LionWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. TWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Version
3.2.4
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
TWiki-6.1.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
6.1.17
2.3.18
Last Release Date
2010-09-19 (12 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2018-07-15 (4 years ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2023-01-14 (15 days ago)
Last Update here
2010-10-01 (12 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2019-07-19 (3 years ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2023-01-15 (14 days ago)
Author
Adam Živnéř
Andreas Gohr
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
WackoWiki Team
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files
Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
free
0
N/A
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
advanced users, minimalists
personal, small to medium companies
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Any
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
All
System Requirements LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Operating System
All PHP supported
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache/IIS, probably everything which supports PHP
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
various opt. helpers
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
Datastorage LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
RCS
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Other
None
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
MariaDB
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Host Blocking
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
nofollow
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Development/Support LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
32 ⭐
N/A
Common Features LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Optional
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
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, 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
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Threaded
Plugin
Flat
Discussion Pages
Categories
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Patch
Yes
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Links LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
All
Some
All
Plugin
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Patch
Plugin
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
Scripting
JavaScript (plugin)
Optional, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
plugins, templates, PHP
actions (PHP)
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Output LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Optional
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Patch
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
Plugin
Media and Files LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Contents
No
Contents
Filenames only
Extras LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
No
Syntax Examples LionWiki DokuWiki TWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
[Main page]
[Our main page|Main page]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
http://lionwiki.0o.cz
[Homepage|http://lionwiki.0o.cz]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
!H2 headline
!!H3 headline
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
'''bold''
**bold**
*bold*
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
**bold**
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italics''
//italics//
_italic_
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
//italics//
''italic''
Underline Format
'__underline__'
__underlined__
<u>underline</u>
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
''monospace''
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


##monospace##
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
'--strikethrough--'
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<strike>striked through</strike>
--strikethrough--
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript^^
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
'_subscript_'
Images
[path_to_img.jpg]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
[ 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
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
Aligning Text
Plugin
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
<?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%%
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
Text Indentation
N/A
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
one
two
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* Fruit
** Apple
*** Granny smith
*** Golden delicious
** Orange
* Vegetables
** Garlic
** Onion
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
Numbered Lists
# First item 
## First subitem 
### First subsubitem
## Second subitem 
# Second item
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# list
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
$ Term: Definition
Term:<def>
def
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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