MoinMoin vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. XWiki vs. Oddmuse vs. PhpWiki

General Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Version
1.9.11
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
13.7
2.3.13
phpwiki-1.3.14
Last Release Date
2020-11-07 (10 months ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2021-08-30 (20 days ago)
2018-09-03 (3 years ago)
2007-06-30 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-11-08 (10 months ago)
2021-08-09 (1 month ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2021-09-01 (18 days ago)
2018-10-27 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (12 years ago)
Author
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
Alex Schroeder
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Python
PHP
PHP
Java
Perl
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database
Database, RCS
Files
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
free
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
family people, hackers
Any
Hosting Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
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 platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Anything supported by Perl
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, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Anything supporting CGI scripts
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
None
none
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Writable data directory
various opt. helpers
Datastorage MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
RCS
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Other
No
None
No
JDBC Databases and in general any database supported by Hibernate; any custom implementation, as the storage is pluggable. Attachments can be saved on the filesystem
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
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
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
None (use your web server instead)
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
No
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
No
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
No
Development/Support MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3243 ⭐
N/A
N/A
59 ⭐
N/A
Common Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Restricted by Age
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 XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
No
Interface Languages
1
English
68
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bengali; Bangla, Catalan, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Frisian, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Malay, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, 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
39
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
18
Bulgarian, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Links MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
Some
All
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Scripting
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Optional, PHP
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Perl
plugins, templates, PHP
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Usability MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Access Keys
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Statistics MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Output MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Media and Files MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Image Editing
Yes
No
No
Plugin
No
No
SVG Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
No
Extras MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Presentations
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Blogs
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Chat
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples MoinMoin DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki Oddmuse PhpWiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, etc), see http://rendering.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HSupportedSyntaxes for details.

The syntax documented below is XWiki Syntax 2.1 (http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/XWikiSyntax).

[[wiki syntax here>>Space.Page]]
[[Space.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
optional, default on:
[[page name]]

optional, default off:
PageName
[PageName] → [1]
[[[page name]]] → [1]
[PageName text] → text
[[page name|text]] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](page) → text
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
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]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://example.com/
[http://example.com/] → [1]

optional, default on:
[http://example.com/ text] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](http://example.com/) → text
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
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====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Depending on plugins:
## two
### three
== two ==
=== three ==

section
=======

subsection
----------
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Depending on plugins:
*bold*
**bold*
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
''italic''
''emphasised''
//italics//
''italic''
//Italics//
Depending on plugins:
*italic*
/italic/
//italic//
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
__underline__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Depending on plugins:
_underline_
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
`monospaced`
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
Depending on plugins:
`mono`
##mono##
[code]mono[/code]
<tt>mono</tt>
<code>mono</code>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
--(strikethrough)--
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
via bbCode plugin:
[s]strike through[/s]
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
via bbCode plugin:
[sup]superscript[/sup]
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
via bbCode plugin:
[sub]subscript[/sub]
<sub>below</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]]
image:img.png
image:Space.Page@img.png
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]
image:http://some/url/img.png

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
image:icon:cancel
http://example.com/pic.jpg

Depending on plugins:
[[image:Name|Text|URL]] and variants
![text](URL)
[ http://foo.org/1.jpg size=30%] 
external image
[Upload:view.jpg align=right size=50x40] 
view uploaded image
[Upload:view.jpg | http://server/external-linkjpg ] 
view and link to another image
Aligning Text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
no example known
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
indented text
N/A
: indented line
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

(% style="... css here..." %)multi line text

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Depending on plugins:
> text

[quote]
text
[/quote]

: one
:: two
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* one
** two
* list
or
- list
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
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Depending on plugins:
1. one
2. two

# one
## two
# list
Definition Lists
term:: definition
Plugin
; term : definition
; term
: definition
Depending on plugins:
; term: definition
Term:<def>
def
Horizontal Rule
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----
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Depending on plugins:
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