MediaWiki vs. Confluence vs. TracWiki

General Features MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Version
1.20.1
5.2
0.11.5
Last Release Date
2012-11-29 (5 years ago)
2013-08-12 (5 years ago)
2009-02-16 (9 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-30 (5 years ago)
2013-08-22 (5 years ago)
2009-09-04 (9 years ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Atlassian
Edgewall Software
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
No
Yes
License
GPL
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
Modified BSD license
Programming Language
PHP
Java
Python
Data Storage
Database
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Software development teams
Hosting Features MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
Unlimited
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
No
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
No
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
Optional
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Linux distributions, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MS Windows
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache Tomcat
Apache, Standalone (builtin)
Other Requirements
none
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
Python, setuptools, Genshi, SQLite or PostgreSQL or MySQL
Datastorage MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Text Files
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Yes
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Other
No
0
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
File, Database, LDAP (all webserver dependant)
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
No
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
No
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
No
Development/Support MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
No
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
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
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
141
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, Javanese, 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
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Detection
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Links MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Optional
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
Yes
Yes
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
No
Scripting
Optional
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
yes, using Python
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
No
Usability MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Optional
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
No
Auto Signature
Yes
No
No
Statistics MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
No
Analysis
Optional
Yes
No
Output MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Plugin
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
No
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
No
XML export
Yes
Yes
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
No
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
No
Extras MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
No
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
No
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
No
Yes
No
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Yes
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki Confluence TracWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
CamelCase
[wiki:ISO9000]
[wiki:TitleIndex Title Index]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[http://www.edgewall.com/ Edgewall Software]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
=== Explicit id === #using-explicit-id-in-heading
Bold Format
'''bold'''
*bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italic''
_italics_
''italic''
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
+underline+
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{monospace}}
{{{monospace}}}
`monospace`
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
-strikethrough-
~~strike-through~~
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
~subscript~
,,subscript,,
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[[Image(photo.jpg)]]                           # simplest
[[Image(photo.jpg, 120px)]]                    # with size
[[Image(photo.jpg, right)]]                    # aligned by keyword
[[Image(photo.jpg, nolink)]]                   # without link
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 1
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
1. Item 1
Definition Lists
; term : definition
term::
definition
Horizontal Rule
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