ikiwiki vs. PhpWiki vs. PukiWiki

General Features ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Version
2.67
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.5.1
Last Release Date
2008-10-16 (15 years ago)
2007-06-30 (17 years ago)
2016-03-06 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-28 (15 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2016-03-23 (8 years ago)
Author
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
PukiWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL version 2 or (at your option) any later version
Programming Language
Perl
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Anyone
Any
One theme, one PukiWiki
System Requirements ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Operating System
Any
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS independent
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Any, or none
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
various opt. helpers
tar with "-p" option, or unzip for install. "mbstring" PHP extension for multi-bite support. backup feature wants 'zip' PHP extension.
Datastorage ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
RCS
Yes
Yes
No
Other
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
zip-compressed text files for backup (with "zip" PHP extension)
Security/Anti-Spam ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
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
LDIF strings compatible with OpenLDAP, LDAP
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Patch
Mail Encryption
Yes
No
No
nofollow
No
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Patch
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
No
Delayed Indexing
No
No
No
Development/Support ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
#pukiwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
No
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Restricted by Number
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
To current
Sitemap
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
No
Interface Languages
1
English
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
5
German, English, Japanese, Korean, Twi
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Categories
Plugin
Yes
No
Namespaces
Yes
No
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
No
Structured Data
Unknown
Patch
No
Links ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
CamelCase
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Plugin
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Patch
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
No
Syntax Features ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Markdown Support
Yes
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Optional
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
No
Scripting
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
plugins, templates, PHP
plugins(PHP), skins(PHP), CSSes(PHP,CSS)
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Usability ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Patch
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Patch
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Patch
No
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
No
Statistics ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
No
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Plugin
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
No
Analysis
No
Plugin
No
Output ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Optional
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
No
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
No
XML export
No
No
No
PDF Export
No
Yes
No
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
No
Media Search
Filenames only
No
No
Extras ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
No
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Blogs
Yes
Yes
Optional
Ticket System
Yes
No
Optional
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples ikiwiki PhpWiki PukiWiki
Internal Link
[[internal]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
PageNameAsWikiName
[[PageName]]
[[link text>PageName]]
External Link
[link text](http://example.org)
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
http://....
[[link text>http://....]]
[[interwiki:keyphrase]]
[[link text>interwiki:keyphrase]]
Headlines
Two syntaxes:

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

heading 1
=========

heading 2
---------
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
* Level 1
** Level 2
*** Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
''bold''
Italics Format
*emphasized*
_emphasized_
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
'''italic'''
Underline Format
via HTML: <u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
%%%underlined%%%
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>


N/A
Strikethrough Format
via HTML: <del>deleted</del>
<strike>striked through</strike>
%%strikethrough%%
Superscript Format
via HTML: x<sup>2</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
N/A
Subscript Format
via HTML: a<sub>1</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
N/A
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
#ref(pagename/filename[,option])
&ref(pagename/filename[,option]);
&ref(http://foo.bar/foo.jpg[,option]);
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Aligning Text
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

CENTER:center
RIGHT:right
LEFT:left
Text Indentation
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

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