MediaWiki vs. TWiki

General Features MediaWiki TWiki
Version
1.20.1
TWiki-6.0.0
Last Release Date
2012-11-29 (6 years ago)
2013-10-13 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-30 (6 years ago)
2013-10-22 (5 years ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Database
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements MediaWiki TWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
No
No
Webserver
Any 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 TWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Oracle
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
Other
No
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Plugin
Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Plugin
Development/Support MediaWiki TWiki
# 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 TWiki
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 TWiki
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
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Optional
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Links MediaWiki TWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Plugin
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features MediaWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Some
All
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Scripting
Optional
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Usability MediaWiki TWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Statistics MediaWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Optional
Yes
Output MediaWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
Extras MediaWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki TWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
[http://example.org The 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 6
Bold Format
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
: indented line
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
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
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
; term : definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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