MoinMoin vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. TiddlyWiki vs. TWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Version
1.9.10
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
5.1.21
TWiki-6.1.0
2.2.109
Last Release Date
2018-09-08 (1 year ago)
2018-05-02 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (11 months ago)
2019-07-24 (10 months ago)
2018-07-15 (1 year ago)
2018-07-08 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2018-09-09 (1 year ago)
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (11 months ago)
2019-11-20 (6 months ago)
2019-07-19 (10 months ago)
2018-10-26 (1 year ago)
Author
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Jeremy Ruston, TiddlyWiki community
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
Python
PHP
PHP
HTML, JavaScript
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database
Files
Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
N/A
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
Individuals, private, small groups
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
All
System Requirements MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
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
Any
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably 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
Not required (optional backends available)
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
None
none
A common browser
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
Datastorage MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Other
No
None
No
Data self contained in html file OR as individual data files
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
optional extensions available
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
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
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
CAPTCHA
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Unknown
Plugin
Optional
Development/Support MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
2846 ⭐
N/A
4859 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
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 TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
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
4
German, English, French, Japanese
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
None
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Links MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
Some
Optional
All
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Scripting
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Optional, PHP
Optional
JavaScript
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Usability MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Statistics MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Output MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
No
Contents
Filenames only
Extras MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki TWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

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

> quote

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