DokuWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. Oddmuse vs. PmWiki vs. PukiWiki vs. TWiki

General Features DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.9.11
2.3.13
2.2.135
1.5.1
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (7 months ago)
2020-11-07 (3 months ago)
2018-09-03 (2 years ago)
2021-01-30 (27 days ago)
2016-03-06 (4 years ago)
2018-07-15 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-10-28 (3 months ago)
2020-11-08 (3 months ago)
2018-10-27 (2 years ago)
2020-12-06 (2 months ago)
2016-03-23 (4 years ago)
2019-07-19 (1 year ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Alex Schroeder
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
PukiWiki Development Team
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL2+
GPL version 2 or (at your option) any later version
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Python
Perl
PHP
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Files
Files
Files
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
free
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
family people, hackers
All
One theme, one PukiWiki
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Anything supported by Perl
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS independent
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Anything supporting CGI scripts
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
None
Writable data directory
none
tar with "-p" option, or unzip for install. "mbstring" PHP extension for multi-bite support. backup feature wants 'zip' PHP extension.
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Other
None
No
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
zip-compressed text files for backup (with "zip" PHP extension)
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
None (use your web server instead)
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
LDIF strings compatible with OpenLDAP, LDAP
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Patch
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
No
Yes
nofollow
Optional
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Patch
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Development/Support DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#pukiwiki
Stars on GitHub
3105 ⭐
N/A
55 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Restricted by Age
Unlimited
Restricted by Number
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
To current
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
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
1
English
18
Bulgarian, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
German, English, Japanese, Korean, Twi
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Structured Data
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Links DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Syntax Features DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Perl
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
plugins(PHP), skins(PHP), CSSes(PHP,CSS)
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Patch
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Output DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Filenames only
Filenames only
No
Contents
Extras DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Chat
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MoinMoin Oddmuse PmWiki PukiWiki TWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
optional, default on:
[[page name]]

optional, default off:
PageName
[PageName] → [1]
[[[page name]]] → [1]
[PageName text] → text
[[page name|text]] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](page) → text
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
PageNameAsWikiName
[[PageName]]
[[link text>PageName]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
http://example.com/
[http://example.com/] → [1]

optional, default on:
[http://example.com/ text] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](http://example.com/) → text
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://....
[[link text>http://....]]
[[interwiki:keyphrase]]
[[link text>interwiki:keyphrase]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Depending on plugins:
## two
### three
== two ==
=== three ==

section
=======

subsection
----------
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
* Level 1
** Level 2
*** Level 3
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Depending on plugins:
*bold*
**bold*
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
''bold''
*bold*
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''emphasised''
Depending on plugins:
*italic*
/italic/
//italic//
''italic''
''italic''
'''italic'''
_italic_
Underline Format
__underlined__
__underline__
Depending on plugins:
_underline_
__underline__
{+underlined+}
%%%underlined%%%
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
`monospaced`
Depending on plugins:
`mono`
##mono##
[code]mono[/code]
<tt>mono</tt>
<code>mono</code>
@@monospace@@
N/A
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
--(strikethrough)--
via bbCode plugin:
[s]strike through[/s]
{-strikethrough-}
%%strikethrough%%
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
via bbCode plugin:
[sup]superscript[/sup]
'^superscript^'
N/A
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
via bbCode plugin:
[sub]subscript[/sub]
'_subscript_'
N/A
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
http://example.com/pic.jpg

Depending on plugins:
[[image:Name|Text|URL]] and variants
![text](URL)
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
#ref(pagename/filename[,option])
&ref(pagename/filename[,option]);
&ref(http://foo.bar/foo.jpg[,option]);
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
Plugin
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
no example known
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
CENTER:center
RIGHT:right
LEFT:left
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
N/A
indented text
Depending on plugins:
> text

[quote]
text
[/quote]

: one
:: two
-> indented text
--> more indentation
N/A
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* one
** two
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* 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
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Depending on plugins:
1. one
2. two

# one
## two
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
+ Item 1
++ Item 1.1
+ Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
term:: definition
Depending on plugins:
; term: definition
: term : definition
:term|definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
----
----
-----
------
Depending on plugins:
----
----
--------------------
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