MediaWiki vs. PhpWiki

General Features MediaWiki PhpWiki
Version
1.32.2
phpwiki-1.3.14
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (1 month ago)
2007-06-30 (12 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-06-21 (1 month ago)
2009-04-03 (10 years ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
Any
System Requirements MediaWiki PhpWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
none
various opt. helpers
Datastorage MediaWiki PhpWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
RCS
No
Yes
Other
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki PhpWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Plugin
No
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Development/Support MediaWiki PhpWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki PhpWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Special Features MediaWiki PhpWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Patch
Links MediaWiki PhpWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features MediaWiki PhpWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Scripting
Optional
plugins, templates, PHP
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Usability MediaWiki PhpWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Patch
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Statistics MediaWiki PhpWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Optional
Plugin
Output MediaWiki PhpWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Abbreviations
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki PhpWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
Media Search
Keywords
No
Extras MediaWiki PhpWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Yes
Blogs
No
Yes
Ticket System
No
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki PhpWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
Images
[[Image:wiki.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
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
: indented line
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# list
Definition Lists
; term : definition
Term:<def>
def
Horizontal Rule
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