ikiwiki vs. DokuWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PukiWiki

General Features ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Version
2.67
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
2.11.0
1.5.1
Last Release Date
2008-10-16 (15 years ago)
2020-07-19 (4 years ago)
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2016-03-06 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-28 (15 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2016-03-23 (8 years ago)
Author
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
Andreas Gohr
Apache Software Foundation
PukiWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
Apache License 2.0
GPL version 2 or (at your option) any later version
Programming Language
Perl
PHP
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Files
Database, Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Anyone
personal, small to medium companies
all
One theme, one PukiWiki
System Requirements ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Operating System
Any
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
OS independent
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any, or none
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
tar with "-p" option, or unzip for install. "mbstring" PHP extension for multi-bite support. backup feature wants 'zip' PHP extension.
Datastorage ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Optional
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
Optional
No
Oracle
No
No
Optional
No
SQLite
No
No
Optional
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Optional
No
RCS
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Other
None
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
zip-compressed text files for backup (with "zip" PHP extension)
Security/Anti-Spam ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Built-in, HTTP auth, OpenID; extensible via plugins
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
LDIF strings compatible with OpenLDAP, LDAP
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Patch
Mail Encryption
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Patch
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Yes
No
Development/Support ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#pukiwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
88 ⭐
N/A
Common Features ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
No
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Restricted by Number
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
To current
Sitemap
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
1
English
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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
5
German, English, Japanese, Korean, Twi
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Flat
Plugin
Categories
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Patch
No
Structured Data
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Links ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
CamelCase
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Optional
Patch
Page Redirects
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Syntax Features ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Markdown Support
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Scripting
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
Optional, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins(PHP), skins(PHP), CSSes(PHP,CSS)
Content Includes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Usability ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Patch
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
No
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Patch
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Optional
No
Statistics ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Most/Least Popular
No
No
No
Plugin
Recent Visitors
No
No
No
No
Analysis
No
Plugin
No
No
Output ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
No
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
XML export
No
No
No
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Filenames only
Contents
No
Extras ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
No
Yes
Optional
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Ticket System
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples ikiwiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PukiWiki
Internal Link
[[internal]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
PageNameAsWikiName
[[PageName]]
[[link text>PageName]]
External Link
[link text](http://example.org)
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://....
[[link text>http://....]]
[[interwiki:keyphrase]]
[[link text>interwiki:keyphrase]]
Headlines
Two syntaxes:

# heading 1
## heading 2
### heading 3

heading 1
=========

heading 2
---------
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
* Level 1
** Level 2
*** Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
__bold__
**bold**
__bold__
''bold''
Italics Format
*emphasized*
_emphasized_
//italics//
''italics''
'''italic'''
Underline Format
via HTML: <u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
%%%underlined%%%
Monospace Format
`inline monospace`

indented block of
monospaced text

tab-indented
block
''monospace''
{{monospace}}
N/A
Strikethrough Format
via HTML: <del>deleted</del>
<del>strikethrough</del>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
%%strikethrough%%
Superscript Format
via HTML: x<sup>2</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
N/A
Subscript Format
via HTML: a<sub>1</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
N/A
Images
![alt text](internal/image)
![alt text](http://example.org/external/image)
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
#ref(pagename/filename[,option])
&ref(pagename/filename[,option]);
&ref(http://foo.bar/foo.jpg[,option]);
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Aligning Text
Plugin
%%(text-align: right) text %%
CENTER:center
RIGHT:right
LEFT:left
Text Indentation
N/A
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
N/A
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 2
* item 2.1
* item 2.2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
- Item 1
-- Item 1.1
- Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. item 1
2. item 2
1. item 1.1
42. the value doesn't matter
1. any value works
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
+ Item 1
++ Item 1.1
+ Item 2
Definition Lists
via HTML:
<dl>
<dt>term</dt>
<dd>definition</dd>
</dl>
Plugin
;term:definition
:term|definition
Horizontal Rule
---
***
___
------------------
Any number > 3
- - - - - - - - - -
spaces don't matter
----
----
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