MediaWiki vs. XWiki

General Features MediaWiki XWiki
Version
1.20.1
11.1
Last Release Date
2012-11-29 (6 years ago)
2019-02-24 (1 month ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-30 (6 years ago)
2019-02-26 (26 days ago)
Author
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features MediaWiki XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
No
System Requirements MediaWiki XWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.0+
Other Requirements
none
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage MediaWiki XWiki
Text Files
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Oracle
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
RCS
No
No
Other
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 MediaWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Optional
No
Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Yes
Development/Support MediaWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
Common Features MediaWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Special Features MediaWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
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
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lettish, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Links MediaWiki XWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features MediaWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Some
All
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Scripting
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Yes
Usability MediaWiki XWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
No
Statistics MediaWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Optional
Yes
Output MediaWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files MediaWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
Extras MediaWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
No
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples MediaWiki XWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, 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://example.org The title]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
''italic''
//Italics//
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
[[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
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
: 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 1.2
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
; term : definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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