DokuWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. Oddmuse

General Features DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.32.2
2.3.13
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (16 years ago)
2019-06-05 (4 years ago)
2018-09-03 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2019-06-21 (4 years ago)
2018-10-27 (5 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Alex Schroeder
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Java
PHP
PHP
Perl
Data Storage
Files
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
all
Any
End Users/Desktop, Education
family people, hackers
System Requirements DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Anything supported by Perl
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Anything supporting CGI scripts
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
none
Writable data directory
Datastorage DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Other
None
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
No
No
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Yes
None (use your web server instead)
Host Blocking
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Yes
No
No
No
Development/Support DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
3582 ⭐
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
67 ⭐
Common Features DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Restricted by Age
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Interface Languages
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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
140
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
18
Bulgarian, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Comments
Plugin
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Links DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Windows Shares
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Some
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Internal Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Scripting
Optional, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
Optional
Perl
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
No
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Statistics DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Output DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Abbreviations
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
No
Yes
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Media and Files DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
No
Keywords
Filenames only
Extras DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Blogs
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Ticket System
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
optional, default on:
[[page name]]

optional, default off:
PageName
[PageName] → [1]
[[[page name]]] → [1]
[PageName text] → text
[[page name|text]] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](page) → text
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://example.org The title]
http://example.com/
[http://example.com/] → [1]

optional, default on:
[http://example.com/ text] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](http://example.com/) → text
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Depending on plugins:
## two
### three
== two ==
=== three ==

section
=======

subsection
----------
Bold Format
**bold**
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
Depending on plugins:
*bold*
**bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
Depending on plugins:
*italic*
/italic/
//italic//
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Depending on plugins:
_underline_
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


<tt>monospace</tt>
Depending on plugins:
`mono`
##mono##
[code]mono[/code]
<tt>mono</tt>
<code>mono</code>
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
via bbCode plugin:
[s]strike through[/s]
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
via bbCode plugin:
[sup]superscript[/sup]
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
via bbCode plugin:
[sub]subscript[/sub]
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
[ 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
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://example.com/pic.jpg

Depending on plugins:
[[image:Name|Text|URL]] and variants
![text](URL)
Aligning Text
Plugin
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

<center>Centered</center>
no example known
Text Indentation
N/A
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
: indented line
Depending on plugins:
> text

[quote]
text
[/quote]

: one
:: two
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* one
** two
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Depending on plugins:
1. one
2. two

# one
## two
Definition Lists
Plugin
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
; term : definition
Depending on plugins:
; term: definition
Horizontal Rule
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Depending on plugins:
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