PBwiki vs. Wikia vs. XWiki vs. Wikidot vs. TWiki vs. DokuWiki

General Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Version
N/A
N/A
14.5
TWiki-6.1.0
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
Last Release Date
N/A
N/A
2022-06-27 (7 days ago)
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2010-08-16 (11 years ago)
2013-02-18 (9 years ago)
2022-06-28 (6 days ago)
2009-12-09 (12 years ago)
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
2021-08-09 (10 months ago)
Author
PBworks
Wikia, Inc.
XWiki Development Team
Michal Frackowiak
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Andreas Gohr
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
N/A
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
AGPLv3
GPL
GPL 2
Programming Language
N/A
N/A
Java
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
N/A
N/A
Database, RCS
Database
Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
Determined by Solution Needs
$0
0
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
N/A
0
Development status
N/A
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Business Enterprises
All users
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
personal, small to medium companies
Hosting Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Storage Quota
No limit
unlimited
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
No limit
unlimited
no limit
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
None
none
max uploaded file size limit
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
None
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
by Terms Of Service
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
N/A
System Requirements PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Operating System
N/A
N/A
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
N/A
N/A
No
No
No
No
Webserver
N/A
N/A
Servlet 3.1+
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
N/A
N/A
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
Datastorage PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Text Files
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
MySQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
Unknown
No
No
PostgreSQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
N/A
N/A
Yes
Unknown
No
No
SQLite
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
No
No
BerkeleyDB
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
No
No
RCS
N/A
N/A
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Other
N/A
N/A
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
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
None
Security/Anti-Spam PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
N/A
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
nofollow
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
CAPTCHA
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Development/Support PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
N/A
N/A
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
##wikia on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
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Common Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
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
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Special Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
1
English
0
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
2
English, Polish
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Structured Data
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Links PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Features PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
HTML Tags
All
Some
All
None
All
Optional
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Markdown Support
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
Optional
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
BBCode Support
No
Optional
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
FAQ Tags
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Scripting
Javascript
Yes
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Optional, PHP
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Usability PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Analysis
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Output PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
PDF Export
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Keywords
Contents
No
Contents
Filenames only
Extras PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Calendar
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Blogs
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples PBwiki Wikia XWiki Wikidot TWiki DokuWiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [Free Link]
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)
[[[page-name]]] or
[[[page-name|anchor]]]
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
External Link
[http://www.externallink.com]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://www.wikimatrix.org or 
[http://www.wikimatrix.org WikiMatrix]
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
+++ headline level 3
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
**bold text**
*bold*
**bold**
Italics Format
''italics''
//Italics//
//italic text//
_italic_
//italics//
Underline Format
__underline__
__underline__
__underlined text__
<u>underline</u>
__underlined__
Monospace Format
<code>monospace</code>
##monospace##
{{monospaced text}}
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
''monospace''
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
--strikethrough text--
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<del>strikethrough</del>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[http://www.imagelocation.com/image.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 src="..."]]
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
Aligning Text
<left>, <center>, <right>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
= Centered line
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
Plugin
Text Indentation
Indented block
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
> First level of indentation
>> Second level of indentation.
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
N/A
Bulleted Lists
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
* List
** list
*** list
* element 1
* element 2
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
Numbered Lists
# Number #1
# Number #2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# element 1
# element 1
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
Definition Lists
<dl>
</dl>
; term
: definition
: item : description
$ Term: Definition
Plugin
Horizontal Rule
---
----
----
---
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