BookStack vs. Wiki.js vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. XWiki vs. WackoWiki

General Features BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Version
v21.12.1
2.0.12
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
14.10.3
6.1.17
Last Release Date
2022-01-05 (1 year ago)
2019-11-22 (3 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
Last Update here
2022-01-08 (1 year ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2023-01-10 (19 days ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
Author
Dan Brown
Nicolas Giard
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
MIT
AGPL-v3
GPL 2
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
Javascript
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database, Files, other, RCS
Files
Database
Database, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Small to mid-size groups and businesses
Everyone
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
Hosting Features BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki 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
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Operating System
Linux, Windows and Unix variants
All
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
OS Independent
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, Nginx or others with PHP support
All
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
Command-line access, PHP7.3+
Node.js
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
Optional
No
No
Plugin
No
Other
MariaDB
Compatible with MySQL, MariaDB, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL or SQLite
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
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
SAML2, LDAP, OIDC, ActiveDirectory, Google, GitHub, GitLab, AzureAD, Slack and more
Local (built-in), Google, Facebook, Microsoft, GitHub, Azure AD, LDAP, OpenConnectID, Slack, Discord, Auth0, Keycloak, Okta, etc.
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
nofollow
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
Blacklist
No
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
No
Development/Support BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
10374 ⭐
19117 ⭐
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
32 ⭐
Common Features BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
No
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 Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
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
30
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, 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
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
40
Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
No
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Flat
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Flat
Categories
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
None
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Links BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
All
Optional
Some
All
All
Math formulas
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Markdown Support
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Patch
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Scripting
None
Optional, PHP
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Usability BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Statistics BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Analysis
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Output BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Patch
Auto-TOC
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Office Export
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Patch
Media and Files BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
No
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Contents
Extras BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Calendar
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Blogs
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Ticket System
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Chat
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
Syntax Examples BookStack Wiki.js DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki
Internal Link
[Link Title](/link/to/page)
[[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, markdown, 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)
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
[Link Title](https://wiki.js.org)
[[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
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Headlines
# Header 1
## Header 2
### Header 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
**Bold Text**
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
**bold**
Italics Format
*Italic Text*
//italics//
''italic''
//Italics//
//italics//
Underline Format
<u>Underline Text</u>
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
__underline__
Monospace Format
`Monospace Code`
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
~~Strikethrough Text~~
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
^Superscript Text^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
~Subscript Text~
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
vvsubscriptvv
Images
![Image Title](/path/to/image.png)
{{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
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

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


Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
; term
: definition
{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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