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PmWiki is free wiki software written by Patrick Michaud in the PHP programming language.
PmWiki is designed to be easy to install and customize as an engine for creating professional web sites with one to any number of content authors. The software focuses on ease-of-use, so people with little IT or wiki experience will be able to put it to use. Despite having such low barriers to install a basic wiki, the software is also designed to be extremely extensible and customizable.
PmWiki offers a template scheme that makes it possible to change the look and feel of the wiki or website with a high degree of flexibility in both functionality and appearance.
PmWiki permits users and administrators to establish password protection for individual pages, groups of pages or the entire site. For example, defined zones may be established to enable collaborative work by certain groups, such as in a company intranet.
Password protection can be applied to reading, editing, uploading to and changing passwords for the restricted zone. Through the use of custom scripts it is possible to integrate password protection into a .htpasswd file.
There are also user-based authorization possibilities and authentication via various external sources (e.g. LDAP) is supported.
PmWiki follows a design philosophy. Its main objectives are ease of installation, maintainability, and keeping non-required features out of the core distribution of the software. PmWiki's design encourages customization with a wide selection of custom extensions, known as "recipes" available from the PmWiki Cookbook. Creating your own extensions is made very easy by lots of well documented hooks in the wiki engine.
PmWiki was written by Patrick Michaud. Patrick owns a trademark on the name "PmWiki".
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