Even More Technical Documentation Wikis

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Last spring I wrote up a blog entry pointing out some additional technical documentation wikis to add to a list I had in my “Wiki-fy Your Doc Set” presentation. A recent Twitter request asking for technical documentation wiki examples brings me back to both lists to try to compile an even longer, more updated list. These are in no particular order and the links were tested in August 2010. Other wikis are behind support logins but this list offers wikis that can be viewed without a login.

It’s no wonder I have to keep creating new lists. The examples are constantly changing. For example, the Facebook Developer wiki is being moved to another site.

Finally, if you are considering a wiki for technical documentation, I recommend reading my post, Hurdles and Hardships using Wikis for Documentation, reading Sarah Maddox’s blog, buying my book, and sharing your experiences with others. Here’s to enjoying the wiki journey.

7 Comments

  • August 5, 2010 - 2:16 pm | Permalink

    At my company, we also use TWiki: docs.cpanel.net

    Great list! Thanks.

  • August 5, 2010 - 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Hallo Anne

    Thank you for compiling this list. Very useful indeed. I love your wiki neon sign too. Where did you find it?

    Here are a couple of wiki tech doc sites to add to the list:

    Adaptavist’s technical documentation on their “Theme Builder” plugin for Confluence:
    http://www.adaptavist.com/display/Builder/Documentation

    Comala Technology’s technical documentation on their various products, such as the “Ad Hoc Workflows” plugin:
    http://www.adhocworkflows.com/display/WWW/Install

    The Intrepid FAQ site. It has a pretty cool swirling tag cloud on the home page:
    http://mail.intrepid-geophysics.com:8089/display/faq/INTREPID+FAQ+Home

    Cheers
    Sarah

  • August 6, 2010 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the addition, Melanie! cPanel is great.

    I took the wiki neon sign picture myself at a restaurant called Wiki Wiki Teriyaki here in Austin. :) http://www.wikiwikiteriyaki.com/ I should post it to Flickr with a CC license so that anyone can use it.

    Thanks for the additions, Sarah! I’ve been using both the Adaptivist site and the Ad hoc Workflow site myself lately and hadn’t thought to add it to the list as wiki documentation. :)

  • August 6, 2010 - 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Anne,
    Thanks a ton for this list! I’m just starting to move into tech comm in a wiki, and these sites give me lots of great food for thought. A great resource.

  • Andrea Kenner
    October 6, 2010 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    Great list! This is just what I was looking for. Lots of good wiki examples here. Thanks!

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  • February 25, 2011 - 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Just adding to the list of documentation wikis:
    Cisco includes a subset of their documentation in wiki format at:
    http://docwiki.cisco.com.

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