UseModWiki is a wiki engine
written in the Perl
programming language. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License
. Pages in UseModWiki are stored in ordinary files
, not in a relational database
Clifford Adams based UseModWiki on the code of AtisWiki
by Markus Denker.
AtisWiki was based on CvWiki by Peter Merel.
CvWiki was the first GNU-licensed wiki based on WikiBase, the wiki engine of the original WikiWikiWeb
by Ward Cunningham
The first installation of UseModWiki was Adams's usemod.com wiki, the basis of the ''Use''net ''Mod''eration Project (Usemod) which had been running on AtisWiki since October 11, 1999. The second wiki to use UseModWiki, the MeatballWiki
created by Adams and Sunir Shah
dedicated to online communities, was installed on the usemod.com Web site on April 24, 2000. It was later used on Nupedia
From January 15, 2001, until early 2002, UseModWiki was also used to run the English Wikipedia
. All language instances of Wikipedia have since been moved over to MediaWiki
's sister wiki the Adjunct
, started in July 2005, also ran on UseModWiki.
Adams is credited with the idea and software coding to use double brackets in Wikipedia to create links (e.g.,
creates a link to page "Title
"), replacing the use of CamelCase
on the early versions of wikis.
* List of wiki engines
List of sites running UseModWikiIntroducing UseModWiki
Category:Free wiki software
Category:Free software programmed in Perl