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

General Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Version
1.32.2
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
14.4
2.3.5
Last Release Date
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2020-07-19 (1 year ago)
2022-05-22 (7 days ago)
2022-05-22 (7 days ago)
Last Update here
2009-12-09 (12 years ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2021-08-09 (9 months ago)
2022-05-24 (5 days ago)
2020-12-06 (1 year ago)
Author
Michal Frackowiak
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Andreas Gohr
XWiki Development Team
Petko Yotov (Original author: Patrick R. Michaud)
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
AGPLv3
GPL
GPL 2
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL2+
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database
Files
Database, RCS
Files
License Cost/ Fee
Free / Paid Accounts (starts from $5 per month)
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
companies, private users, social groups and communities, software developers, tech geeks
End Users/Desktop, Education
personal, small to medium companies
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
All
Hosting Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki 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
N/A
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Operating System
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Other Requirements
none
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
Datastorage Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Text Files
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Plugin
BerkeleyDB
Unknown
No
No
No
No
RCS
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Other
No
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
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
Security/Anti-Spam Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
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
Yes
Plugin
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Development/Support Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki 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
N/A
3285 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki 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 MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Interface Languages
2
English, Polish
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
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
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
Optional
Yes
Optional
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Links Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
CamelCase
No
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
HTML Tags
None
Some
Optional
All
Plugin
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Markdown Support
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Emoticon Images
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Scripting
CSS styles, embeddable JavaScript, reporting language
Optional
Optional, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Statistics Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Most/Least Popular
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Output Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Abbreviations
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
XML export
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Media and Files Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
Filenames only
Extras Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Calendar
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Forums
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Ticket System
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Syntax Examples Wikidot MediaWiki DokuWiki XWiki PmWiki
Internal Link
[[[page-name]]] or
[[[page-name|anchor]]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[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]]
[[page name #anchor]]
External Link
http://www.wikimatrix.org or 
[http://www.wikimatrix.org WikiMatrix]
[http://example.org The title]
[[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://...]]
Headlines
+++ headline level 3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold text**
'''bold'''
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
Italics Format
//italic text//
''italic''
//italics//
//Italics//
''italic''
Underline Format
__underlined text__
<u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
__underline__
{+underlined+}
Monospace Format
{{monospaced text}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
''monospace''
##monospace##
@@monospace@@
Strikethrough Format
--strikethrough text--
<s>strikethrough</s>
<del>strikethrough</del>
--Strike--
{-strikethrough-}
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
'^superscript^'
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
'_subscript_'
Images
[[image src="..."]]
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{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
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
Aligning Text
= Centered line
<center>Centered</center>
Plugin
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
Text Indentation
> First level of indentation
>> Second level of indentation.
: indented line
N/A
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
-> indented text
--> more indentation
Bulleted Lists
* element 1
* element 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# element 1
# element 1
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
- 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
Definition Lists
: item : description
; term : definition
Plugin
; term
: definition
: term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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