Contents tagged with Markdown
Currently, DecentCMS stores content items in the file system, which is just fine for small sites, and makes editing and deploying them quite easy, even though there is no admin dashboard yet. Creating a content item is done by simply creating a file in one of the supported formats: JSON, YAML, and Snippable YAML + Markdown.
More and more projects are managing their documentation as a bunch of Markdown files in a repository. Sites such as Github make that really easy and convenient, by providing an easy web interface around viewing and editing Markdown files, creating and integrating pull requests, viewing changesets, etc. It seems to provide all the advantages of a wiki, and more, while using a standard and easy set of tools.
I'm in the process of moving the Orchard documentation site from ScrewTurn Wiki to a Mercurial + Markdown system, where revisions are managed through source control tools instead of a fully online wiki. We see quite a few advantages in doing that, but that's a story for another post.