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

General Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Version
1.4.2
2.2.139
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
1.32.2
13.3
Last Release Date
2020-04-19 (1 year ago)
2021-05-03 (13 days ago)
2020-07-19 (9 months ago)
2019-06-05 (1 year ago)
2021-04-25 (21 days ago)
Last Update here
2020-04-20 (1 year ago)
2020-12-06 (5 months ago)
2020-10-28 (6 months ago)
2019-06-21 (1 year ago)
2021-04-26 (20 days ago)
Author
Wikka Development Team
Patrick R. Michaud (Dev.: Petko Yotov)
Andreas Gohr
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
XWiki Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL2+
GPL 2
GPL
LGPL + Free hosting on http://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Java
Data Storage
Database
Files
Files
Database
Database, RCS
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
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)
All
personal, small to medium companies
End Users/Desktop, Education
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Hosting Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
System Requirements WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Operating System
any (platform-independent)
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
any server with PHP/MySQL support
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support. Can also be run w/o a webserver.
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Servlet 3.0.1+
Other Requirements
mod_rewrite (optional)
none
none
Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
Datastorage WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Text Files
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
RCS
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Other
No
Compressed, XML and/or ephemeral files (modules). Can provide custom data backends.
None
No
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 PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
Active Directory (patch)
Internal: per page, per group, per user, per user group. External: .htpasswd, LDAP, Active Directory. Plugins: Mailman, forums w/MySQL, oAuth, custom possible.
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
Yes
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
nofollow
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Blacklist
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
No
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Development/Support WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
41 ⭐
N/A
3151 ⭐
N/A
N/A
Common Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Interface Languages
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, Sinhalese, Slovak, Albanian, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
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
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
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
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
Plugin
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Structured Data
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Links WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
CamelCase
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Yes
Freelinks
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Redirects
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
HTML Tags
Some
Plugin
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Markdown Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
BBCode Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Emoticon Images
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Scripting
Extensibility through drop-in plugins
MarkupExpressions (core, many add-ons). PageLists with templates (core structured data scripting). WikiSh (plugin)
Optional, PHP
Optional
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Usability WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Section Editing
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
No
Toolbar
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Access Keys
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Statistics WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Patch
No
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Patch
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Output WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Abbreviations
Patch
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Auto-TOC
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Patch
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Office Export
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Media and Files WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Embedded Video
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
MindMap Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
No
Filenames only
Filenames only
Keywords
Contents
Extras WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Presentations
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Ticket System
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Chat
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Syntax Examples WikkaWiki PmWiki DokuWiki MediaWiki XWiki
Internal Link
CamelCase
[[forced]]
[[forced|This is a link]]
[[forced |日本語]]
[[page name]]
[[page name | link text]]
[[link text -> page name]]
[[page name #anchor]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
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://....
[[http://... | link text]]
[[link text -> http://...]]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://example.org The title]
[[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 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
Italics Format
//italic//
''italic''
//italics//
''italic''
//Italics//
Underline Format
__underlined__
{+underlined+}
__underlined__
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
##monospaced##
@@monospace@@
''monospace''
<tt>monospace</tt>
##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
++Strike through text++
{-strikethrough-}
<del>strikethrough</del>
<s>strikethrough</s>
--Strike--
Superscript Format
""<sup>Superscript</sup>""
'^superscript^'
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
""<sub>Subscript</sub>""
'_subscript_'
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
,,subscript,,
Images
http://foo.bar/bar.jpg
{{image url="local.jpg"}}
{{image url="http://foo.bar/bar.jpg"}}
http://foo.bar/foo.jpg
Attach:foo.jpg
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[[Image:wiki.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
Aligning Text
@@Center text@@
<<left floated<<
>>right floated>>
%center% centered text
%right% right aligned
%lfloat% left floating text
%rfloat% right floating text
Plugin
<center>Centered</center>
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
(4 spaces or a ~ can replace a tab)
indented
~indented
-> indented text
--> more indentation
N/A
: indented line
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 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* 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 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
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>""
: term : definition
Plugin
; term : definition
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule
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