MoinMoin vs. PhpWiki vs. TWiki

General Features MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Version
1.9.10
phpwiki-1.3.14
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2018-09-08 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (12 years ago)
2018-07-15 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2018-09-09 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (11 years ago)
2019-07-19 (10 months ago)
Author
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Python
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Any
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
None
various opt. helpers
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
RCS
No
Yes
Yes
Other
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
No
Yes
nofollow
No
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Plugin
Development/Support MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
No
Interface Languages
0
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
No
Patch
Yes
Links MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Some
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Yes
Scripting
plugins, see comment ---------------->
plugins, templates, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Yes
Usability MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Patch
Yes
Access Keys
Optional
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Output MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
No
Yes
Abbreviations
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
No
Contents
Extras MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Calendar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Yes
Plugin
Blogs
No
Yes
Plugin
Ticket System
No
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
*bold*
Italics Format
''italic''
''emphasised''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
_italic_
Underline Format
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
`monospaced`
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
--(strikethrough)--
<strike>striked through</strike>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
^superscript^
<sup>above</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>below</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
[ 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
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
indented text
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# list
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
term:: definition
Term:<def>
def
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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