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Comparisons Wiki vs CMS

  1. 1. Comparisons Wiki vs. CMS By Krishnapriya
  2. 2. Presentation Overview • • • • • • • What is wiki? and What is CMS? Features of wiki and CMS Strengths and weaknesses Comparison of Features Common features in Both Exclusive Features of Plone Challenges
  3. 3. What is wiki? Wiki : a visitor-edited resource such as an encyclopaedia. Example : Wiki Nature: 1. All wikis start off as a single blank page 2. Pages are created and connected by hyperlinks 3. No ownership of pages; anyone can change the work of others
  4. 4. What is CMS? CMS : server-based software that holds and publishes all types of content, and often has multiple options as to how the website appears and functions. Example : CMS Nature: as the CMS creates the page framework and privileged users can paste content in.
  5. 5. Differences between Wiki and CMS Wiki 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Collaborative No one owns content Anyone can edit other people’s work A person owns their post Perpetual work in progress Good for collaborative group work CMS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Broadcast A person or an organization owns their posts Only author can edit their own work (others can comment) Posts are permanent Good for disseminating information
  6. 6. Features of wiki and CMS
  7. 7. Plone core Features
  8. 8. Strengths and weaknesses
  9. 9. Strengths and weaknesses in Wiki Strengths 1. 2. 3. Is completely free to use and contribute There is no review before modifications are accepted Covers an incredibly broad range of topics Weaknesses 1. 2. 3. 4. Anyone can create, edit, or delete Wikipedia articles. There are some mistakes on their contents since it is open to every one and people could edit their articles. So the content is not 100% reliable. If I am looking for something important I get some general info from wikipedia and double check it from other places. Incomplete articles exist high-quality articles are poorly maintained Cont……..
  10. 10. Strengths and weaknesses in Wiki Strengths Weaknesses 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Needs a lot of work for a very important article, but just paring down and have appropriate links to other skeleton articles might do too.also helpful search functionality Mediawiki has loads of hacker level tools - from other people's extensions to PHP and other programming tools - but none or very few are ready to go out of the box. No support for Image Maps. Would be tremendously useful. There was one wiki, PHPWiki, that had them at one time, but MediaWIki doesn't. No LDAP support / no third party authentication supportwhich means Yet Another Username and Password - truly sucks. Ref:
  11. 11. Strengths and weaknesses in Plone CMS Strengths 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Object oriented database structure HTML-5 and CSS3 support J-query and Ajax based Dynamic switching languages Batteries Included Platform independent Powerful Workflow Engine Clustering capabilities Built-in Image Handling Pluggable Authentication World-class Support Instant, Full-text Searching Built-in Image Handling Weaknesses 1. 2. 3. Single database file Compatibility problem with add-ons when migrating to higher versions Steeper learning curve when you first start out
  12. 12. Strengths and weaknesses in Plone CMS Strengths Weaknesses 14.Accessibility Standards Compliant (support visitors with disabilities, W3C’s WAI-AA and the U.S. Government 508 standards) 15.Hundreds of add-on products are available engine friendly 17.Built on Python and Zope, which are highly secure platforms,Plone has a technological edge that has helped it attain the best security track record of any major CMS 18. (Plone isn’t vulnerable to SQL Injection attacks, which are one of the most common security problems that affect PHP/MySQL-based) (Source: Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures dictionary list ).
