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

General Features UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Version
1.0
TWiki-6.1.0
2.3.16
1.32.2
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.9.11
Last Release Date
2003-09-11 (19 years ago)
2018-07-15 (4 years ago)
2022-11-27 (12 days ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2020-11-07 (2 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-07-01 (13 years ago)
2019-07-19 (3 years ago)
2022-11-28 (11 days ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2020-11-08 (2 years ago)
Author
Clifford Adams
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Andreas Gohr
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
Programming Language
Perl
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
PHP
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Files
Files, RCS
Files
Database
Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
N/A
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
All
End Users/Desktop, Education
personal, small to medium companies
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
System Requirements UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Operating System
Linux, Windows, MacOS X
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
No
Webserver
Apache, probably anything with CGI support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
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 UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Other
No
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
No
None
No
Security/Anti-Spam UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Mail Encryption
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Optional
nofollow
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Blacklist
Patch
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Delayed Indexing
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Optional
No
Development/Support UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
Common Features UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Unknown
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
0
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
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
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
1
English
Email notification
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
No
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Categories
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Namespaces
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Links UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
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
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
HTML Tags
Some
All
Plugin
Some
Optional
Some
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
complex
CREOLE support
Unknown
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Yes
Markdown Support
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Internal Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Scripting
None
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Optional
Optional, PHP
plugins, see comment ---------------->
Content Includes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Usability UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Patch
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Patch
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Analysis
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Output UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Printer Friendly
No
Print View
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Media and Files UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
File Attachments
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
SVG Editing
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
MindMap Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
No
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Extras UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Forums
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Blogs
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Syntax Examples UseMod TWiki PmWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki MoinMoin
Internal Link
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
External Link
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[http://example.org The title]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
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
---++++++ Level 6
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
Bold Format
'''bold'''
*bold*
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
Italics Format
''italic''
_italic_
''italic''
''italic''
//italics//
''italic''
''emphasised''
Underline Format
<u>underline</u>
<u>underline</u>
{+underlined+}
<u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>for monospace text</tt>
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
@@monospace@@
<tt>monospace</tt>
''monospace''
`monospaced`
Strikethrough Format
N/A
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
<s>strikethrough</s>
<del>strikethrough</del>
--(strikethrough)--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
http://url.com/pic.gif
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
Aligning Text
N/A
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
<center>Centered</center>
Plugin
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
Text Indentation
: indented
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
: indented line
N/A
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
;Term:Definition
$ Term: Definition
: term : definition
; term : definition
Plugin
term:: definition
Horizontal Rule
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----
----
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