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Intro

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Wolfgang Fahl

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  • Wolfgang wf@bitplan.com is from germany.
  • He is a teacher for software architecture
  • He has been working with MediaWiki since 2007
  • He has started learning english in England

Agenda

  • What is a Content Management System CMS?
  • Could you use a MediaWiki/Semantic MediaWiki as a CMS?
  • Why would you not use MediaWiki as your CMS?
  • Why would you use MediaWiki as a CMS?
  • WikiCMS: use Semantic MediaWiki as CMS

What is a Content Management System CMS?

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According to Wikipedia a Content Management System has the following features:

  • a CMS supports the creation and modification of digital content.
  • a CMS is a collaborative environment
  • a CMS supports
    • format management
    • history editing
    • version control
    • indexing
    • search
    • retrieval
  • a CMS supports the separation of content and presentation

Could you use a MediaWiki Semantic MediaWiki as a CMS?

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  • MediaWiki supports the creation and modification of digital content.
  • MediaWiki is a collaborative environment
  • MediaWiki supports
    • format management
    • history editing
    • version control
    • indexing
    • search
    • retrieval
  • MediaWiki supports the separation of content and presentation

Why would you not use MediaWiki as your CMS?

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  • Anyone can edit it
  • No workflow
  • No approval method built into the wiki

Why would you use MediaWiki as a CMS?

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  • MediaWiki is free
  • MediaWiki is proven to work
  • There is a lot of knowledge/documentation about MediaWiki available
  • There are lots of extensions available of MediaWiki

Why would you use MediaWiki as a CMS?

But this also true for Wordpress? Why still use MediaWiki?

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  • That depends where your focus is!
  • Presentation -> Wordpress
  • Structured Content -> Semantic Media Wiki

What content is available in MediaWik/Semantic MediaWiki ?

see Royal-Family Wiki

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WikiCMS: use Semantic MediaWiki as CMS

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WikiCMS: separation of frontend and backend

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WikiCMS: Examples

WikiCMS: Design Examples

WikiCMS: where to get it

WikiCMS: next steps

  • Publish WikiCMS via MediaWiki's extension mechanism
  • Establish a community of interested stakeholdes around it
  • Add plugin-cabability
  • Allow sharing for Designs/Skins

Questions/Discussion

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