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Thread: Wiki or CMS

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    Hi everyone,

    What are the differences between a wiki and a CMS? Is there any? USA | UK | Germany | South Africa | Brazil | Netherlands | Lithuania |
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    Mediawiki (, the software usually associated with the term "wiki", is a content management system.

    You can get themes for Wordpress that make the site look like a Wiki. Here's an example:

    Wiki's are usually associated with knowledge management sites.

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    1. CMS (Content Management System) focuses on content which is published through standardized templates, e.g. online newspaper as driven by a huge CMS system.
    2. Standardized publishing information.
    3. CMS is having a limitedgroup of editors.
    4. Useful for relativelystatic content.
    5. Can be maintained by non-tech people.
    6. Muchemphasisonstyle/presentation. E.g. very slick templates so it looks professional.

    1. Wiki focuses on pages where each page represents a topic.
    2. Collaborativelyimprovingeachtopic by adding hyperlinks to the topics and websites counts as improving the topic.
    3. Wikis are generally opentopublic or everybody in the company, vs. just the "internal communication" department.
    4. Meant to be living, dynamicthings.
    5. Easy to maintained by everybody.
    6. Much emphasisoncontent. E.g. less slick templates, easier to find and update information.

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    The major concept of a wiki is the collaboration of many users on a single project; the Wiki. Users will have to share their knowledge by editing, modifying, browsing for more information so that at the end of the day, the articles that are posted have a complete set of information on the subject at hand.
    Ex) Mediawiki

    CMS stands for Content Management System and is an application that allows one to create, edit and modify contents that are being published online. This works by admin registrations and the contents can be changed only by the administrators. The CMS can either be used as a formal or informal content publishing area.
    Ex) Joomla

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