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

General Features TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Version
TWiki-6.1.0
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
2.3.18
1.9.11
Last Release Date
2018-07-15 (4 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2023-01-14 (15 days ago)
2020-11-07 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-07-19 (3 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2023-01-15 (14 days ago)
2020-11-08 (2 years ago)
Author
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
PHP
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Files
Database
Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
N/A
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
System Requirements TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Operating System
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
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
Webserver
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
none
None
Datastorage TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
Yes
No
No
Plugin
No
Other
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
No
Security/Anti-Spam TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
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
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Mail Encryption
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Blacklist
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Delayed Indexing
Plugin
Optional
No
Optional
No
Development/Support TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Interface Languages
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, 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
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
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
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Yes
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Links TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
HTML Tags
All
Optional
Some
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Scripting
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Optional, PHP
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Usability TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Output TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Abbreviations
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Media and Files TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
SVG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Extras TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Forums
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Syntax Examples TWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki MoinMoin
Internal Link
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
External Link
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
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 6
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Bold Format
*bold*
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Italics Format
_italic_
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
Underline Format
<u>underline</u>
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
__underline__
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
`monospaced`
Strikethrough Format
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
--(strikethrough)--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
,,subscript,,
Images
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.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
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%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
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
N/A
: indented line
-> 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
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# 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: Definition
Plugin
; term : definition
: term : definition
term:: definition
Horizontal Rule
---
----
----
----
----
-----
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