BlueSpice MediaWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. Foswiki vs. PmWiki vs. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware vs. WackoWiki vs. XWiki

General Features BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Version
3.1.7
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
2.1.6
2.2.109
18.2, 15.7 LTS, 12.14 LTS
6.0.8
12.5
Last Release Date
2020-06-09 (24 days ago)
2018-05-02 (2 years ago)
2018-03-01 (2 years ago)
2018-07-08 (1 year ago)
2018-07-31 (1 year ago)
2020-06-16 (17 days ago)
2020-06-28 (5 days ago)
Last Update here
2020-06-17 (16 days ago)
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2020-05-17 (1 month ago)
2018-10-26 (1 year ago)
2019-08-05 (10 months ago)
2020-06-17 (16 days ago)
2020-06-29 (4 days ago)
Author
Hallo Welt! GmbH
Andreas Gohr
Foswiki Community
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Tiki Software Community Association
WackoWiki Team
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv3
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
LGPL
BSD
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database
Files
Files, RCS
Files
Database
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
$0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Enterprise + Technical Teams
private, small to medium companies
Enterprise, Corporate, Business, Intranets, Personal use, Community building, Educational, Intranet, Extranet
All
Needing not just a robust wiki, but a full-featured CMS/Groupware with a bug tracker, discussion forums, blogs, etc.
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Operating System
Linux, Windows
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows, OS-X and others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, MacOS X and probably others
OS Independent
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache 2+ / IIS 8+
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx, or any other supporting (F)CGI
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Works on standard shared hosting
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Servlet 3.0.1+
Other Requirements
Apache Tomcat 8, ElasticSearch 6+, Java 8+, NodeJS 6+
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
None
mod_rewrite (optional)
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Other
None
caching of content into database using plugins
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
MariaDB
MariaDB
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-Spam BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
SAML, OpenID, Active Directory, LDAP, Shibboleth, CAS, IMAP, InterTiki, POP3, Vpopmail, Basic HTTP authentication
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
No
Yes
Development/Support BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
2905 ⭐
80 ⭐
N/A
N/A
9 ⭐
N/A
Common Features BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
30
Arabic, Bashkir, Breton, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hebrew, Interlingua, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Dutch, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
55
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
22
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
35
Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Basque, Persian, Finnish, French, Galician, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Swedish, Swahili, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
14
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
39
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, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Links BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
All
Plugin
Optional
All
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
Optional
No
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Patch
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Scripting
Java Script
Optional, PHP
JavaScript; Topic Markup Language
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Dynamic Variables more info ===>>
actions (PHP)
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Usability BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Output BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Print View
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Office Export
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Patch
Yes
Media and Files BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
Contents
Contents
Extras BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Ticket System
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Chat
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Syntax Examples BlueSpice MediaWiki DokuWiki Foswiki PmWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware WackoWiki XWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
((Name of page))
or
((Name of page|link to a page))
or
(semantic(link to a page))
or, if activated:
CamelCase WikiWords
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
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.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
External Link
http://foswiki.org/ autolink
[[http://foswiki.org/][label]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[http://example.com]
or
[http://example.com|label]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
-= Titlebar =-
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
'''bold'''
**bold**
*bold*
'''bold'''
__bold__
**bold**
**bold**
Italics Format
''italic''
//italics//
_italic_
''italic''
''italic''
//italics//
//Italics//
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
<u>underline</u>
{+underlined+}
===underline===
__underline__
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
''monospace''
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
@@monospace@@
-+monospace+-
##monospace##
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
--strike--
--strikethrough--
--Strike--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
{SUP()}text{SUP}
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
{SUB()}text{SUB}
vvsubscriptvv
,,subscript,,
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
%IMAGE{"image.png"}%
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
{img src=http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
image:img.png
image:Space.Page@img.png
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]
image:http://some/url/img.png

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
image:icon:cancel
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
Plugin
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
::centered text::
{html}<div align="right">{html}

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

(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
: indented line
N/A
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
-> indented text
leading spaces, if activated.
one
two
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
; term : definition
Plugin
$ Term: Definition
: term : definition
;term:definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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