DokuWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. PmWiki

General Features DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.9.11
2.3.34
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2020-11-07 (3 years ago)
2024-05-26 (18 days ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2020-11-08 (3 years ago)
2024-05-27 (17 days ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
Python
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
All
System Requirements DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
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
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Other Requirements
None
none
Datastorage DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Other
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
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
Optional
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Optional
No
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
Development/Support DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
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
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
Yes
Optional
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
No
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
No
Yes
Links DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
plugins, see comment ---------------->
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
No
Plugin
Usability DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Optional
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Output DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Optional
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media and Files DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
No
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Filenames only
Extras DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
No
No
No
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
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://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined__
__underline__
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
''monospace''
`monospaced`
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
--(strikethrough)--
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
{{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
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 text
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* 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
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
Horizontal Rule
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