PodWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. TWiki vs. Sputnik vs. PageWork vs. MoinMoin

General Features PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Version
0.9.1
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
TWiki-6.1.0
8.08.13
0.4.8
1.9.11
Last Release Date
2007-02-12 (14 years ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
2008-08-12 (13 years ago)
2010-07-19 (11 years ago)
2020-11-07 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2007-02-13 (14 years ago)
2021-08-09 (5 months ago)
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
2009-02-02 (12 years ago)
2010-10-23 (11 years ago)
2020-11-08 (1 year ago)
Author
Thomas Linden
Andreas Gohr
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Yuri Takhteyev
Pitt Murmann
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
MIT/X
GPLv3
GPL
Programming Language
Perl
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Lua
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Files
Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
GPL / none
0
N/A
0
none
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
average to advanced users
personal, small to medium companies
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Small teams or private users
Medium-sized sites
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
System Requirements PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Operating System
Unix
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux, UNIX, OSX, Windows
Any
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
apache
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, CGI, Xavante
Any
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite optional
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
gcc or Lua
DBA with bdb or qdbm support
None
Datastorage PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Plugin
Patch
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
RCS
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Other
perl Storable(v0.7) for users, attributes and stuff
None
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Git
No
Security/Anti-Spam PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
builtin
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Yes
Proprietary
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Host Blocking
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
No
Optional
nofollow
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Blacklist
No
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Development/Support PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#49
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Interface Languages
1
English
68
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bengali; Bangla, Catalan, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Frisian, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Malay, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, 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
3
English, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian
2
German, English
1
English
Email notification
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Plugin
Threaded
No
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
None
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Links PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
HTML Tags
Plugin
Optional
All
Some
All
Some
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
complex
simple
complex
CREOLE support
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
Textile Support
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Scripting
Perl
Optional, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Lua, JavaScript
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Usability PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Section Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Statistics PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Analysis
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
Output PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
No
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
RSS Feeds
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Media and Files PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Contents
No
Keywords
Contents
Extras PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Forums
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Blogs
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples PodWiki DokuWiki TWiki Sputnik PageWork MoinMoin
Internal Link
POD:
L<Sandbox>
L<Link Description|Sandbox>

Creole:
[[Sandbox]]
[[Sandbox|Link Description]]

BBcode:
[url]Sandbox[/url]
[url=Sandbox]Link Description[/url]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[Sputnik]]
[[link]]
[[link|alternate text]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
External Link
L<http://www.daemon.de>
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[Sputnik](http://spu.tnik.org)
http://www.wikimatrix.org/
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
Headlines
=head1 The Weather
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
# Sputnik
= L1 =
== L2 ==
=== L3 ===
==== L4 ====
===== L5 =====

= L1
== L2
=== L3
==== L4
===== L5
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Bold Format
B<bold>
**bold**
*bold*
**Sputnik** or __Sputnik__
This is '''bold''' (or rather, strong).
This is **bold**, too.
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Italics Format
I<italics>
//italics//
_italic_
*Sputnik* or _Sputnik_
This is in ''italics'' (or rather, emphasized).
This is in //italics//, too.
''italic''
''emphasised''
Underline Format
via html only
__underlined__
<u>underline</u>
This is __underlined__.
__underline__
Monospace Format
put a space in front of monospaced text
''monospace''
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
This is %%monospaced%%.
`monospaced`
Strikethrough Format
via html only
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
This is --not-- important.
--(strikethrough)--
Superscript Format
via html only
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
a^^2^^ = b^^2^^ + c^^2^^
^superscript^
Subscript Format
via html only
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
p^^^n^^^ := {x^^^n^^^, y^^^n^^^, y^^^n^^^}
,,subscript,,
Images
G<logo.png>
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
{{image|image_file.suffix}}
{{image|image_file.suffix|alternate text}}
{{figure|image_file.suffix}}
{{figure|image_file.suffix|caption text}}
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
Aligning Text
via stylesheet only
Plugin
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
{{p|align:left|text of paragraph}}
{{p|align:center|text of paragraph}}
{{p|align:right|text of paragraph}}
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
via stylesheet only
N/A
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
> Sputnik
> L1 quote
>> L2 quote
indented text
Bulleted Lists
=over

=item* listitem

=back
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Sputnik
* one
* two
** two alpha
** two beta
* three
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
=over

=item 1. listitem

=back
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. Sputnik
# one
# two
## two alpha
## two beta
# three
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
via html only
Plugin
$ Term: Definition
: term : definition
term:: definition
Horizontal Rule
---
----
---
- - -
---
----
-----
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