PBwiki vs. XWiki vs. Wikia vs. Confluence vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Version
N/A
11.9
N/A
5.2
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
Last Release Date
N/A
2019-10-28 (21 days ago)
N/A
2013-08-12 (6 years ago)
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (5 months ago)
Last Update here
2010-08-16 (9 years ago)
2019-10-29 (20 days ago)
2013-02-18 (6 years ago)
2013-08-22 (6 years ago)
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (4 months ago)
Author
PBworks
XWiki Development Team
Wikia, Inc.
Atlassian
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
Yes
N/A
No
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
N/A
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
GPL 2
GPL
Programming Language
N/A
Java
N/A
Java
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
N/A
Database
N/A
Database
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
Determined by Solution Needs
0
$0
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
0
0
Development status
N/A
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Business Enterprises
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
All users
Enterprise + Technical Teams
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Hosting Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Storage Quota
No limit
unlimited
Unlimited
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
No limit
unlimited
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
None
none
No
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
None
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
No
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
No
Yes
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Operating System
N/A
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
N/A
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
N/A
No
N/A
No
No
No
Webserver
N/A
Servlet 3.0.1+
N/A
Apache Tomcat
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
N/A
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
N/A
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
none
Datastorage PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Text Files
N/A
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
MySQL
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
SQLite
N/A
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
N/A
No
No
No
RCS
N/A
No
N/A
No
No
No
Other
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
N/A
None
No
Security/Anti-Spam PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
N/A
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
Host Blocking
Optional
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
nofollow
No
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Blacklist
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
No
Development/Support PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
Yes
N/A
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
2632 ⭐
N/A
Common Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
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
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
1
English
39
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, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
0
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
55
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, 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
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Links PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
All
All
Some
Optional
Optional
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Markdown Support
No
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Scripting
Javascript
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Yes
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
Optional, PHP
Optional
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Analysis
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Output PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
SVG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Extras PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Blogs
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples PBwiki XWiki Wikia Confluence DokuWiki MediaWiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [Free Link]
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)
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[http://www.externallink.com]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
*bold*
**bold**
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italics''
//Italics//
_italics_
//italics//
''italic''
Underline Format
__underline__
__underline__
+underline+
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
<code>monospace</code>
##monospace##
{{monospace}}
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
-strikethrough-
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
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
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
<left>, <center>, <right>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
Indented block
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
N/A
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
* List
** list
*** list
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Number #1
# Number #2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
<dl>
</dl>
; term
: definition
Plugin
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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