Confluence vs. XWiki

General Features Confluence XWiki
Version
5.2
10.9
Last Release Date
2013-08-12 (5 years ago)
2018-10-29 (20 days ago)
Last Update here
2013-08-22 (5 years ago)
2018-11-01 (17 days ago)
Author
Atlassian
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
License
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
Java
Java
Data Storage
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features Confluence XWiki
Storage Quota
Unlimited
Bandwidth Quota
Other Limits
No
Topic Restrictions
No
Corporate Branding
Yes
No
Own Domain
Optional
Unknown
Ads allowed
No
No
System Requirements Confluence XWiki
Operating System
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
No
No
Webserver
Apache Tomcat
Servlet 3.0+
Other Requirements
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage Confluence XWiki
Text Files
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
RCS
No
No
Other
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 Confluence XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
No
No
Mail Encryption
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
No
Blacklist
No
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Yes
Development/Support Confluence XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
Common Features Confluence XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Special Features Confluence XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
No
Interface Languages
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
38
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
Comments
Threaded
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Links Confluence XWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Optional
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features Confluence XWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Yes
Textile Support
Yes
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
Scripting
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Usability Confluence XWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
Statistics Confluence XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Yes
Output Confluence XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files Confluence XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Extras Confluence XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples Confluence XWiki
Internal Link
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
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://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
*bold*
**bold**
Italics Format
_italics_
//Italics//
Underline Format
+underline+
__underline__
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
Superscript Format
^superscript^
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
~subscript~
,,subscript,,
Images
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
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

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