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What is TWiki?

Welcome to TWiki, a flexible, powerful, and easy to use Web-based collaboration platform. Use TWiki to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet or on the internet. Web content can be created collaboratively by using just a browser. Developers can create new web applications based on a Plugin API.

"TWiki ... is ... powerful" said Jon Udell, a BYTE.com editor. "Among other things, TWiki eases one of the concerns about classic Wiki, which is that the radically egalitarian "edit this page" scheme leaves no change log. TWiki includes powerful revision support. Every change leaves a footprint, and you can follow these easily and effectively."   (Read more testimonials of people using TWiki; read the Inktomi story, Motorola story and the SAP story)

"TWiki is a leading-edge, web-based collaboration platform targeting the corporate intranet world. TWiki fosters information flow within an organization; lets distributed teams work together seamlessly and productively; and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content."

What does it look like?

TWiki looks and feels like a normal Intranet or Internet web site. However it also has a Edit link at the bottom of every topic (web page), everybody can change a topic or add content by just using a browser.

TWiki is hosted and developed here at the TWiki.org web site. You can surf and add/change content a to get an idea of how TWiki works. Start surfing at the WebHome topic, or learn about the platform in the Welcome Guest.

What are the Main Features of TWiki?

TWiki is a mature, full featured web based collaboration system:

How does it work?

TWiki is a cgi-bin script written in perl. It reads a text file, hyperlinks it and converts it to HTML on the fly.

Who is using TWiki?

TWiki is installed on many web sites, mainly behind corporate firewalls. TWiki is being used by many major companies, because it is very user friendly compared to some well established commercial groupware systems like Lotus Notes. Read some TWikiSuccessStories to get an idea of how companies like Motorola (story) or SAP (story) are using the TWiki platform. Read also some TWikiUserQuotes to see what other people say about the platform. TWikiClones has a list of TWiki installations and clones. (Note: Please add your TWiki installation to the list in case you installed it on your server.)

How is TWiki being deployed?

Companies are deploying TWiki in different ways, and TWiki is quite flexible to adapt to different needs. Here is a non comprehensive list of how TWiki is being used:

What is new in TWiki?

Can I get the source code of TWiki for my own web site?

TWiki is GPLed software. The Perl CGI source code, templates and documentation is available for free.

What about Tech Support?

TWiki is free software and does not include support, so please do not contact the developers directly if you have installation questions.

Can I contribute as a developer?

TWiki is open source software, contributions are welcome. TWiki is further being developed here at TWiki.org, and guess what, the TWiki.Codev web serves as the platform for collaborating on that.


In addition to the contributors listed on the TWikiHistory page, the following parties are to be acknowledged for their contributions.

TWiki - A Web Based Collaboration Platform
Revision 12 Mar 2002 by PeterThoeny
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