Wikidot vs. DokuWiki vs. XWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. ErfurtWiki

General Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
16.4.0
1.32.2
2.3.34
R1.02b (kind of final release :-)
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2024-05-28 (16 days ago)
2019-06-05 (5 years ago)
2024-05-26 (18 days ago)
2005-06-15 (18 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-12-09 (14 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2024-05-30 (14 days ago)
2019-06-21 (4 years ago)
2024-05-27 (17 days ago)
2010-04-04 (14 years ago)
Author
Michal Frackowiak
Andreas Gohr
XWiki Development Team
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Mario Salzer & Andi Fundinger
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
AGPLv3
GPL 2
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
GPL2+
Public Domain (!)
Programming Language
PHP
Java
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database, RCS
Database
Files
Database, Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
personal, small to medium companies
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
small + medium sites, development teams
Hosting Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Storage Quota
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
no limit
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
max uploaded file size limit
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
by Terms Of Service
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run with PHP's built-in webserver.
anything with PHP support
Other Requirements
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
none
none
Datastorage Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Text Files
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
MySQL
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Oracle
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
SQLite
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Plugin
RCS
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
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
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
no
Security/Anti-Spam Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Yes
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
UNIX, LDAP, MySQL, PHP, other
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
nofollow
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Patch
Development/Support Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
not yet :-)
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
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
Plugin
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Patch
Interface Languages
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
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
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
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, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
4
German, English, Spanish, Dutch
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Comments
Threaded
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Links Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
HTML Tags
None
Optional
All
Some
Plugin
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Scripting
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
Optional, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin), Data forms (optional)
optional
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Usability Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
Patch
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Output Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Contents
Keywords
Filenames only
No
Extras Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Calendar
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Ticket System
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki MediaWiki PmWiki ErfurtWiki
Internal Link
[[[page-name]]] or
[[[page-name|anchor]]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
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)
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
WikiPage
[WikiPage | Go here]
External Link
http://www.wikimatrix.org or 
[http://www.wikimatrix.org WikiMatrix]
[[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]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://erfurtwiki.sf.net
[http://erfurtwiki.sf.net | Go here]
mario@wiki.net
Headlines
+++ headline level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!! Big Headline
!! Medium Headline
! Section Headline
Bold Format
**bold text**
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
__bold text__
**bold text**
Italics Format
//italic text//
//italics//
//Italics//
''italic''
''italic''
''ialic text''
Underline Format
__underlined text__
__underlined__
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
optional or via css
Monospace Format
{{monospaced text}}
''monospace''
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
==monospaced text==
Strikethrough Format
--strikethrough text--
<del>strikethrough</del>
--Strike--
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
optional or via css
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
^^superscript text^^
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
optional or via css
Images
[[image src="..."]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.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:wiki.png]]
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
[link to the image.jpg]
Aligning Text
= Centered line
Plugin
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
optional or via css
Text Indentation
> First level of indentation
>> Second level of indentation.
N/A
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
: indented line
-> indented text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
just use 3 spaces or tabs
indented text
Bulleted Lists
* element 1
* element 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item A
* Item B
** Item B1
Numbered Lists
# element 1
# element 1
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
##* Item 1.1a
##* Item 1.1b

Definition Lists
: item : description
Plugin
; term
: definition
; term : definition
: term : definition
:definition: explanation
:anotherdef: another description
Horizontal Rule
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