Wikia vs. PBwiki vs. XWiki vs. Wikidot vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Version
N/A
N/A
14.10
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
Last Release Date
N/A
N/A
2022-11-27 (12 days ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-02-18 (9 years ago)
2010-08-16 (12 years ago)
2022-11-29 (10 days ago)
2009-12-09 (13 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
Author
Wikia, Inc.
PBworks
XWiki Development Team
Michal Frackowiak
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
N/A
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
AGPLv3
GPL 2
GPL
Programming Language
N/A
N/A
Java
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
N/A
N/A
Database, RCS
Database
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
$0
Determined by Solution Needs
0
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
0
0
Development status
N/A
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
All users
Business Enterprises
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Hosting Features Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Storage Quota
unlimited
No limit
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
unlimited
No limit
no limit
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
none
None
max uploaded file size limit
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
None
by Terms Of Service
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Operating System
N/A
N/A
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
N/A
N/A
No
No
No
No
Webserver
N/A
N/A
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
N/A
N/A
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
Datastorage Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Text Files
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
Yes
No
MySQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
N/A
N/A
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
SQLite
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
N/A
N/A
No
Unknown
No
No
RCS
N/A
N/A
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Other
N/A
N/A
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
No
Security/Anti-Spam Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
N/A
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
Host Blocking
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Mail Encryption
Yes
No
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
nofollow
Yes
No
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Development/Support Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
N/A
N/A
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
##wikia on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
Common Features Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
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
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Special Features Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface Languages
0
1
English
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
2
English, Polish
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
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
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Structured Data
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Links Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
Some
All
All
None
Optional
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Optional
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Markdown Support
Optional
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
Optional
No
No
No
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
Optional
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Scripting
Yes
Javascript
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
Optional, PHP
Optional
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Optional
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Output Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
SVG Editing
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
Contents
No
Filenames only
Keywords
Extras Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples Wikia PBwiki XWiki Wikidot DokuWiki MediaWiki
Internal Link
CamelCaseLink or [Free 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)
[[[page-name]]] or
[[[page-name|anchor]]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[http://www.externallink.com]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://www.wikimatrix.org or 
[http://www.wikimatrix.org WikiMatrix]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
+++ headline level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
**bold text**
**bold**
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italics''
//Italics//
//italic text//
//italics//
''italic''
Underline Format
__underline__
__underline__
__underlined text__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
<code>monospace</code>
##monospace##
{{monospaced text}}
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
-strikethrough-
--Strike--
--strikethrough text--
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[http://www.imagelocation.com/image.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
[[image src="..."]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
<left>, <center>, <right>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
= Centered line
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
Indented block
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
> First level of indentation
>> Second level of indentation.
N/A
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
* List
** list
*** list
* element 1
* element 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Number #1
# Number #2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# element 1
# element 1
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
<dl>
</dl>
; term
: definition
: item : description
Plugin
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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