WikkaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. WackoWiki

General Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Version
1.4.2
2.2.139
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
6.0.20
Last Release Date
2020-04-19 (1 year ago)
2021-05-03 (13 days ago)
2020-07-19 (9 months ago)
2019-06-05 (1 year ago)
2021-05-15 (1 day ago)
Last Update here
2020-04-20 (1 year ago)
2020-12-06 (5 months ago)
2020-10-28 (6 months ago)
2019-06-21 (1 year ago)
2021-05-16 (today)
Author
Wikka Development Team
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL2+
GPL 2
GPL
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Files
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Individual users (PIM/website backend), development teams (software documentation/knowledge base), organizations and companies (intranet/public website backend)
All
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
System Requirements WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Operating System
any (platform-independent)
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
OS Independent
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
any server with PHP/MySQL support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Other
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
None
No
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Active Directory (patch)
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
Yes
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Optional
nofollow
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Optional
No
No
Development/Support WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
41 ⭐
N/A
3151 ⭐
N/A
19 ⭐
Common Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
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
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, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Patch
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Patch
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Links WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
Freelinks
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Plugin
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
No
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Patch
Emoticon Images
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Scripting
Extensibility through drop-in plugins
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Optional, PHP
Optional
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Patch
No
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Patch
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Output WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Patch
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Patch
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Office Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Patch
Media and Files WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Extras WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Chat
No
No
No
Unknown
Patch
Syntax Examples WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki
Internal Link
CamelCase
[[forced]]
[[forced|This is a link]]
[[forced |日本語]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
http://wikkawiki.org
[[http://wikkawiki.org|Wikka Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WikkaWiki]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
//italic//
''italic''
//italics//
''italic''
//italics//
Underline Format
__underlined__
{+underlined+}
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
##monospaced##
@@monospace@@
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
++Strike through text++
{-strikethrough-}
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
""<sup>Superscript</sup>""
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
""<sub>Subscript</sub>""
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
Images
http://foo.bar/bar.jpg
{{image url="local.jpg"}}
{{image url="http://foo.bar/bar.jpg"}}
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
@@Center text@@
<<left floated<<
>>right floated>>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%

Text Indentation
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)
indented
~indented
-> indented text
--> more indentation
N/A
: indented line
one
two
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 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
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 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
""<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>""
: term : definition
Plugin
; term : definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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