Wikidot vs. MediaWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. TWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Version
1.32.2
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
TWiki-6.1.0
2.3.5
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
2022-05-22 (7 days ago)
Last Update here
2009-12-09 (12 years ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2021-08-09 (9 months ago)
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
Author
Michal Frackowiak
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Andreas Gohr
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
AGPLv3
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database
Files
Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
0
0
N/A
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
End Users/Desktop, Education
personal, small to medium companies
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
All
Hosting Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Storage Quota
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
no limit
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
max uploaded file size limit
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
by Terms Of Service
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
Datastorage Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Text Files
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Oracle
Unknown
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
Unknown
No
No
No
No
RCS
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Other
No
None
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.
Security/Anti-Spam Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
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.
Host Blocking
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Development/Support Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Interface Languages
2
English, Polish
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
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, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Links Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
No
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
None
Some
Optional
All
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Scripting
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
Optional
Optional, PHP
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Output Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Filenames only
Extras Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki TWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
[[[page-name]]] or
[[[page-name|anchor]]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
http://www.wikimatrix.org or 
[http://www.wikimatrix.org WikiMatrix]
[http://example.org The title]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
+++ headline 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
---++++++ Level 6
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold text**
'''bold'''
**bold**
*bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italic text//
''italic''
//italics//
_italic_
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined text__
<u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
<u>underline</u>
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
{{monospaced text}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
''monospace''
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
--strikethrough text--
<s>strikethrough</s>
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
Images
[[image src="..."]]
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
= Centered line
<center>Centered</center>
Plugin
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
Text Indentation
> First level of indentation
>> Second level of indentation.
: indented line
N/A
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
-> indented text
--> more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* element 1
* element 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# element 1
# element 1
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
: item : description
; term : definition
Plugin
$ Term: Definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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