Feature Comparison

General FeaturesTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Version TWiki-6.0.0 5.2 10.1
Last Release Date 2013-10-14 13th August, 2013 2018-02-26
Author Peter Thoeny, TWiki community Atlassian XWiki Development Team
URL twiki.org www.atlassian.com www.xwiki.org
Free and Open Source Yes No Yes
License GPL Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use LGPL + Free hosting on myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language Perl, JavaScript Java Java
Data Storage Files, RCS Database Database
License Cost/ Fee N/A starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis) 0
Development status Mature Mature Mature
Intended Audience Large enterprise; small to medium businesses Enterprise + Technical Teams Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting FeaturesTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Storage Quota does not applyUnlimited does not apply
Bandwidth Quota does not apply  does not apply
Other Limits does not apply No does not apply
Topic Restrictions does not apply No does not apply
Corporate Branding does not apply Yes does not apply
Own Domain does not apply Optional does not apply
Ads allowed does not apply No does not apply
System RequirementsTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Operating System Linux, Windows, OS-X and other Windows, Linux and Unix variants Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access No No No
Webserver Almost any webserver, typically Apache 1.3/2.0 Apache Tomcat Servlet 3.0+
Other Requirements RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+ Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
DatastorageTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Text Files Yes No No
MySQL No Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes Yes
Oracle No Yes Yes
SQLite No No No
BerkeleyDB No No No
RCS Yes No No
Other RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage   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-SpamTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Page Permissions Yes Yes Yes
ACL Yes Yes Yes
Authentication Backends Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking Plugin No No
Mail Encryption Yes Optional No
nofollow Plugin Optional No
Blacklist Plugin No No
CAPTCHA Plugin Yes Yes
Delayed Indexing Plugin No Yes
Development/SupportTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Commercial Support Yes, 32 listed Yes, 37 listed Yes, 12 listed
Preconfigured Hosting Yes Yes Yes
Code Repository twiki.org Source included with commercial license github.com
Issue Tracker twiki.org jira.atlassian.com jira.xwiki.org
Mailing List twiki.org www.atlassian.com dev.xwiki.org
Support Forum twiki.org answers.atlassian.com Through the mailing list/JIRA/IRC/Nabble
IRC Channel twiki.org   irc.freenode.net (channel: #xwiki)
Common FeaturesTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Preview Yes Yes Yes
Minor Changes Yes Yes Yes
Change Summary Yes Yes Yes
Page History Yes Yes Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all Between all Between all
Page Index Yes Yes Yes
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes
Special FeaturesTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes
Right-to-Left Support No No No
Interface Languages 19 languages
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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 Yes
Comments Threaded Threaded Threaded
Categories Yes Yes Yes
Namespaces Yes Yes Yes
Page Redirection Yes Plugin Yes
Conflict Handling Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution Page Locking
Search Full Text Full Text Full Text
Wiki Farming Optional Yes Yes
Structured Data Yes Plugin Yes
LinksTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
CamelCase Yes Yes Yes
Freelinks Yes Yes Yes
Backlinks Yes Yes Yes
InterWiki Yes Optional Yes
SisterWiki Plugin No Yes
Image Links Yes Yes Yes
Windows Shares Plugin Yes Yes
Page Redirects Plugin Plugin Yes
Syntax FeaturesTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
HTML Tags All Optional All
Math formulas Plugin Plugin Yes
Tables simple + complex simple + complex simple + complex
CREOLE support No No Yes
Markdown Support No No Yes
Textile Support Plugin Yes No
BBCode Support No No No
Emoticon Images Yes Yes Yes
Syntax Highlighting Plugin Yes Yes
Footnotes Plugin Plugin Yes
Quoting Yes Yes Yes
Internal Comments Yes Plugin Yes
Custom styles Yes Yes Yes
FAQ Tags Yes Yes Plugin
Scripting TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes Yes Yes Yes
Feed Aggregation Yes Yes Yes
UsabilityTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Section Editing Plugin No Yes
Page Templates Yes Yes Yes
Double-Click Edit Plugin No No
Toolbar Plugin Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editing Yes Yes Yes
Access Keys Yes Yes Yes
Auto Signature Yes No No
StatisticsTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Recent Changes Yes Yes Yes
Wanted Pages No Yes Yes
Orphaned Pages Plugin Yes Yes
Most/Least Popular Yes Yes Yes
Recent Visitors Plugin No Yes
Analysis Yes Yes Yes
OutputTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
HTML XHTML 1.0 Transitional HTML 4 XHTML 1.0 Strict
CSS Stylesheets Yes Yes Yes
Printer Friendly Print View Print CSS Print View
Mobile Friendly Plugin Plugin Plugin
Themes & Skins Yes Yes Yes
RSS Feeds Yes Yes Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes Yes Optional
Abbreviations Plugin No Plugin
Auto-TOC Yes Yes Optional
Raw Export Yes Yes Yes
HTML Export Yes Yes Yes
XML export Plugin Yes Yes
PDF Export Plugin Yes Yes
Media and FilesTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
File Attachments Yes Yes Yes
Media Revisions Yes Yes Yes
Embedded Flash Plugin Yes Yes
Embedded Video Plugin Yes Yes
Image Editing Plugin Plugin Plugin
SVG Editing Plugin Plugin Plugin
MindMap Editing Plugin Plugin Plugin
Media Search Contents Contents Contents
ExtrasTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Calendar Plugin Plugin Plugin
Image Galleries Plugin Yes Yes
Forums Plugin Plugin Plugin
Blogs Plugin Yes Yes
Ticket System Plugin Plugin Plugin
Syntax ExamplesTWiki DetailsConfluence DetailsXWiki Details
Internal Link
WikiWord autolink
[[Spaced text]]
[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
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
multi line text
Strikethrough Format
Superscript Format
Subscript Format
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
Aligning Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or CSS
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
multi line text
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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


> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
   * Item 1
      * Item 1.1
   * Item 2
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
   1. Item 1
      a. Item 1.a
   1. Item 2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
   $ Term: Definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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