DokuWiki vs. TWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
TWiki-6.1.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
6.1.24
2.3.31
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2018-07-15 (5 years ago)
2007-06-30 (16 years ago)
2023-11-01 (4 months ago)
2024-02-22 (11 days ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2019-07-19 (4 years ago)
2009-04-03 (14 years ago)
2023-11-02 (4 months ago)
2024-02-23 (10 days ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
WackoWiki Team
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
N/A
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Any
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
All
System Requirements DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
various opt. helpers
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
Datastorage DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Other
None
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
MariaDB
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
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
Plugin
No
Optional
Optional
Mail Encryption
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Development/Support DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
32 ⭐
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki 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 TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
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
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, 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, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Plugin
Threaded
Plugin
Flat
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Patch
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Links DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
All
Some
All
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
No
No
Optional
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Textile Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
Patch
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
plugins, templates, PHP
actions (PHP)
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Output DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
No
Optional
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
No
Patch
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
Plugin
Media and Files DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki 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
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
No
Contents
Filenames only
Extras DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
No
Syntax Examples DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
[[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://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
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 6
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
*bold*
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
**bold**
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
_italic_
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
//italics//
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underline</u>
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
''monospace''
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


##monospace##
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<strike>striked through</strike>
--strikethrough--
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript^^
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
'_subscript_'
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
[ http://foo.org/1.jpg size=30%] 
external image
[Upload:view.jpg align=right size=50x40] 
view uploaded image
[Upload:view.jpg | http://server/external-linkjpg ] 
view and link to another image
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
Aligning Text
Plugin
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
%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
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
one
two
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* 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
# list
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
$ Term: Definition
Term:<def>
def
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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