ProntoWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. ErfurtWiki vs. XWiki vs. PmWiki vs. Hatta

General Features ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Version
1.0.1
6.1.25
R1.02b (kind of final release :-)
16.4.0
2.3.34
1.6.6
Last Release Date
2024-06-12 (1 day ago)
2024-04-11 (2 months ago)
2005-06-15 (18 years ago)
2024-05-28 (16 days ago)
2024-05-26 (18 days ago)
2015-08-28 (8 years ago)
Last Update here
2006-08-23 (17 years ago)
2024-04-11 (2 months ago)
2010-04-04 (14 years ago)
2024-05-30 (14 days ago)
2024-05-27 (17 days ago)
2015-08-29 (8 years ago)
Author
Clay Alberty
WackoWiki Team
Mario Salzer & Andi Fundinger
XWiki Development Team
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Radomir Dopieralski
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
BSD
Public Domain (!)
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL2+
GPL v2
Programming Language
C#
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Python
Data Storage
Database
Database
Database, Files, RCS
Database, RCS
Files
Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
small + medium sites, development teams
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
All
Hosting Features ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Operating System
Windows
OS Independent
any
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, Unix, Windows, MacOSX
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
IIS 5+
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
Standalone, WSGI, FastCGI, CGI
Other Requirements
.NET framework v2.0 or higher
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
Mercurial
Datastorage ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Text Files
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
PostgreSQL
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Oracle
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
BerkeleyDB
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
No
RCS
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Other
SQLExpress or SQL 2000 or SQL 2005
MariaDB
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
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Plain text files in Mercurial repository, with SQLite index
Security/Anti-Spam ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
.NET Membership platform
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
UNIX, LDAP, MySQL, PHP, other
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
n/a
Host Blocking
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
nofollow
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Blacklist
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
No
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Delayed Indexing
No
No
Patch
Yes
Optional
No
Development/Support ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
not yet :-)
#wiki at freenode.net
Stars on GitHub
N/A
32 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Special Features ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Unicode Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Unknown
Yes
Patch
No
Optional
Optional
Interface Languages
1
English
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
4
German, English, Spanish, Dutch
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
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
15
Arabic, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Swedish
Email notification
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Comments
No
Flat
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
No
Categories
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Patch
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Links ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
CamelCase
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
SisterWiki
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Image Links
Optional
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Syntax Features ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
HTML Tags
Some
All
Plugin
All
Plugin
None
Math formulas
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Tables
none
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
Unknown
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Markdown Support
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Unknown
Patch
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Footnotes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Quoting
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Internal Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Scripting
actions (PHP)
optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
JavaScript
Content Includes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Usability ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Section Editing
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
No
Yes
Patch
No
Plugin
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Access Keys
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Auto Signature
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Statistics ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Recent Changes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Analysis
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Output ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
RSS Feeds
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
ATOM Feeds
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Patch
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Optional
No
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
XML export
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
PDF Export
No
Patch
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Office Export
Unknown
Patch
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Embedded Video
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Image Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
No
Contents
Filenames only
Filenames only
Extras ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Image Galleries
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
Patch
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples ProntoWiki WackoWiki ErfurtWiki XWiki PmWiki Hatta
Internal Link
[pagename]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
WikiPage
[WikiPage | Go here]
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]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[link]]
[[link|label]]
External Link
{title|url}
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
http://erfurtwiki.sf.net
[http://erfurtwiki.sf.net | Go here]
mario@wiki.net
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://example.com
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|label]]
[[http://example.com|{{image}}]]
Headlines
!, !!, !!!
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
!!! Big Headline
!! Medium Headline
! Section Headline
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= h1 =
== h2 ==
...
===== h5 =====
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
__bold text__
**bold text**
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
''italics''
//italics//
''ialic text''
//Italics//
''italic''
//italic//
Underline Format
__under__
__underline__
optional or via css
__underline__
{+underlined+}
n/a
Monospace Format
##monospace##
==monospaced text==
##monospace##
@@monospace@@
{{{verbatim}}}
Strikethrough Format
<<strike>> (using custom tags)
--strikethrough--
optional or via css
--Strike--
{-strikethrough-}
n/a
Superscript Format
<<super>> (using custom tags)
^^superscript^^
^^superscript text^^
^^superscript^^
'^superscript^'
n/a
Subscript Format
<<sub>> (using custom tags)
vvsubscriptvv
optional or via css
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
n/a
Images
{guid} - this is displayed and can be inserted automatically for each image/page
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
[link to the 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
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
{{image}}
{{image|alt}}
Aligning Text
available through custom tags
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
optional or via css
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
n/a
Text Indentation
multiple spaces -> &nbsp;
one
two
just use 3 spaces or tabs
indented text
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
n/a
Bulleted Lists
+
++
+++
++++
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* Item A
* Item B
** Item B1
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* list
** sublist
Numbered Lists
#
##
###
####
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


# Item 1
## Item 1.1
##* Item 1.1a
##* Item 1.1b

1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
n/a
Definition Lists
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
:definition: explanation
:anotherdef: another description
; term
: definition
: term : definition
n/a
Horizontal Rule
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