Instiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. GWiki vs. WikyBlog

General Features Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Version
0.30.0
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
6.1.17
2.4.0
1.5.4
Last Release Date
2019-02-28 (3 years ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2018-06-14 (4 years ago)
2007-10-23 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-03-04 (3 years ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2018-10-16 (4 years ago)
2007-10-24 (15 years ago)
Author
David Heinemeier Hansson, Jacques Distler, Matthias Tarasiewicz
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
WackoWiki Team
Roger Rene Kommer
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Ruby's
Apache License 2.0
GPL
BSD
Apache License, Version 2.0
GPL
Programming Language
Ruby on Rails
Java
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Database, Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
Free
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
general, education
all
Any
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
User, Developer, Enterprise, Workgroups
Private, Internet Communities
System Requirements Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (All Java Plattforms)
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Thin (included), or Apache/NGinx (via Passenger)
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
All Java Servlet Container, included
Apache, anything with PHP
Other Requirements
Ruby 2.0-2.6
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
mod_rewrite (optional)
Java 1.8+
MySQL
Datastorage Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Other
Any Rails-compatible back-end datastore can be used.
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
MariaDB
Google Datastore
Security/Anti-Spam Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Internal and external with adapter
No
Host Blocking
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
Unknown
Plugin
No
Optional
No
No
nofollow
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Unknown
Yes
No
No
No
No
Development/Support Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
478 ⭐
88 ⭐
N/A
32 ⭐
4 ⭐
N/A
Common Features Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Preview
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Change Summary
No
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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
Interface Languages
1
English
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
2
German, English
5
English, French, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese
Email notification
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comments
No
Flat
Plugin
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Patch
Yes
Patch
Yes
Unknown
Structured Data
No
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Links Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
No
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
HTML Tags
All
Optional
Some
All
All
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Markdown Support
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Patch
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
No
No
No
Scripting
None
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
actions (PHP)
Groovy, Macros, JSP-Taglibs
No
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Usability Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Section Editing
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Statistics Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Analysis
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Output Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
No
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Themes & Skins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
No
No
Patch
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HTML Export
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
XML export
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Yes
Patch
No
No
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
No
Unknown
Media and Files Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
No
Contents
No
Contents
Contents
No
Extras Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Calendar
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Image Galleries
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Blogs
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Ticket System
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples Instiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki GWiki WikyBlog
Internal Link
[[Some Page]]
[[Some Page|anchor text]]
[[Some Page#anchor]]
[[Some Page#anchor|anchor text]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
[path/Page]
[My Title|path/Page]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[another site](http://example.com)
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[http://example.com]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
#Level 1#
##Level 2##
###Level 3###
####Level 4####
#####Level 5#####
######Level 6######
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
h1. Heading 1
h2. Heading 2
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
**bold**
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
**bold**
*Bold Format*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
_italic_, *italic*
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
//italics//
_Italic format_
''italic''
Underline Format
underlined
{: style='text-decoration:underlined'}
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
+Unterlined+
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
`monospace`
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


##monospace##
{{Monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
<del>strikethrough</del>
strikethrough
{: style='text-decoration:line-through'}
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
--strikethrough--
-StrikeThrough-
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript^^
^Superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
~Subscript~
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
![alt text](http://ex.com/image.jpg),
[[image.jpg|alt text:pic]]
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.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.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
!path/SkinSampleGWiki.png!
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
p{: style='text-align:left'}
p{: style='text-align:right'}
p{: style='text-align:center'}
p{: style='text-align:justify'}
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
{div:style=...}
Aligned Text
{div}
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
p
{: style='margin-left:3em'}

> blockquote
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
one
two
{div:style=...}
Aligned Text
{div}
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
- Item 1
- Item 2
-- Sub Item
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
2. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


# Item 1
# Item 2
## Sub Item
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
term
: definition
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
* Item 1
* Item 2
** Sub Item
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
***
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