PBwiki vs. XWiki vs. Wikia vs. PmWiki vs. MoinMoin vs. JSPWiki

General Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Version
N/A
13.3
N/A
2.2.139
1.9.11
2.10.0
Last Release Date
N/A
2021-04-25 (21 days ago)
N/A
2021-05-03 (13 days ago)
2020-11-07 (6 months ago)
2014-01-31 (7 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-08-16 (10 years ago)
2021-04-26 (20 days ago)
2013-02-18 (8 years ago)
2020-12-06 (5 months ago)
2020-11-08 (6 months ago)
2014-02-02 (7 years ago)
Author
PBworks
XWiki Development Team
Wikia, Inc.
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
https://moinmo.in/MoinCoreTeamGroup
Apache Software Foundation
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
N/A
GPL2+
GPL
Apache License 2.0
Programming Language
N/A
Java
N/A
PHP
Python
Java
Data Storage
N/A
Database, RCS
N/A
Files
Files
Database, Files
License Cost/ Fee
Determined by Solution Needs
0
$0
0
0
0
Development status
N/A
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Business Enterprises
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
All users
All
Everybody with <<100.000 pages. :)
all
Hosting Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Storage Quota
No limit
unlimited
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
No limit
unlimited
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
None
none
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
None
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
Yes
Optional
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Operating System
N/A
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
N/A
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably any platform with Python 2.3+
any platform supporting JDK 1.5+
Root Access
N/A
No
N/A
No
No
No
Webserver
N/A
Servlet 3.0.1+
N/A
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Standalone, WSGI (e.g. Apache+mod_wsgi) - others like CGI, FastCGI, SCGI, AJP, ... via middlewares
any servlet 2.4+ compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Other Requirements
N/A
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
N/A
none
None
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Datastorage PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Text Files
N/A
No
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
N/A
Yes
N/A
Plugin
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
N/A
Yes
N/A
No
No
Plugin
Oracle
N/A
Yes
N/A
No
No
Plugin
SQLite
N/A
No
N/A
Plugin
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
N/A
No
No
Plugin
RCS
N/A
Plugin
N/A
Plugin
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
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
No
page provider architecture -> several implementations
Security/Anti-Spam PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
N/A
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
modular, scriptable. OpenID, ldap/AD, http, cookie, ssl client cert, interwiki, others possible
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
Host Blocking
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
nofollow
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Blacklist
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
No
Development/Support PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
N/A
N/A
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
##wikia on freenode
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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 PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
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
38
Arabic, Bulgarian, Breton, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Persian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
1
English
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Comments
Threaded
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Links PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
Optional
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
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
HTML Tags
All
All
Some
Plugin
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Optional
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Scripting
Javascript
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Yes
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
plugins, see comment ---------------->
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Usability PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Statistics PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Analysis
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Output PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
PDF Export
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Media and Files PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
SVG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Contents
Extras PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Blogs
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Chat
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples PBwiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MoinMoin JSPWiki
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 name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
CamelCaseLink or [[free link]]

[[target|label|params]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
External Link
[http://www.externallink.com]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://google.de/ or
[[http://google.de/ | Google]] or
file://///server/share/file
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Level 1 =
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
===== Level 5 =====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
'''strong emphasised'''
__bold__
Italics Format
''italics''
//Italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''emphasised''
''italics''
Underline Format
__underline__
__underline__
{+underlined+}
__underline__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
Monospace Format
<code>monospace</code>
##monospace##
@@monospace@@
`monospaced`
{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
{-strikethrough-}
--(strikethrough)--
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
'^superscript^'
^superscript^
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
,,subscript,,
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
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
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
{{http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}}
{{attachment:foo.jpg | alt text}}
{{target|alt|params}}
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
Aligning Text
<left>, <center>, <right>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
only in tables:
||<(> left ||<:> middle ||<)> right ||
%%(text-align: right) text %%
Text Indentation
Indented block
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
-> indented text
--> more indentation
indented text
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Bulleted Lists
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 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
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
<dl>
</dl>
; term
: definition
: term : definition
term:: definition
;term:definition
Horizontal Rule
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