DokuWiki vs. XWiki vs. PmWiki vs. MoinMoin

General Features DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
16.4.0
2.3.34
1.9.11
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2024-05-28 (16 days ago)
2024-05-26 (18 days ago)
2020-11-07 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2024-05-30 (14 days ago)
2024-05-27 (17 days ago)
2020-11-08 (3 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
XWiki Development Team
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Java
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Files
Database, RCS
Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
All
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Hosting Features DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Other Requirements
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
None
Datastorage DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Other
None
JDBC Databases and in general any database supported by Hibernate; any custom implementation, as the storage is pluggable. Attachments can be saved on the filesystem
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
No
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Host Blocking
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Optional
No
Yes
No
Blacklist
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Development/Support DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
# 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 XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
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 XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Optional
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
40
Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, 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
1
English
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Links DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
HTML Tags
Optional
All
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Markdown Support
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Scripting
Optional, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Usability DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Analysis
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Output DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Media and Files DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
SVG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
Extras DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
No
Plugin
No
No
Syntax Examples DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
XWiki supports 16+ input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, markdown, etc), see http://rendering.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HSupportedSyntaxes for details.

The syntax documented below is XWiki Syntax 2.1 (http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/XWikiSyntax).

[[wiki syntax here>>Space.Page]]
[[Space.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Italics Format
//italics//
//Italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
Underline Format
__underlined__
__underline__
{+underlined+}
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
##monospace##
@@monospace@@
`monospaced`
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
--Strike--
{-strikethrough-}
--(strikethrough)--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
'^superscript^'
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
,,subscript,,
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
image:img.png
image:Space.Page@img.png
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]
image:http://some/url/img.png

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
image:icon:cancel
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
Aligning Text
Plugin
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
N/A
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

(% style="... css here..." %)multi line text

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* 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
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# 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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