MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. WikkaWiki

General Features MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Version
1.32.2
2.2.139
1.4.2
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (1 year ago)
2021-05-03 (13 days ago)
2020-04-19 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2019-06-21 (1 year ago)
2020-12-06 (5 months ago)
2020-04-20 (1 year ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Wikka Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
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
Individual users (PIM/website backend), development teams (software documentation/knowledge base), organizations and companies (intranet/public website backend)
System Requirements MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any (platform-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.
any server with PHP/MySQL support
Other Requirements
none
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
Oracle
Yes
No
No
SQLite
Yes
Plugin
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
No
Other
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
No
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
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.
Active Directory (patch)
Host Blocking
Yes
Optional
Yes
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
No
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Development/Support MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
# 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 WikkaWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
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 WikkaWiki
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
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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
0
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Patch
Comments
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
No
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Links MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Patch
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Patch
Syntax Features MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Optional
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Plugin
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
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)
Extensibility through drop-in plugins
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Usability MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
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
Patch
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Patch
Statistics MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Patch
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Analysis
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Output MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Patch
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
Yes
Plugin
Patch
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
No
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
No
Media and Files MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
No
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Media Search
Keywords
Filenames only
No
Extras MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
No
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
No
No
Syntax Examples MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
CamelCase
[[forced]]
[[forced|This is a link]]
[[forced |日本語]]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://wikkawiki.org
[[http://wikkawiki.org|Wikka Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WikkaWiki]]
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''
//italic//
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
__underlined__
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
##monospaced##
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
++Strike through text++
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
""<sup>Superscript</sup>""
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
""<sub>Subscript</sub>""
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
http://foo.bar/bar.jpg
{{image url="local.jpg"}}
{{image url="http://foo.bar/bar.jpg"}}
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
@@Center text@@
<<left floated<<
>>right floated>>
Text Indentation
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)
indented
~indented
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~- Item 1
~~- Item 1.1
~- Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~1) Item 1
~~1) Item 1.1
~1) Item 2

(more options for lists are available)
Definition Lists
; term : definition
: term : definition
""<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>""
Horizontal Rule
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