bLADE Wiki vs. ikiwiki vs. DokuWiki vs. WikkaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. TWiki

General Features bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Version
3.4.9
2.67
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.4.2
2.2.144
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2008-11-09 (13 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2020-04-19 (1 year ago)
2021-11-04 (2 months ago)
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-11-21 (13 years ago)
2008-10-28 (13 years ago)
2021-08-09 (5 months ago)
2020-04-20 (1 year ago)
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
Author
Dale Lane
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
Andreas Gohr
Wikka Development Team
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
C#
Perl
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Files, RCS
Files
Database
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Users wanting to be able to view/edit their wiki from a mobile phone or PDA, with a simple wiki that needs almost no setup
Anyone
personal, small to medium companies
Individual users (PIM/website backend), development teams (software documentation/knowledge base), organizations and companies (intranet/public website backend)
All
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Operating System
Windows, Windows Mobile
Any
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any (platform-independent)
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
N/A
Any, or none
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
any server with PHP/MySQL support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
.NET 2 Framework
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Other
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
No
Built-in, HTTP auth, OpenID; extensible via plugins
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Active Directory (patch)
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
nofollow
No
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Optional
No
Optional
Plugin
Development/Support bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
3285 ⭐
42 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Preview
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
No
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Interface Languages
0
1
English
68
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bengali; Bangla, Catalan, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Frisian, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Malay, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
0
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
No
Yes
Optional
Patch
Optional
Yes
Comments
No
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
None
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Links bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
CamelCase
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
All
Optional
Optional
Some
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Markdown Support
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
Optional, PHP
Extensibility through drop-in plugins
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
No
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Unknown
No
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Statistics bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Unknown
No
No
Patch
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
Unknown
No
No
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Output bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
No
No
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
No
No
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
Unknown
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Filenames only
No
Filenames only
Contents
Extras bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples bLADE Wiki ikiwiki DokuWiki WikkaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Internal Link
[Link to a page]
[[internal]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
CamelCase
[[forced]]
[[forced|This is a link]]
[[forced |日本語]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
[http://www.linkme.com]
[link text](http://example.org)
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://wikkawiki.org
[[http://wikkawiki.org|Wikka Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WikkaWiki]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
+Heading
Two syntaxes:

# heading 1
## heading 2
### heading 3

heading 1
=========

heading 2
---------
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
*bold text*
**bold**
__bold__
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
=italic text=
*emphasized*
_emphasized_
//italics//
//italic//
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
_underlined text_
via HTML: <u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
__underlined__
{+underlined+}
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
[|code sample|]
`inline monospace`

indented block of
monospaced text

tab-indented
block
''monospace''
##monospaced##
@@monospace@@
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough text-
via HTML: <del>deleted</del>
<del>strikethrough</del>
++Strike through text++
{-strikethrough-}
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
via HTML: x<sup>2</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
""<sup>Superscript</sup>""
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
via HTML: a<sub>1</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
""<sub>Subscript</sub>""
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[$image.jpg$]
![alt text](internal/image)
![alt text](http://example.org/external/image)
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
http://foo.bar/bar.jpg
{{image url="local.jpg"}}
{{image url="http://foo.bar/bar.jpg"}}
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
Plugin
@@Center text@@
<<left floated<<
>>right floated>>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
> blockquote text
N/A
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)
indented
~indented
-> indented text
--> more indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
- bulleted
* item 1
* item 2
* item 2.1
* item 2.2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~- Item 1
~~- Item 1.1
~- Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# numbered
1. item 1
2. item 2
1. item 1.1
42. the value doesn't matter
1. any value works
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~1) Item 1
~~1) Item 1.1
~1) Item 2

(more options for lists are available)
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
via HTML:
<dl>
<dt>term</dt>
<dd>definition</dd>
</dl>
Plugin
""<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>""
: term : definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
___
---
***
___
------------------
Any number > 3
- - - - - - - - - -
spaces don't matter
----
----
----
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