ErfurtWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. WikyBlog vs. XWiki

General Features ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Version
R1.02b (kind of final release :-)
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.32.2
2.11.0
1.5.4
14.10
Last Release Date
2005-06-15 (17 years ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2007-10-23 (15 years ago)
2022-11-27 (12 days ago)
Last Update here
2010-04-04 (12 years ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2007-10-24 (15 years ago)
2022-11-29 (10 days ago)
Author
Mario Salzer & Andi Fundinger
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Apache Software Foundation
Josh Schmidt
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Public Domain (!)
GPL
GPL
Apache License 2.0
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Database, Files
Database
Database, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
small + medium sites, development teams
Any
End Users/Desktop, Education
all
Private, Internet Communities
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Operating System
any
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, anything with PHP
Servlet 3.1+
Other Requirements
none
various opt. helpers
none
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
MySQL
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Text Files
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
SQLite
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
BerkeleyDB
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
No
No
RCS
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Other
no
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
No
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
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 ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
UNIX, LDAP, MySQL, PHP, other
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Yes
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
No
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
nofollow
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Patch
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Development/Support ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
not yet :-)
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Change Summary
Plugin
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
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Patch
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Interface Languages
4
German, English, Spanish, Dutch
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, 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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
5
English, French, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese
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
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Yes
Structured Data
No
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Links ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Syntax Features ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
HTML Tags
Plugin
Some
Some
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Optional
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
No
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Quoting
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Scripting
optional
plugins, templates, PHP
Optional
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
No
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Usability ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Section Editing
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Patch
Optional
Optional
No
No
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Patch
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Access Keys
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Statistics ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Recent Changes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Analysis
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
Yes
Output ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
No
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
Optional
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
XML export
Optional
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
File Attachments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
No
No
Keywords
Contents
No
Contents
Extras ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Ticket System
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples ErfurtWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki JSPWiki WikyBlog XWiki
Internal Link
WikiPage
[WikiPage | Go here]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
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://erfurtwiki.sf.net
[http://erfurtwiki.sf.net | Go here]
mario@wiki.net
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
[http://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
!!! Big Headline
!! Medium Headline
! Section Headline
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
__bold text__
**bold text**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
__bold__
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
''ialic text''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
''italics''
''italic''
//Italics//
Underline Format
optional or via css
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
==monospaced text==
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


<tt>monospace</tt>
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
optional or via css
<strike>striked through</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
--Strike--
Superscript Format
^^superscript text^^
<sup>above</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
optional or via css
<sub>below</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
[link to the image.jpg]
[ http://foo.org/1.jpg size=30%] 
external image
[Upload:view.jpg align=right size=50x40] 
view uploaded image
[Upload:view.jpg | http://server/external-linkjpg ] 
view and link to another image
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.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
optional or via css
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

<center>Centered</center>
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
just use 3 spaces or tabs
indented text
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
: indented line
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
: indented line
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
* Item A
* Item B
** Item B1
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
##* Item 1.1a
##* Item 1.1b

# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
:definition: explanation
:anotherdef: another description
Term:<def>
def
; term : definition
;term:definition
; term : definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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