BlueSpice MediaWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. XWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. BookStack vs. WackoWiki

General Features BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Version
3.2
1.32.2
13.7
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
v21.05.2
6.1.0
Last Release Date
2021-03-15 (6 months ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2021-08-30 (20 days ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2021-06-12 (3 months ago)
2021-08-05 (1 month ago)
Last Update here
2021-03-17 (6 months ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2021-09-01 (18 days ago)
2021-08-09 (1 month ago)
2021-06-24 (2 months ago)
2021-08-06 (1 month ago)
Author
Hallo Welt! GmbH
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Dan Brown
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv3
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL 2
MIT
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database
Database, RCS
Files
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Enterprise + Technical Teams
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
personal, small to medium companies
Small to mid-size groups and businesses
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
Hosting Features BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Operating System
Linux, Windows
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Windows and Unix variants
OS Independent
Root Access
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache 2+ / IIS 8+
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, Nginx or others with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
Apache Tomcat 8, ElasticSearch 6+, Java 8+, NodeJS 6+
none
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Command-line access, PHP7.3+
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Text Files
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Other
No
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
None
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
SAML2, LDAP, ActiveDirectory, Google, GitHub, GitLab, AzureAD, Slack and more
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
nofollow
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
No
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
Development/Support BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
3243 ⭐
7143 ⭐
20 ⭐
Common Features BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Restricted by Number
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Special Features BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
140
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
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
68
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bengali; Bangla, Catalan, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Frisian, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Malay, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
29
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
19
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Plugin
Flat
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Patch
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Links BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
CamelCase
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Syntax Features BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
All
Optional
Optional
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple
simple
CREOLE support
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Patch
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Quoting
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Scripting
Java Script
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional, PHP
None
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Usability BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Statistics BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Output BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
No
Abbreviations
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Office Export
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Patch
Media and Files BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
Filenames only
Contents
Extras BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Blogs
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Ticket System
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Chat
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Patch
Syntax Examples BlueSpice MediaWiki MediaWiki XWiki DokuWiki BookStack WackoWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
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)
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[http://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
**bold**
**bold**
**bold**
Italics Format
''italic''
''italic''
//Italics//
//italics//
//italics//
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
__underlined__
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
''monospace''
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
<del>strikethrough</del>
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[[Image:wiki.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
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Plugin
{html}<div align="right">{html}

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

Text Indentation
: indented line
: indented line
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
N/A
one
two
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
; term : definition
; term : definition
; term
: definition
Plugin
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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