MediaWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. TWiki

General Features MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Version
1.20.1
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
TWiki-6.0.0
Last Release Date
2012-11-29 (5 years ago)
2018-05-02 (6 months ago)
2013-10-13 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-30 (5 years ago)
2018-10-09 (1 month ago)
2013-10-22 (5 years ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Andreas Gohr
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Database
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
private, small to medium companies
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache 1.3/2.0
Other Requirements
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
No
No
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
Oracle
Yes
No
No
SQLite
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Yes
Other
No
None
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Plugin
Development/Support MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
2297 ⭐
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
140
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
55
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, 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
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Links MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Features MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
All
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Yes
Scripting
Optional
Optional, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Usability MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
Plugin
Analysis
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Output MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Plugin
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Extras MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
No
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
'''bold'''
**bold**
*bold*
Italics Format
''italic''
//italics//
_italic_
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
''monospace''
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
Plugin
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
: indented line
N/A
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
; term : definition
Plugin
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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