PmWiki vs. WackoWiki

General Features PmWiki WackoWiki
Version
2.3.7
6.1.12
Last Release Date
2022-06-27 (7 days ago)
2022-06-30 (4 days ago)
Last Update here
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
2022-06-30 (4 days ago)
Author
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
License
GPL2+
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
All
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
System Requirements PmWiki WackoWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
Root Access
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage PmWiki WackoWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
MySQL
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Oracle
No
No
SQLite
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
RCS
Plugin
No
Other
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam PmWiki WackoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
Optional
Optional
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Development/Support PmWiki WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
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Common Features PmWiki WackoWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Special Features PmWiki WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Optional
Yes
Interface Languages
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
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Yes
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Links PmWiki WackoWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features PmWiki WackoWiki
HTML Tags
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
Optional
No
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
Patch
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
Scripting
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Usability PmWiki WackoWiki
Section Editing
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Statistics PmWiki WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Plugin
Plugin
Output PmWiki WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Optional
No
Abbreviations
Plugin
Patch
Auto-TOC
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Plugin
Yes
XML export
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Patch
Office Export
Plugin
Patch
Media and Files PmWiki WackoWiki
File Attachments
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Extras PmWiki WackoWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
Optional
Blogs
Plugin
Optional
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Chat
No
Patch
Syntax Examples PmWiki WackoWiki
Internal Link
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
''italic''
//italics//
Underline Format
{+underlined+}
__underline__
Monospace Format
@@monospace@@
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
{-strikethrough-}
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
'^superscript^'
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
'_subscript_'
vvsubscriptvv
Images
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Text Indentation
-> indented text
--> more indentation
one
two
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
: term : definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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