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Wakka, aka

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Main topic: Wiki engine
Founded by: Hendrik 'Morn' Mans
(founder / developer)[1]
Carlo 'Gossip' Zottmann
Owner / CEO: Owner and/or CEO
(owner and/or CEO)
Interface language: Multilingual
Programming language: PHP
Software license: BSD license
Status: Dead
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Wakka,[1] also known as WakkaWiki, is a former lightweight wiki engine, written by Hendrik 'Morn' Mans[1] and Carlo 'Gossip' Zottmann[1] of Germany. It was compiled in PHP, and used MySQL for data storage. The formatting rules are available on a page on the Opera Browser Wiki, and also available on the original WakkaWiki 'meta' and support wiki site. WakkaDev[1] was the development Wakka installation; a big wiki 'sandbox' install for testing new Wakka features. Wakka is named after a character from the video game Final Fantasy X.

The Wakka engine had seeded the spawn of a number of other wiki engines, which are forks; those being: CitiWiki[2] (also known as CS Wiki), CoMaWiki,[3] CooCooWakka (Chinese only), UniWakka, WackoWiki (Russian only), WikkaWiki, and WikiNi[4] (a French engine with English, Spanish and Esperanto support).

The Wakka engine itself is no longer available, it became defunct sometime late-2004. Its URL,, has been hijacked by an unrelated Asian blog site (which happens to use the same name)!

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mans, Hendrik (4 September 2002); Wakka – readme; (via; archive date 31 August 2005.
External links

The wiki sites listed below here on WikiIndex are, or were powered by the Wakka wiki engine. Some sites are active, but many are dead.


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