TracWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. Zwiki

General Features TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Version
0.11.5
1.32.2
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
0.61
Last Release Date
2009-02-16 (13 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2008-10-27 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-09-04 (13 years ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2008-10-30 (14 years ago)
Author
Edgewall Software
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Simon Michael & the Zwiki dev team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Modified BSD license
GPL
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPLv2
Programming Language
Python
PHP
Java
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Database
Database
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Software development teams
End Users/Desktop, Education
all
Any
anyone able to install or get access to a zope server
System Requirements TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Operating System
Linux distributions, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MS Windows
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, Standalone (builtin)
Any with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Zope
Other Requirements
Python, setuptools, Genshi, SQLite or PostgreSQL or MySQL
none
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
Datastorage TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Text Files
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Oracle
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
SQLite
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Optional
Yes
Unknown
RCS
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Other
0
No
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
ZODB (zope object database)
Security/Anti-Spam TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
File, Database, LDAP (all webserver dependant)
Yes
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
any supported by Zope authentication plugins
Host Blocking
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Patch
Mail Encryption
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Yes
No
Patch
Development/Support TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
#zwiki on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Interface Languages
141
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, Javanese, 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
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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
0
Email notification
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Flat
Plugin
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Unknown
Structured Data
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Unknown
Links TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
CamelCase
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
HTML Tags
Some
Some
Optional
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
Yes
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Patch
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
No
Optional
Scripting
yes, using Python
Optional
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
DTML
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Usability TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
No
Optional
Patch
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
No
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Output TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Abbreviations
Plugin
No
No
No
Unknown
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Media Search
No
Keywords
Contents
No
Filenames only
Extras TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Calendar
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Image Galleries
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Blogs
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Ticket System
Yes
No
No
No
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples TracWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki Zwiki
Internal Link
CamelCase
[wiki:ISO9000]
[wiki:TitleIndex Title Index]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
WikiName
[freeform name]
[[double-bracketed]]
External Link
[http://www.edgewall.com/ Edgewall Software]
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
Bare urls plus markup-specific 
link syntax. This and all 
following syntax examples depend 
on which markup mode is used for 
a page, including:

restructured text, structured 
text, wikiwikiweb, moinmoin, 
html, plaintext..
Headlines
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
=== Explicit id === #using-explicit-id-in-heading
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
''italic''
''italic''
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
{{{monospace}}}
`monospace`
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
~~strike-through~~
<s>strikethrough</s>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
Images
[[Image(photo.jpg)]]                           # simplest
[[Image(photo.jpg, 120px)]]                    # with size
[[Image(photo.jpg, right)]]                    # aligned by keyword
[[Image(photo.jpg, nolink)]]                   # without link
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[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
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
: indented line
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 1
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
1. Item 1
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
Definition Lists
term::
definition
; term : definition
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
Horizontal Rule
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