WackoWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. XWiki

General Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Version
6.1.25
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
phpwiki-1.3.14
2.11.0
16.3.1
Last Release Date
2024-04-11 (1 month ago)
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2007-06-30 (16 years ago)
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2024-05-09 (16 days ago)
Last Update here
2024-04-11 (1 month ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2024-05-13 (12 days ago)
Author
WackoWiki Team
Andreas Gohr
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Apache Software Foundation
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GPL 2
GPL
Apache License 2.0
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Java
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files
Database, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
personal, small to medium companies
Any
all
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Operating System
OS Independent
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Servlet 3.1+
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite (optional)
various opt. helpers
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Oracle
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
RCS
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Other
MariaDB
None
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
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
Security/Anti-Spam WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Optional
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Mail Encryption
Optional
Optional
No
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Development/Support WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
32 ⭐
3582 ⭐
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
Common Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Interface Languages
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, 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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
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
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Comments
Flat
Plugin
Plugin
Flat
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Yes
Links WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
All
Optional
Some
Optional
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Patch
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Scripting
actions (PHP)
Optional, PHP
plugins, templates, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Usability WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Statistics WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Analysis
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Output WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
Patch
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
Patch
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Filenames only
No
Contents
Contents
Extras WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Blogs
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Chat
Patch
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples WackoWiki DokuWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki XWiki
Internal Link
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki: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)
External Link
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
__bold__
**bold**
Italics Format
//italics//
//italics//
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italics''
//Italics//
Underline Format
__underline__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
__underline__
Monospace Format
##monospace##
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


{{monospace}}
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
--strikethrough--
<del>strikethrough</del>
<strike>striked through</strike>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
--Strike--
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>above</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
vvsubscriptvv
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>below</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
,,subscript,,
Images
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[ 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
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.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
Aligning Text
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Plugin
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%%(text-align: right) text %%
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
one
two
N/A
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Plugin
Term:<def>
def
;term:definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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