MoinMoin vs. PmWiki vs. TWiki

General Features MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Version
1.9.11
2.3.34
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
2020-11-07 (3 years ago)
2024-05-26 (18 days ago)
2018-07-15 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-11-08 (3 years ago)
2024-05-27 (17 days ago)
2019-07-19 (4 years ago)
Author
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
Python
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
N/A
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
All
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
System Requirements MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Linux, 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. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
None
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
Yes
Other
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam MoinMoin PmWiki 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
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
Yes
nofollow
No
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Plugin
Development/Support MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features MoinMoin PmWiki 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 PmWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Optional
No
Interface Languages
1
English
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, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, 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
Optional
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Yes
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
No
Yes
Yes
Links MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
Optional
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
No
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
plugins, see comment ---------------->
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Plugin
Yes
Usability MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Optional
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Optional
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Output MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
No
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
Extras MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples MoinMoin PmWiki TWiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
External Link
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
__underline__
{+underlined+}
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
`monospaced`
@@monospace@@
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
--(strikethrough)--
{-strikethrough-}
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
^superscript^
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Text Indentation
indented text
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* 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
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
term:: definition
: term : definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
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