirects  
Syntax FeaturesPodWiki Details
HTML Tags Plugin
Math formulas No
Tables simple + complex
CREOLE support Yes
Markdown Support No
Textile Support Yes
BBCode Support Yes
Emoticon Images No
Syntax Highlighting No
Footnotes No
Quoting Yes
Internal Comments Yes
Custom styles Yes
FAQ Tags No
Scripting Perl
Content Includes Yes
Feed Aggregation Yes
UsabilityPodWiki Details
Section Editing No
Page Templates  
Double-Click Edit No
Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editing No
Access Keys No
Auto Signature No
StatisticsPodWiki Details
Recent Changes Yes
Wanted Pages No
Orphaned Pages No
Most/Least Popular Yes
Recent Visitors No
Analysis No
OutputPodWiki Details
CSS Stylesheets Yes
Printer Friendly Print View
Mobile Friendly  
Themes & Skins Yes
RSS Feeds Optional
ATOM Feeds No
Abbreviations Yes
Auto-TOC Yes
Raw Export Yes
HTML Export No
XML export No
PDF Export No
Media and FilesPodWiki Details
File Attachments Yes
Media Revisions No
Embedded Flash Optional
Embedded Video Optional
Image Editing No
SVG Editing No
MindMap Editing No
Media Search No
ExtrasPodWiki Details
Image Galleries  
Ticket System  
Syntax ExamplesPodWiki Details
Internal Link
L<Link Description|Sandbox>

[[Sandbox|Link Description]]

[url=Sandbox]Link Description[/url]
External Link
=head1 The Weather
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
via html only
Monospace Format
 put a space in front of monospaced text
Strikethrough Format
via html only
Superscript Format
via html only
Subscript Format
via html only
Aligning Text
via stylesheet only
Text Indentation
via stylesheet only
Bulleted Lists

=item* listitem

Numbered Lists

=item 1. listitem

Definition Lists
via html only
Horizontal Rule

» PodWiki DocumentationPodWiki Details

PodWiki is a wiki software written in perl for advanced users while providing many features suitable for the average user. PodWiki is driven by POD, which is the standard markup of perlmodule documentation (see: It is fully customizable, PodWiki always loads a standard auto-load page from which the whole stuff (as headers, content, stylesheet and so forth) can be included - which makes it possible to build a wiki site in any design you like.

If a page is not written in POD, PodWiki loads the default wiki markup interpreter, whcih can of course be configured. By default Creole 0.3 is the standard markup. Beside Creole PodWiki understands TWiki, TikiWiki, Wikishorthand. You can also include html, plain text and even perl code to PodWiki pages.

PodWiki provides authentication and authorization features. Pages can be read and/or write protected for a user or a whole group. You can also make the whole site read-only, this way it looks for outside visitors like any website not like a wiki.

From the administration panel you can create attribute categories and attributes which can be assigned to wiki pages.

One primary focus of development was to maintain an installation as simple as possible. Therefore it comes with all required perl modules and the install procedure is very easy (configure && make install - that's it!).

Data will be stored on disk and versioned using RCS, which is available on almost every unix system these days.

You can see a full functional demo site of the latest version here:


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