MarkWiki 1.2 released... now actually somewhat useful

By Matt Layman on November 3, 2013

My pet project, MarkWiki, has reached a point of maturity where other people may actually be interested in using it. I started writing MarkWiki back in May as a way to keep my Python skills sharp, but it appears to be a capable tool now.

MarkWiki is a wiki that uses the Markdown plain text formatting language. Markdown let’s you do things in plain text like adding * to a word like *boom* to italicize it. The source text gets converted into pretty HTML.

In this release, I added user authentication so not every person on the Internet can delete anything they want on your MarkWiki site. The release also incorporates Bootstrap 3 so all pages are now completely mobile responsive.

You can check out the docs at or lend a hand on GitHub. Other features for the release are in the release notes.

Or… if you’re like me, you can play around with it:

$ pip install MarkWiki

If you want to chat about this with me, I'm @mblayman on Twitter.

Matt Layman

Matt is the lead software engineer at Storybird.

Always eager to talk about Python and other technology topics, Matt organizes Python Frederick in Frederick, Maryland (NW of Washington D.C.) and seeks to grow software skills for people in his community.