TWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. Zwiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Version
TWiki-6.1.0
1.9.11
0.61
1.32.2
Last Release Date
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
2020-11-07 (1 year ago)
2008-10-27 (13 years ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
2020-11-08 (1 year ago)
2008-10-30 (13 years ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
Author
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Simon Michael & the Zwiki dev team
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPLv2
GPL
Programming Language
Perl, JavaScript
Python
Python
PHP
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Files
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
N/A
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
anyone able to install or get access to a zope server
End Users/Desktop, Education
System Requirements TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Operating System
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
any
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
Zope
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
None
none
Datastorage TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
MySQL
No
No
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Oracle
No
No
Plugin
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Unknown
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Unknown
No
RCS
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Other
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
No
ZODB (zope object database)
No
Security/Anti-Spam TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
any supported by Zope authentication plugins
Yes
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Mail Encryption
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
nofollow
Plugin
No
Unknown
Optional
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Plugin
No
Patch
No
Development/Support TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#zwiki on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
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
1
English
0
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
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Flat
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Structured Data
Yes
No
Unknown
Plugin
Links TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
No
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Syntax Features TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
All
Some
Optional
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Patch
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
Optional
No
Scripting
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
plugins, see comment ---------------->
DTML
Optional
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Usability TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Optional
Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
No
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Output TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
No
Yes
Abbreviations
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
No
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Extras TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples TWiki MoinMoin Zwiki MediaWiki
Internal Link
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
WikiName
[freeform name]
[[double-bracketed]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
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..
[http://example.org The title]
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====
Bold Format
*bold*
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
_italic_
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italic''
Underline Format
<u>underline</u>
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
`monospaced`
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
--(strikethrough)--
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
indented text
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
$ Term: Definition
term:: definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
---
----
-----
------
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