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

General Features PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Version
1.5.1
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
2.67
R1.02b (kind of final release :-)
Last Release Date
2016-03-06 (8 years ago)
2020-07-19 (4 years ago)
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (17 years ago)
2008-10-16 (15 years ago)
2005-06-15 (19 years ago)
Last Update here
2016-03-23 (8 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2008-10-28 (15 years ago)
2010-04-04 (14 years ago)
Author
PukiWiki Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Joey Hess and the ikiwiki community
Mario Salzer & Andi Fundinger
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL version 2 or (at your option) any later version
GPL 2
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPL
Public Domain (!)
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Perl
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Files, RCS
Database, 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
all
Any
Anyone
small + medium sites, development teams
System Requirements PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Operating System
OS independent
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any
any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any, or none
anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
tar with "-p" option, or unzip for install. "mbstring" PHP extension for multi-bite support. backup feature wants 'zip' PHP extension.
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
none
Datastorage PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
MySQL
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Oracle
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Other
zip-compressed text files for backup (with "zip" PHP extension)
None
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
no
Security/Anti-Spam PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
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
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Built-in, HTTP auth, OpenID; extensible via plugins
UNIX, LDAP, MySQL, PHP, other
Host Blocking
Patch
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Blacklist
Patch
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
Patch
Development/Support PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#pukiwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
not yet :-)
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Change Summary
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
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
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Patch
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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
1
English
4
German, English, Spanish, Dutch
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
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
Patch
Yes
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Unknown
No
Links PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Windows Shares
Patch
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Features PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
HTML Tags
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Some
Optional
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Quoting
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
plugins(PHP), skins(PHP), CSSes(PHP,CSS)
Optional, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
safe subset of HTML::Template supported via template plugin
optional
Content Includes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Usability PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Section Editing
Patch
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Patch
Toolbar
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
No
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
No
Statistics PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Recent Visitors
No
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
Analysis
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Output PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
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
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Raw Export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
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
Contents
No
Filenames only
No
Extras PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Blogs
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples PukiWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki ikiwiki ErfurtWiki
Internal Link
PageNameAsWikiName
[[PageName]]
[[link text>PageName]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[internal]]
WikiPage
[WikiPage | Go here]
External Link
http://....
[[link text>http://....]]
[[interwiki:keyphrase]]
[[link text>interwiki:keyphrase]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[link text](http://example.org)
http://erfurtwiki.sf.net
[http://erfurtwiki.sf.net | Go here]
mario@wiki.net
Headlines
* Level 1
** Level 2
*** Level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Two syntaxes:

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

heading 1
=========

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


`inline monospace`

indented block of
monospaced text

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

optional or via css
Text Indentation
N/A
N/A
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
just use 3 spaces or tabs
indented text
Bulleted Lists
- Item 1
-- Item 1.1
- Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* item 1
* item 2
* item 2.1
* item 2.2
* Item A
* Item B
** Item B1
Numbered Lists
+ Item 1
++ Item 1.1
+ Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
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 1.1a
##* Item 1.1b

Definition Lists
:term|definition
Plugin
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
via HTML:
<dl>
<dt>term</dt>
<dd>definition</dd>
</dl>
:definition: explanation
:anotherdef: another description
Horizontal Rule
--------------------
----
----
----
---
***
___
------------------
Any number > 3
- - - - - - - - - -
spaces don't matter
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