ThoughtFarmer vs. XWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware vs. MediaWiki vs. PhpWiki

General Features ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Version
6.0
14.10.3
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
24.2 LTS, 21.7 LTS, 18.9 LTS
1.32.2
phpwiki-1.3.14
Last Release Date
2013-01-21 (10 years ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2022-10-09 (3 months ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-01-22 (10 years ago)
2023-01-10 (19 days ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2022-11-04 (2 months ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
Author
OpenRoad Communications Ltd
XWiki Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Tiki Software Community Association
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Commercial
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL 2
LGPL
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
ASP.NET C#
Java
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database, RCS
Files
Database
Database
Database, Files, RCS
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
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
personal, small to medium companies
Needing not just a robust wiki, but a full-featured CMS/Groupware with a bug tracker, discussion forums, blogs, etc.
End Users/Desktop, Education
Any
Hosting Features ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
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
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Operating System
Windows Server 2008, 2012
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, MacOS X and probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
IIS
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Works on standard shared hosting
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
None
none
various opt. helpers
Datastorage ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
RCS
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Other
Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2010
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
None
MariaDB
No
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
Security/Anti-Spam ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Active Directory, Open Directory, or Custom Modules
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
SAML, OpenID Connect, Active Directory, LDAP, Shibboleth, CAS, IMAP, InterTiki, Vpopmail, Basic HTTP authentication
Yes
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Host Blocking
Patch
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
nofollow
Unknown
No
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Unknown
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Unknown
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
Development/Support ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
No
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
11
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Turkish, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
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
35
Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Basque, Persian, Finnish, French, Galician, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Swedish, Swahili, Ukrainian, 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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Comments
Flat
Threaded
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Detection
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Links ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Freelinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
HTML Tags
All
All
Optional
Optional
Some
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Scripting
javascript (optional)
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional, PHP
Dynamic Variables more info ===>>
Optional
plugins, templates, PHP
Content Includes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Patch
Access Keys
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Output ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
PDF Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Media Search
Contents
Contents
Filenames only
Contents
Keywords
No
Extras ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Chat
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples ThoughtFarmer XWiki DokuWiki Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware MediaWiki PhpWiki
Internal Link
wysiwyg rich text editor
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)
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
((Name of page))
or
((Name of page|link to a page))
or
(semantic(link to a page))
or, if activated:
CamelCase WikiWords
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
External Link
wysiwyg rich text editor
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.com]
or
[http://example.com|label]
[http://example.org The title]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
Headlines
wysiwyg rich text editor
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
-= Titlebar =-
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
Bold Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
**bold**
**bold**
__bold__
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
Italics Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
//Italics//
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
Underline Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
__underline__
__underlined__
===underline===
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
##monospace##
''monospace''
-+monospace+-
<tt>monospace</tt>
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


Strikethrough Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
--Strike--
<del>strikethrough</del>
--strike--
<s>strikethrough</s>
<strike>striked through</strike>
Superscript Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
{SUP()}text{SUP}
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
Subscript Format
wysiwyg rich text editor
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
{SUB()}text{SUB}
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
Images
wysiwyg rich text editor
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}}
{img src=http://foo.bar/foo.jpg}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[ http://foo.org/1.jpg size=30%] 
external image
[Upload:view.jpg align=right size=50x40] 
view uploaded image
[Upload:view.jpg | http://server/external-linkjpg ] 
view and link to another image
Aligning Text
wysiwyg rich text editor
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Plugin
::centered text::
<center>Centered</center>
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

Text Indentation
wysiwyg rich text editor
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
N/A
leading spaces, if activated.
: indented line
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Bulleted Lists
wysiwyg rich text editor
* List
** list
*** list
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
Numbered Lists
wysiwyg rich text editor
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# list
Definition Lists
wysiwyg rich text editor
; term
: definition
Plugin
;term:definition
; term : definition
Term:<def>
def
Horizontal Rule
wysiwyg rich text editor
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