DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. PmWiki vs. TiddlyWiki vs. TracWiki vs. TWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Version
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
1.9.10
2.2.109
5.1.21
0.11.5
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2018-05-02 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (1 year ago)
2018-09-08 (2 years ago)
2018-07-08 (2 years ago)
2019-07-24 (1 year ago)
2009-02-16 (11 years ago)
2018-07-15 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-09 (2 years ago)
2019-06-21 (1 year ago)
2018-09-09 (2 years ago)
2018-10-26 (1 year ago)
2019-11-20 (11 months ago)
2009-09-04 (11 years ago)
2019-07-19 (1 year ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Jeremy Ruston, TiddlyWiki community
Edgewall Software
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL2+
BSD
Modified BSD license
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Python
PHP
HTML, JavaScript
Python
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Database
Files
Files
Files
Database
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Intended Audience
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
All
Individuals, private, small groups
Software development teams
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
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+
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any
Linux distributions, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MS Windows
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
No
No
No
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
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Not required (optional backends available)
Apache, Standalone (builtin)
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
none
None
none
A common browser
Python, setuptools, Genshi, SQLite or PostgreSQL or MySQL
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Other
None
No
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Data self contained in html file OR as individual data files
0
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
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
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
optional extensions available
File, Database, LDAP (all webserver dependant)
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Plugin
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3005 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
5283 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
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
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
4
German, English, French, Japanese
141
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, Javanese, 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
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Threaded
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
None
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Some
Plugin
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
plugins, see comment ---------------->
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
JavaScript
yes, using Python
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
No
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
No
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
No
No
Contents
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TiddlyWiki TracWiki TWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
WikiWord (CamelCase)
[[link]]
[[label|link]]
CamelCase
[wiki:ISO9000]
[wiki:TitleIndex Title Index]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
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
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://www.example.com
[[label|http://www.example.com]]
[http://www.edgewall.com/ Edgewall Software]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
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 =====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
=== Explicit id === #using-explicit-id-in-heading
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
'''bold'''
''bold''
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italic''
//italic//
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
{+underlined+}
__underline__
__underline__
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
`monospaced`
@@monospace@@
{{{monospaced}}}
{{{monospace}}}
`monospace`
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--(strikethrough)--
{-strikethrough-}
--strikethrough--
~~strike-through~~
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
'^superscript^'
^^superscript^^
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
~~subscript~~
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</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}}
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
[img[local.jpg]]
[img[http://foo.bar/foo.jpg]]
[[Image(photo.jpg)]]                           # simplest
[[Image(photo.jpg, 120px)]]                    # with size
[[Image(photo.jpg, right)]]                    # aligned by keyword
[[Image(photo.jpg, nolink)]]                   # without link
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
using custom classes, e.g.
{{right{
text
}}}
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
indented text
-> indented text
:indent

> quote

<<<
blockquote
<<<
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
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 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 1
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 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
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
1. Item 1
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
term:: definition
: term : definition
; term
: description
term::
definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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