DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. ikiwiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Version
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
1.9.10
2.67
Last Release Date
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (4 months ago)
2018-09-08 (1 year ago)
2008-10-16 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 months ago)
2018-09-09 (1 year ago)
2008-10-28 (10 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Python
Perl
Data Storage
Files
Database
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Anyone
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Any, or none
Other Requirements
none
None
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
No
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Yes
Other
None
No
No
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Built-in, HTTP auth, OpenID; extensible via plugins
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
No
No
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
No
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
No
No
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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
Plugin
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
55
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, 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
0
1
English
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
No
Unknown
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Quoting
Yes
No
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
plugins, see comment ---------------->
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
No
No
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Abbreviations
Yes
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Image Editing
No
No
Yes
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Blogs
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin ikiwiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
[[internal]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
[link text](http://example.org)
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Two syntaxes:

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

heading 1
=========

heading 2
---------
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
**bold**
__bold__
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
*emphasized*
_emphasized_
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
via HTML: <u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
`monospaced`
`inline monospace`

indented block of
monospaced text

tab-indented
block
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--(strikethrough)--
via HTML: <del>deleted</del>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
via HTML: x<sup>2</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
via HTML: a<sub>1</sub>
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
![alt text](internal/image)
![alt text](http://example.org/external/image)
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 2
* item 2.1
* item 2.2
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. item 1
2. item 2
1. item 1.1
42. the value doesn't matter
1. any value works
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
term:: definition
via HTML:
<dl>
<dt>term</dt>
<dd>definition</dd>
</dl>
Horizontal Rule
----
----
----
-----
------
---
***
___
------------------
Any number > 3
- - - - - - - - - -
spaces don't matter
remove DokuWiki remove MediaWiki remove MoinMoin remove ikiwiki