TWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. Confluence

General Features TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Version
TWiki-6.0.0
1.20.1
5.2
Last Release Date
2013-10-13 (5 years ago)
2012-11-29 (5 years ago)
2013-08-12 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-10-22 (5 years ago)
2012-11-30 (5 years ago)
2013-08-22 (5 years ago)
Author
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Atlassian
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
No
License
GPL
GPL
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
Programming Language
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Files, RCS
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
N/A
0
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Hosting Features TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
Unlimited
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
No
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
No
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Optional
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Operating System
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Root Access
No
No
No
Webserver
Almost any webserver, typically Apache 1.3/2.0
Any with PHP support
Apache Tomcat
Other Requirements
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
Datastorage TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Text Files
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
Yes
No
No
Other
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
No
Security/Anti-Spam TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Yes
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
Host Blocking
Plugin
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
Yes
Plugin
Optional
nofollow
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Plugin
No
No
Development/Support TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
No
Interface Languages
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, 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
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Links TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
CamelCase
Yes
No
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Optional
SisterWiki
Plugin
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Plugin
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
HTML Tags
All
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
Plugin
No
Yes
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
No
Yes
Scripting
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
Optional
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Section Editing
Plugin
Yes
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Plugin
Optional
No
Toolbar
Plugin
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
Plugin
No
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Yes
Output TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Plugin
No
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
Plugin
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Keywords
Contents
Extras TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
No
Yes
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples TWiki MediaWiki Confluence
Internal Link
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
External Link
http://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
Headlines
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
Bold Format
*bold*
'''bold'''
*bold*
Italics Format
_italic_
''italic''
_italics_
Underline Format
<u>underline</u>
<u>underlined</u>
+underline+
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
<s>strikethrough</s>
-strikethrough-
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
~subscript~
Images
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
Definition Lists
$ Term: Definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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