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A wiki system written for the Django framework.


Important notice

Version **0.0.24** is now out and is the final release before **0.1** in
which migrations will be reset.

**0.0.24** adds Django 1.7 support, however it's not well-tested.

**0.1** (available as current master branch) adds Django 1.7 and 1.8
support, working as of now!

Please refer to the `Release
Notes <http:"" en="" latest="" release_notes.html#django-wiki-0-0-24="">`__

Changes underway

- [x] Migrations reset
- [x] Django 1.7 support
- [x] Django 1.8 support
- [x] pep8 the whole codebase #287
- [x] Transifex
- [ ] Distribution with Wheels


***News: January 26th, 2015***

After too long, the new release is out.

The wait was mainly due to all the confusing changes by adding support
of Python 3 and readying the migrations for Django 1.7. But there's
actually new features, too.

- Bootstrap 3.3.1 and Font Awesome 4 (Christian Duvholt)
- ``django_nyt`` instead of builtin ``django_notify`` (Benjamin Bach,
Maximilien Cuony)
- ``tox`` for testing (Luke Plant)
- Appropriate use of gettext\_lazy (Jaakko Luttinen)
- Fixed support of custom username fields (Jan De Bleser)
- Several fixes to the attachment plugin (Christian Duvholt)
- Errors on notifications settings tab (Benjamin Richter)
- Chinese translations (Ronald Bai)
- Finish translations (Jaakko Luttinen)
- Compatibility with custom user model in article settings (Andy Fang)
- Fixed bug when ``[attachment:XX]`` present multiple times on same
line (Maximilien Cuony)
- Simple mediawiki import management command (Maximilien Cuony)
- Python 3 and Django 1.6 compatibility (Russell-Jones, Antonin
Lenfant, Luke Plant, Lubimov Igor, Benjamin Bach)
- (and more, forgiveness asked if anyone feels left out)

Translations (Transifex)

Django-wiki has almost fully translated into 7 languages, apart from the
default (English). But please help out in adding more languages! It's
very easy, you don't even need to be a programmer.


A demo is available here, sign up for an account to see the notification


Please use our IRC or mailing list (google group) for getting in touch
on development and support. Please do not email developers asking for
personal support.

- #django-wiki on
- ` <https:"" d="" forum="" django-wiki="">`__
- `twitter:djangowiki <https:"" djangowiki="">`__


Currently, the model API is subject to smaller changes, and the plugin
API seems pretty stable.

South is used so no database changes will cause data loss. In order to
customize the wiki, best idea is to override templates and create your
own template tags. Do not make your own hard copy of this repository in
order to fiddle with internal parts of the wiki -- this strategy will
lead you to loose out on future updates with highly improved features
and plugins. Possibly security updates as well!

The release cycle has already begun, so you can administer django-wiki
through Pypi and pip.

All views are class-based, however don't take it as an encouragement to
extend them, unless you are prepared to modify both templates and view
classes every time there is an update.


`TODO <https:"" benjaoming="" django-wiki="" blob="" master="""">`__
contains an overview of features planned or under development.

Consider any moment in life that you could have been writing **unit
tests** for django-wiki.

The easiest way to add features is to write a plugin. Please create an
issue to discuss whether your plugin idea is a core plugin
(``wiki.plugins.*``) or external plugin. If there are additions needed
to the plugin API, we can discuss that as well!

To run the tests, run "python" after installing the
requirements. Better, install "tox" (using "pip install tox") and then
just run "tox" to run the test suite on multiple environments.

To run specific tests, call with the arguments that you
would pass to the normal " test" command.


