MoinMoin vs. PhpWiki vs. TWiki vs. UseMod

General Features MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Version
1.9.10
phpwiki-1.3.14
TWiki-6.1.0
1.0
Last Release Date
2018-09-08 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (12 years ago)
2018-07-15 (1 year ago)
2003-09-11 (16 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-09-09 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (10 years ago)
2019-07-19 (2 months ago)
2009-07-01 (10 years ago)
Author
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Clifford Adams
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Python
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Perl
Data Storage
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
N/A
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Any
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
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
Linux, Windows, MacOS X
Root Access
No
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
Apache, probably anything with CGI support
Other Requirements
None
various opt. helpers
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
No
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
Yes
No
Other
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
No
Security/Anti-Spam MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
No
Yes
Unknown
nofollow
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Patch
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Plugin
No
Development/Support MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Special Features MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
No
Unknown
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
0
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
No
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Structured Data
No
Patch
Yes
Unknown
Links MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Syntax Features MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
HTML Tags
Some
Some
All
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Tables
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Markdown Support
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
Yes
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
FAQ Tags
No
No
Yes
No
Scripting
plugins, see comment ---------------->
plugins, templates, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
None
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Usability MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Section Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Patch
Yes
No
Access Keys
Optional
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Patch
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Output MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
No
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
No
Yes
No
Abbreviations
No
No
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
XML export
Yes
No
Plugin
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Image Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
SVG Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Media Search
Contents
No
Contents
No
Extras MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
Calendar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Blogs
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Ticket System
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MoinMoin PhpWiki TWiki UseMod
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
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
====== Level 6 ======
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
*bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italic''
''emphasised''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
_italic_
''italic''
Underline Format
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underline</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>
<tt>for monospace text</tt>
Strikethrough Format
--(strikethrough)--
<strike>striked through</strike>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
N/A
Superscript Format
^superscript^
<sup>above</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>below</sub>
<sub>subscript</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
http://url.com/pic.gif
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
N/A
Text Indentation
indented text
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

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