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"The only real way to determine if whether something's worth doing it is actually doing it."
Jason Fried

SofaWiki is a filebased CMS built on PHP. It uses concepts of MediaWiki, but without MySQL which makes it extremely portable. Pages written in SofaWiki can also have freely defined fields from which relational database queries can be built.

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Log in as user demo with password demo to view and edit the sandbox.

Install SofaWiki on your server in 1 minute

All you need is a PHP server and access to upload one installer file (4 KB).
Demo video: Install SofaWiki in 1 minute: install.mp4

SofaWiki has been updated to 3.2.0

Version 3.2.0 starts to replace internal uses of query with relation.
Version 3.1.0 adds the Berkeley database for faster file access, if you don't have a RAM disk.
Version 3.0.3 adds a single file installer script.
Version 3.0.0 adds the Relation function that implements the Relation language. Anybody who uses the Query function should check it out.
Version 2.1.0 supports DeepL translation and renders database results to Charts
Version 1.9.4 anonymizes IP in logs
Version 1.9.1 renders paragraph tags.
Version 1.9.0 adds new URL scheme for multilanguage sites.
We recommend also to read the Configuration page to check if your configuration is still up to date.
Versions before 1.7.5 may not update automatically, because the update server has moved from http://www.sofawiki.com to https://www.sofawiki.com

SofaWiki can handle large websites

The website https://www.artfilm.ch handles 102'000 pages (245’000 révisions) and 3 languages.

SofaWiki can be used for complex applications

The film funds https://www.cineforom.ch and https://www.tpf-fpt.ch use SofaWiki for an online portal for producers (guichet électronique) that handles all applications and paperwork, including archiving and PDF-creation. SofaWiki is also used for the website.

SofaWiki can have many skins

The following Skins are installed. They are derived from installations of SofaWiki. Try them out.