This is the homepage for amusewiki, a library-oriented wiki engine. Amusewiki is more than just a wiki engine, it’s also a powerful authoring, archiving and publishing platform.
Security alert (August 27th, 2018)
Ghostscript is used (indirectly) to generate PDF previews.
Until a patch come out, you’re advised to do
mv /usr/bin/gs /usr/bin/gs.removed
to avoid exploits.
Amusewiki is 100% free software. You can download it at github (make sure to follow the installation instructions) or save time, energy and troubles and install it on Debian/Ubuntu with the (unofficial) packages provided at packages.amusewiki.org, which are regularly updated at each release.
If you need help, you’re welcome to drop to the IRC channel.
This site runs on amusewiki itself. If you want to try out the editing and publishing process, you can use the sandbox
Why would I want this engine and not MediaWiki / Drupal / WordPress / whatever?
Amusewiki is not a clone of an existing CMS. It was created to manage and edit large amounts of texts (books and articles) with a special focus on quality, printing and first rate reading experience. See /library/rationale to understand its architecture.
If you only need a CMS for a fancy site, amusewiki is not for you.
Instead, you should consider amusewiki if:
You want a site with a flat-file and Git backend for long-term archiving.
You want to be able to reformat the PDFs, merging texts into collections. Add a text and take a look at the bookbuilder
You want an OPDS server for mobile users to deliver the texts straight into the apps
You don’t want or need fine-grained user permissions.
You don’t want or need talks, comments, forums, social, etc embedded into the site.
Pandoc supports muse format!
pandoc 2.0 (released 29 Oct 2017) supports muse format (both as reader and as a writer). This is simply awesome! Thanks to Alexander Krotov for that.
An in-depth explanation of the bookbuilder is available here.
Debian and Ubuntu packages
Debian packages are available at http://packages.amusewiki.org! This is the fastest and recommended way to install amusewiki with no pain at all. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is supported and the procedure and the packages are exactly the same.
Download and bug reports
You are welcome to report old and new bugs and feature requests on the github bugtracker.
See the release pages for details about the released versions.