PodWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. TWiki vs. ikiwiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki

General Features PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Version
0.9.1
1.9.11
TWiki-6.1.0
2.67
2.10.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
Last Release Date
2007-02-12 (14 years ago)
2020-11-07 (7 months ago)
2018-07-15 (2 years ago)
2008-10-16 (12 years ago)
2014-01-31 (7 years ago)
2007-06-30 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2007-02-13 (14 years ago)
2020-11-08 (7 months ago)
2019-07-19 (1 year ago)
2008-10-28 (12 years ago)
2014-02-02 (7 years ago)
2009-04-03 (12 years ago)
Author
Thomas Linden
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
Apache License 2.0
GPL
Programming Language
Perl
Python
Perl, JavaScript
Perl
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Files
Files, RCS
Files, RCS
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
GPL / none
0
N/A
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
average to advanced users
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Anyone
all
Any
System Requirements PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Operating System
Unix
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Any
any platform supporting JDK 1.5+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
apache
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Any, or none
any servlet 2.4+ compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite optional
None
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
Datastorage PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
SQLite
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
RCS
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Other
perl Storable(v0.7) for users, attributes and stuff
No
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
builtin
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Built-in, HTTP auth, OpenID; extensible via plugins
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Host Blocking
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Mail Encryption
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
nofollow
No
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Development/Support PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#49
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
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
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
1
English
1
English
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
1
English
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Flat
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Yes
Patch
Yes
Structured Data
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Patch
Links PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
HTML Tags
Plugin
Some
All
Optional
Optional
Some
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Textile Support
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Scripting
Perl
plugins, see comment ---------------->
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Usability PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Patch
Access Keys
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Statistics PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Analysis
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Output PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Media Search
No
Contents
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
No
Extras PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Calendar
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Blogs
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples PodWiki MoinMoin TWiki ikiwiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Internal Link
POD:
L<Sandbox>
L<Link Description|Sandbox>

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

BBcode:
[url]Sandbox[/url]
[url=Sandbox]Link Description[/url]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[internal]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
External Link
L<http://www.daemon.de>
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[link text](http://example.org)
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
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
Two syntaxes:

# heading 1
## heading 2
### heading 3

heading 1
=========

heading 2
---------
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
B<bold>
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
*bold*
**bold**
__bold__
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
I<italics>
''italic''
''emphasised''
_italic_
*emphasized*
_emphasized_
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
via html only
__underline__
<u>underline</u>
via HTML: <u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
put a space in front of monospaced text
`monospaced`
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
`inline monospace`

indented block of
monospaced text

tab-indented
block
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
via html only
--(strikethrough)--
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
via HTML: <del>deleted</del>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
via html only
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
via HTML: x<sup>2</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
via html only
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
via HTML: a<sub>1</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
Images
G<logo.png>
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
![alt text](internal/image)
![alt text](http://example.org/external/image)
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
[ 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
Aligning Text
via stylesheet only
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
via stylesheet only
indented text
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
=over

=item* listitem

=back
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 2
* item 2.1
* item 2.2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
Numbered Lists
=over

=item 1. listitem

=back
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. item 1
2. item 2
1. item 1.1
42. the value doesn't matter
1. any value works
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
Definition Lists
via html only
term:: definition
$ Term: Definition
via HTML:
<dl>
<dt>term</dt>
<dd>definition</dd>
</dl>
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
Horizontal Rule
---
----
-----
------
---
---
***
___
------------------
Any number > 3
- - - - - - - - - -
spaces don't matter
----
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