DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
2.2.139
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (9 months ago)
2019-06-05 (1 year ago)
2021-05-03 (13 days ago)
Last Update here
2020-10-28 (6 months ago)
2019-06-21 (1 year ago)
2020-12-06 (5 months ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
none
none
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Other
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3151 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
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
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
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
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Optional
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Optional
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
No
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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