ikiwiki vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. WikyBlog

General Features ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Version
2.67
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.5.4
Last Release Date
2008-10-16 (14 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2007-10-23 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-28 (14 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2007-10-24 (15 years ago)
Author
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Perl
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Files
Database
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Anyone
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
all
Any
Private, Internet Communities
System Requirements ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Operating System
Any
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any, or none
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Apache, anything with PHP
Other Requirements
none
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
MySQL
Datastorage ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
RCS
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Other
None
No
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Built-in, HTTP auth, OpenID; extensible via plugins
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
No
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
No
Development/Support ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
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
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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
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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
5
English, French, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Flat
Plugin
Threaded
Categories
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Unknown
Structured Data
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Unknown
Links ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
CamelCase
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Some
Optional
Some
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Scripting
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
Optional, PHP
Optional
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
No
Content Includes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Usability ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Optional
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
No
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Analysis
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Output ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
No
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
XML export
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Video
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
No
No
Extras ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Ticket System
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples ikiwiki DokuWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WikyBlog
Internal Link
[[internal]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[link text](http://example.org)
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
Two syntaxes:

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

heading 1
=========

heading 2
---------
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
**bold**
__bold__
**bold**
'''bold'''
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
Italics Format
*emphasized*
_emphasized_
//italics//
''italic''
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
Underline Format
via HTML: <u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
`inline monospace`

indented block of
monospaced text

tab-indented
block
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
via HTML: <del>deleted</del>
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
via HTML: x<sup>2</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
via HTML: a<sub>1</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
![alt text](internal/image)
![alt text](http://example.org/external/image)
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
[ 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:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 2
* item 2.1
* item 2.2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* 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 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
via HTML:
<dl>
<dt>term</dt>
<dd>definition</dd>
</dl>
Plugin
; term : definition
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
---
***
___
------------------
Any number > 3
- - - - - - - - - -
spaces don't matter
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