Wicked vs. XWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. Instiki vs. PmWiki

General Features Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Version
2.0.8
11.10.1
1.32.2
R6.0
0.30.0
2.2.109
Last Release Date
2017-09-20 (2 years ago)
2019-12-11 (1 day ago)
2019-06-05 (6 months ago)
2019-10-12 (2 months ago)
2019-02-28 (9 months ago)
2018-07-08 (1 year ago)
Last Update here
2018-10-15 (1 year ago)
2019-12-12 (today)
2019-06-21 (5 months ago)
2019-12-08 (4 days ago)
2019-03-04 (9 months ago)
2018-10-26 (1 year ago)
Author
The Horde Project
XWiki Development Team
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
WackoWiki Team
David Heinemeier Hansson, Jacques Distler, Matthias Tarasiewicz
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL 2
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
BSD
Ruby's
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
Java
PHP
PHP
Ruby on Rails
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database
Database
Database
Database
Files
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
none
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
End Users/Desktop, Education
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
general, education
All
Hosting Features Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki 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
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 Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Operating System
Any
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
OS Independent
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any
Servlet 3.0.1+
Any with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Thin (included), or Apache/NGinx (via Passenger)
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
Text_Wiki from PEAR
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
Ruby 2.0-2.6
none
Datastorage Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Text Files
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Other
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
DB abstraction with PDO
Any Rails-compatible back-end datastore can be used.
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
25 different backends
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Yes
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
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
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
Plugin
nofollow
No
No
Optional
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Blacklist
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Optional
Development/Support Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
0 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
433 ⭐
N/A
Common Features Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Special Features Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Interface Languages
8
German, English, Spanish, Finnish, Japanese, Slovenian, Ukrainian, Chinese
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
13
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
1
English
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
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Comments
No
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Flat
No
Plugin
Categories
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
None
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Links Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
None
All
Some
All
All
Plugin
Math formulas
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Textile Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
BBCode Support
Yes
No
No
Patch
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Scripting
No
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional
actions (PHP)
None
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Usability Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Analysis
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Output Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Optional
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Raw Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
PDF Export
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
No
Plugin
Office Export
No
Yes
Unknown
Patch
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Optional
Embedded Flash
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Embedded Video
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
No
Contents
Keywords
Contents
No
Filenames only
Extras Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Calendar
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Image Galleries
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Presentations
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
Blogs
No
Yes
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Ticket System
Optional
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Chat
No
Plugin
Unknown
Patch
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples Wicked XWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki Instiki PmWiki
Internal Link
[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]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
[[Some Page]]
[[Some Page|anchor text]]
[[Some Page#anchor]]
[[Some Page#anchor|anchor text]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
[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]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org Wacko Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[another site](http://example.com)
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
+ Level 1 Heading
++ Level 2 Heading
+++ Level 3 Heading
++++ Level 4 Heading
+++++ Level 5 Heading
++++++ Level 6 Heading
= 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###
####Level 4####
#####Level 5#####
######Level 6######
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italics//
//Italics//
''italic''
//italics//
_italic_, *italic*
''italic''
Underline Format
@@+++ underline @@
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
underlined
{: style='text-decoration:underlined'}
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
`monospace`
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
@@--- strikethrough @@
--Strike--
<s>strikethrough</s>
--strikethrough--
<del>strikethrough</del>
strikethrough
{: style='text-decoration:line-through'}
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
Images
local.jpg
http://foo.bar/baz.jpg
[http://foo.bar/baz.jpg Alt text]
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]]
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
![alt text](http://ex.com/image.jpg),
[[image.jpg|alt text:pic]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
<center>Centered</center>
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%

p{: style='text-align:left'}
p{: style='text-align:right'}
p{: style='text-align:center'}
p{: style='text-align:justify'}
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
Text Indentation
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
: indented line
one
two
p
{: style='margin-left:3em'}

> blockquote
-> indented text
Bulleted Lists
* Bullet one
* Sub-bullet
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Numero uno
# Number two
# Sub-item
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


1. Item 1
1. Item 1.1
2. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
: Item 1 : Something
: Item 2 : Something else
; term
: definition
; term : definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
term
: definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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