I have a self hosted media server, and I want my family to use it more so I don’t have to do everything for them. I think the best way to do that is to have a wiki available on the local network where they can see a reference of how to use things. What is the best way to accomplish this?

I’m running Ubuntu Server.

  • Meow.tar.gz
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    1 year ago

    Check out Bookstack. It’s a brilliant piece of software that gets out of your way and has a modern look and feel that your family members will like and appreciate. The challenge will be to get them to use it instead of going straight to you. They may find themselves inconvenienced by having to go to a self-help resource. That’s a them problem and not a you problem though.

    • @[email protected]
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      21 year ago

      +1 for bookstack. Dokuwiki is also a good choice if you want something simpler, but it also doesn’t look as nice.

    • chandz05
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      41 year ago

      ++for WikiJS!

      • Morethanevil
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        21 year ago

        Maybe in v3 🤷🏻‍♂️

        I hope that there will be an update soon

        • KᑌᔕᕼIᗩ
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          21 year ago

          I like Wiki.js but updates seem slow and not all that feature packed either. It’s had placeholders in the admin side of things for what seems like forever.

            • KᑌᔕᕼIᗩ
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              21 year ago

              The comments are interesting and yeah, it’s very much looking like one of those passion projects that’ll never see the light of day at this rate.

              • Morethanevil
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                11 year ago

                I hope that it will get a release this year. On GitHub there is activity visible

                • KᑌᔕᕼIᗩ
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                  21 year ago

                  Yeah but barely, just look at the releases. It’s all bug fixes as if it’s on maintenance mode.

    • Valen
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      210 months ago

      Dark mode can be done by changing the template. You can install a new template, or there’s an admin panel to change the colors, and you can get dark mode that way. But it’s true that there’s no dark mode for some and light mode for others option.

  • lckdscl [they/them]
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    71 year ago

    I’m currently running Dokuwiki as a Docker container, which has a built-in editor, good admin web-ui panel, easy ways to add multiple users, and also baked in access control rules so some can edit certain pages. It is also flat-file so no storing plain text in a database, so you can backup and migrate easily.

    There are a lot of alternatives, but Dokuwiki is quite mature, and has that familiar Wiki look that your family might appreciate, rather than it looking like boring/corporate software documentation.

  • ilovecheese
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    71 year ago

    I’ve been using Tiddly Wiki for years now.

    It’s just a single file, so no need for a dedicated container!

    • @[email protected]
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      21 year ago

      I remember using tiddly wiki a long time ago. Do you still prefer it over other solutions? I feel like my tiddly wiki would be too large of a file by now to be manageable, but I’m not really sure.

      • ilovecheese
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        21 year ago

        It’s only a few hundred pages and still works well enough I haven’t felt the need to move to anything new.

        • @[email protected]
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          211 months ago

          What’re you using to sync your TiddlyWiki? From your last comment, I started playing around with tiddlywiki again and the first hurdle I ran into is how to sync it between multiple devices. https://noteself.org/ looks interesting, but doesn’t seem maintained anymore.

          • ilovecheese
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            211 months ago

            I don’t actually sync it, I have it on my LAN web server along with my home page etc…

            • @[email protected]
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              111 months ago

              Do you use the nodejs server or something else to save updates? I guess tw calls them savers. I’m trying the nodejs version now and it seems alright, the auto saving is a lot faster than I was expecting

              • ilovecheese
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                211 months ago

                I use the store.php method. Works fine for my use case.

  • @[email protected]
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    31 year ago

    It really mostly depends on if other family members will need to edit the wiki.

    • If they’ll be only reading dokuwiki might be best - even a single frontpage with all the info nedded.
    • If they will be editing then bookstack is way more friendly for non-technical people as is had a full WYSIWYG editor and you don’t have to bother with markdown.
  • RuudMA
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    11 year ago

    I run XWiki in Docker.

    • TheHolm
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      21 year ago

      run it at work. I would say it bit too heavy and too much for home usage.