TWiki vs. PhpWiki

General Features TWiki PhpWiki
Version
TWiki-6.1.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
Last Release Date
2018-07-15 (6 years ago)
2007-06-30 (17 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-07-19 (5 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
Author
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
N/A
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Any
System Requirements TWiki PhpWiki
Operating System
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
Webserver
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
various opt. helpers
Datastorage TWiki PhpWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
SQLite
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
RCS
Yes
Yes
Other
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam TWiki PhpWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Host Blocking
Plugin
No
Mail Encryption
Yes
No
nofollow
Plugin
Yes
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Plugin
No
Development/Support TWiki PhpWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
Common Features TWiki PhpWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Special Features TWiki PhpWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
No
Interface Languages
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Patch
Links TWiki PhpWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features TWiki PhpWiki
HTML Tags
All
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
Scripting
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
plugins, templates, PHP
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Usability TWiki PhpWiki
Section Editing
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Patch
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Statistics TWiki PhpWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Output TWiki PhpWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
XML export
Plugin
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files TWiki PhpWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
No
Extras TWiki PhpWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Yes
Blogs
Plugin
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples TWiki PhpWiki
Internal Link
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
External Link
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
Headlines
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
*bold*
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
_italic_
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
<u>underline</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
Images
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
[ 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
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

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