May 29, 2022
A wiki ([ˈwiki]) is a markup language used on a website that contains hypertext and hyperlinks, for use with wiki software, in which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly using a web browser, edited with the help of an editor. enriched text.Wiki software, is a type of content management system, but differs from most other such systems, including blog software, where content is created without any defined owner or leader. Wikis have little inherent structure, which allows the structure to be improved according to user needs. There are dozens of different wiki software in use, both standalone and part of other software such as bug tracking systems. Some wiki software is open source, while others are proprietary. Some allow control over different functions (access levels); for example, editing rights may allow you to change, add, or remove material. Others may allow access without enforcing access control. Other rules can be imposed to organize content. Wikipedia is not a single wiki, but a collection of hundreds of wikis — each one belongs to a specific language. In addition to Wikipedia, there are tens of thousands of other wikis in use, both public and private, including wikis functioning as knowledge management resources, note taking tools, community websites and intranets. The English-language Wikipedia has the largest collection of articles; as of September 2016, it had more than five million articles. Ward Cunningham, the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work". "Wiki" (pronounced [ˈwiki]) is a Hawaiian word meaning "fast". The Wikipedia online encyclopedia project is the most popular wiki-based website and is one of the most widely viewed sites in the world, having been placed in the “top ten” since 2007.