UseMod vs. PmWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. TWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. Zim

General Features UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Version
1.0
2.2.144
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
TWiki-6.1.0
1.32.2
0.56
Last Release Date
2003-09-11 (18 years ago)
2021-11-04 (2 months ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2012-04-01 (9 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-07-01 (12 years ago)
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
2021-08-09 (5 months ago)
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2012-07-16 (9 years ago)
Author
Clifford Adams
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Andreas Gohr
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Jaap Karssenberg
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL2+
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Perl
PHP
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Files
Files
Files
Files, RCS
Database
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
N/A
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
All
personal, small to medium companies
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
End Users/Desktop, Education
Private users, small teams
System Requirements UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Operating System
Linux, Windows, MacOS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, Windows, OSX
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, probably anything with CGI support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Any with PHP support
None
Other Requirements
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
Desktop environment with Gtk toolkit
Datastorage UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Other
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
None
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
No
Text Files with index in SQLite
Security/Anti-Spam UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Authentication Backends
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Yes
File permissions
Host Blocking
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Unknown
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
nofollow
Patch
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
Blacklist
Patch
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Development/Support UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
0
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, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, 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
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, 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
27
Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Unknown
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Comments
No
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
No
Categories
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Links UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
CamelCase
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Syntax Features UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
HTML Tags
Some
Plugin
Optional
All
Some
None
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
none
CREOLE support
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Footnotes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Quoting
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Internal Comments
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Custom styles
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Scripting
None
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Optional, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Optional
None
Content Includes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Feed Aggregation
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Usability UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Toolbar
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Wanted Pages
Patch
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Patch
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Most/Least Popular
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Analysis
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Output UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Printer Friendly
No
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM Feeds
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
File Attachments
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Embedded Video
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Image Editing
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
SVG Editing
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Filenames only
Contents
Keywords
No
Extras UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
Ticket System
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Chat
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples UseMod PmWiki DokuWiki TWiki MediaWiki Zim
Internal Link
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
CamelCase [[foobar:subpage]] +subpage 
External Link
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[http://example.org The title]
wp?Wiki_Engine http://wikimatrix.org 
ftp://somehost/share
\\host\share\..
Headlines
= 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 ==
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
=== Heading ===
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
**bold**
*bold*
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
''italic''
''italic''
//italics//
_italic_
''italic''
//italic//
Underline Format
<u>underline</u>
{+underlined+}
__underlined__
<u>underline</u>
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>for monospace text</tt>
@@monospace@@
''monospace''
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
<tt>monospace</tt>
``monospace``
Strikethrough Format
N/A
{-strikethrough-}
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
~~strike~~
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^{sup}
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
_{sub}
Images
http://url.com/pic.gif
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{./image.png}}
Aligning Text
N/A
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
Plugin
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
<center>Centered</center>
not implemented
Text Indentation
: indented
-> indented text
--> more indentation
N/A
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
: indented line
indent with tabs
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* List item
* sub items
* with indent
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. List item
a. with sub items
b. ...
Definition Lists
;Term:Definition
: term : definition
Plugin
$ Term: Definition
; term : definition
not implemented
Horizontal Rule
----
----
---
----
not implemented
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