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Why Mediawiki rather than Wordpress ?
Well, first Mediawiki is actually being used by the team behind Wordpress (Automattic) for their developer documentation as proof of the uniqueness of its features. Then, because the business model of Mediawiki and Wordpress are completely different. Wordpress allows an easy use but as soon as you want to expand or complete your website you are pushed (or constrained) to adopt paid solutions. Mediawiki (as well as our platform) is completely free, including any desirable advanced feature, at cost to deal yourself with the code (starting from wiki text itself, and proceeding with the creation of dedicated extensions). Then, because the intrinsic anti-immediacy of Mediawiki constrains the creation of quality of contents: dealing with the wiki text (either created through the help of visual editor, or directly) on the one hand slows down the content creation, and on the other provides you with a set of formatting and structuring tools specifically aimed at quality and complexity. Then because Mediawiki offers a strong versioning controlling and allows a collaborativeness that Wordpress is not able to offer: many people can work on the same content in the same time, and notwithstanding the integrity of the content is preserved, and you can access all the changes made by each of editors at any time. Finally because through the general design of our platform (where Mediawiki is used as back-end site) the presentation of contents (i.e. the appearance of the website) can be completely decoupled by contents themselves: a part of your team can solely take care of contents, and their organization or pages structure, and another part of the team can design whatever data consumer application querying the APIs, and to use the data and the semantic data returned by it, in any conceivable way, apart from creating client-side applications, of course for data visualization as well.