Wiki Engine Popularity

The following GoogleSearch hit count result list may give insight into the popularity and spread of the various WikiWikiClones.

Although the raw search result numbers may not be an absolute measure of popularity, they can be used to rank relative popularity. The list is cut off at around 50 entries and some frivoulous entries (InternetExplorer, WikiWord, ...) were removed (maybe I've cut out some real WikiEngines as well).


Also see TopTenWikiEngines for a short list of the best WikiEngines based on more subjective opinions.
Another survey done for the WikiCreole workshop at WikiSym August 14, 2006: http://www.wikicreole.org/wiki/WikiPopularity

For comparison, Google yields 12,700,000 for "wiki" and 359,000 for "wikiwiki". Unknown how many of those are purely use of the Hawaiian word.

MediaWiki
76,900000 (2008.7.25)
TWiki (TwikiClone)
4,410,000 (2008.7.25)
TikiWiki
4,190,000 (2008.7.25)
PukiWiki
4,180,000 (2009.7.25)
MojoMojo
3,640,000 (2009-01-22)
  • I cannot replicate this, I get a value of 770,000 which contains in the top two pages items which are not related to MojoMojo e.g. duplicate use of mojo in a directory structure. -- JohnFletcher
DotNetNuke
2800000 (2008.7.25) - this is web content management (message board) which has embeded wiki (broken in current version?)
DokuWiki
1820000 (2008.7.25)
PmWiki
1200000 (2008.7.25)
PhpWiki
1080000 (2008.7.25)
MoinMoin
1070000 (2008.7.25) - "moinmoin" may be common wording, but I'd say MoinMoin is that popular anyhow
XWiki (XwikiWiki)
766000 (2008.7.25)
JspWiki
1180000 (2006.1.1)
SnipSnap
1010000 (2006.1.1) - "snipsnap" is also sounding enough that this value is inexact
YukiWiki
615000 (2006.1.1)
ZwiKi
500000 (2006.1.1)
ErfurtWiki
360000 (2006.1.1)
UseMod
275000 (2006.1.1)
WakkaWiki
149000 (2006.1.1)
CoWiki
113000 (2006.1.1)
CooCooWakka
89000 (2006.1.1)
SocialText
23600
AsWiki
20300
WebMacro
19000
VbWiki
17200
EclipseWiki
16700
WiKit
16000
FaqOmatic
15600
QuickWeb
15400
FlexWiki
15300
WiKid?
14500
WiLiKi
14200
TeleparkWiki: 13900 (2007.2.27)
MiLki
12400
MoshiMoshi
12100
PurpleWiki
12000
PodWiki
10800
WikkiTikkiTavi
8530
ProjectForum
8330
TipiWiki
7460
Yawiki
6890
WikiClone
6460
SushiWiki
5960
PyWiki
5920
WikLeet
5820
PikiPiki
4970
QwikiWiki
4050
DevWiki
3880
ProWiki
3870
XikiProject
3760
VikiWiki
3660
DolphinWikiWeb
3470
MiniWiki
3440
ComSwiki
2850
OddMuse
2720
StrikiWiki
2490
CitiWiki
2360
JavaWiki
2070

disqualified entry due to count being distorted beyond recognition:
TiKi
2,400,000 - obviously counted wrong ("TiKi" is too short, it's also in "TikiWiki" and other names)
    • 81,700 for "tiki cms" (this might be more realistic)
    • 1680 for "Riki Tiki Tavi" (incorrect spelling)
    • 15,300 for Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (correct spelling from Kipling*** 238,000 for "tiki tiki"
    • 89,000 for "kon tiki"
    • 18,600 for "tiki room"
    • 15,900 for "tiki hut"
    • 20,000 for tiki luau
    • 2,290 "tiki luau"
    • 248 for "ku tiki" (not very many, but an interesting one)
    • ? for "tiki" - scientific software gui frontend (sourceforge)


this is the silly shell script for generating the above list (almost):

	#!/bin/sh
	wget -c http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines -O /dev/stdout | perl -ne 'if (m/<a href="wiki\?(\w+)/) { print "$1\n"; }' > wiki.lst
	for ENGINE in `cat wiki.lst`
	do
	COUNT=$(
	 wget -U "WikiEngineCounting?/1.0" -c "http://www.google.com/search?q=$ENGINE" -O /dev/stdout | perl -ne 'if (m/(von ungefähr|of about)\s+<b>([\d,.]+)/ms) { print "$2"; exit; }'
	)
	echo ";$ENGINE:$COUNT" >> wiki.count
	done
	cat wiki.count | tr -d ,. | sort -n -r -t : -k 2 | uniq > wiki.sorted 

As mentioned, it needs some post editing, because not every link on the WikiEngines page is in fact a name of a WikiClone.

If you search for "wiki" on http://sourceforge.net, you will get a list ranked by activity.

Sadly not all WikiEngines are developed at SourceForge, otherwise this also was another very interesting measurement method for WikiEnginePopularity.

''However, 9 of the top ten Wikis identified by Google are hosted on SourceForge:

(approximate "downloads" per day of "pageviews" per day - july 31, 2004) random picks from further down the google list: (There seems to be some general similarity between this list and the Google search ranking... I did this more-or-less manually, but perhaps it would be possible to use a similar type of script to rank WikiEngines on SourceForge)

A script would definitely be cool (it was even better if sourceforge simply did export all such stats as XML). And I guess the zero download entries come from the fact, that while PmWiki and others have a project entry on sourceforge, they are in fact developed (sometimes not really open) and provided for download somewhere else.

Hmm fetching statistics from http://freshmeat.net could be interesting, too.
for wiki's popularity infomation in Chinese area, please refer http://www.allwiki.com/index.php/Wiki%E5%BC%95%E6%93%8E%E7%9A%84%E6%B5%81%E8%A1%8C%E5%BA%A6 (In GB-2312)
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