Is it possible to create a WiKi on an organization level in GitHub? That is, I don't want a wiki in a single repository and I want to avoid creating a new empty repository only Wiki. Instead I want to create a Wiki for a whole organization. Possible?

  • I don't think this is possible Jul 1, 2017 at 13:31

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One option could be to create a GitHub pages repository and then create the Wiki there.

This article suggests to create a dedicated repository for the Wiki: https://labs.inn.org/2014/05/19/applying-git-to-github-wikis/


Github is a repository management system, not an all purpose hoster. You'll have to host your Wiki either on your own servers or on a hosting account you purchase.

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    > Every GitHub repository comes equipped with a section for hosting documentation, called a wiki. help.github.com/articles/about-github-wikis
    – Ashbury
    Apr 9, 2018 at 23:49
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    This is misleading. If you're looking at repo/version control management, just use Git. GitHub HOSTS these repositories, but the main feature is the collaboration on top of it all.
    – JSess
    Feb 6, 2020 at 21:08

another option is to create a public .github repo with a /profile/README.md file.
this README.md will be visible on the organization home page.

in that README.md you can refer to repo wikis.

read all about it here

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