I have been looking at various CMS systems for a collective/collaborative project I am involved with. TikiWiki seems to have every (well almost) feature we could possibly need and more. I really do think it is brilliant in concept and features, but I am concerned that the learning curve for me will be huge as the documentation is er... well somewhat lacking. The documentation outline is very logical and I am sure will be great when it's fuller, but right now even what is there seems to be either too sketchy or too techie.
My concern is that because the community seems to be quite small (eg forum logs are scarecly daily) will there be the help I would need to get a complex site up and tailored to our needs (including the look and feel).
I have experience of HTML (mostly Dreamweaver) and have set up a site using e107, as well as playing around with Mambo, Drupal, PHP-Nuke and PostNuke. I haven't had too much problem with any of these - but they do have very active communities and a fair amount of documentation. It seems that most of the features in TW don't need coding knowledge but much of the time I can't even find what the huge feature set does and how you use it. I have intalled it just fine and have played around for 8-10 hours including a play on the OpensourceCMS demo. That much time with Drupal or e107 seemed to take me much further than with TW.
So honestly please chaps, would you say that I should attempt using TW? If you think the pain isn't too great for someone intelligent but not interested in code, I'd love to give it a go (and even get involved with documenting as I go - can't code but can write!)
Thanks in anticipation of your serious consideration.