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

General Features MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Version
1.32.2
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
14.6
6.1.12
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2022-07-24 (19 days ago)
2022-06-30 (1 month ago)
2021-11-21 (8 months ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2022-07-25 (18 days ago)
2022-06-30 (1 month ago)
2021-12-01 (8 months ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Andreas Gohr
XWiki Development Team
WackoWiki Team
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
BSD
Apache License 2.0
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database, RCS
Database
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
personal, small to medium companies
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
all
Any
Hosting Features MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
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
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
OS Independent
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
mod_rewrite (optional)
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
Datastorage MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Oracle
Yes
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
SQLite
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
RCS
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Other
No
None
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
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Optional
No
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
nofollow
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
No
Development/Support MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3285 ⭐
N/A
23 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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 MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
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
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
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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Patch
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Links MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
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
Yes
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
All
All
Optional
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Patch
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Scripting
Optional
Optional, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
actions (PHP)
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Usability MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Statistics MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
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
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Analysis
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Output MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
No
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Contents
Contents
No
Extras MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Blogs
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a 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
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
'''bold'''
**bold**
**bold**
**bold**
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
''italic''
//italics//
//Italics//
//italics//
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
__underline__
__underline__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
''monospace''
##monospace##
##monospace##
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
<del>strikethrough</del>
--Strike--
--strikethrough--
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
vvsubscriptvv
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
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
[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
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
Plugin
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
: indented line
N/A
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
one
two
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- 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


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