DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. XWiki

General Features DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Version
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
12.0
Last Release Date
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (8 months ago)
2020-01-28 (21 days ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (7 months ago)
2020-01-29 (20 days ago)
Author
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
License
GPL 2
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Files
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.0.1+
Other Requirements
none
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Text Files
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Other
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 DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
No
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Yes
Development/Support DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
2733 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
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
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
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Links DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
CamelCase
Optional
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
No
Yes
Markdown Support
Plugin
No
Yes
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Plugin
Scripting
Optional, PHP
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Output DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
Yes
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Extras DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
No
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Internal Link
[[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.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
//Italics//
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
{{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
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
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 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
- 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
Plugin
; term : definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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