PukiWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. ErfurtWiki

General Features PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Version
1.5.1
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
phpwiki-1.3.14
2.11.0
R1.02b (kind of final release :-)
Last Release Date
2016-03-06 (6 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2005-06-15 (17 years ago)
Last Update here
2016-03-23 (6 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2010-04-04 (12 years ago)
Author
PukiWiki Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Apache Software Foundation
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
GPL
GPL
Apache License 2.0
Public Domain (!)
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files
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
End Users/Desktop, Education
Any
all
small + medium sites, development teams
System Requirements PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Operating System
OS independent
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
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
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
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.
none
various opt. helpers
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
none
Datastorage PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Oracle
No
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
RCS
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
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
no
Security/Anti-Spam PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
LDIF strings compatible with OpenLDAP, LDAP
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
UNIX, LDAP, MySQL, PHP, other
Host Blocking
Patch
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Blacklist
Patch
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
No
Yes
Patch
Development/Support PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#pukiwiki
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
not yet :-)
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
Common Features PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
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
Yes
Plugin
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki 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
140
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
4
German, English, Spanish, Dutch
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Flat
Plugin
Categories
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
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
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Optional
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
No
Links PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Windows Shares
Patch
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Page Redirects
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
HTML Tags
Plugin
Optional
Some
Some
Optional
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Scripting
plugins(PHP), skins(PHP), CSSes(PHP,CSS)
Optional, PHP
Optional
plugins, templates, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
optional
Content Includes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Usability PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Section Editing
Patch
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Optional
Optional
No
Patch
Toolbar
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Statistics PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Analysis
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Output PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Optional
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
XML export
No
No
Yes
No
No
Optional
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Keywords
No
Contents
No
Extras PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Optional
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Blogs
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
Optional
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples PukiWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki ErfurtWiki
Internal Link
PageNameAsWikiName
[[PageName]]
[[link text>PageName]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
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://example.org The title]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
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 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!! Big Headline
!! Medium Headline
! Section Headline
Bold Format
''bold''
**bold**
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
__bold__
__bold text__
**bold text**
Italics Format
'''italic'''
//italics//
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italics''
''ialic text''
Underline Format
%%%underlined%%%
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
optional or via css
Monospace Format
N/A
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


{{monospace}}
==monospaced text==
Strikethrough Format
%%strikethrough%%
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>striked through</strike>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
optional or via css
Superscript Format
N/A
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
^^superscript text^^
Subscript Format
N/A
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
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}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[ 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'}]
[link to the image.jpg]
Aligning Text
CENTER:center
RIGHT:right
LEFT:left
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%%(text-align: right) text %%
optional or via css
Text Indentation
N/A
N/A
: indented line
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
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 1.2
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 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 1.2
# Item 2
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
##* Item 1.1a
##* Item 1.1b

Definition Lists
:term|definition
Plugin
; term : definition
Term:<def>
def
;term:definition
:definition: explanation
:anotherdef: another description
Horizontal Rule
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