  13. 13. Comparison of Features
  14. 14. Wikipedia (Media Wiki) Plone Look and Feel: 1.Skins 2.User Styles 3.Printable Versions 4.Auto Number Headings (optional) 5.Generate an automatic table of contents 6.XHTML/HTML 5 7.Human readable url 8.Local url (not available for all lang.,) 9.“Stub” threshold 10.Intra-Page Anchors 11.Automatically turn ISB numbers Look and Feel: 1.Skins/Themes 2.One click uploads for theming 3.Automatically formatted for printing 4.Auto Number Headings 5.Auto generated table of contents 6.XHTML/HTML 5 7.Human readable url 8.Tiny url 9.Presentation mode for content 10.Cross-platform 11.Simple installer packages for multiple platforms Multimedia and Extensions: 1.File upload feature 2.Mathematical formulas using LaTeX syntax 3.Automatic resizing Images 4.Easy Timeline (Timeline) 5.WikiHiero (render hieroglyphs from a text written according to the Hieroglyph coding manual syntax.) 6.Video support by html5 Multimedia and Extensions: 1.File upload feature 2.Mathematical formulas using LaTeX syntax (Warn..) 3.Automatic image scaling and thumbnail generation 4.Timeline (Quintagroup Analytics Tool for Plone) 5.Turn a folder into photo gallery 6.Video support via Plumi Keeping Track of Edits: 1.Watchlist 2.User Contributions 3.Related changes 4.Side by side differences 5.Real names 6.On-page credits 7.Extended recent changes Keeping Track of Edits: 1.Versioning, comparing history and reverting content 2.User contributions, personalization, user profiles and folders 3.Link and reference integrity checking 4.Working Copy support + Workflow + Check out (in) 5.Real names 6.Collaboration and sharing 7.Time based publishing 8.Dexterity
  15. 15. Wikipedia (Media Wiki) Structures and syntax: 1.Restricted use of html 2.Editing syntax based on UseMod 3.Namespaces 4.Discussion (Talk) 5.Template 6.Transclusion 7.Link to individual sections 8.Micro format support 9.Subpages 10.Word - extension linking 11.Parenthetical hiding 12.Dynamic data 13.Multiple categories Editing: 1.Edit toolbar 2.Edit preview 3.Handles edit conflicts 4.Mark edits as minor (user can decide to hide from recent changes list) 5.Section editing 6.Double Click editing 7.Edit Summary (Shows recent changes) Plone Structures and syntax: 1.HTML filtering 2.Support for multiple mark-up formats 3.Namespaces (Folders) 4.Discussion 5.Adjustable templates 6.Portlets engine 7.Link to individual sections 8.Micro format support (e.g., calendars, events,..) 9.Automatic previous/next navigation (Pagination) 10.Word – extension linking (if plone wiki enables) 11.Accessibility compliant 12.Flexible navigation and always-updated site maps 13.Rules engine for content (triggers) 14.Powerful standard content types 15.Drag and drop reordering of content 16.Wiki support Editing: 1.Easy-to-use, powerful graphical page editor (WYSIWYG Editor: Kupu, Epoz, FCK editor, and TinyMCE and supports external editor) 2.Edit preview 3.Automatic locking and unlocking 4.Cut/copy/paste operations on content 5.Inline editing through the web 6.In-context editing (avoids separate admin interface)
  16. 16. Wikipedia (Media Wiki) Spam and Vandalism: 1.Anti-spam features 2.Meta: Spam blacklist 3.Manual: Combating vandalism Discussions: 1.Talk pages 2.Emailing users 3.Message notification 4.Automatic signature Multilanguage support: 1.Many Languages 2.Inter language (linking articles in different languages) a) Each language requires its own database. 3.UTF-8 support Backend: 1.Database-driven 2.Parser caching 3.Output caching 4.Cookie-based 5.All revisions 6.RSS 7.RDF Metadata Plone Security: 1.Field Level Security 2.Localized workflow configuration Discussions: 1.Discussions and commenting 2.Comment capabilities on any content 3.Mailing system 4.Blogging Multilanguage support: 1.Multilingual content management 2.Switch to another language (LinguaPlone) 3.UTF-8 support Backend: 1.Authentication back-end via PAS/LDAP/SSO/Auth_tkt 2.Backup support (hot backup, cold backup) 3.Caching proxy integration 4.WebDAV and FTP support 5.XML exports of site configurations 6.Resource compression 7.RSS Indication
  17. 17. Wikipedia (Media Wiki) Permissions: 1.Different rights for anonymous users, signed in users, sysops, bureaucrats and developers. 2.Signed in users a) move and rename pages b) upload files c) have and use a watchlist d) mark edits as minor edits (e.g., typo correction) 3.Sysops (Admins) a) protect pages from editing b) delete and undelete pages c) edit protected pages d) ban users by IP address e) Ban users by username (option is enabled) 4.Bureaucrats a) create sypsos b) rename users c) flag bots 5.Developers a) lock the database b) Run various maintenance tasks 6.Other Permission schemes (e.g., only signed users can edit pages) Plone Permissions: Note: May be more permissions available, depending on what products do we have installed! 1.Anonymous a) Access content info., (publish state) b) View (publish state) 2.Authenticated a) Access content info., (publish state) b) View (publish state) 3.Manger a) Access content info., (publish, private, pending, visible state) b) Modify portal content (publish, private, pending, visible state) c) View (publish, private, pending, visible state) 4.Member a) Access content info., (publish state) b) View (publish state) 5.Owner a) Access content info., (publish, private, pending, visible state) b) Modify portal content (publish, private, pending, visible state) c) View (publish, private, pending, visible state) 6.Reviewer a) Access content info., (publish, pending, visible state) b) Modify portal content (publish, pending state) c) View (publish, pending, visible state)
