The Lawless Wiki is a powerful and extensible open source Wiki software based on the makers of wiki.js. Being in the software business, I've always struggled finding a good technical manual and general wiki for not just my projects but also my published articles or essays. I found systems like wikipedia too much for my use in graphics and development, but was great for my journals and in turn I would end up using multiple softwares to give clients their technical manuals and other clients other software.
The term “soup sandwich” is a great description for this process that wiki.js solved for me. The software is fast to implement so if you want to implement this wiki for yourself and need help, just contact me and we will get that up lickity split!
I opted to use the dark theme setting in wiki.js and it's not supported by all browsers. If you are having issues with the site, try a chrome or firefox based browser like Chromium, Brave or Waterfox.
I've tried to setup the wiki to make it as easy to use for you as possible but I understand, there is a lot of information in here! So if you ever get lost or have trouble finding something, try coming back to here as your first point of reference.
The main interface consists of 7 areas you will want to use. See the image below for a point of reference and the descriptions below for more detailed information.
1. Global Navigation
This is the main hierarchy of the wiki that everyone will see from the general public to my clients and myself. Clicking any of these links will bring you back to that page.
2. Browse Button
The browse button is a great tool to navigate within a specific folder. For example, if you go to the F.O.S.S. page, underneath that folder contains all the open source software I support from Lawless.FM to the Lawless Cloud.
I think it's pretty self explanatory however it will give you a live viewing of anything you type that is related to your search term.
4. Table of Contents
These links are the overview of the page that you are on. clicking any of these links, such as the link on this page labeled How to use Lawless Wiki it will bring you directly to that section of the article.
Tags are on some wiki's, all wiki's, etc. Clicking any tag will show you all wiki's with that relevant tag associated to it. On a side note, I try to not have too many tags as I believe that defeats the purpose of a global tagging system.
6. Page Options
Each page lets you do three things, 1. you can bookmark the page for quick access. 2. Share the page via email and to multiple software platforms. 3. Print the page as a pdf or print it for offline access!
7. Home “Quick Links”
If you ever got lost or confused how to get back to this page, there are three buttons you can click to get you back here. You can click the logo in the header, the home icon next to the ‘browse button’ and you can always click ‘Home’ in the navigation menu.
Being that I work in four drastically different areas of work the documentation here will be, how do I say this? It will be quite extensive!
If you prefer to have this wiki with your own company brand and information, you can either print your documents directly and use them offline or you can host your own wiki and simply copy and past the data into your own portal. Alternatively, I can also load this for you without you having to do it manually, but you'd be surprised how many folks would rather just do it themselves.