EditMe vs. PBwiki vs. XWiki vs. Wikia vs. Confluence vs. BrainKeeper

General Features EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Version
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14.10.3
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5.2
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Last Release Date
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2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
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2013-08-12 (9 years ago)
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Last Update here
2010-07-12 (12 years ago)
2010-08-16 (12 years ago)
2023-01-10 (19 days ago)
2013-02-18 (9 years ago)
2013-08-22 (9 years ago)
2008-01-12 (15 years ago)
Author
EditMe, LLC
PBworks
XWiki Development Team
Wikia, Inc.
Atlassian
BrainKeeper, Inc.
URL
Free and Open Source
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Yes
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No
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License
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LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
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Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
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Programming Language
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Java
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Java
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Data Storage
N/A
N/A
Database, RCS
N/A
Database
N/A
License Cost/ Fee
From $4.95/mo
Determined by Solution Needs
0
$0
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
from $35 for 9 logins, scaled pricing from there
Development status
N/A
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Mature
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Mature
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Intended Audience
Teams, Groups, Companies, Individuals
Business Enterprises
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
All users
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Enterprise, Corporations, and Business Teams
Hosting Features EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Storage Quota
25MB to 4GB
No limit
unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Bandwidth Quota
1GB to 25GB
No limit
unlimited
Unlimited
Other Limits
None
None
none
No
None
Topic Restrictions
None
None
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
No
No Restrictions
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Own Domain
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Ads allowed
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
System Requirements EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Operating System
N/A
N/A
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
N/A
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
N/A
Root Access
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
No
N/A
Webserver
N/A
N/A
Servlet 3.1+
N/A
Apache Tomcat
N/A
Other Requirements
N/A
N/A
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
N/A
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
N/A
Datastorage EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Text Files
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
No
N/A
MySQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
PostgreSQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
Oracle
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
SQLite
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
No
N/A
BerkeleyDB
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
No
N/A
RCS
N/A
N/A
Plugin
N/A
No
N/A
Other
N/A
N/A
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
N/A
N/A
Security/Anti-Spam EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
N/A
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
N/A
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
N/A
Host Blocking
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Mail Encryption
No
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
nofollow
Optional
No
No
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Blacklist
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
Development/Support EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
Code Repository
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
##wikia on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Special Features EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Interface Languages
1
English
1
English
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
0
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
1
English
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Links EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Syntax Features EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
HTML Tags
All
All
All
Some
Optional
Some
Math formulas
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Tables
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
Unknown
Markdown Support
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
Unknown
Textile Support
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
Unknown
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Optional
No
Unknown
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Scripting
JavaScript
Javascript
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Yes
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Usability EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
No
Optional
No
Yes
Statistics EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Output EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Auto-TOC
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
SVG Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
MindMap Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Contents
Keywords
Contents
Contents
Extras EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Blogs
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence BrainKeeper
Internal Link
[[PageName]], or Use WYSIWYG editor
CamelCaseLink or [Free Link]
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)
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
External Link
[[http://... Link Text]], or Use WYSIWYG editor
[http://www.externallink.com]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
Headlines
Use WYSIWYG editor
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
Bold Format
Use WYSIWYG editor, Ctl-B
**bold**
**bold**
*bold*
Italics Format
Use WYSIWYG editor, Ctl-I
''italics''
//Italics//
_italics_
Underline Format
Use WYSIWYG editor, Ctl-U
__underline__
__underline__
+underline+
Monospace Format
Use WYSIWYG editor
<code>monospace</code>
##monospace##
{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
Use WYSIWYG editor
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
-strikethrough-
Superscript Format
Use WYSIWYG editor
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
^superscript^
Subscript Format
Use WYSIWYG editor
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
~subscript~
Images
[[ImageName]] or Use WYSIWYG editor
[http://www.imagelocation.com/image.jpg
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
Use WYSIWYG editor
<left>, <center>, <right>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
Use WYSIWYG editor
Indented block
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
Use WYSIWYG editor
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
* List
** list
*** list
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
Numbered Lists
Use WYSIWYG editor
# Number #1
# Number #2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
Definition Lists
Use WYSIWYG editor
<dl>
</dl>
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
Use WYSIWYG editor
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