ErfurtWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. PhpWiki vs. XWiki

General Features ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Version
R1.02b (kind of final release :-)
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
1.9.11
phpwiki-1.3.14
13.10.2
Last Release Date
2005-06-15 (16 years ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2020-11-07 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (14 years ago)
2021-12-26 (27 days ago)
Last Update here
2010-04-04 (11 years ago)
2021-08-09 (5 months ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2020-11-08 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (12 years ago)
2021-12-27 (26 days ago)
Author
Mario Salzer & Andi Fundinger
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Public Domain (!)
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Python
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database, Files, RCS
Files
Database
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
small + medium sites, development teams
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Any
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Operating System
any
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Other Requirements
none
none
None
various opt. helpers
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Text Files
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
No
RCS
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Other
no
None
No
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
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
Security/Anti-Spam ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
UNIX, LDAP, MySQL, PHP, other
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
nofollow
Plugin
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
No
Blacklist
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Patch
Optional
No
No
No
Yes
Development/Support ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
not yet :-)
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Plugin
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
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Interface Languages
4
German, English, Spanish, Dutch
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
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
1
English
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
39
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Patch
Yes
Links ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Image Links
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Plugin
Optional
Some
Some
Some
All
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Scripting
optional
Optional, PHP
Optional
plugins, see comment ---------------->
plugins, templates, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Usability ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Patch
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Access Keys
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Analysis
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Output ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Optional
Abbreviations
Optional
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PDF Export
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
No
Contents
Extras ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples ErfurtWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki MoinMoin PhpWiki XWiki
Internal Link
WikiPage
[WikiPage | Go here]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, 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)
External Link
http://erfurtwiki.sf.net
[http://erfurtwiki.sf.net | Go here]
mario@wiki.net
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
!!! Big Headline
!! Medium Headline
! Section Headline
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
__bold text__
**bold text**
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
**bold**
Italics Format
''ialic text''
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
//Italics//
Underline Format
optional or via css
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
==monospaced text==
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
`monospaced`
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
optional or via css
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--(strikethrough)--
<strike>striked through</strike>
--Strike--
Superscript Format
^^superscript text^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
optional or via css
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
<sub>below</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
[link to the image.jpg]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
[ 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: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
Aligning Text
optional or via css
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
just use 3 spaces or tabs
indented text
N/A
: indented line
indented text
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
* Item A
* Item B
** Item B1
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
##* Item 1.1a
##* Item 1.1b

- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# list
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
:definition: explanation
:anotherdef: another description
Plugin
; term : definition
term:: definition
Term:<def>
def
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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