WackoWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. Oddmuse

General Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Version
6.1.17
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
phpwiki-1.3.14
2.11.0
1.32.2
2.3.13
Last Release Date
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2018-09-03 (4 years ago)
Last Update here
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2018-10-27 (4 years ago)
Author
WackoWiki Team
Andreas Gohr
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Apache Software Foundation
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Alex Schroeder
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GPL 2
GPL
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Perl
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
personal, small to medium companies
Any
all
End Users/Desktop, Education
family people, hackers
System Requirements WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Operating System
OS Independent
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Anything supported by Perl
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Any with PHP support
Anything supporting CGI scripts
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite (optional)
various opt. helpers
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
none
Writable data directory
Datastorage WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
RCS
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Other
MariaDB
None
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
No
No
Security/Anti-Spam WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Authentication Backends
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
Yes
None (use your web server instead)
Host Blocking
Optional
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
No
Development/Support WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
32 ⭐
3582 ⭐
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
67 ⭐
Common Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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
Restricted by Age
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Interface Languages
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, 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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
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
18
Bulgarian, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Comments
Flat
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Links WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
CamelCase
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
HTML Tags
All
Optional
Some
Optional
Some
Plugin
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Patch
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Scripting
actions (PHP)
Optional, PHP
plugins, templates, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
Optional
Perl
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Usability WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Statistics WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Output WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Abbreviations
Patch
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
PDF Export
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Patch
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Media and Files WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
No
Contents
Keywords
Filenames only
Extras WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Forums
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Blogs
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Chat
Patch
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki MediaWiki Oddmuse
Internal Link
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
optional, default on:
[[page name]]

optional, default off:
PageName
[PageName] → [1]
[[[page name]]] → [1]
[PageName text] → text
[[page name|text]] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](page) → text
External Link
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
[http://example.org The title]
http://example.com/
[http://example.com/] → [1]

optional, default on:
[http://example.com/ text] → text

Depending on plugins:
[text](http://example.com/) → text
Headlines
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Depending on plugins:
## two
### three
== two ==
=== three ==

section
=======

subsection
----------
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
__bold__
'''bold'''
Depending on plugins:
*bold*
**bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
//italics//
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italics''
''italic''
Depending on plugins:
*italic*
/italic/
//italic//
''italic''
Underline Format
__underline__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
Depending on plugins:
_underline_
__underline__
Monospace Format
##monospace##
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
Depending on plugins:
`mono`
##mono##
[code]mono[/code]
<tt>mono</tt>
<code>mono</code>
Strikethrough Format
--strikethrough--
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>striked through</strike>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<s>strikethrough</s>
via bbCode plugin:
[s]strike through[/s]
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>superscript</sup>
via bbCode plugin:
[sup]superscript[/sup]
Subscript Format
vvsubscriptvv
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>subscript</sub>
via bbCode plugin:
[sub]subscript[/sub]
Images
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[ 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
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://example.com/pic.jpg

Depending on plugins:
[[image:Name|Text|URL]] and variants
![text](URL)
Aligning Text
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Plugin
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%%(text-align: right) text %%
<center>Centered</center>
no example known
Text Indentation
one
two
N/A
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
: indented line
Depending on plugins:
> text

[quote]
text
[/quote]

: one
:: two
Bulleted Lists
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* one
** two
Numbered Lists
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Depending on plugins:
1. one
2. two

# one
## two
Definition Lists
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Plugin
Term:<def>
def
;term:definition
; term : definition
Depending on plugins:
; term: definition
Horizontal Rule
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