Wikidot vs. DokuWiki vs. XWiki vs. TWiki vs. PmWiki

General Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
14.4
TWiki-6.1.0
2.3.5
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2022-05-22 (7 days ago)
2018-07-15 (3 years ago)
2022-05-22 (7 days ago)
Last Update here
2009-12-09 (12 years ago)
2021-08-09 (9 months ago)
2022-05-24 (5 days ago)
2019-07-19 (2 years ago)
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
Author
Michal Frackowiak
Andreas Gohr
XWiki Development Team
Peter Thoeny, TWiki community
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
AGPLv3
GPL 2
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
Java
Perl, JavaScript
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database, RCS
Files, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
0
0
N/A
0
Development status
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
Large enterprise; small to medium businesses
All
Hosting Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Storage Quota
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
no limit
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
max uploaded file size limit
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
by Terms Of Service
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Linux, Windows, OS-X and other
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Almost any webserver, typically Apache and Ngnix
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
none
Datastorage Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Text Files
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
Unknown
No
No
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
Unknown
No
No
No
No
RCS
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
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
RcsLite Perl library for version control without external RCS; backend API for other storage
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
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
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
nofollow
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Development/Support Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Optional
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
19
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Plugin
Threaded
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Links Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
None
Optional
All
All
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Scripting
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
Optional, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
TWiki Markup Language, TWiki variables, JavaScript, extensive API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Statistics Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Output Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Media and Files Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Contents
Contents
Filenames only
Extras Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Syntax Examples Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki TWiki PmWiki
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)
WikiWord autolink
Otherweb.WikiWord
[[Spaced text]]
[[WikiWord][label]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
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://twiki.org/ autolink
[[http://twiki.org/][label]]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
Headlines
+++ headline level 3
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold text**
**bold**
**bold**
*bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italic text//
//italics//
//Italics//
_italic_
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined text__
__underlined__
__underline__
<u>underline</u>
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
{{monospaced text}}
''monospace''
##monospace##
=monospaced text= and
<verbatim>
multi line text
</verbatim>
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
--strikethrough text--
<del>strikethrough</del>
--Strike--
<strike>strikethrough</strike>
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
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
%ATTACHURL%/image.png
http://any.domain/image.png
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
= Centered line
Plugin
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or HTML
or CSS
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
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
<blockquote>
multi line text
</blockquote>
-> indented text
--> more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* element 1
* element 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
* Item 1.1
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
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
1. Item 1
a. Item 1.a
1. Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
: item : description
Plugin
; term
: definition
$ Term: Definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
----
----
----
---
----
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