Open-source Wiki Software

Bitrix24 offers an open-source wiki software solution, which you can use to create knowledge bases with agile access rights. Plus, there are groups for knowledge sharing, document and file management within a safe intranet.

What is Wiki Software?

Wiki software, or an engine, is a software solution that allows users to create and edit content via a web browser. It can be deployed on a web server and run as an application. All the pages and entries created in this environment are kept in a database.

There are multiple types of this software. It can be developed in different programming languages and run on various platforms.

Open-source wiki software implies having source code access. So any user can copy, alter, or share it. Many people prefer this type of technology since it can be quickly fixed, updated, or upgraded in case of errors.


What is it used for?

Wikis are usually used in the following cases:

  1. Businesses may need open-source wiki software to create knowledge bases or tutorials that allow their clients or new employees to receive access to any information relating to their products or services. It helps organize information into categories, so users can find information using an in-built search engine. It can be structured into lists, schedules, or tables.
  2. Team members can use the system for internal collaboration.
  3. Teachers may share course materials and notes with their students.
  4. Any user can create a personal wiki for taking notes.

Using Bitrix24 as an open-source wiki software

Using open-source wiki software does not require any technical knowledge. So it is a helpful tool that can be accessible to anyone.

Bitrix24 offers an open-source wiki software solution, which you can use to create multiple knowledge bases. To make it accessible to any user, you will need to select a public group. You can set permissions if you wish to limit user access.

With the Bitrix24 open-source wiki software, you can create company or project knowledge bases. Company knowledge bases may contain rules and regulations, instructions, and any information your workers are allowed to have access to.

The platform provides a simplified visual editor for creating and editing wiki pages. The editor has several Wiki-specified patterns that are not available elsewhere in the system. You can view the previous versions of any page by clicking on the History tab.

The pages are classified into categories that are shown after the main content. If a certain category does not have a page, it is marked with a red link.

This open-source wiki software is suitable for organizations of any size. Its main upside is that it helps centralize information and provide easy access to it.

Bitrix24 offers various plans. The number of bases you can create depends on the plan. You can choose a basic cloud version and use a range of functions for free. If you are searching for more advanced open-source wiki software, you may opt for paid plans.


A unified online workspace

All your data is secure with Bitrix24. It is kept on the Bitrix.Drive and you can customize access permissions when needed. Create or upload any documents online and share them across your organization or with external users. You can choose to provide access to only the employees that need to view the files. Using calendars, reminders, and other planning tools will allow you not to miss important events and increase productivity.


Project management

Managing projects has never been so simple and hassle-free. With Bitrix24, you can use customizable templates for creating tasks. Multiple communication tools help team members stay connected and discuss every project issue. Using the platform as an open-source wiki software solution allows you to keep all your information required for project implementation in one place.


Knowledge bases

To create a knowledge base, you will need to select a template and fill it with any type of content you wish. It can be articles, images, or videos.

If you need to share your information with your partners or clients, you can permit external access. They will not have to log into your account on the platform since the pages are stored on bitrix24.wiki domain.


Employee training

Knowledge bases can help you provide your new employees with the materials required to perform their work effectively. They may search for the most common questions in the articles. It will surely help save time and effort during their training process.


Chats and mobile availability

The Bitrix24 open-source wiki software lets you create chats for every knowledge base to discuss different topics related to it. The chat history remains available, so you can view it any time you want.

The company provides a full-featured mobile app, which means you can access your wiki pages from any device at any time.

If you choose to use our open-source wiki software, you will find a range of tutorials and instructions that will help you learn how it works. You may visit our YouTube channel and watch educational videos that cover many aspects of the Bitrix24 apps.

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Basic features

  • Company knowledge bases
  • Workgroup/project knowledge base
  • Multiple knowledge bases
  • Mind Maps
  • Wiki
  • Polling and discussions
  • Bitrix24.Drive (5 GB storage free)
  • Access permissions
  • Mobile, desktop and any device access
  • Navigation search

Knowledge base

  • Company knowledge base
  • Workgroup/project knowledge base
  • Ready-made knowledge base templates
  • Template customization
  • Configurable access permissions (creation, editing, viewing, publishing)
  • Standard and nested menus

Mind Map

  • Visual schemes
  • Custom and individual schemes
  • A mind map from scratch
  • Ready-made templates
  • All standard mind map features
  • Extended features like assigning users, creating tasks and events
  • Import, export mind maps

Online document management

  • Online documents & file sharing
  • Creating and editing
  • File history and versioning
  • 5 GB storage free
  • Company/Department/Employee drives
  • Access rights
  • Cross-device files syncing & access (PC/Mac/iOS/Android)
  • Share access rights, a-la Dropbox, via post, chat
  • Restricted sharing/editing

Social knowledge management

  • Searchable private, group and public chats
  • Audio and video calls, videoconferencing
  • Online video recording
  • Employee directory and profiles
  • Photo and video sharing
  • Customizable employee profiles
  • Contact information (phone, e-mail, social profiles)
  • Company-wide announcements
  • Company news
  • Company info with weekends, holidays, working time parameters, general rules

For more information about Bitrix24, head over to our training courses. We also have a great YouTube channel that covers every aspect of Bitrix24, from sales and planning to document management and company internal communication tools. To download the self-hosted edition of Bitrix24 that can be installed on your own server and give you access to open source code, please visit the Bitrix24 Self-Hosted page.

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