WackoWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Version
6.1.25
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.32.2
Last Release Date
2024-04-11 (1 month ago)
2021-11-21 (2 years ago)
2007-06-30 (16 years ago)
2019-06-05 (4 years ago)
Last Update here
2024-04-11 (1 month ago)
2021-12-01 (2 years ago)
2009-04-03 (15 years ago)
2019-06-21 (4 years ago)
Author
WackoWiki Team
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
Apache License 2.0
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Java
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database, Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
all
Any
End Users/Desktop, Education
System Requirements WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Operating System
OS Independent
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Webserver
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite (optional)
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
none
Datastorage WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
Optional
Yes
No
RCS
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Other
MariaDB
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
No
Security/Anti-Spam WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Yes
Host Blocking
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Yes
No
No
Development/Support WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
32 ⭐
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, 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
Email notification
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Comments
Flat
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Patch
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Links WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
All
Optional
Some
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
Patch
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
No
Scripting
actions (PHP)
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
Optional
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Usability WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Output WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
No
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
No
Yes
Abbreviations
Patch
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Patch
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Contents
No
Keywords
Extras WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Blogs
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Ticket System
No
No
No
No
Chat
Patch
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples WackoWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki
Internal Link
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
**bold**
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
Underline Format
__underline__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
##monospace##
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


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

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

<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
one
two
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
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 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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