Drupal Wiki vs. MediaWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Version
8.5.3
1.32.2
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
R6.0.6
phpwiki-1.3.14
2.2.109
Last Release Date
2020-04-01 (1 month ago)
2019-06-05 (11 months ago)
2018-05-02 (2 years ago)
2020-05-05 (24 days ago)
2007-06-30 (12 years ago)
2018-07-08 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2020-04-07 (1 month ago)
2019-06-21 (11 months ago)
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2020-05-05 (24 days ago)
2009-04-03 (11 years ago)
2018-10-26 (1 year ago)
Author
https://kontextwork.de
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Andreas Gohr
WackoWiki Team
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL2+ or compatible
GPL
GPL 2
BSD
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database
Files
Database
Database, Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
Different licences
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Enterprise
End Users/Desktop, Education
private, small to medium companies
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
Any
All
System Requirements Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Operating System
Linux, Unix, Windows, OS X
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, nginx, Lighthttpd, IIS
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
PHP
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
various opt. helpers
none
Datastorage Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Patch
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
RCS
No
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Other
Memcache, Mssql
No
None
MariaDB
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Active Directory, LDAP, OpenID, OAuth, MySQL, PostgreSQL, .htaccess, Kerberos, NTLM
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
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
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Optional
No
Plugin
nofollow
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Yes
No
Optional
No
No
Optional
Development/Support Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
2846 ⭐
6 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Interface Languages
2
German, English
140
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, 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
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
14
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, 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, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Flat
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Flat
Plugin
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Patch
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Links Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
No
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
All
Some
Optional
All
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
Patch
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Scripting
Widgets
Optional
Optional, PHP
actions (PHP)
plugins, templates, PHP
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Output Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Optional
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
No
No
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
No
Filenames only
Extras Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
No
Patch
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples Drupal Wiki MediaWiki DokuWiki WackoWiki PhpWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
(Integrated in WYSIWYG-Editor with search in a dialog)
alternatively:
[[#123]]
[[#123][label]] 
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
(Integrated in WYSIWYG-Editor)
alternatively:
[[http://drupal-wiki.com]]
[[http://drupal-wiki.com][label]]
[http://example.org The title]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org Wacko Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
(Integrated into the WYSIWYG-Editor)
'''bold'''
**bold**
**bold**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
Italics Format
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
''italic''
//italics//
//italics//
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
Underline Format
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
<u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
<tt>monospace</tt>
''monospace''
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
<s>strikethrough</s>
<del>strikethrough</del>
--strikethrough--
<strike>striked through</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>above</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
<sub>below</sub>
'_subscript_'
Images
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/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
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
<center>Centered</center>
Plugin
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%

<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
Text Indentation
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
: indented line
N/A
one
two
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
-> indented text
Bulleted Lists
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
; term : definition
Plugin
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Term:<def>
def
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
(Integrated into the  WYSIWYG-Editor)
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