MediaWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features MediaWiki PmWiki
Version
1.32.2
2.3.7
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2022-06-27 (7 days ago)
Last Update here
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
System Requirements MediaWiki PmWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
none
none
Datastorage MediaWiki PmWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Oracle
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
Other
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
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
Yes
Optional
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Development/Support MediaWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki PmWiki
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 PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Optional
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
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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, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Comments
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Links MediaWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features MediaWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Optional
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
No
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Plugin
Usability MediaWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Statistics MediaWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Optional
Plugin
Output MediaWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
XML export
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files MediaWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Filenames only
Extras MediaWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples MediaWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italic''
''italic''
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
Text Indentation
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* 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
Definition Lists
; term : definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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