JSPWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. XWiki

General Features JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Version
2.11.0
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
phpwiki-1.3.14
6.1.25
1.32.2
16.5.0
Last Release Date
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2020-07-19 (4 years ago)
2007-06-30 (17 years ago)
2024-04-11 (3 months ago)
2019-06-05 (5 years ago)
2024-06-24 (1 month ago)
Last Update here
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2024-04-11 (3 months ago)
2019-06-21 (5 years ago)
2024-06-26 (28 days ago)
Author
Apache Software Foundation
Andreas Gohr
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
WackoWiki Team
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Apache License 2.0
GPL 2
GPL
BSD
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
Java
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database, Files
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Database
Database, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
all
personal, small to medium companies
Any
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki 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 JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Operating System
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
Optional
No
Yes
No
No
No
RCS
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Other
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
None
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
MariaDB
No
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 JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Optional
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
Yes
Development/Support JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
88 ⭐
3582 ⭐
N/A
32 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
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
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
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
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
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Comments
Flat
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Links JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Some
All
Some
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Patch
No
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Scripting
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
Optional, PHP
plugins, templates, PHP
actions (PHP)
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Output JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
Yes
No
Patch
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Patch
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
No
Contents
Keywords
Contents
Extras JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
Patch
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples JSPWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Internal Link
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
[[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://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[http://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
__bold__
**bold**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
''italics''
//italics//
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
//italics//
''italic''
//Italics//
Underline Format
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>striked through</strike>
--strikethrough--
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
Superscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.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
[[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
%%(text-align: right) text %%
Plugin
<?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%%
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
N/A
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
one
two
: indented line
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
* list
or
- list
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# 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 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
;term:definition
Plugin
Term:<def>
def
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
; term : definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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