Wikispaces is no longer offering free non-education wikis

Today we are announcing that Wikispaces is no longer offering a free option for non-education wikis.

We are even more committed than ever to offering our free services for anyone in education, and we are building more and more great free functionality for teachers and others in education every day, but for anyone outside of education, Wikispaces is no longer offering a free option.

Existing wikis on Wikispaces that are not categorized as being used in education, have started displaying a banner that shows three options:

  1. If the wiki is being used in Pre-K, K-12, or Higher Education, you can choose the option to categorize your wiki as an education wiki. Once we verify that your wiki is being used in education, it will remain active and will be free going forward.
  2. If the wiki is not being used in education and you want to keep it, you may choose to upgrade your wiki to our Plus plan ($50 per year, or $5 per month) or our Super plan ($200 per year, or $20 per month). If you have several wikis you want to upgrade you may want to consider our Private Label service which gives you unlimited wikis with more integration and administrative options starting at $1,000 per year for 100 users.
  3. If you no longer wish to keep your wiki active, you may allow your wiki to expire and it will be deleted. If you would like to export the contents of your wiki you can download the contents of your wiki in wikitext, HTML, or PDF format.

We know this may come as frustrating news to many long term non-education users of Wikispaces but its an important decision for us as we move forward with our core mission of serving teachers and the broader education community. We hope that our $50 per year option is a good one for most people who would like to keep their non-education wiki on Wikispaces and we will of course do our best to help everyone through this transition.

If you have any questions or need our help please don’t hesitate to contact us at help@wikispaces.com

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5 Comments

  1. Posted December 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Jonathan,

    Email us at help@wikispaces.com and we’ll make sure you get your export.

  2. Posted December 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Ella,

    Email us at help@wikispaces.com and we’ll make sure you get your export.

  3. Posted December 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Boggit,

    Educational, in this context, means K-12 education and Higher Education. It does not refer to the generic concept of providing information to people about a topic. We know there are plenty of non-educational wikis that are worthwhile and valuable but we will only be providing free service to educational wikis going forward. Everyone else is welcome to take advantage of our Plus service for $5 per month or $50 per year as long they comply with our terms of service.

  4. Luis Carlos Cuesto F
    Posted December 28, 2014 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Cómo puedo recuperar las publicaciones de mi Wiki

  5. Posted December 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Luis,

    Email us at help@wikispaces.com and we’ll make sure you get your export.

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