WikkaWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. PmWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. XWiki

General Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Version
1.3.1
2018-04-22a "Greebo"
1.32.2
2.2.109
phpwiki-1.3.14
11.9
Last Release Date
2011-03-30 (8 years ago)
2018-05-02 (1 year ago)
2019-06-05 (5 months ago)
2018-07-08 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (12 years ago)
2019-10-28 (22 days ago)
Last Update here
2011-05-08 (8 years ago)
2018-10-09 (1 year ago)
2019-06-21 (4 months ago)
2018-10-26 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (10 years ago)
2019-10-29 (21 days ago)
Author
Wikka Development Team
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
GPL2+
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database
Files
Database
Files
Database, Files, RCS
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Individual users (PIM/website backend), development teams (software documentation/knowledge base), organizations and companies (intranet/public website backend)
private, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
All
Any
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Operating System
any (platform-independent)
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
any server with PHP/MySQL support
Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Servlet 3.0.1+
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
none
various opt. helpers
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
RCS
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Other
No
None
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
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
Security/Anti-Spam WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Active Directory (patch)
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
No
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
No
Optional
No
Yes
Development/Support WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
2633 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
Interface Languages
0
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
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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
39
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, Uighur, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Patch
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comments
Flat
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Plugin
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Links WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Freelinks
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Optional
Some
Plugin
Some
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Scripting
Extensibility through drop-in plugins
Optional, PHP
Optional
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
plugins, templates, PHP
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Usability WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Access Keys
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Patch
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Patch
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Output WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Abbreviations
Patch
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
XML export
Patch
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Office Export
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Keywords
Filenames only
No
Contents
Extras WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples WikkaWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki PhpWiki XWiki
Internal Link
CamelCase
[[forced]]
[[forced This is a link]]
[[forced 日本語]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
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)
External Link
http://wikkawiki.org
[[http://wikkawiki.org Wikka Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WikkaWiki]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
http://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
**bold**
**bold**
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
**bold**
Italics Format
//italic//
//italics//
''italic''
''italic''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
//Italics//
Underline Format
__underlined__
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
{+underlined+}
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
##monospaced##
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
@@monospace@@
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
++Strike through text++
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
{-strikethrough-}
<strike>striked through</strike>
--Strike--
Superscript Format
""<sup>Superscript</sup>""
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
'^superscript^'
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
""<sub>Subscript</sub>""
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
'_subscript_'
<sub>below</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
http://foo.bar/bar.jpg
{{image url="local.jpg"}}
{{image url="http://foo.bar/bar.jpg"}}
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
[ http://foo.org/1.jpg size=30%] 
external image
[Upload:view.jpg align=right size=50x40] 
view uploaded image
[Upload:view.jpg | http://server/external-linkjpg ] 
view and link to another image
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
Aligning Text
@@Center text@@
<<left floated<<
>>right floated>>
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)
indented
~indented
N/A
: indented line
-> indented text
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~- Item 1
~~- Item 1.1
~- Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~1) Item 1
~~1) Item 1.1
~1) Item 2

(more options for lists are available)
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
""<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>""
Plugin
; term : definition
: term : definition
Term:<def>
def
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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