Liferay eats its own dog food again! Now with a wiki taste

Yes, we've finally done it!! Liferay's community wiki has been migrated from MediaWiki to Liferay's own wiki portlet.

We are pretty excited about this because it brings a lot of benefits. To name a few:

  • The wiki is now fully integrated in the website, so it's easier for community members to navigate through all the sources of information. For example, visitors that are directed to the wiki from Google can also navigate easily to the official documentation, forums, etc.
  • The wiki now generates activities, which then show in the the profile page of each user. That way if you are an active contributor to the wiki you will receive the credit you deserve. It's also easier to keep track of the wiki contributions of your favorite developers and friends using the activies RSS feed.
  • There is no longer a need for a separate user account to edit the wiki. Use the same account that you already have for the forums.
  • Some nice new features: copy page, attachments per page, add several attachments at once, child pages, a syntax that is familiar but easier to remember ... and more to come.
  • We can much more easily add any new feature that the community finds helpful for the wiki.
  • By using the wiki portlet so extensively the developers and the user community will come up with great new ideas for improvements. This will help our end goal of making the wiki portlet the best wiki out there :)

Screenshot of the new wiki

This has been the result of a lot of work first on improving the wiki and next to prepare the migration. I'd like to thank the help from Alex, Brian, Alvaro, Rich, Jon, JR, Mike, Sam, ...

Now to be fully honest, this is also a little bit scary. While we've tried our best to make the migration as smooth as possible we know there'll be some glitches. For that reason I've created a JIRA issue as an umbrella for any problem that you may find. So if you hit some bug with either the wiki or the migration itself, please create a subtask of LEP-6726 and let us know.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and enjoy the new Liferay Wiki! If you haven't done it yet, now there is no excuse for not participating ;)

PS: If there is interest I can write a second post about the details of the migration and how you can do the same.

Sweet! Great job!
Incredible job guys! This is such a great thing.

I would like to read about the migration process. We are using JAMWiki right now and would love to move to Liferay Wiki.
Awesome. I've been using the wiki in the private communities. So glad to be on the same for the public site too now. No longer a need to login in 2 places now!
Looks amazing! Good Job!