DokuWiki vs. PmWiki vs. WikkaWiki

General Features DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Version
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
2.2.109
1.3.1
Last Release Date
2018-05-02 (6 months ago)
2018-07-08 (4 months ago)
2011-03-30 (7 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-09 (1 month ago)
2018-10-26 (23 days ago)
2011-05-08 (7 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Wikka Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
private, small to medium companies
All
Individual users (PIM/website backend), development teams (software documentation/knowledge base), organizations and companies (intranet/public website backend)
System Requirements DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any (platform-independent)
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
any server with PHP/MySQL support
Other Requirements
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
No
Other
None
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
No
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Active Directory (patch)
Host Blocking
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
No
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Optional
No
Development/Support DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
2298 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
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 PmWiki WikkaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Interface Languages
55
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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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
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Email notification
Optional
Optional
Patch
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
No
Yes
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Yes
No
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Links DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Patch
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Syntax Features DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Optional
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
Yes
No
Scripting
Optional, PHP
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Extensibility through drop-in plugins
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Patch
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Patch
Statistics DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Patch
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Patch
Analysis
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Output DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Auto-TOC
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
XML export
No
Plugin
Patch
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
No
Office Export
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
No
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Media Search
Filenames only
Filenames only
No
Extras DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
No
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
CamelCase
[[forced]]
[[forced This is a link]]
[[forced 日本語]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://wikkawiki.org
[[http://wikkawiki.org Wikka Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WikkaWiki]]
Headlines
====== 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 ==
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
//italic//
Underline Format
__underlined__
{+underlined+}
__underlined__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
@@monospace@@
##monospaced##
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
{-strikethrough-}
++Strike through text++
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
""<sup>Superscript</sup>""
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
""<sub>Subscript</sub>""
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
http://foo.bar/bar.jpg
{{image url="local.jpg"}}
{{image url="http://foo.bar/bar.jpg"}}
Aligning Text
Plugin
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
@@Center text@@
<<left floated<<
>>right floated>>
Text Indentation
N/A
-> indented text
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)
indented
~indented
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~- Item 1
~~- Item 1.1
~- Item 2
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~1) Item 1
~~1) Item 1.1
~1) Item 2

(more options for lists are available)
Definition Lists
Plugin
: term : definition
""<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>""
Horizontal Rule
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