Wikia vs. XWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PBwiki vs. Confluence

General Features Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Version
N/A
11.5
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
N/A
5.2
Last Release Date
N/A
2019-06-24 (28 days ago)
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (1 month ago)
N/A
2013-08-12 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-02-18 (6 years ago)
2019-06-25 (27 days ago)
2018-10-09 (9 months ago)
2019-06-21 (1 month ago)
2010-08-16 (8 years ago)
2013-08-22 (5 years ago)
Author
Wikia, Inc.
XWiki Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
PBworks
Atlassian
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
No
License
N/A
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL 2
GPL
N/A
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
Programming Language
N/A
Java
PHP
PHP
N/A
Java
Data Storage
N/A
Database
Files
Database
N/A
Database
License Cost/ Fee
$0
0
0
0
Determined by Solution Needs
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
Development status
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
N/A
Mature
Intended Audience
All users
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Business Enterprises
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Hosting Features Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Storage Quota
unlimited
N/A
N/A
No limit
Unlimited
Bandwidth Quota
unlimited
N/A
N/A
No limit
Other Limits
none
N/A
N/A
None
No
Topic Restrictions
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
N/A
N/A
None
No
Corporate Branding
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Own Domain
Optional
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
Optional
Ads allowed
Yes
No
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
System Requirements Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Operating System
N/A
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
N/A
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
Root Access
N/A
No
No
No
N/A
No
Webserver
N/A
Servlet 3.0+
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
N/A
Apache Tomcat
Other Requirements
N/A
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
N/A
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
Datastorage Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Text Files
N/A
No
Yes
No
N/A
No
MySQL
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
Yes
PostgreSQL
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
Yes
Oracle
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
Yes
SQLite
N/A
No
No
Yes
N/A
No
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
No
No
N/A
No
RCS
N/A
No
No
No
N/A
No
Other
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
N/A
Security/Anti-Spam Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
N/A
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
N/A
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Mail Encryption
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Optional
nofollow
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
Development/Support Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
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
N/A
N/A
Common Features Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
0
38
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, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
55
Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Faroese, French, Galician, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Cambodian, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, 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
1
English
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
N/A
Yes
Optional
Plugin
N/A
Yes
Structured Data
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Links Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
SisterWiki
Optional
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Features Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
HTML Tags
Some
All
Optional
Some
All
Optional
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Markdown Support
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Textile Support
Optional
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
BBCode Support
Optional
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
Yes
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional, PHP
Optional
Javascript
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Usability Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Statistics Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Analysis
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Yes
Output Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Plugin
SVG Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Contents
Extras Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Ticket System
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples Wikia XWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PBwiki Confluence
Internal Link
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]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
CamelCaseLink or [Free Link]
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
External Link
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.externallink.com]
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
Headlines
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!! Level 4
!!!!! Level 5
!!!!!! Level 6
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
*bold*
Italics Format
//Italics//
//italics//
''italic''
''italics''
_italics_
Underline Format
__underline__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
+underline+
Monospace Format
##monospace##
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>monospace</code>
{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
--Strike--
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
-strikethrough-
-strikethrough-
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
~subscript~
Images
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
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[http://www.imagelocation.com/image.jpg
Aligning Text
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
<left>, <center>, <right>
Text Indentation
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
N/A
: indented line
Indented block
Bulleted Lists
* List
** list
*** list
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Bullet #1
* Bullet #2
** SubBullet #1
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Number #1
# Number #2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
Definition Lists
; term
: definition
Plugin
; term : definition
<dl>
</dl>
Horizontal Rule
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