Wikidot vs. DokuWiki vs. XWiki vs. Wikia vs. PmWiki vs. MediaWiki

General Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Version
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
16.1.0
N/A
2.3.31
1.32.2
Last Release Date
2020-07-19 (3 years ago)
2024-02-25 (8 days ago)
N/A
2024-02-22 (11 days ago)
2019-06-05 (4 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-12-09 (14 years ago)
2021-08-09 (2 years ago)
2024-02-26 (7 days ago)
2013-02-18 (11 years ago)
2024-02-23 (10 days ago)
2019-06-21 (4 years ago)
Author
Michal Frackowiak
Andreas Gohr
XWiki Development Team
Wikia, Inc.
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
License
AGPLv3
GPL 2
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
N/A
GPL2+
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Java
N/A
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database, RCS
N/A
Files
Database
License Cost/ Fee
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
0
0
$0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
personal, small to medium companies
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
All users
All
End Users/Desktop, Education
Hosting Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Storage Quota
1500MB for free users, more for Pro accounts
N/A
unlimited
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
no limit
N/A
unlimited
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
max uploaded file size limit
N/A
none
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
by Terms Of Service
N/A
hate speech, personal attacks, we believe in kindness
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
Yes
Optional
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
No
Yes
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Operating System
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
N/A
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
No
No
No
N/A
No
No
Webserver
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
N/A
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
N/A
none
none
Datastorage Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Text Files
Unknown
Yes
No
N/A
Yes
No
MySQL
Unknown
No
Yes
N/A
Plugin
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
No
Yes
Oracle
Unknown
No
Yes
N/A
No
Yes
SQLite
Unknown
No
No
N/A
Plugin
Yes
BerkeleyDB
Unknown
No
No
N/A
No
No
RCS
Unknown
No
Plugin
N/A
Plugin
No
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
N/A
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
No
Security/Anti-Spam Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
N/A
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Yes
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
nofollow
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Development/Support Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
N/A
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
##wikia on freenode
Stars on GitHub
N/A
3582 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki 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 Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
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
0
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
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
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
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
N/A
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Links Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
CamelCase
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
HTML Tags
None
Optional
All
Some
Plugin
Some
Math formulas
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
Optional
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Scripting
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
Optional, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Yes
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
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Usability Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Most/Least Popular
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Recent Visitors
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Output Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Abbreviations
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
XML export
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Media and Files Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Contents
Keywords
Filenames only
Keywords
Extras Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
Calendar
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Forums
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Ticket System
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Chat
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Syntax Examples Wikidot DokuWiki XWiki Wikia PmWiki MediaWiki
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)
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[#anchor]]
[[#anchor|link to anchor]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
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://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[http://example.org The title]
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
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
**bold text**
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italic text//
//italics//
//Italics//
''italic''
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined text__
__underlined__
__underline__
{+underlined+}
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
{{monospaced text}}
''monospace''
##monospace##
@@monospace@@
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
--strikethrough text--
<del>strikethrough</del>
--Strike--
{-strikethrough-}
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
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
https://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg"alt/title text" | Caption
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
= Centered line
Plugin
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
%rframe% right floating frame
%lframe% left floating frame
<center>Centered</center>
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 text
--> more indentation
-< hanging text
--< more indentation
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* element 1
* element 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
alternatively, indented:
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* 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
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
alternatively, indented:
# Item 1
# Item 1.1
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
: item : description
Plugin
; term
: definition
: term : definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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