Main Features of TWiki
- Any web browser: Edit existing pages or create new pages by using any web browser. There is no need to upload pages.
- Edit link: To edit a page, simply click on the
Edit link at the bottom of the page.
- Auto links: Web pages are linked automatically. You do not need to learn HTML commands to link pages.
- Text formatting: Simple, powerful and easy-to-learn text formatting rules. Basically you write text like you would write an e-mail.
- Webs: Pages are grouped into TWiki webs (or collections). This allows you to set up separate collaboration groups.
- Search: Full text search with/without regular expressions. See a sample search result.
- E-mail notification: Get automatically notified when something has changed in a TWiki web.
- Structured content: Use TWikiForms to classify and categorize unstructured web pages and to create simple workflow systems.
- File attachments: Upload and download any file as an attachment to a page by using your browser. This is similar to file attachments in an e-mail, but it happens on web pages.
- Revision control: All changes to pages and attachments are tracked. Retrieve previous page revisions; compare differences; find out who changed what and when.
- Access control: Define groups and impose fine-grained read and write access restrictions based on groups and users.
- Variables: Use variables to dynamically compose your pages. This allows you for example to dynamically build a table of contents, include other pages, or show a search result embedded in a page.
- TWiki plugins: Easily install program enhancements using external plug-in modules. Developers can create plug-ins in Perl using the TWiki Plugin API.
- Templates and skins: A flexible templating system separates program logic and presentation. Skins overwrite template headers and footers; page content is unaffected.
- Managing pages: Individual pages can be renamed, moved and deleted through the browser.
- Managing users: Web-based user registration and change of password.
- Statistics: Create statistics of TWiki webs. Find out most popular pages and top contributors.
- Preferences: Three levels of preferences: TWikiPreferences for site-level, WebPreferences for each web, and user level preferences.
- Topic locking: Users are warned if a page is being edited by another person. This is to prevent simultaneous page editing.
- Referred-By: Find the pages that contain links to a topic.