JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. XWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. Zwiki

General Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Version
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.32.2
14.10
6.1.16
0.61
Last Release Date
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2022-11-27 (12 days ago)
2022-12-07 (2 days ago)
2008-10-27 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2022-11-29 (10 days ago)
2022-12-07 (2 days ago)
2008-10-30 (14 years ago)
Author
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
WackoWiki Team
Simon Michael & the Zwiki dev team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
BSD
GPLv2
Programming Language
Java
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Database, RCS
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
all
Any
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
anyone able to install or get access to a zope server
Hosting Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
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
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Operating System
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
OS Independent
any
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, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Zope
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
MySQL
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Oracle
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
SQLite
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
No
Unknown
BerkeleyDB
Optional
Yes
No
No
No
Unknown
RCS
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Other
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
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
MariaDB
ZODB (zope object database)
Security/Anti-Spam JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
any supported by Zope authentication plugins
Host Blocking
Optional
No
Yes
No
Optional
Patch
Mail Encryption
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Unknown
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Delayed Indexing
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Patch
Development/Support JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
#zwiki on freenode
Stars on GitHub
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
32 ⭐
N/A
Common Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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 PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Interface Languages
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
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
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
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
0
Email notification
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comments
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Unknown
Structured Data
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Links JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Some
Some
All
All
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
No
Patch
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Patch
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Scripting
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
actions (PHP)
DTML
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Patch
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Output JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
No
Abbreviations
No
No
No
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Patch
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Patch
Unknown
Media and Files JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
No
Keywords
Contents
Contents
Filenames only
Extras JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
Blogs
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
Ticket System
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Syntax Examples JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki XWiki WackoWiki Zwiki
Internal Link
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[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)
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
WikiName
[freeform name]
[[double-bracketed]]
External Link
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Bare urls plus markup-specific 
link syntax. This and all 
following syntax examples depend 
on which markup mode is used for 
a page, including:

restructured text, structured 
text, wikiwikiweb, moinmoin, 
html, plaintext..
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
**bold**
**bold**
Italics Format
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
//Italics//
//italics//
Underline Format
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
__underline__
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
vvsubscriptvv
Images
[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: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
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Text Indentation
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
: indented line
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
one
two
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
; term : definition
; term
: definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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