DokuWiki vs. TWiki vs. TracWiki

General Features DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
TWiki-6.1.0
0.11.5
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (9 months ago)
2018-07-15 (2 years ago)
2009-02-16 (12 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-10-28 (6 months ago)
2019-07-19 (1 year ago)
2009-09-04 (11 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Edgewall Software
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
Modified BSD license
Programming Language
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Python
Data Storage
Files
Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
N/A
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Software development teams
System Requirements DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux distributions, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MS Windows
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, Standalone (builtin)
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Python, setuptools, Genshi, SQLite or PostgreSQL or MySQL
Datastorage DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
No
Other
None
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
0
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
File, Database, LDAP (all webserver dependant)
Host Blocking
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Yes
No
nofollow
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Plugin
No
Development/Support DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3151 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
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 TWiki TracWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
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
141
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Comments
Plugin
Threaded
Plugin
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Optional
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Links DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
All
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
Yes
No
Scripting
Optional, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
yes, using Python
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
No
Usability DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
No
Toolbar
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
No
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
No
No
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Plugin
No
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
No
Analysis
Plugin
Yes
No
Output DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Plugin
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
No
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
No
XML export
No
Plugin
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
No
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
No
Extras DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
No
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
No
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
No
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki TWiki TracWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
CamelCase
[wiki:ISO9000]
[wiki:TitleIndex Title Index]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[http://www.edgewall.com/ Edgewall Software]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
=== Explicit id === #using-explicit-id-in-heading
Bold Format
**bold**
*bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
_italic_
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underline</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
{{{monospace}}}
`monospace`
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
~~strike-through~~
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
[[Image(photo.jpg)]]                           # simplest
[[Image(photo.jpg, 120px)]]                    # with size
[[Image(photo.jpg, right)]]                    # aligned by keyword
[[Image(photo.jpg, nolink)]]                   # without link
Aligning Text
Plugin
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
N/A
<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 1
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
1. Item 1
Definition Lists
Plugin
$ Term: Definition
term::
definition
Horizontal Rule
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---
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