Smeagol vs. Wiki.js vs. Foswiki vs. PmWiki vs. DokuWiki

General Features Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Version
1.0.1
2.5.299
2.1.8
2.3.33
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
Last Release Date
2018-05-23 (6 years ago)
2023-06-02 (11 months ago)
2023-08-05 (9 months ago)
2024-04-20 (1 month ago)
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-30 (5 years ago)
2023-07-30 (9 months ago)
2023-10-16 (7 months ago)
2024-05-21 (4 days ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
Author
Simon Brooke
Nicolas Giard
Foswiki Community
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Andreas Gohr
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2.0
AGPL-v3
GPL
GPL2+
GPL 2
Programming Language
Clojure
Javascript
Perl
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Database, Files, other, RCS
Files, RCS
Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
free
0
$0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Anyone who needs a small simple wiki
Everyone
Enterprise, Corporate, Business, Intranets, Personal use, Community building, Educational, Intranet, Extranet
All
personal, small to medium companies
System Requirements Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Operating System
Any (JVM)
All
Linux, Windows, OS-X and others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
None needed
All
Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx, or any other supporting (F)CGI
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
None
Node.js
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
Datastorage Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Other
Compatible with MySQL, MariaDB, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL or SQLite
caching of content into database using plugins
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
None
Security/Anti-Spam Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Built in
Local (built-in), Google, Facebook, Microsoft, GitHub, Azure AD, LDAP, OpenConnectID, Slack, Discord, Auth0, Keycloak, Okta, etc.
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
nofollow
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Optional
CAPTCHA
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Development/Support Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
68 ⭐
19117 ⭐
97 ⭐
N/A
3582 ⭐
Common Features Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
To current
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Unknown
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Interface Languages
4
German, English, Lithuanian, Russian
54
Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Bengali; Bangla, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Cambodian, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Macedonian, Mongolian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
22
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
Email notification
No
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Comments
No
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
None
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
No
No
No
Yes
No
Search
Not available
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Links Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
CamelCase
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Image Links
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
HTML Tags
All
All
All
Plugin
Optional
Math formulas
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Markdown Support
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
FAQ Tags
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Scripting
JS, CSS
JavaScript; Topic Markup Language
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
Optional, PHP
Content Includes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Usability Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Recent Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
No
No
Optional
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Analysis
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Output Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Printer Friendly
No
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Auto-TOC
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
PDF Export
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media and Files Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
No
Contents
Filenames only
Filenames only
Extras Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Calendar
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
No
No
No
No
No
Syntax Examples Smeagol Wiki.js Foswiki PmWiki DokuWiki
Internal Link
[[Link within this wiki]]
[Link Title](/link/to/page)
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
External Link
[Link outside this wiki] (http://url.goes.here/)
[Link Title](https://wiki.js.org)
External Link
http://foswiki.org/ autolink
[[http://foswiki.org/][label]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
Headlines
# Main heading
## Second level heading
### Third level heading
# Header 1
## Header 2
### Header 3
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
Bold Format
**bold**
**Bold Text**
*bold*
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
_italic_
*Italic Text*
_italic_
''italic''
//italics//
Underline Format
not supported
<u>Underline Text</u>
<u>underline</u>
{+underlined+}
__underlined__
Monospace Format
`code`

or
```
code
```
`Monospace Code`
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
@@monospace@@
''monospace''
Strikethrough Format
~~strikethrough~~
~~Strikethrough Text~~
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
<del>strikethrough</del>
Superscript Format
not supported
^Superscript Text^
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
not supported
~Subscript Text~
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
![image alt text](http://url.of.image)
![Image Title](/path/to/image.png)
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
%IMAGE{"image.png"}%
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
Aligning Text
not supported
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
Plugin
Text Indentation
not supported
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
N/A
Bulleted Lists
+ (at start of line) ordinary bulleted lists
- Item 1
- Item 2
- Item 3
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
Numbered Lists
1. (at start of line) numbered lists
1. Item 1
2. Item 2
3. Item 3
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
Definition Lists
not supported
$ Term: Definition
: term : definition
Plugin
Horizontal Rule
not supported
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