What is XWiki?
XWiki is aand as such it's a runtime platform for developing collaborative web applications. It's very versatile and you can modify any part of the XWiki runtime to match your requirements.
- XWiki is a webapp that is deployed into a .
- XWiki is made of .
- Some Extensions are Core Extensions and they are required for XWiki to execute properly.
- Other Extensions can be installed into a running XWiki installation to provide additional features.
- The is a Core Extension that allows installing, upgrading or removing other Extensions.
- An XWiki runtime is thus made of Core Extensions + non-Core ones.
- A set of Extensions working together to achieve a goal is called a Flavor.
- XWiki Enterprise is a generic Flavor that allow users to collaboratively author content. In the near future, several other Flavors will be available.
- There are 2 types of Extensions:
- Extensions containing wiki pages. They are packaged as XAR files (a ZIP file with some metadata).
- Extensions containing Java classes. They are packaged as JAR files.
- An Extension can depend on other Extensions. A Flavor is itself a top level Extension that depends on several other Extensions.
The full list of available Extensions can be seen on the.
There are two options for integrating XWiki into your environment:
- Accessing your environment (other software for example) from XWiki and displaying information inside XWiki's UI. This can be achieved by inside Wiki pages or by developing Java code. See also the following .
- Access XWiki's content (wiki pages, user data, etc) from other software by accessing XWiki remotely using (It's also possible to use or ).
XWiki being a development platform for web applications there are plenty of ways to extend XWiki. The most obvious one is to.
However if there's no Extension for what you wish to achieve, here are main options:
- Use in wiki pages and access all APIs made available by other Extensions. This allows you to develop Applications in your wiki. Make sure to check the which shows how to do this.
- Develop some Java code to make available which can then be accessed from wiki pages using Scripting. . It's also possible to override any existing XWiki Component with your own implementation, thus changing the default behavior of whatever portion of XWiki that you wish.
- to use in your wiki pages.
- or modify existing one to match your needs.
- Configure what is displayed in various locations of the screen by contributing content for existing .
Check theto learn about all this and more.