WikkaWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. WackoWiki vs. XWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. JSPWiki

General Features WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Version
1.4.2
1.32.2
6.1.10
14.4
phpwiki-1.3.14
2.11.0
Last Release Date
2020-04-19 (2 years ago)
2019-06-05 (2 years ago)
2022-05-24 (5 days ago)
2022-05-22 (7 days ago)
2007-06-30 (14 years ago)
2021-11-21 (6 months ago)
Last Update here
2020-04-20 (2 years ago)
2019-06-21 (2 years ago)
2022-05-25 (4 days ago)
2022-05-24 (5 days ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2021-12-01 (5 months ago)
Author
Wikka Development Team
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
WackoWiki Team
XWiki Development Team
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Apache Software Foundation
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
BSD
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
Apache License 2.0
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database
Database
Database
Database, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Database, Files
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)
End Users/Desktop, Education
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Any
all
Hosting Features WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
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
Yes
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
System Requirements WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Operating System
any (platform-independent)
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
OS Independent
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
any server with PHP/MySQL support
Any with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
mod_rewrite (optional)
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
various opt. helpers
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Datastorage WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Oracle
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
SQLite
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Optional
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
RCS
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Other
No
No
MariaDB
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
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
Security/Anti-Spam WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
Active Directory (patch)
Yes
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
Host Blocking
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
nofollow
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Development/Support WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#phpwiki
Freenode: #jspwiki
Stars on GitHub
42 ⭐
N/A
23 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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 MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Interface Languages
0
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
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, 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
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
Email notification
Patch
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Flat
Threaded
Plugin
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Links WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
CamelCase
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
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
Yes
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Page Redirects
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Some
All
All
Some
Optional
Math formulas
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Patch
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Scripting
Extensibility through drop-in plugins
Optional
actions (PHP)
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
plugins, templates, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Usability WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Section Editing
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
No
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Yes
Access Keys
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Patch
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Statistics WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Recent Visitors
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Output WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
No
Yes
Abbreviations
Patch
No
Patch
Plugin
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
XML export
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
No
Unknown
Patch
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Media Search
No
Keywords
Contents
Contents
No
Contents
Extras WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presentations
No
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Blogs
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Ticket System
No
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Chat
No
Unknown
Patch
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples WikkaWiki MediaWiki WackoWiki XWiki PhpWiki JSPWiki
Internal Link
CamelCase
[[forced]]
[[forced|This is a link]]
[[forced |日本語]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
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 or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
External Link
http://wikkawiki.org
[[http://wikkawiki.org|Wikka Wiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WikkaWiki]]
[http://example.org The title]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
Headlines
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
**bold**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
__bold__
Italics Format
//italic//
''italic''
//italics//
//Italics//
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italics''
Underline Format
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
Monospace Format
##monospaced##
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


{{monospace}}
Strikethrough Format
++Strike through text++
<s>strikethrough</s>
--strikethrough--
--Strike--
<strike>striked through</strike>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
Superscript Format
""<sup>Superscript</sup>""
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
^^superscript^^
<sup>above</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
Subscript Format
""<sub>Subscript</sub>""
<sub>subscript</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
,,subscript,,
<sub>below</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
Images
http://foo.bar/bar.jpg
{{image url="local.jpg"}}
{{image url="http://foo.bar/bar.jpg"}}
[[Image:wiki.png]]
((image.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
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.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
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/foo.jpg'}]
Aligning Text
@@Center text@@
<<left floated<<
>>right floated>>
<center>Centered</center>
{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

%%(text-align: right) text %%
Text Indentation
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)
indented
~indented
: indented line
one
two
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
Bulleted Lists
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)

~- Item 1
~~- Item 1.1
~- Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
* List
** list
*** list
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
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 1.2
# Item 2
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
""<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>""
; term : definition
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
; term
: definition
Term:<def>
def
;term:definition
Horizontal Rule
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