TiddlyWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. TWiki vs. PmWiki vs. MoinMoin

General Features TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Version
5.1.21
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
TWiki-6.1.0
2.3.34
1.9.11
Last Release Date
2019-07-24 (4 years ago)
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2019-06-05 (5 years ago)
2018-07-15 (5 years ago)
2024-05-26 (18 days ago)
2020-11-07 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-11-20 (4 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2019-06-21 (4 years ago)
2019-07-19 (4 years ago)
2024-05-27 (17 days ago)
2020-11-08 (3 years ago)
Author
Jeremy Ruston, TiddlyWiki community
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
HTML, JavaScript
PHP
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database
Files, RCS
Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
N/A
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Individuals, private, small groups
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
All
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
System Requirements TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Operating System
Any
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Not required (optional backends available)
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Other Requirements
A common browser
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
None
Datastorage TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Text Files
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Other
Data self contained in html file OR as individual data files
None
No
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
No
Security/Anti-Spam TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
optional extensions available
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
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.
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Host Blocking
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Unknown
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Blacklist
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Delayed Indexing
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Development/Support TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
7039 ⭐
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Plugin
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Interface Languages
4
German, English, French, Japanese
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
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, 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
1
English
Email notification
Unknown
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
None
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Links TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Some
All
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Yes
Markdown Support
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Scripting
JavaScript
Optional, PHP
Optional
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Usability TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Analysis
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Output TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Abbreviations
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Media and Files TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
Extras TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Forums
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Syntax Examples TiddlyWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki TWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Internal Link
WikiWord (CamelCase)
[[link]]
[[label|link]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
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]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
External Link
http://www.example.com
[[label|http://www.example.com]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
---+ 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**
'''bold'''
*bold*
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Italics Format
//italic//
//italics//
''italic''
_italic_
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
Underline Format
__underline__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underline</u>
{+underlined+}
__underline__
Monospace Format
{{{monospaced}}}
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
@@monospace@@
`monospaced`
Strikethrough Format
--strikethrough--
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
--(strikethrough)--
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
^superscript^
Subscript Format
~~subscript~~
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
,,subscript,,
Images
[img[local.jpg]]
[img[http://foo.bar/foo.jpg]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
Aligning Text
using custom classes, e.g.
{{right{
text
}}}
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
| 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
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
:indent

> quote

<<<
blockquote
<<<
N/A
: indented line
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
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
* 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
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
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
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
; term
: description
Plugin
; term : definition
$ Term: Definition
: term : definition
term:: definition
Horizontal Rule
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