BookStack vs. BlueSpice MediaWiki vs. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. XWiki

General Features BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Version
v0.24.1
3.1
18.2, 15.7 LTS, 12.14 LTS
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
11.9
Last Release Date
2018-09-23 (1 year ago)
2019-09-18 (1 month ago)
2018-07-31 (1 year ago)
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (5 months ago)
2019-10-28 (20 days ago)
Last Update here
2018-11-08 (1 year ago)
2019-09-30 (1 month ago)
2019-08-05 (3 months ago)
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (4 months ago)
2019-10-29 (19 days ago)
Author
Dan Brown
Hallo Welt! GmbH
Tiki Software Community Association
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
MIT
GPLv3
LGPL
GPL 2
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database
Database
Database
Files
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Small to mid-size groups and businesses
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Needing not just a robust wiki, but a full-featured CMS/Groupware with a bug tracker, discussion forums, blogs, etc.
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
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
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Operating System
Linux, Windows and Unix variants
Linux, Windows
Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, MacOS X and probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, Nginx or others with PHP support
Apache 2+ / IIS 8+
Works on standard shared hosting
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.0.1+
Other Requirements
Command-line access, PHP7+
Apache Tomcat 8, ElasticSearch 6+, Java 8+, NodeJS 6+
None
none
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Text Files
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
MariaDB
None
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
Security/Anti-Spam BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
LDAP, ActiveDirectory, Google, GitHub, GitLab, AzureAD, Slack and more
Yes
SAML, OpenID, Active Directory, LDAP, Shibboleth, CAS, IMAP, InterTiki, POP3, Vpopmail, Basic HTTP authentication
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
Blacklist
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
No
Optional
No
Yes
Development/Support BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3627 ⭐
N/A
N/A
2632 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Restricted by Number
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
15
Arabic, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
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
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
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
Email notification
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Flat
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Links BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
CamelCase
No
No
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Markdown Support
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Scripting
None
Java Script
Dynamic Variables more info ===>>
Optional, PHP
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Output BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Extras BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Calendar
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Ticket System
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples BookStack BlueSpice MediaWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
((Name of page))
or
((Name of page|link to a page))
or
(semantic(link to a page))
or, if activated:
CamelCase WikiWords
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a 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)
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[http://example.com]
or
[http://example.com|label]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
-= Titlebar =-
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
'''bold'''
__bold__
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
''italic''
''italic''
//italics//
''italic''
//Italics//
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
===underline===
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
-+monospace+-
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
--strike--
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
{SUP()}text{SUP}
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
{SUB()}text{SUB}
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{img src=http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[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
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
::centered text::
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
: indented line
leading spaces, if activated.
N/A
: indented line
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 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered 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 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
; term : definition
;term:definition
Plugin
; term : definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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