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

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
14.10.3
1.9.11
2.3.18
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2020-11-07 (2 years ago)
2023-01-14 (15 days ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2023-01-10 (19 days ago)
2020-11-08 (2 years ago)
2023-01-15 (14 days ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Java
Python
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Database
Database, RCS
Files
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
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
All
Hosting Features DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
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
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
None
none
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Other
None
No
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
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
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
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Optional
No
No
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Yes
No
Optional
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
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 XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
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
40
Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
1
English
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, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
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 XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
All
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
plugins, see comment ---------------->
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Contents
Filenames only
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
XWiki supports 16+ input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, markdown, 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]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
//Italics//
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
__underline__
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
`monospaced`
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
--(strikethrough)--
{-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]]
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}}
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
indented text
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
; term
: definition
term:: definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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