MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. WackoWiki

General Features MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Version
1.32.2
2.3.5
6.1.10
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2022-05-22 (7 days ago)
2022-05-24 (5 days ago)
Last Update here
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
2022-05-25 (4 days ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL2+
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
System Requirements MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
none
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
Oracle
Yes
No
No
SQLite
Yes
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
No
Other
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
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.
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
Yes
Optional
Optional
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Development/Support MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
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Common Features MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
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 PmWiki WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
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
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, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Yes
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Links MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
No
Optional
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Patch
Emoticon Images
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
No
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
No
Scripting
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Usability MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Output MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
No
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Patch
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
Media and Files MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Extras MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Blogs
No
Plugin
Optional
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Patch
Syntax Examples MediaWiki PmWiki WackoWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
''italic''
''italic''
//italics//
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
vvsubscriptvv
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Text Indentation
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
one
two
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
; term : definition
: term : definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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