Django needs a mature wiki system appealing to all kinds of needs, both
big and small:

- **Be pluggable and light-weight.** Don't integrate optional features
in the core.
- **Be open.** Make an extension API that allows the ecology of the
wiki to grow. After all, Wikipedia consists of some `680
extensions <http:"" viewvc="" mediawiki="" trunk="" extensions=""/>`__
written for MediaWiki.
- **Be smart.** `This
is <https:"" wikipedia="" commons="" 8="" 88="" mediawiki_database_schema_1-19_%28r102798%29.png="">`__
the map of tables in MediaWiki - we'll understand the choices of
other wiki projects and make our own. After-all, this is a Django
- **Be simple.** The source code should *almost* explain itself.
- **Be structured.** Markdown is a simple syntax for readability.
Features should be implemented either through easy coding patterns in
the content field, but rather stored in a structured way (in the
database) and managed through a friendly interface. This gives
control back to the website developer, and makes knowledge more
usable. Just ask: Why has Wikipedia never changed? Answer: Because
it's knowledge is stored in a complicated way, thus it becomes very


See the docs/ folder, or read them at:

If you wish to add something, please ask in the google group or raise an
issue if you're in doubt about whether something might change.


Django-wiki is a rewrite of
`django-simplewiki <http:"" p="" django-simple-wiki=""/>`__, a
project from 2009 that aimed to be a base system for a wiki. It proposed
that the user should customize the wiki by overwriting templates, but
soon learned that the only customization that really took place was that
people forked the entire project. We don't want that for django-wiki, we
want it to be modular and extendable.

As of now, Django has existed for too long without a proper wiki
application. The dream of django-wiki is to become a contestant
alongside Mediawiki, so that Django developers can stick to the Django
platform even when facing tough challenges such as implementing a wiki.


This project will be very open for enrolling anyone with a good idea. As
of now, however, it's a bit closed while we get the foundation laid out.


- **Why is the module named just "wiki"?** Because "pip install wiki"
returns "No distributions at all found for wiki"! :)
- **What markup language will you use?**
`Markdown <http:"" pypi="" markdown="">`__. The markup
renderer is not a pluggable part but has been internalized into core
parts. Discussion should go here:
- **Why not use django-reversion?** It's a great project, but if the
wiki has to grow ambitious, someone will have to optimize its
behavior, and using a third-party application for something as
crucial as the revision system is a no-go in this regard.
- **Any support for multiple wikis?** Yes, in an sense you can just
imagine that you always have multiple wikis, because you always have
hierarchies and full control of their permissions. See this


So far the dependencies/requirements are:

- `django>=1.5<1.7 <http:"">`__ - Django 1.7 will
be released in version 0.1, but should run on 0.0.24
- `django-south <http:""/>`__
- `Markdown>=2.2.0 <https:"" waylan="" python-markdown="">`__
- `django-mptt <https:"" django-mptt="" django-mptt="">`__
- `django-sekizai <https:"" ojii="" django-sekizai=""/>`__
- `sorl-thumbnail <https:"" sorl="" sorl-thumbnail="">`__
- Pillow (Python Imaging Library)
- Python>=2.6 or Python>=3.2


The folder **testproject/** contains a pre-configured django project and
an sqlite database. Login for django admin is *admin:admin*. This
project should always be maintained, but please do not commit changes to
the SQLite database as we only care about its contents in case data
models are changed.


- The people at `edX <http:""/>`__ & MIT for finding
and supporting the project both financially and with ideas.
- `django-cms <https:"" divio="" django-cms="">`__ for venturing
where no django app has gone before in terms of well-planned features
and high standards. It's a very big inspiration.
- `django-mptt <https:"" django-mptt="" django-mptt="">`__, a
wonderful utility for inexpensively using tree structures in Django
with a relational database backend.
- `spookylukey <https:"" spookylukey="">`__,
`jluttine <https:"" jluttine="">`__,
`cXhristian <https:"" cxhristian="">`__,
`valberg <https:"" valberg="">`__,
`jdcaballerov <https:"" jdcaballerov="">`__,
`yekibud <https:"" yekibud="">`__,
`bridger <https:"" bridger="">`__,
`TomLottermann <https:"" tomlottermann="">`__,
`crazyzubr <https:"" crazyzubr="">`__, and `everyone
else <https:"" benjaoming="" django-wiki="" contributors="">`__

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