Feature Comparison

General FeaturesJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Version 2.10.0 5.2 9.6 does not apply
Last Release Date 2014-02-01 13th August, 2013 2017-07-22 does not apply
Author Apache Software Foundation Atlassian XWiki Development Team Socialtext
Free and Open Source Yes No Yes does not apply
License Apache License 2.0 Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use LGPL + Free hosting on for individuals/non profit does not apply
Programming Language Java Java Java does not apply
Data Storage Files, DB Database Database does not apply
License Cost/ Fee 0 starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis) 0
Development status Mature Mature Mature does not apply
Intended Audience all Enterprise + Technical Teams Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers Businesses
Hosting FeaturesJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Storage Quota does not applyUnlimited does not apply2 x 146GB
Bandwidth Quota does not apply  does not applyUnlimited
Other Limits does not apply No does not applyUnlimited wiki workspaces & pages
Topic Restrictions does not apply No does not apply None
Corporate Branding does not apply Yes does not apply Yes
Own Domain does not apply Optional does not apply Yes
Ads allowed does not apply No does not apply No
System RequirementsJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Operating System any platform supporting JDK 1.5+ Windows, Linux and Unix variants Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater does not apply
Root Access No No No does not apply
Webserver any servlet 2.4+ compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere Apache Tomcat Servlet 3.0+ does not apply
Other Requirements optional JavaMail for mailing functionality Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+ Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required) does not apply
DatastorageJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Text Files Yes No No does not apply
MySQL Plugin Yes Yes does not apply
PostgreSQL Plugin Yes Yes does not apply
Oracle Plugin Yes Yes does not apply
SQLite Plugin No No does not apply
BerkeleyDB Plugin No No does not apply
RCS No No No does not apply
Other page provider architecture -> several implementations   JDBC Databases and in general any database supported by Hibernate; any custom implementation, as the storage is pluggable. Attachments can be saved on the filesystem does not apply
Security/Anti-SpamJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Page Permissions Yes Yes Yes Yes
ACL Yes Yes Yes Yes
Authentication Backends JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO does not apply
Host Blocking Optional No No Yes
Mail Encryption Plugin Optional No Optional
nofollow Optional Optional No Optional
Blacklist Yes No No Yes
CAPTCHA Yes Yes Yes Optional
Delayed Indexing No No Yes Optional
Development/SupportJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Commercial Support Yes, 2 listed Yes, 37 listed Yes, 12 listed Yes, 5 listed
Preconfigured Hosting No Yes Yes does not apply
Code Repository Source included with commercial license does not apply
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum please use mailing lists or issue tracker Through the mailing list/JIRA/IRC/Nabble
IRC Channel Freenode: #jspwiki (channel: #xwiki) #socialtext
Common FeaturesJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Preview Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minor Changes No Yes Yes Optional
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
Page Index Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Special FeaturesJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Right-to-Left Support Yes No No Optional
Interface Languages 10 languages
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
15 languages
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
28 languages
Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Comments Flat Threaded Threaded Flat
Categories Yes Yes Yes Yes
Namespaces No Yes Yes Yes
Page Redirection Yes Plugin Yes Optional
Conflict Handling Page Locking Conflict Resolution Page Locking Conflict Detection
Search Full Text Full Text Full Text Full Text
Wiki Farming Patch Yes Yes does not apply
Structured Data Yes Plugin Yes Yes
LinksJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
CamelCase Yes Yes Yes Optional
Freelinks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backlinks Yes Yes Yes Yes
InterWiki Yes Optional Yes Yes
SisterWiki No No Yes Optional
Image Links Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Shares Optional Yes Yes Yes
Page Redirects Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Syntax FeaturesJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
HTML Tags Optional Optional All All
Math formulas Plugin Plugin Yes Optional
Tables simple + complex simple + complex simple + complex simple + complex
CREOLE support Yes No Yes Optional
Markdown Support No No Yes Optional
Textile Support No Yes No Optional
BBCode Support No No No Optional
Emoticon Images Plugin Yes Yes Optional
Syntax Highlighting Plugin Yes Yes Optional
Footnotes Yes Plugin Yes Optional
Quoting No Yes Yes Yes
Internal Comments Plugin Plugin Yes Optional
Custom styles Yes Yes Yes Optional
FAQ Tags No Yes Plugin Optional
Scripting plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API Javascript
Content Includes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feed Aggregation Plugin Yes Yes Yes
UsabilityJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Section Editing Yes No Yes Optional
Page Templates Yes Yes Yes Yes
Double-Click Edit No No No Yes
Toolbar Yes Yes Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editing Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Access Keys Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Signature Plugin No No Yes
StatisticsJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Recent Changes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wanted Pages Yes Yes Yes Yes
Orphaned Pages Yes Yes Yes Yes
Most/Least Popular No Yes Yes Yes
Recent Visitors No No Yes Yes
Analysis No Yes Yes Optional
OutputJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
HTML XHTML 1.0 Transitional HTML 4 XHTML 1.0 Strict HTML 4
CSS Stylesheets Yes Yes Yes Yes
Printer Friendly Print CSS Print CSS Print View Print View
Mobile Friendly No Plugin Plugin Yes
Themes & Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
RSS Feeds Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes Yes Optional Yes
Abbreviations No No Plugin Yes
Auto-TOC Plugin Yes Optional Yes
Raw Export Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML Export Optional Yes Yes Yes
XML export No Yes Yes Yes
PDF Export Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Media and FilesJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
File Attachments Yes Yes Yes Yes
Media Revisions Yes Yes Yes Yes
Embedded Flash Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Embedded Video Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Image Editing No Plugin Plugin Optional
SVG Editing No Plugin Plugin Optional
MindMap Editing No Plugin Plugin Optional
Media Search Contents Contents Contents Contents
ExtrasJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Calendar Plugin Plugin Plugin Plugin
Image Galleries Plugin Yes Yes Plugin
Forums Yes Plugin Plugin Yes
Blogs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ticket System No Plugin Plugin Yes
Syntax ExamplesJSPWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki DetailsSocialtext Details
Internal Link
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, etc), see for details.

The syntax documented below is XWiki Syntax 2.1 (

[[wiki syntax here>>Space.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
"example" {link]
External Link
[Link Title|]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[[wiki syntax here>>]]
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
^ Headline
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
Monospace Format
Strikethrough Format
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
Superscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>number here</sup>
Subscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>number here</sub>
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src=''}]
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
Aligning Text
%%(text-align: right) text %%
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
<p style="text-align: center;">
text you wish to align here
Text Indentation
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

(% style="... css here..." %)multi line text


> This is a quoted text
> indented
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* List
** list
*** list
* bullet item
** bulletted subitem
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# numbered item
## numbered subitem
Definition Lists
; term
: definition
> definition
Horizontal Rule
Last updated2014-02-022013-08-222017-07-242010-11-15