DokuWiki vs. PmWiki vs. XWiki

General Features DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
2.3.32
16.2.0
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2024-03-23 (28 days ago)
2024-03-24 (27 days ago)
Last Update here
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2024-03-24 (27 days ago)
2024-03-25 (26 days ago)
Author
Andreas Gohr
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
GPL2+
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Files
Files
Database, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
personal, small to medium companies
All
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features DokuWiki PmWiki 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 PmWiki XWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Servlet 3.1+
Other Requirements
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
Plugin
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
Plugin
Other
None
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
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 PmWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Plugin
Optional
No
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Yes
No
Blacklist
Optional
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Optional
Yes
Development/Support DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features DokuWiki PmWiki 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 PmWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Optional
No
Interface Languages
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
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
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
Yes
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Links DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Plugin
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Markdown Support
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Textile Support
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Optional
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Scripting
Optional, PHP
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Plugin
No
Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Output DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Optional
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Media and Files DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Filenames only
Filenames only
Contents
Extras DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
No
No
Plugin
Syntax Examples DokuWiki PmWiki XWiki
Internal Link
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
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)
External Link
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
//italics//
''italic''
//Italics//
Underline Format
__underlined__
{+underlined+}
__underline__
Monospace Format
''monospace''
@@monospace@@
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
{-strikethrough-}
--Strike--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
,,subscript,,
Images
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
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 text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
N/A
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
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 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# 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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