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The Orchard Wiki


There are two version of the Forest Wiki. One is for developers, and the other is for non-developers. The Orchard wiki is for people who are not familiar with file system development, git and python, but who might know a little html and css and want to customize the look and feel of their web site.


The Orchard Wiki is a tree of wiki pages, images, and files.  Pages are edited with a WYSIWYG editor.  You can rearrange the tree of pages, and the short canonical urls are preserved.  Inbound links continue to work. 

What makes the Orchard Wiki unique, is that you do not have to be a hard core  developer to edit the look and feel. In WordPress, Ghost, and the Forest Wiki,  end users cannot edit the look and feel.  You have to be, or have a developer on staff who understands git, file system development and some PHP,  Node or Python.  With the Orchard wiki, the site admin can edit the look and feel through the web (TTW) using syntax checking  editors.   A little knowledge of HTML or CSS is all that is required. 

If you do not know any HTML, CSS, or Javascript, the orchard wiki is an easy way to learn it.   No need to install development tools on your machine.  You can do everything in the browser.  In fact the Orchard Wiki is a great way to teach those skills.   One target market for the Orchard Wiki is training students in web technologies.  it is particularly strong for teaching.  No need to install anything on the student's machines.  And the teacher can access and review the student's saved work.