ikiwiki vs. PhpWiki vs. ErfurtWiki

General Features ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Version
2.67
phpwiki-1.3.14
R1.02b (kind of final release :-)
Last Release Date
2008-10-16 (15 years ago)
2007-06-30 (17 years ago)
2005-06-15 (19 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-28 (15 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2010-04-04 (14 years ago)
Author
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Mario Salzer & Andi Fundinger
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
Public Domain (!)
Programming Language
Perl
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Anyone
Any
small + medium sites, development teams
System Requirements ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Operating System
Any
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Any, or none
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
various opt. helpers
none
Datastorage ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Plugin
MySQL
No
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Plugin
Oracle
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
Plugin
RCS
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Other
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
no
Security/Anti-Spam ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Built-in, HTTP auth, OpenID; extensible via plugins
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
UNIX, LDAP, MySQL, PHP, other
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Yes
No
Plugin
nofollow
No
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Patch
Development/Support ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
not yet :-)
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Plugin
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
No
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Patch
Interface Languages
1
English
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
4
German, English, Spanish, Dutch
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
Unknown
Patch
No
Links ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
CamelCase
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Patch
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
No
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Optional
Markdown Support
Yes
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
No
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
Yes
Scripting
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
plugins, templates, PHP
optional
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Usability ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Section Editing
No
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Patch
Toolbar
No
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Patch
No
Access Keys
No
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
No
Yes
No
Statistics ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Plugin
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Optional
Analysis
No
Plugin
No
Output ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
No
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
No
Optional
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
Optional
PDF Export
No
Yes
Optional
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
No
Media Search
Filenames only
No
No
Extras ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
Yes
No
Blogs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
Yes
No
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples ikiwiki PhpWiki ErfurtWiki
Internal Link
[[internal]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
WikiPage
[WikiPage | Go here]
External Link
[link text](http://example.org)
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
http://erfurtwiki.sf.net
[http://erfurtwiki.sf.net | Go here]
mario@wiki.net
Headlines
Two syntaxes:

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

heading 1
=========

heading 2
---------
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
!!! Big Headline
!! Medium Headline
! Section Headline
Bold Format
**bold**
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
__bold text__
**bold text**
Italics Format
*emphasized*
_emphasized_
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''ialic text''
Underline Format
via HTML: <u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
optional or via css
Monospace Format
`inline monospace`

indented block of
monospaced text

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


==monospaced text==
Strikethrough Format
via HTML: <del>deleted</del>
<strike>striked through</strike>
optional or via css
Superscript Format
via HTML: x<sup>2</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript text^^
Subscript Format
via HTML: a<sub>1</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
optional or via css
Images
![alt text](internal/image)
![alt text](http://example.org/external/image)
[ 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
[link to the image.jpg]
Aligning Text
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

optional or via css
Text Indentation
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
just use 3 spaces or tabs
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 2
* item 2.1
* item 2.2
* list
or
- list
* Item A
* Item B
** Item B1
Numbered Lists
1. item 1
2. item 2
1. item 1.1
42. the value doesn't matter
1. any value works
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
##* Item 1.1a
##* Item 1.1b

Definition Lists
via HTML:
<dl>
<dt>term</dt>
<dd>definition</dd>
</dl>
Term:<def>
def
:definition: explanation
:anotherdef: another description
Horizontal Rule
---
***
___
------------------
Any number > 3
- - - - - - - - - -
spaces don't matter
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