WikkaWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PhpWiki

General Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Version
1.4.2
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
phpwiki-1.3.14
Last Release Date
2020-04-19 (2 years ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-04-20 (2 years ago)
2021-08-09 (9 months ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
Author
Wikka Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Individual users (PIM/website backend), development teams (software documentation/knowledge base), organizations and companies (intranet/public website backend)
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Any
System Requirements WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Operating System
any (platform-independent)
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
any server with PHP/MySQL support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
various opt. helpers
Datastorage WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
RCS
No
No
No
Yes
Other
No
None
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Active Directory (patch)
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Plugin
No
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
No
Development/Support WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
42 ⭐
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
0
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
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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Patch
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Yes
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Links WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Freelinks
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
Some
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
Scripting
Extensibility through drop-in plugins
Optional, PHP
Optional
plugins, templates, PHP
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Access Keys
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Patch
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Patch
No
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Output WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Patch
Yes
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Patch
No
Yes
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Keywords
No
Extras WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
No
Chat
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PhpWiki
Internal Link
CamelCase
[[forced]]
[[forced|This is a link]]
[[forced |日本語]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
External Link
http://wikkawiki.org
[[http://wikkawiki.org|Wikka Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WikkaWiki]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
//italic//
//italics//
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
__underlined__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
##monospaced##
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
++Strike through text++
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
""<sup>Superscript</sup>""
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
""<sub>Subscript</sub>""
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
Images
http://foo.bar/bar.jpg
{{image url="local.jpg"}}
{{image url="http://foo.bar/bar.jpg"}}
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.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
@@Center text@@
<<left floated<<
>>right floated>>
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)
indented
~indented
N/A
: indented line
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~- Item 1
~~- Item 1.1
~- Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
Numbered Lists
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~1) Item 1
~~1) Item 1.1
~1) Item 2

(more options for lists are available)
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# list
Definition Lists
""<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>""
Plugin
; term : definition
Term:<def>
def
Horizontal Rule
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