ThoughtFarmer vs. DokuWiki vs. XWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. TiddlyWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Version
6.0
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
11.9
1.32.2
5.1.13
2.2.109
Last Release Date
2013-01-21 (6 years ago)
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-10-28 (21 days ago)
2019-06-05 (5 months ago)
2016-06-24 (3 years ago)
2018-07-08 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2013-01-22 (6 years ago)
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2019-10-29 (20 days ago)
2019-06-21 (4 months ago)
2016-09-17 (3 years ago)
2018-10-26 (1 year ago)
Author
OpenRoad Communications Ltd
Andreas Gohr
XWiki Development Team
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Jeremy Ruston, TiddlyWiki community
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Commercial
GPL 2
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
BSD
GPL2+
Programming Language
ASP.NET C#
PHP
Java
PHP
HTML, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database
Database
Files
Files
License Cost/ Fee
$119/user (hosted), $10/user (cloud)
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Intranet, Corporate, Private
private, small to medium companies
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
End Users/Desktop, Education
Individuals, private, small groups
All
Hosting Features ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
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
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Operating System
Windows Server 2008, 2012
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
IIS
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.0.1+
Any with PHP support
Not required (optional backends available)
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
A common browser
none
Datastorage ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
No
Optional
Yes
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Other
Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2010
None
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
No
Self contained in html file
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Active Directory, Open Directory, or Custom Modules
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Yes
optional extensions available
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
Patch
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
nofollow
Unknown
Optional
No
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Blacklist
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Unknown
Optional
Development/Support ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#tiddlywiki on Freenode (irc://irc.freenode.net/tiddlywiki)
Stars on GitHub
N/A
2632 ⭐
N/A
N/A
4343 ⭐
N/A
Common Features ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Interface Languages
11
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Turkish, 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
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
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
4
German, English, French, Japanese
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
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Optional
Comments
Flat
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Links ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
All
Optional
All
Some
Optional
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Scripting
javascript (optional)
Optional, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional
JavaScript
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Usability ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Statistics ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Output ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Unknown
Optional
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
Keywords
No
Filenames only
Extras ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples ThoughtFarmer DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki TiddlyWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
wysiwyg rich text editor
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
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)
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord (CamelCase)
[[link]]
[[label|link]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
wysiwyg rich text editor
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[http://example.org The title]
http://www.example.com
[[label|http://www.example.com]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
wysiwyg rich text editor
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
''bold''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
//italics//
//Italics//
''italic''
//italic//
''italic''
Underline Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
__underlined__
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
''monospace''
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{{monospaced}}}
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
<del>strikethrough</del>
--Strike--
<s>strikethrough</s>
--strikethrough--
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
~~subscript~~
'_subscript_'
Images
wysiwyg rich text editor
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.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:wiki.png]]
[img[local.jpg]]
[img[http://foo.bar/foo.jpg]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
wysiwyg rich text editor
Plugin
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
<center>Centered</center>
using custom classes, e.g.
{{right{
text
}}}
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
Text Indentation
wysiwyg rich text editor
N/A
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
: indented line
:indent

> quote

<<<
blockquote
<<<
-> indented text
Bulleted Lists
wysiwyg rich text editor
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
wysiwyg rich text editor
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
wysiwyg rich text editor
Plugin
; term
: definition
; term : definition
; term
: description
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
wysiwyg rich text editor
----
----
----
----
----
remove ThoughtFarmer remove DokuWiki remove XWiki remove MediaWiki remove TiddlyWiki remove PmWiki