MoinMoin vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. TiddlyWiki vs. Foswiki

General Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Version
1.9.10
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
2.2.109
5.1.13
2.1.6
Last Release Date
2018-09-08 (10 months ago)
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (1 month ago)
2018-07-08 (1 year ago)
2016-06-24 (3 years ago)
2018-03-01 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2018-09-09 (10 months ago)
2018-10-09 (9 months ago)
2019-06-21 (1 month ago)
2018-10-26 (8 months ago)
2016-09-17 (2 years ago)
2018-04-06 (1 year ago)
Author
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Jeremy Ruston, TiddlyWiki community
Foswiki Community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
BSD
GPL
Programming Language
Python
PHP
PHP
PHP
HTML, JavaScript
Perl
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database
Files
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
$0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
Individuals, private, small groups
Enterprise, Corporate, Business, Intranets, Personal use, Community building, Educational, Intranet, Extranet
System Requirements MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any
Linux, Windows, OS-X and others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Not required (optional backends available)
Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx, or any other supporting (F)CGI
Other Requirements
None
none
none
A common browser
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Other
No
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Self contained in html file
caching of content into database using plugins
Security/Anti-Spam MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
optional extensions available
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Optional
Unknown
Plugin
Development/Support MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#tiddlywiki on Freenode (irc://irc.freenode.net/tiddlywiki)
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Interface Languages
0
55
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
4
German, English, French, Japanese
22
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Links MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
SisterWiki
Yes
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
Some
Plugin
Optional
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Scripting
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Optional, PHP
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
JavaScript
JavaScript; Topic Markup Language
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Usability MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Statistics MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Output MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
SVG Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
No
Contents
Extras MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki TiddlyWiki Foswiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
WikiWord (CamelCase)
[[link]]
[[label|link]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://www.example.com
[[label|http://www.example.com]]
External Link
http://foswiki.org/ autolink
[[http://foswiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
''bold''
*bold*
Italics Format
''italic''
''emphasised''
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
//italic//
_italic_
Underline Format
__underline__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
__underline__
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
`monospaced`
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
{{{monospaced}}}
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
--(strikethrough)--
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
--strikethrough--
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
~~subscript~~
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
[img[local.jpg]]
[img[http://foo.bar/foo.jpg]]
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
%IMAGE{"image.png"}%
Aligning Text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
using custom classes, e.g.
{{right{
text
}}}
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
indented text
N/A
: indented line
-> indented text
:indent

> quote

<<<
blockquote
<<<
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
term:: definition
Plugin
; term : definition
: term : definition
; term
: description
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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