DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. WikyBlog

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
2.2.141
1.5.4
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2021-07-07 (16 days ago)
2007-10-23 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-10-28 (8 months ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2020-12-06 (7 months ago)
2007-10-24 (13 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
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
Private, Internet Communities
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
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.
Apache, anything with PHP
Other Requirements
none
none
MySQL
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
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.
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
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.
No
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
No
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3190 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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 WikyBlog
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
5
English, French, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
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
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Yes
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 WikyBlog
CamelCase
Optional
No
Optional
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
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
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
No
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)
No
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
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
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
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
No
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
No
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
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
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
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
No
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Chat
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikyBlog
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]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
<tt>monospace</tt>
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
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
: indented line
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
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
: term : definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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