DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. TWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
2.2.143
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2021-10-01 (22 days ago)
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (2 months ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2020-12-06 (10 months ago)
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Database
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
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 with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
none
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Other
None
No
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 MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
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.
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
Plugin
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3263 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
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 MediaWiki 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
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
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
Optional
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
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
No
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
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 MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki 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
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TWiki
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]]
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://....
[[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 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! 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//
''italic''
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%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
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
<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
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# 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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----
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