DokuWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PmWiki vs. TWiki

General Features DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
2.10.0
2.2.139
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (9 months ago)
2014-01-31 (7 years ago)
2021-05-03 (13 days ago)
2018-07-15 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-10-28 (6 months ago)
2014-02-02 (7 years ago)
2020-12-06 (5 months ago)
2019-07-19 (1 year ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Apache Software Foundation
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
Apache License 2.0
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Java
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Database, Files
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
all
All
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.5+
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
any servlet 2.4+ compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
Plugin
No
No
Oracle
No
Plugin
No
No
SQLite
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
Plugin
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Other
None
page provider architecture -> several implementations
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 DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
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
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
Plugin
Development/Support DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
3151 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
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
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
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
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
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Flat
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Patch
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Links DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
No
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Output DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
Extras DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki JSPWiki PmWiki TWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
**bold**
__bold__
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
//italics//
''italics''
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
__underlined__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
{+underlined+}
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
{{monospace}}
@@monospace@@
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
{-strikethrough-}
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
'_subscript_'
<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.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
Plugin
%%(text-align: right) text %%
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
N/A
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
-> indented text
--> more indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
;term:definition
: term : definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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