PmWiki vs. XWiki vs. MoinMoin

General Features PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Version
2.3.34
16.4.0
1.9.11
Last Release Date
2024-05-26 (21 days ago)
2024-05-28 (19 days ago)
2020-11-07 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2024-05-27 (20 days ago)
2024-05-30 (17 days ago)
2020-11-08 (3 years ago)
Author
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
XWiki Development Team
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL2+
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Java
Python
Data Storage
Files
Database, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
All
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Hosting Features PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
Yes
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Servlet 3.1+
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Other Requirements
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
None
Datastorage PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
Plugin
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Plugin
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
Plugin
Plugin
No
Other
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
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
Security/Anti-Spam PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
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.
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Host Blocking
Optional
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Yes
Optional
nofollow
Yes
No
No
Blacklist
Optional
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Yes
No
Development/Support PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
# 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 PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
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 PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Optional
No
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, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
40
Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
1
English
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Yes
No
Links PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
HTML Tags
Plugin
All
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
CREOLE support
Optional
Yes
Yes
Markdown Support
Plugin
Yes
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Optional
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Plugin
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
No
Scripting
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
No
Usability PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
No
Yes
Toolbar
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
Yes
No
Yes
Statistics PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Yes
No
Analysis
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Output PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Optional
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Optional
Optional
No
Abbreviations
Plugin
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Optional
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
XML export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Yes
No
Media and Files PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
File Attachments
Optional
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Optional
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Contents
Extras PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
No
Plugin
No
Syntax Examples PmWiki XWiki MoinMoin
Internal Link
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
XWiki supports 16+ input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, markdown, 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)
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
External Link
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Bold Format
'''bold'''
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Italics Format
''italic''
//Italics//
''italic''
''emphasised''
Underline Format
{+underlined+}
__underline__
__underline__
Monospace Format
@@monospace@@
##monospace##
`monospaced`
Strikethrough Format
{-strikethrough-}
--Strike--
--(strikethrough)--
Superscript Format
'^superscript^'
^^superscript^^
^superscript^
Subscript Format
'_subscript_'
,,subscript,,
,,subscript,,
Images
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
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://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
Aligning Text
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
: term : definition
; term
: definition
term:: definition
Horizontal Rule
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