PBwiki vs. XWiki vs. Wikidot vs. Wikia vs. DokuWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Version
N/A
16.3.1
N/A
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
2.3.33
Last Release Date
N/A
2024-05-09 (16 days ago)
N/A
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2024-04-20 (1 month ago)
Last Update here
2010-08-16 (13 years ago)
2024-05-13 (12 days ago)
2009-12-09 (14 years ago)
2013-02-18 (11 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2024-05-21 (4 days ago)
Author
PBworks
XWiki Development Team
Michal Frackowiak
Wikia, Inc.
Andreas Gohr
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
Yes
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
AGPLv3
N/A
GPL 2
GPL2+
Programming Language
N/A
Java
N/A
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
N/A
Database, RCS
Database
N/A
Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
Determined by Solution Needs
0
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
$0
0
0
Development status
N/A
Mature
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Business Enterprises
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
All users
personal, small to medium companies
All
Hosting Features PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Storage Quota
No limit
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
unlimited
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
No limit
no limit
unlimited
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
None
max uploaded file size limit
none
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
None
by Terms Of Service
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
System Requirements PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Operating System
N/A
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
N/A
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
N/A
No
No
N/A
No
No
Webserver
N/A
Servlet 3.1+
N/A
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Other Requirements
N/A
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
N/A
none
Datastorage PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Text Files
N/A
No
Unknown
N/A
Yes
Yes
MySQL
N/A
Yes
Unknown
N/A
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
N/A
Yes
Yes
N/A
No
No
Oracle
N/A
Yes
Unknown
N/A
No
No
SQLite
N/A
No
Unknown
N/A
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
Unknown
N/A
No
No
RCS
N/A
Plugin
Unknown
N/A
No
Plugin
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
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
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
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Host Blocking
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
nofollow
No
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Development/Support PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
Yes
Yes
N/A
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
3582 ⭐
N/A
Common Features PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
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
No
Yes
Yes
Special Features PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Interface Languages
1
English
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
0
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
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, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
Yes
Yes
N/A
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Links PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Optional
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
All
All
None
Some
Optional
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Textile Support
No
No
No
Optional
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Scripting
Javascript
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
Yes
Optional, PHP
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
Content Includes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Usability PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Recent Visitors
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Analysis
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Output PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
PDF Export
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Media and Files PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Contents
No
Keywords
Filenames only
Filenames only
Extras PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Blogs
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Syntax Examples PBwiki XWiki Wikidot Wikia DokuWiki PmWiki
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]]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
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://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
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 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
**bold text**
**bold**
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italics''
//Italics//
//italic text//
//italics//
''italic''
Underline Format
__underline__
__underline__
__underlined text__
__underlined__
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
<code>monospace</code>
##monospace##
{{monospaced text}}
''monospace''
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
--strikethrough text--
<del>strikethrough</del>
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
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="..."]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
Aligning Text
<left>, <center>, <right>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
= Centered line
Plugin
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
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.
N/A
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
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
alternatively, indented:
* 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
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
<dl>
</dl>
; term
: definition
: item : description
Plugin
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
---
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----
----
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