PukiWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. ErfurtWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. ikiwiki

General Features PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Version
1.5.1
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
R1.02b (kind of final release :-)
phpwiki-1.3.14
2.11.0
2.67
Last Release Date
2016-03-06 (8 years ago)
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2005-06-15 (18 years ago)
2007-06-30 (16 years ago)
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2008-10-16 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2016-03-23 (8 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2010-04-04 (14 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2008-10-28 (15 years ago)
Author
PukiWiki Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Mario Salzer & Andi Fundinger
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Apache Software Foundation
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL version 2 or (at your option) any later version
GPL 2
Public Domain (!)
GPL
Apache License 2.0
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Perl
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
One theme, one PukiWiki
personal, small to medium companies
small + medium sites, development teams
Any
all
Anyone
System Requirements PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Operating System
OS independent
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
Any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Any, or none
Other Requirements
tar with "-p" option, or unzip for install. "mbstring" PHP extension for multi-bite support. backup feature wants 'zip' PHP extension.
none
various opt. helpers
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Datastorage PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
SQLite
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Other
zip-compressed text files for backup (with "zip" PHP extension)
None
no
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
Security/Anti-Spam PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
LDIF strings compatible with OpenLDAP, LDAP
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
UNIX, LDAP, MySQL, PHP, other
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
Built-in, HTTP auth, OpenID; extensible via plugins
Host Blocking
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Blacklist
Patch
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Patch
No
Yes
No
Development/Support PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#pukiwiki
not yet :-)
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
Common Features PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Change Summary
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Restricted by Number
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
To current
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
Patch
No
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
5
German, English, Japanese, Korean, Twi
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
4
German, English, Spanish, Dutch
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
1
English
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Discussion Pages
Categories
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Page Locking
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
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Patch
Yes
Structured Data
No
Plugin
No
Patch
Yes
Unknown
Links PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Page Redirects
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
HTML Tags
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Some
Optional
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Quoting
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
Scripting
plugins(PHP), skins(PHP), CSSes(PHP,CSS)
Optional, PHP
optional
plugins, templates, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
Content Includes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Usability PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Section Editing
Patch
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Patch
Optional
No
No
Toolbar
Patch
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
No
Patch
Yes
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Auto Signature
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
Statistics PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Recent Visitors
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
Analysis
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Output PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
XML export
No
No
Optional
No
No
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Image Editing
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Media Search
No
Filenames only
No
No
Contents
Filenames only
Extras PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Optional
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Blogs
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
Optional
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples PukiWiki DokuWiki ErfurtWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ikiwiki
Internal Link
PageNameAsWikiName
[[PageName]]
[[link text>PageName]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiPage
[WikiPage | Go here]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
[[internal]]
External Link
http://....
[[link text>http://....]]
[[interwiki:keyphrase]]
[[link text>interwiki:keyphrase]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://erfurtwiki.sf.net
[http://erfurtwiki.sf.net | Go here]
mario@wiki.net
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
[link text](http://example.org)
Headlines
* Level 1
** Level 2
*** Level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
!!! Big Headline
!! Medium Headline
! Section Headline
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Two syntaxes:

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

heading 1
=========

heading 2
---------
Bold Format
''bold''
**bold**
__bold text__
**bold text**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
__bold__
**bold**
__bold__
Italics Format
'''italic'''
//italics//
''ialic text''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italics''
*emphasized*
_emphasized_
Underline Format
%%%underlined%%%
__underlined__
optional or via css
<u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
via HTML: <u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
N/A
''monospace''
==monospaced text==
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


{{monospace}}
`inline monospace`

indented block of
monospaced text

tab-indented
block
Strikethrough Format
%%strikethrough%%
<del>strikethrough</del>
optional or via css
<strike>striked through</strike>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
via HTML: <del>deleted</del>
Superscript Format
N/A
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript text^^
<sup>above</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
via HTML: x<sup>2</sup>
Subscript Format
N/A
<sub>subscript</sub>
optional or via css
<sub>below</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
via HTML: a<sub>1</sub>
Images
#ref(pagename/filename[,option])
&ref(pagename/filename[,option]);
&ref(http://foo.bar/foo.jpg[,option]);
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[link to the image.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
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
![alt text](internal/image)
![alt text](http://example.org/external/image)
Aligning Text
CENTER:center
RIGHT:right
LEFT:left
Plugin
optional or via css
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%%(text-align: right) text %%
Text Indentation
N/A
N/A
just use 3 spaces or tabs
indented text
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Bulleted Lists
- Item 1
-- Item 1.1
- Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item A
* Item B
** Item B1
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 2
* item 2.1
* item 2.2
Numbered Lists
+ Item 1
++ Item 1.1
+ Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
##* Item 1.1a
##* Item 1.1b

# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. item 1
2. item 2
1. item 1.1
42. the value doesn't matter
1. any value works
Definition Lists
:term|definition
Plugin
:definition: explanation
:anotherdef: another description
Term:<def>
def
;term:definition
via HTML:
<dl>
<dt>term</dt>
<dd>definition</dd>
</dl>
Horizontal Rule
--------------------
----
----
----
----
---
***
___
------------------
Any number > 3
- - - - - - - - - -
spaces don't matter
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