EditMe vs. PBwiki vs. XWiki vs. Wikia vs. MediaWiki vs. TWiki

General Features EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Version
N/A
N/A
13.8
N/A
1.32.2
TWiki-6.1.0
Last Release Date
N/A
N/A
2021-09-26 (28 days ago)
N/A
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-07-12 (11 years ago)
2010-08-16 (11 years ago)
2021-09-27 (27 days ago)
2013-02-18 (8 years ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
Author
EditMe, LLC
PBworks
XWiki Development Team
Wikia, Inc.
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
N/A
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
N/A
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
N/A
N/A
Java
N/A
PHP
Perl, JavaScript
Data Storage
N/A
N/A
Database, RCS
N/A
Database
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
From $4.95/mo
Determined by Solution Needs
0
$0
0
N/A
Development status
N/A
N/A
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Teams, Groups, Companies, Individuals
Business Enterprises
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
All users
End Users/Desktop, Education
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
Hosting Features EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Storage Quota
25MB to 4GB
No limit
unlimited
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
1GB to 25GB
No limit
unlimited
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
None
None
none
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
None
None
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
N/A
System Requirements EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Operating System
N/A
N/A
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
N/A
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Root Access
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
No
No
Webserver
N/A
N/A
Servlet 3.1+
N/A
Any with PHP support
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Other Requirements
N/A
N/A
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
N/A
none
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Text Files
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
No
Yes
MySQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
No
Oracle
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
No
SQLite
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
No
No
RCS
N/A
N/A
Plugin
N/A
No
Yes
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
No
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Security/Anti-Spam EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
N/A
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
N/A
Yes
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking
No
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Mail Encryption
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Optional
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Blacklist
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Development/Support EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
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 MediaWiki TWiki
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 MediaWiki TWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
1
English
1
English
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
0
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
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Comments
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Threaded
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
Conflict Resolution
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
Plugin
Optional
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Links EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Page Redirects
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
HTML Tags
All
All
All
Some
Some
All
Math formulas
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
Optional
No
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Optional
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Scripting
JavaScript
Javascript
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Yes
Optional
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Usability EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Output EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
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
Plugin
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
Plugin
PDF Export
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Contents
Keywords
Keywords
Contents
Extras EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples EditMe PBwiki XWiki Wikia MediaWiki TWiki
Internal Link
[[PageName]], or Use WYSIWYG editor
CamelCaseLink or [Free Link]
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)
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
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://example.org The title]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
Headlines
Use WYSIWYG editor
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
Use WYSIWYG editor, Ctl-B
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
Use WYSIWYG editor, Ctl-I
''italics''
//Italics//
''italic''
_italic_
Underline Format
Use WYSIWYG editor, Ctl-U
__underline__
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underline</u>
Monospace Format
Use WYSIWYG editor
<code>monospace</code>
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
Strikethrough Format
Use WYSIWYG editor
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
Use WYSIWYG editor
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
Use WYSIWYG editor
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
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
[[Image:wiki.png]]
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
Aligning Text
Use WYSIWYG editor
<left>, <center>, <right>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
<center>Centered</center>
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
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
: indented line
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
Bulleted Lists
Use WYSIWYG editor
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
Use WYSIWYG editor
# Number #1
# Number #2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
Definition Lists
Use WYSIWYG editor
<dl>
</dl>
; term
: definition
; term : definition
$ Term: Definition
Horizontal Rule
Use WYSIWYG editor
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