WikiMatrix

Feature Comparison

General FeaturesInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Version 0.19.6 1.20.1 phpwiki-1.3.14 2.2.19
Last Release Date 2013-02-07 2012-11-30 2007-07-01 2010-11-10
Author David Heinemeier Hansson, Jacques Distler, Matthias Tarasiewicz Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others. Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau Patrick R. Michaud
URL golem.ph.utexas.edu www.mediawiki.org phpwiki.sourceforge.net www.pmwiki.org
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes Yes
License Ruby's GPL GPL GPL2
Programming Language Ruby on Rails PHP PHP PHP
Data Storage Database Database Files, DB, RCS Files
License Cost/ Fee 0 0 0 0
Development status Mature Mature Mature Mature
Intended Audience general, education End Users/Desktop, Education Any All
System RequirementsInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Operating System UNIX, Windows, MacOS X *nix, Windows, Mac OS X UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access   No No No
Webserver Mongrel (included), or Apache/NGinx (via Passenger) Any with PHP support Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements Ruby 1.8.7, 1.9.2 or 1.9.3; Rubygems 1.3.6 or later none various opt. helpers none
DatastorageInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Text Files No No Yes Yes
MySQL Yes Yes Yes Plugin
PostgreSQL Yes Yes Yes No
Oracle Plugin Yes Yes No
SQLite Yes Yes Yes Plugin
BerkeleyDB No No Yes No
RCS No No Yes No
Other Any Rails-compatible back-end datastore can be used. No gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB) Can provide custom data backends
Security/Anti-SpamInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Page Permissions Yes Yes Yes Yes
ACL No No Yes Yes
Authentication Backends   Yes db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory, MySQL, (custom available)
Host Blocking Yes Yes No Optional
Mail Encryption   Plugin No Plugin
nofollow   Optional Yes Yes
Blacklist Yes Yes Yes Optional
CAPTCHA   Plugin Yes Plugin
Delayed Indexing   No No No
Development/SupportInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Commercial Support No Yes, 70 listed Yes, 3 listed Yes, 7 listed
Preconfigured Hosting   Yes No Yes
Code Repository golem.ph.utexas.edu svn.wikimedia.org sf.net svn://pmwiki.org/pmwiki/tags/latest
Issue Tracker github.com bugzilla.wikimedia.org sf.net www.pmwiki.org
Mailing List rubyforge.org lists.wikimedia.org sf.net www.pmichaud.com
Support Forum golem.ph.utexas.edu mwusers.com sf.net www.pmichaud.com
IRC Channel   www.mediawiki.org #phpwiki #pmwiki on irc.freenode.net
Common FeaturesInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Preview No Yes Yes Yes
Minor Changes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Change Summary No Yes Yes Yes
Page History Yes Yes Yes Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all Between all Between all Between all
Page Index Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plugin System No Yes Yes Yes
Special FeaturesInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Right-to-Left Support Yes Yes No  
Interface Languages Not localized 140 languages
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
9 languages
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
27 languages
Breton, Catalan, Danish, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese
Email notification No Optional Yes Optional
Comments No Discussion Pages Plugin Plugin
Categories Yes Yes Yes Yes
Namespaces No Yes No Yes
Page Redirection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conflict Handling Page Locking Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution
Search Full Text Full Text Full Text Full Text
Wiki Farming Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Structured Data No Plugin Patch Yes
LinksInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
CamelCase Optional No Yes Optional
Freelinks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backlinks Yes Yes Yes Yes
InterWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes
SisterWiki No No No No
Image Links Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Shares No No Yes Yes
Page Redirects Yes Yes Yes Yes
Syntax FeaturesInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
HTML Tags All Some Some Plugin
Math formulas Yes Yes Plugin Plugin
Tables simple + complex simple + complex simple + complex simple + complex
CREOLE support No No No Optional
Markdown Support Yes No No Plugin
Textile Support Yes No No No
BBCode Support No No No No
Emoticon Images No Optional No Plugin
Syntax Highlighting Yes Plugin Plugin Plugin
Footnotes Yes Yes Yes Plugin
Quoting Yes No Yes Plugin
Internal Comments Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom styles Yes Yes Yes Yes
FAQ Tags No No No Yes
Scripting None Optional plugins, templates, PHP Plugin
Content Includes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feed Aggregation No Plugin Yes Plugin
UsabilityInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Section Editing No Yes No Plugin
Page Templates No Yes Yes Yes
Double-Click Edit No Optional Optional Plugin
Toolbar No Yes Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editing No Plugin Patch Plugin
Access Keys Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Signature Yes Yes Yes Yes
StatisticsInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Recent Changes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wanted Pages Yes Yes Yes Optional
Orphaned Pages Yes Yes Yes Optional
Most/Least Popular No Yes Yes No
Recent Visitors No Plugin Yes Plugin
Analysis No Optional Plugin Plugin
OutputInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
HTML XHTML 1.1 XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional
CSS Stylesheets Yes Yes Yes Yes
Printer Friendly Print View Print CSS Print CSS Print View
Mobile Friendly   No No Plugin
Themes & Skins No Yes Yes Yes
RSS Feeds No Yes Yes Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes Yes No Yes
Abbreviations Yes No No Plugin
Auto-TOC Yes Yes Yes Plugin
Raw Export Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML Export Yes Yes Yes Plugin
XML export No Yes No Plugin
PDF Export No Plugin Yes Plugin
Media and FilesInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
File Attachments Yes Yes Yes Optional
Media Revisions No Yes Yes Optional
Embedded Flash No Plugin Yes Plugin
Embedded Video Yes Plugin Yes Plugin
Image Editing No No No Plugin
SVG Editing Yes No No Plugin
MindMap Editing No Plugin No  
Media Search No Keywords No No
ExtrasInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Calendar No Plugin Yes Plugin
Image Galleries No Yes Yes Plugin
Forums No Plugin Yes Plugin
Blogs No No Yes Plugin
Ticket System No No No Plugin
Syntax ExamplesInstiki DetailsMediaWiki DetailsPhpWiki DetailsPmWiki Details
Internal Link
[[Some Page]]
[[Some Page|anchor text]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
[another site](http://example.com)
[http://example.org The title]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
#Level 1#
##Level 2##
###Level 3###
####Level 4####
#####Level 5#####
######Level 6######
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
Italics Format
_italic_, *italic*
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
Underline Format
underlined
{: style='text-decoration:underlined'}
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
`monospace`
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
strikethrough
{: style='text-decoration:line-through'}
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>striked through</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
'_subscript_'
Images
![alt text](http://ex.com/image.jpg),
[[image.jpg|alt text:pic]]
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[ http://foo.org/1.jpg size=30%] 
  external image
[Upload:view.jpg align=right size=50x40] 
  view uploaded image
[Upload:view.jpg | http://server/external-linkjpg ] 
  view and link to another image
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
p{: style='text-align:left'}
p{: style='text-align:right'}
p{: style='text-align:center'}
p{: style='text-align:justify'}
<center>Centered</center>
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
Text Indentation
p
{: style='margin-left:3em'}

> blockquote
: indented line
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
   paragraph
     and another level 
-> indented text
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* list
  or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
   1. Item 1.1
2. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
term
: definition
; term : definition
Term:<def>
  def
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
***
----
----
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Last updated2013-02-102012-11-302009-04-032010-11-22