Instiki is a wiki clone so pretty and easy to set up, you'll wonder if it’s really a wiki. Runs on Rails and focuses on portability and stability. Supports file uploads, PDF export, RSS, multiple users and password protection. Some use Instiki as a CMS (Content Management System) because of its ability to export static pages.
Instiki lowers the barriers of interest for when you might consider using a wiki. It's so simple to get running that you'll find yourself using it for anything -- taking notes, brainstorming, organizing a gathering.
Instiki only requires a working Ruby installation (it includes all other dependencies). Any OS that can run Ruby can run Instiki - that includes Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and most known Unix flavors.
3 easy Steps to get the Instiki experience
Step 1. Get Instiki and run "ruby bundle install --path vendor/bundle"
Step 2. Run "instiki"
Step 3. Chuckle... "There's no step three!" (TM)
You need at least Ruby Version 2.0 installed on your System. Instiki is known to work well with Ruby 2.0-2.6. The second dependency is a Database System, but don't worry, the default sqlite3 will be installed for you, if it's not already installed. You can also use any other database system (MySQL, PostgreSQL, ...) supported by Rails.
Deploy to Heroku
- git clone https://github.com/parasew/instiki.git
- cd instiki
- heroku create [APPNAME]
- mv Gemfile Gemfile.orig
- git mv Gemfile.heroku Gemfile
- git mv Gemfile.lock.heroku Gemfile.lock
- git commit -m "Setup for heroku"
- git push heroku master
- heroku config:set RAILS_ENV=production
- heroku run rake db:migrate
If you are on Windows
- Get the Ruby One-Click Installer - Windows http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubyinstaller
- Get Development Kit http://github.com/oneclick/rubyinstaller/wiki/development-kit
- In the Instiki directory, execute "ruby bundle"
- double-click instiki.bat or instiki.cmd and there you go!
If you are on Mac OSX
On Snow Leopard (10.6) or later, you are all set.
- run "sudo gem update --system" via the command-line.
- run "ruby bundle install --path vendor/bundle" in the instiki directory.
- run "ruby instiki" and there you go!
If you are on Linux
Any other System
- get Ruby for your System, compile if necessary: http://ruby-lang.org
Depending on the version of Rubygems that came with your Ruby, you may need to
sudo gem update --system
get SQLite or compile from http://sqlite.org (you can also use mysql or any other supported database system if you want)
run "ruby bundle install --path vendor/bundle"
You're now running a perfectly suitable wiki on port 2500 that'll present you with one-step setup, followed by a textarea for the home page on http://localhost:2500
- Regular expression search: Find deep stuff really fast
- Revisions: Follow the changes on every page from birth. Rollback to an earlier rev
- Export to HTML or markup in a zip: Take the entire wiki with you home or for reference
- RSS feeds to track recently revised pages
- Multiple webs: Create separate wikis with their own namespace
- Password-protected webs: Keep it private
- Authors: Each revision is associated with an author, so you can see who changed what
- Reference tracker: Which other pages are pointing to the current?
- Five markup choices:
Markdown-based choices [http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax]:
Markdown+itex2MML (the default; uses itex2MML)
Markdown+BlahTeX/PNG (requires blahtex and a working TeX installation)
- Support for Math (using itex syntax)
- Support for WYSIWYG SVG editing -- embed SVG graphics right in your wiki page.
- Embedded webserver: uses Mongrel (if installed), or the bundled WEBrick webserver (if not).
- Internationalization: Wiki words in any latin, greek, cyrillian, or armenian characters
- Color diffs: Track changes through revisions
- Runs on SQLite3 per default, can be configured to run on PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2, Firebird, Openbase, Oracle, SQL Server or Sybase
- Optional support for Tikz pictures. Requires an optional install. See
here for details.
- Run "ruby instiki --help"
Migrating from Instiki 0.11-0.19 to 0.20
ruby bundle install --path vendor/bundle
ruby bundle exec rake upgrade_instiki
Download the latest release from:
Visit the Instiki wiki:
Visit the Instiki users forum
Versions 0.0 to 0.9.1:: David Heinemeier Hansson
From 0.9.2 onwards:: Alexey Verkhovsky
From 0.11 onwards:: Matthias Tarasiewicz and 5uper.net
From 0.13 onwards:: Matthias Tarasiewicz and Jacques Distler
Weblog Jacques: http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/~distler/blog/
Weblog Parasew: http://parasew.com