LionWiki vs. TWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Version
3.2.4
TWiki-6.1.0
2.3.34
Last Release Date
2010-09-19 (13 years ago)
2018-07-15 (5 years ago)
2024-05-26 (18 days ago)
Last Update here
2010-10-01 (13 years ago)
2019-07-19 (4 years ago)
2024-05-27 (17 days ago)
Author
Adam Živnéř
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
free
N/A
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
advanced users, minimalists
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
All
System Requirements LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Operating System
All PHP supported
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache/IIS, probably everything which supports PHP
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
Datastorage LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
Plugin
Other
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
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
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Optional
nofollow
No
Plugin
Yes
Blacklist
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Plugin
Optional
Development/Support LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
No
Optional
Interface Languages
17
Arabic, Czech, German, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Chinese Traditional
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, 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
Yes
Optional
Comments
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Categories
No
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Optional
Yes
Structured Data
No
Yes
Yes
Links LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
All
Plugin
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Footnotes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
JavaScript (plugin)
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
No
Optional
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
No
Yes
Plugin
Output LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Plugin
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Contents
Filenames only
Extras LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples LionWiki TWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
[Main page]
[Our main page|Main page]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
http://lionwiki.0o.cz
[Homepage|http://lionwiki.0o.cz]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
!H2 headline
!!H3 headline
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
'''bold''
*bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italics''
_italic_
''italic''
Underline Format
'__underline__'
<u>underline</u>
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
'--strikethrough--'
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
Images
[path_to_img.jpg]
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
Aligning Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
Text Indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
-> 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
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
Numbered Lists
# First item 
## First subitem 
### First subsubitem
## Second subitem 
# Second item
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
$ Term: Definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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