Feature Comparison

General FeaturesConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Version 5.2 10.6
Last Release Date 13th August, 2013 2018-07-20
Author Atlassian XWiki Development Team
URL www.atlassian.com www.xwiki.org
Free and Open Source No Yes
License Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use LGPL + Free hosting on myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language Java Java
Data Storage Database Database
License Cost/ Fee starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis) 0
Development status Mature Mature
Intended Audience Enterprise + Technical Teams Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting FeaturesConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Storage Quota Unlimited does not apply
Bandwidth Quota   does not apply
Other Limits No does not apply
Topic Restrictions No does not apply
Corporate Branding Yes does not apply
Own Domain Optional does not apply
Ads allowed No does not apply
System RequirementsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Operating System Windows, Linux and Unix variants Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access No No
Webserver Apache Tomcat Servlet 3.0+
Other Requirements Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+ Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
DatastorageConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Text Files No No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
Oracle Yes Yes
SQLite No No
BerkeleyDB No No
Other   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
Security/Anti-SpamConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Page Permissions Yes Yes
ACL Yes Yes
Authentication Backends LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking No No
Mail Encryption Optional No
nofollow Optional No
Blacklist No No
Delayed Indexing No Yes
Development/SupportConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Commercial Support Yes, 37 listed Yes, 12 listed
Preconfigured Hosting Yes Yes
Code Repository Source included with commercial license github.com
Issue Tracker jira.atlassian.com jira.xwiki.org
Mailing List www.atlassian.com dev.xwiki.org
Support Forum answers.atlassian.com Through the mailing list/JIRA/IRC/Nabble
IRC Channel   irc.freenode.net (channel: #xwiki)
Common FeaturesConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Preview Yes Yes
Minor Changes Yes Yes
Change Summary Yes Yes
Page History Yes Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all Between all
Page Index Yes Yes
Plugin System Yes Yes
Special FeaturesConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Unicode Support Yes Yes
Right-to-Left Support No No
Interface Languages 15 languages
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
38 languages
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification Yes Yes
Comments Threaded Threaded
Categories Yes Yes
Namespaces Yes Yes
Page Redirection Plugin Yes
Conflict Handling Conflict Resolution Page Locking
Search Full Text Full Text
Wiki Farming Yes Yes
Structured Data Plugin Yes
LinksConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
CamelCase Yes Yes
Freelinks Yes Yes
Backlinks Yes Yes
InterWiki Optional Yes
SisterWiki No Yes
Image Links Yes Yes
Windows Shares Yes Yes
Page Redirects Plugin Yes
Syntax FeaturesConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
HTML Tags Optional All
Math formulas Plugin Yes
Tables simple + complex simple + complex
CREOLE support No Yes
Markdown Support No Yes
Textile Support Yes No
BBCode Support No No
Emoticon Images Yes Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes Yes
Footnotes Plugin Yes
Quoting Yes Yes
Internal Comments Plugin Yes
Custom styles Yes Yes
FAQ Tags Yes Plugin
Scripting Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes Yes Yes
Feed Aggregation Yes Yes
UsabilityConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Section Editing No Yes
Page Templates Yes Yes
Double-Click Edit No No
Toolbar Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editing Yes Yes
Access Keys Yes Yes
Auto Signature No No
StatisticsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Recent Changes Yes Yes
Wanted Pages Yes Yes
Orphaned Pages Yes Yes
Most/Least Popular Yes Yes
Recent Visitors No Yes
Analysis Yes Yes
OutputConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
HTML HTML 4 XHTML 1.0 Strict
CSS Stylesheets Yes Yes
Printer Friendly Print CSS Print View
Mobile Friendly Plugin Plugin
Themes & Skins Yes Yes
RSS Feeds Yes Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes Optional
Abbreviations No Plugin
Auto-TOC Yes Optional
Raw Export Yes Yes
HTML Export Yes Yes
XML export Yes Yes
PDF Export Yes Yes
Media and FilesConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
File Attachments Yes Yes
Media Revisions Yes Yes
Embedded Flash Yes Yes
Embedded Video Yes Yes
Image Editing Plugin Plugin
SVG Editing Plugin Plugin
MindMap Editing Plugin Plugin
Media Search Contents Contents
ExtrasConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Calendar Plugin Plugin
Image Galleries Yes Yes
Forums Plugin Plugin
Blogs Yes Yes
Ticket System Plugin Plugin
Syntax ExamplesConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Internal Link
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, etc), see http://rendering.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HSupportedSyntaxes for details.

The syntax documented below is XWiki Syntax 2.1 (http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/XWikiSyntax).

[[wiki syntax here>>Space.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
External Link
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
Monospace Format
Strikethrough Format
Superscript Format
Subscript Format
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
Aligning Text  
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation  
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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


> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists  
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
Last updated2013-08-222018-07-20