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Wikispaces Review

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I examined Wikispaces for a software documentation project – as part of the process of moving material from traditional Word documents to a collaborative web-based format.

After a frustrating exploration of self-hosting with MediaWiki (used by Wikipedia), I decided that I would let someone else install and host the wiki. Wikispaces is very attractive in that it offers a hosted wiki. They have a free plan which is pretty good for most simple wikis, although it must be public, and includes advertising.  But for $50/year, you can have a private wiki that is free of advertising.  For documentation, I needed a private wiki, because it was only going to be available for users of the application.

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