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I have been asked to customize a SharePoint 2007 wiki site into a 'Wikipedia' like interface and functionality.

After a bit of goggling it turns out that wiki's are not that readily customizable!!

Any recommendations or resources?

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Have a look at Kwizcom

If you want "wikipedia" than you'll probably need to look at mediawiki. There is no direct "integration path" but you could host along side SharePoint, on the same server(s) if you were so inclined.

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Ya, if users want Wikipedia like functionality, set up mediawiki like Jesus suggests. They'll be disappointed with SharePoint wiki functionality if they're expecting a wikipedia experience. If they want the look of wikipedia, you can always do some CSS styling to make it look similar.

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As, this site is part of the SharePoint portal it is not possible for me to port to a different tool. –  goso Sep 8 '11 at 12:17
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As, this site is part of the SharePoint portal it is not possible for me to port to a different tool. And, my solution requires to add content types and webparts on the wiki pages.

Now, I am following the approach mentioned by Pavan to add a seperate wiki file for your customization http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pavankumar/archive/2009/02/25/custom-wiki-site-definition-with-custom-document-template-for-creating-wiki-pages.aspx.

If you have any other approach than this, please share :)

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