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MoinMoin's storage mechanism is based on flat files and folders, rather than a database. This makes it easy to manipulate the content in a text editor on the server if necessary, including managing revisions if the wiki gets attacked by spammers. A storage abstraction layer is currently being worked on, which will allow the server administrator to select between flat file-storage or a relational database.
MoinMoin supports plugins and can be extended via Macros and Actions. It also uses the idea of separate parsers (e.g. for parsing the wiki syntax) and formatters (e.g. for outputting HTML code) with a SAX-like interface between the two. The idea is that if you want to be able to output DocBook instead of HTML, you only need to write a docbook-formatter that implements the formatter interface, and all parsers that use the interface will automatically be supported.
MoinMoin supports CamelCase linking as well as free links (non-CamelCase linking). The CamelCase linking is activated by default and can't be deactivated without affecting the WYSIWYG editor.
MoinMoin is able to either use a built-in search engine (rather slow, but no dependencies) or a Xapian based indexed search engine (faster, and can also search old revisions and attached files).
The original MoinMoin "DesktopEdition" is significantly easier to use because it uses a built-in web server to display pages, requiring only Python to be installed on the host machine. Since version 1.6.0, the "DesktopEdition" has been integrated into the standard release. Also in this release a different markup syntax was introduced, which had not been changed much since the early releases.
- Comparison of wiki software
- List of content management systems
- Zwiki another Wiki written in Python for the Zope CMS
- Wikipedia as virtual pages
- Comparison of wiki engines
- Installing MoinMoin in a removable drive (in Spanish; translation)