XWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. DokuWiki vs. JSPWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. WackoWiki

General Features XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Version
14.10
1.32.2
2020-07-29 "Hogfather"
2.11.0
phpwiki-1.3.14
6.1.16
Last Release Date
2022-11-27 (12 days ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2020-07-19 (2 years ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2022-12-07 (2 days ago)
Last Update here
2022-11-29 (10 days ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2021-08-09 (1 year ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2022-12-07 (2 days ago)
Author
XWiki Development Team
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Andreas Gohr
Apache Software Foundation
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
WackoWiki Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
GPL 2
Apache License 2.0
GPL
BSD
Programming Language
Java
PHP
PHP
Java
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database, RCS
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
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
End Users/Desktop, Education
personal, small to medium companies
all
Any
Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
Hosting Features XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
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
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Operating System
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Linux, UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
OS Independent
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Servlet 3.1+
Any with PHP support
Apache, IIS, Nginx, Lighttpd, anything with PHP support
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
run with the appserver/webserver of your choice
Other Requirements
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
none
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
various opt. helpers
mod_rewrite (optional)
Datastorage XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Text Files
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Oracle
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
RCS
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Other
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
No
None
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
gdbm, cvs, MSSQL, ... (ADODB, PearDB)
MariaDB
Security/Anti-Spam XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Authentication Backends
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Yes
Textfile, LDAP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ActiveDirectory
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
LDAP (patch), ActiveDirectory
Host Blocking
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Optional
Mail Encryption
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Optional
nofollow
No
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
Development/Support XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
3582 ⭐
88 ⭐
N/A
32 ⭐
Common Features XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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 XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interface Languages
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
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
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
9
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Chinese Traditional
20
Bulgarian, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Comments
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Plugin
Flat
Plugin
Flat
Categories
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Patch
Structured Data
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Links XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
CamelCase
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
SisterWiki
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Page Redirects
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syntax Features XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
HTML Tags
All
Some
Optional
Optional
Some
All
Math formulas
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple
CREOLE support
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Markdown Support
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Patch
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quoting
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Comments
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Scripting
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Optional
Optional, PHP
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
plugins, templates, PHP
actions (PHP)
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Usability XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Section Editing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Optional
Yes
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Statistics XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
Analysis
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Output XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print View
Mobile Friendly
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Abbreviations
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
Patch
Auto-TOC
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Patch
Office Export
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
Media and Files XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Video
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Image Editing
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
SVG Editing
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Media Search
Contents
Keywords
Filenames only
Contents
No
Contents
Extras XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Blogs
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Ticket System
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Chat
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Patch
Syntax Examples XWiki MediaWiki DokuWiki JSPWiki PhpWiki WackoWiki
Internal Link
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)
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a Link]]
[[namespace:link]]
[[link|With a Title]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki:link]
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[InternalLink]] 
((InternalLink))
[[InternalLink alternate text]]
CamelCase
External Link
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
[http://example.org The title]
[[http://example.com]]
[[http://example.com|With a Title]]
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
https://wackowiki.org
[[https://wackowiki.org WackoWiki]]
[[Wikipedia:WackoWiki]]
Headlines
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
====== Level 1 ======
===== Level 2 =====
==== Level 3 ====
=== Level 4 ===
== Level 5 ==
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
== Level 1 ==
=== Level 2 ===
==== Level 3 ====
===== Level 4 =====
====== Level 5 ======
Bold Format
**bold**
'''bold'''
**bold**
__bold__
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
**bold**
Italics Format
//Italics//
''italic''
//italics//
''italics''
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
//italics//
Underline Format
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
__underlined__
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
<u>underlined</u>
__underline__
Monospace Format
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
''monospace''
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


##monospace##
Strikethrough Format
--Strike--
<s>strikethrough</s>
<del>strikethrough</del>
%%(text-decoration: line-through) deleted text %%
<strike>striked through</strike>
--strikethrough--
Superscript Format
^^superscript^^
<sup>superscript</sup>
<sup>superscript</sup>
%%(vertical-align: sup) text %%
<sup>above</sup>
^^superscript^^
Subscript Format
,,subscript,,
<sub>subscript</sub>
<sub>subscript</sub>
%%(vertical-align: sub) text %%
<sub>below</sub>
vvsubscriptvv
Images
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
[[Image:wiki.png]]
{{local.jpg}}
{{http://foo.bar/baz.jpg}}
[local.jpg]
[{Image src='local.jpg'}]
[{Image src='http://foo.bar/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.png))
file:image.png
https://example.com/image.png
Aligning Text
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
<center>Centered</center>
Plugin
%%(text-align: right) text %%
<?plugin RawHtml <span align="right"> ?>right<?plugin RawHtml </span> ?>
or <div align="right"> right </div>

{html}<div align="right">{html}

%%(wacko wrapper="text" wrapper_align="center")
content%%
Text Indentation
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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

Quotes:

> This is a quoted text
: indented line
N/A
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
;: left indent
;;: more left indent

or 
paragraph
and another level 
one
two
Bulleted Lists
* List
** list
*** list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* item 1
* item 1.1
* item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* list
or
- list
*one
**One-two
*two
*three
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
- item 1
- item 1.1
- item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
# list
1. numbered List
1. numbered List-2
2.#8 numbered List, with break


Definition Lists
; term
: definition
; term : definition
Plugin
;term:definition
Term:<def>
def
{html}<dl>
<dt>Coffee</dt>
<dd>Black hot drink</dd>
<dt>Milk</dt>
<dd>White cold drink</dd>
</dl>{html}
Horizontal Rule
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