DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. ProntoWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Version
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.20.1
2.2.106
1.0.1
Last Release Date
2018-05-02 (5 months ago)
2012-11-29 (5 years ago)
2017-11-30 (10 months ago)
2018-10-18 (1 day ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-09 (10 days ago)
2012-11-30 (5 years ago)
2018-01-05 (9 months ago)
2006-08-23 (12 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Clay Alberty
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
C#
Data Storage
Files
Database
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Windows
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
IIS 5+
Other Requirements
none
none
.NET framework v2.0 or higher
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
MySQL
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Oracle
No
Yes
No
Unknown
SQLite
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Unknown
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Other
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
SQLExpress or SQL 2000 or SQL 2005
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
No
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.
.NET Membership platform
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
No
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#pmwiki on irc.freenode.net
Stars on GitHub
2277 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Special Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
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
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
1
English
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
No
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
none
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Optional
Unknown
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Optional
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Optional
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ProntoWiki
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]]
[pagename]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
{title|url}
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'''
**bold**
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''italics''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
__under__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
<<strike>> (using custom tags)
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
<<super>> (using custom tags)
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
<<sub>> (using custom tags)
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
{guid} - this is displayed and can be inserted automatically for each image/page
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
available through custom tags
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
-> indented text
multiple spaces -> &nbsp;
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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