DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. WackoWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
2.3.8
6.1.12
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2022-07-21 (22 days ago)
2022-06-30 (1 month ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
2022-06-30 (1 month ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Database
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
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.
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
none
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
No
Other
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
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.
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
No
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
23 ⭐
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
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 WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
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
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Flat
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Yes
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Patch
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
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)
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
Patch
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Chat
No
Unknown
No
Patch
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
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]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
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 ======
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
//italics//
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
vvsubscriptvv
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
one
two
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
: term : definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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