DokuWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. PmWiki vs. TWiki

General Features DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.9.11
2.3.33
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2020-11-07 (3 years ago)
2024-04-20 (1 month ago)
2018-07-15 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2020-11-08 (3 years ago)
2024-05-21 (4 days ago)
2019-07-19 (4 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Python
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Files
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
All
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
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
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
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
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
None
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Other
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
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.
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Optional
Plugin
Development/Support DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
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
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
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
Optional
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Links DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
plugins, see comment ---------------->
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Output DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
Extras DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
No
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
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]]
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://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
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 =====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
__underlined__
__underline__
{+underlined+}
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
''monospace''
`monospaced`
@@monospace@@
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
--(strikethrough)--
{-strikethrough-}
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
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
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
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
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
N/A
indented text
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
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
* 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
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
term:: definition
: term : definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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