How to Use DokuWiki
I was reading @ctietze 's article about choosing software for a ZK:
I followed his link on DokuWiki and started reading it. Then I realized I had already used this software to organize some information on one of my university professors, that was collaboratively assembled by a few of his students. This was 3+ years ago, so I had to think a bit about how this was done.
Perhaps someone who has used DokuWiki more extensively than I have can confirm if I understand what it is, correctly. I believe DokuWiki is a software package that must be loaded onto, hosted on, and accessed through a web site. I don't think it can be run directly on one's personal computer.
So you load the DokuWiki software package into a folder on your web site (using ftp), access that folder through a web browser, and then make whatever edits you want to the DokuWiki from within the web browser - meaning you have to have internet access.
I understand all the created files are plain text and can be recovered from within one of the DokuWiki sub-folders as such.
Do I understand this correctly? If not, can you correct my thinking? I've tried reading the DokuWiki manual, but it is rather convoluted and doesn't directly address this issue, at least not in any simple way.
Also, if someone wanted to create a ZK in a wiki-like environment that could run on his or her own (Windows or Mac) computer (perhaps still through a web browser), how would he or she do that?
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