I've recently looked at installing a wiki engine, in order to provide - as with most wikis - a user-editable repository of information. I've looked at three specific engines:

My users' preference tends towards MediaWiki (presumably due to familiarity and some semblance of brand awareness), which is fine with me. The downside of this wiki engine is that its administrative/configuration options seem to be ... dated. A colleague described it as php and pray, which seems a fair assessment.

So I'm left wondering: is there a plug-in, or another resource, that allows for a simple dashboard-style configuration editor (à la WordPress, for example)?

  • seems a bit off-topic.
    – neo
    Jul 1, 2010 at 18:39
  • Maybe change the subject to be less subjective. Jul 1, 2010 at 18:42
  • @neo, I wasn't entirely sure. But it seems border-line relevant to both SU and WA (and entirely off-topic to SF and SO); so it seemed a worthwhile question, if only for the purpose of helping to define what Web-apps is not. That said, I half-agree, but it seemed a better fit here than SU. Jul 1, 2010 at 18:44
  • @Stefan Lasiewski, attempted =) Jul 1, 2010 at 18:56

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You might want to look at Extension:Configuration. May note that the MediaWiki developers actually want the configuration to be a php file to be more flexible.

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    A valid point (and +1), but Wordpress allows that same flexibility to those who want to dig into the php, while presenting an easy-to-use interface to those that want simplicity/ease-of-use and, essentially, don't want to dig into the php. Jul 1, 2010 at 18:46

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