  18. 18. Permissions in Wikipedia Anonymous New /Login Account: Create/Add Delete/Remove Activities: Block Unblock Grant Revoke Import Upload Rollback Over sighter Check user Rename user Edit Media wiki Interface Edit wikimedia interface Pages: Create Read Edit Mark changes (Minor) Purge Move Delete Spl. Pages/ Protected pages Auto Confirmed Admin (Sysop) Yes Bureaucrats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (Protect) Yes (Semi-protect) Yes (Protect) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Stewards
  19. 19. Wikipedia (Media Wiki) Plone Search and Queries: 1.Full text search 2.What links here (view pages that link to the current page backlinks) 3.Query API (allows scripted access to various metadata) Search and Queries: 1.Full text and Live search in Portlet 2.Contextual search 3.Advance search 4.Dynamic search results on search page as you type 5.Any search can be turned into RSS 6.possible external search integration (e.g. SOLR) Techiee: 1.Latest version (1.19.2) 2.PHP 3.MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite Techiee: 1.Latest version (4.2.1) 2.Python/Zope 3.MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, ZODB, via Zope Others: 1.Random article 2.Time zone configures 3.Extension support Others: 1.Time zone configuration 2.Workflow capabilities 3.Scheduled content expiration and publication 4.Support, development, hosting & training via 300+ providers 5.Free add-on products 6.Geo tagging 7.Sub sites 8.Extensible content types 9.Create your own forms 10.Personal dashboard 11.There is an upgrade path to newer versions 12.Add-Ons support
  20. 20. Common Features in wiki and CMS
  21. 21. Common Features in Both • • • • • • • • • • LiveSearch Outstanding multilingual content management Cut/copy/paste operations on content Easy collaboration and sharing (On-page credits) Versioning, history and reverting content(Related changes) Inline editing ( using DOJO editor ) Working Copy support (using svn subversion concept) Link and reference integrity checking (Related changes ) Flexible authentication back-end (Eg., LDAP support) Full-text indexing of Word and PDF documents ( Plone directly supports it using its one of the most powerful features, Search. Media wiki supports full text search engines.)
  22. 22. Common Features in Both • • • • • • • • • • • Collections Support for the search engine Sitemap protocol Support for multiple mark-up formats (XHTML- or HTML5-) Auto-generated tables of contents Portlets engine (Interface/ Sidebar) Caching XML exports of site configurations ( Backing up a Wiki and importing XML dumps)(Backup) Content is automatically formatted for printing (Printable versions ) RSS Support Automatic image scaling and thumbnail generation Cross-platform
  23. 23. Exclusive Features in Plone
  24. 24. Exclusive Features of Plone • • • • • • • • Automatic locking and unlocking Powerful workflow capabilities Presentation mode for content Wiki support Automatic previous/next navigation Rules engine for content Time-based publishing Human-readable URLs
  25. 25. Exclusive Features of Plone • • • • • • • Resource compression Powerful caching proxy integration Drag and drop reordering of content Localized workflow configuration Adjustable templates on content Comment capabilities on any content Can upload audio/ video files
  26. 26. Why and why not Wiki? Why Wiki •Easy to use •Web-based •Anyone can make changes • Version control • free and open-source Why not Wiki? •Too open (trust issues) •Concerns about ownership of content • Disorganized •Vandalism and spam Wikis aren't for everyone. If control is a major issue with the site you're developing, then a wiki may not be right for your project.
  27. 27. Why and Why not CMS? Why CMS • • • • • • • Simplicity of Use Complete Solution Content of many different types can organized and presented in many different ways to concern about Trust and Security Additional functions via plugins Content is completely separated from presentation For complex workflow and Role based mechanism Why not CMS? • website never has any content changes • A CMS must have a webmaster to oversee security and functionality issues • Freeform art-based websites are not ideally suited to a CMS.
  28. 28. Challenges
  29. 29. Challenges • In case of multiple language portals what may be the landing page of the Main Portal • What will be the Quality of the Portal • In case of Crowdsourcing, Authenticity of the content • Bringing all the Plone user roles in a single analytics • Rate of quality article production • Concern about ownership of content
  30. 30. References How Wikipedia Works by Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, Ben Yates Wikimedia foundation 2012-13 annual plan IEEE paper on Real-time Aggregation of Wikipedia Data for Visual Analytics Wikipedia (Media Wiki) Features: ( Wikipedia (Media Wiki) List of Permissions in detail ( Plone Features ( Plone Features ( Plone Theming ( Why Use A Content Management System To Develop A Website? ( Compare CMS vs Wiki vs Blog vs Forum( )
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