DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. Confluence vs. TiddlyWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Version
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
5.2
5.1.13
Last Release Date
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (5 months ago)
2013-08-12 (6 years ago)
2016-06-24 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (4 months ago)
2013-08-22 (6 years ago)
2016-09-17 (3 years ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Atlassian
Jeremy Ruston, TiddlyWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
BSD
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Java
HTML, JavaScript
Data Storage
Files
Database
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Individuals, private, small groups
Hosting Features DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
Unlimited
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Optional
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache Tomcat
Not required (optional backends available)
Other Requirements
none
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
A common browser
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
No
Optional
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
No
Other
None
No
Self contained in html file
Security/Anti-Spam DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
optional extensions available
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Optional
Unknown
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
No
No
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
No
Unknown
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#tiddlywiki on Freenode (irc://irc.freenode.net/tiddlywiki)
Stars on GitHub
2632 ⭐
N/A
N/A
4341 ⭐
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
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
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
4
German, English, French, Japanese
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Plugin
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Optional
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Textile Support
Plugin
No
Yes
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
JavaScript
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
No
No
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Abbreviations
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
Yes
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
No
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki Confluence TiddlyWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
WikiWord (CamelCase)
[[link]]
[[label|link]]
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
http://www.example.com
[[label|http://www.example.com]]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
*bold*
''bold''
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
_italics_
//italic//
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
+underline+
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{monospace}}
{{{monospaced}}}
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
-strikethrough-
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
~subscript~
~~subscript~~
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[img[local.jpg]]
[img[http://foo.bar/foo.jpg]]
Aligning Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
using custom classes, e.g.
{{right{
text
}}}
Text Indentation
N/A
: indented line
:indent

> quote

<<<
blockquote
<<<
Bulleted Lists
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
Plugin
; term : definition
; term
: description
Horizontal Rule
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