[WikiWorks: MediaWiki consulting]

We are WikiWorks, a consulting company dedicated exclusively to MediaWiki implementation.

About MediaWiki: MediaWiki is the open-source wiki application best known for powering Wikipedia. It is also the most popular wiki application in the world, in use on tens of thousands of sites in many different languages, on wikis for everyone from small groups to communities to government agencies and major corporations.

Read more about MediaWiki and its strengths at "Why MediaWiki?".

Semantic MediaWiki, and Cargo. A major plugin to MediaWiki is Semantic MediaWiki (SMW), which allows a wiki to store data that can then be queried and displayed in many different ways. It instantly turns a wiki into a collaborative database, letting many people work on the same data set without fear of users overriding each others' contributions.

Cargo is a similar MediaWiki extension, that is an alternative to SMW. We have significant experience with both applications, and we recommend incorporating either one into wiki solutions whenever possible.

If you use Microsoft SharePoint specifically, or you're considering using it, read here about why we think using Semantic MediaWiki (or Cargo) is the better choice, at "Semantic MediaWiki vs. SharePoint".

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About WikiWorks: We are a consulting company, formed in 2009, that implements MediaWiki solutions for clients large and small. Our founder, Yaron Koren, is a veteran MediaWiki programmer who is among the most active contributors to the MediaWiki project. On our staff we also have other MediaWiki developers, and people with significant experience implementing MediaWiki solutions.

At WikiWorks, we can handle any and all aspects of creating a wiki, from installing MediaWiki and any necessary extensions, to creating a skin and logo, to designing the data structure, to providing ongoing technical support, to doing custom development (see here for a listing of our development work), to providing tutorials on wiki usage, to giving tips on how to increase usage and visibility of your wiki. If you hire us, one or more consultants will be assigned to your project, based on the nature of the work; our consultants generally work remotely.

Our book: Check out Yaron Koren's MediaWiki reference book, Working with MediaWiki. It covers all aspects of running a MediaWiki installation, and includes many of the tips and best practices we have learned during our years of consulting.

Hosting: We run Referata, a MediaWiki- and Semantic-MediaWiki-based wiki farm. If you want hosting for your wiki, we can help you set up a wiki on Referata (it's free), or do custom hosting for you on an independent server, with whatever customizations and level of service you need.

Contact us. To talk with us, please write to us at info@wikiworks.com to let us know about your specific needs. A MediaWiki consultant from WikiWorks will email you back to discuss the possibilities; the consultation is free.

Our "wiki works". Some of our previous clients include: