DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. XWiki vs. MoinMoin

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
2.2.139
13.3
1.9.11
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (9 months ago)
2019-06-05 (1 year ago)
2021-05-03 (13 days ago)
2021-04-25 (21 days ago)
2020-11-07 (6 months ago)
Last Update here
2020-10-28 (6 months ago)
2019-06-21 (1 year ago)
2020-12-06 (5 months ago)
2021-04-26 (20 days ago)
2020-11-08 (6 months ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
XWiki Development Team
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Python
Data Storage
Files
Database
Files
Database, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Hosting Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Root Access
No
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.
Servlet 3.0.1+
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Other Requirements
none
none
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
None
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Other
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
JDBC Databases and in general any database supported by Hibernate; any custom implementation, as the storage is pluggable. Attachments can be saved on the filesystem
No
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
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.
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
No
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
No
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3151 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
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
39
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
1
English
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
CamelCase
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
All
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Contents
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
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]]
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, etc), see http://rendering.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HSupportedSyntaxes for details.

The syntax documented below is XWiki Syntax 2.1 (http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/XWikiSyntax).

[[wiki syntax here>>Space.Page]]
[[Space.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
//Italics//
''italic''
''emphasised''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
__underline__
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
##monospace##
`monospaced`
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
--Strike--
--(strikethrough)--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
^^superscript^^
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
,,subscript,,
,,subscript,,
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
image:img.png
image:Space.Page@img.png
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]
image:http://some/url/img.png

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
image:icon:cancel
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

(% style="... css here..." %)multi line text

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* 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
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
: term : definition
; term
: definition
term:: definition
Horizontal Rule
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