Wiki-like web site with in-place HTML editing
C++ C JavaScript CSS
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WebWrite {#mainpage}

WebWrite is a wiki-like content management system written in HTML5/Javascript/C++. WebWrite uses ckeditor for in-place HTML editing. Unlike other wiki implementation, the pages in WebWrite can be edited with a what-you-see-is-what-you-get HTML editor. There is no need to learn to type special wiki-text language like markdown.

Design Principle

WebWrite is designed to be intuitive and simple. Most operations in WebWrite are designed to be similar to file systems. Resources in WebWrite is organized in a directory tree like a file system, and they are stored in the server in the same structure. It is easy for the users and administrators to understand how and where their data are stored.

Although WebWrite is a dynamic web site, most pages are served as-is without any transformation in the server side. This ensure the server has minimum loading. The pages in stored in the server in HTML, which can be directly rendered in the web browser without any further processing.

WebWrite uses X-Accel-Redirect to serve static files. It is currently supported by nginx only (AFAIK). For other web servers, WebWrite can serve the files by itself, but it would not have the same performance as using internal re-directs.




See this for details.


Assumed that webwrite is installed at

In general, the URL of webwrite can be decomposed into these parts:
                            ^-----resource path------^ ^--^-command


A resource is a basic unit of data that can be accessed from in WebWrite.

The resource path in the URL locates the resource in the server.