LionWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. WackoWiki

General Features LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Version
3.2.4
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
phpwiki-1.3.14
6.1.25
Last Release Date
2010-09-19 (13 years ago)
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2007-06-30 (16 years ago)
2024-04-11 (1 month ago)
Last Update here
2010-10-01 (13 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2024-04-11 (1 month ago)
Author
Adam Živnéř
Andreas Gohr
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2
GPL 2
GPL
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
free
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
advanced users, minimalists
personal, small to medium companies
Any
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
System Requirements LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Operating System
All PHP supported
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache/IIS, probably everything which supports PHP
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
various opt. helpers
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
No
RCS
No
No
Yes
No
Other
None
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
No
Optional
nofollow
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
No
Development/Support LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
32 ⭐
Common Features LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
17
Arabic, Czech, German, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Chinese Traditional
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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Categories
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Links LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Patch
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
Scripting
JavaScript (plugin)
Optional, PHP
plugins, templates, PHP
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Usability LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Yes
Analysis
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Output LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
No
No
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
Patch
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Patch
Media and Files LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
No
Contents
Extras LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Calendar
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Yes
Optional
Blogs
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Patch
Syntax Examples LionWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Internal Link
[Main page]
[Our main page|Main page]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
http://lionwiki.0o.cz
[Homepage|http://lionwiki.0o.cz]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Headlines
!H2 headline
!!H3 headline
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
'''bold''
**bold**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
**bold**
Italics Format
''italics''
//italics//
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
//italics//
Underline Format
'__underline__'
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
'--strikethrough--'
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>striked through</strike>
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
Images
[path_to_img.jpg]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.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.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
Plugin
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Text Indentation
N/A
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
one
two
Bulleted Lists
* Fruit
** Apple
*** Granny smith
*** Golden delicious
** Orange
* Vegetables
** Garlic
** Onion
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* list
or
- list
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
Numbered Lists
# First item 
## First subitem 
### First subsubitem
## Second subitem 
# Second item
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# list
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
Plugin
Term:<def>
def
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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