Zwiki vs. JSPWiki vs. XWiki vs. PhpWiki vs. MediaWiki vs. WikyBlog

General Features Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Version
0.61
2.11.0
14.10.3
phpwiki-1.3.14
1.32.2
1.5.4
Last Release Date
2008-10-27 (14 years ago)
2021-11-21 (1 year ago)
2023-01-09 (20 days ago)
2007-06-30 (15 years ago)
2019-06-05 (3 years ago)
2007-10-23 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-10-30 (14 years ago)
2021-12-01 (1 year ago)
2023-01-10 (19 days ago)
2009-04-03 (13 years ago)
2019-06-21 (3 years ago)
2007-10-24 (15 years ago)
Author
Simon Michael & the Zwiki dev team
Apache Software Foundation
XWiki Development Team
Steve Wainstead, Jeff Dairiki, Reini Urban, Carsten Klapp, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv2
Apache License 2.0
LGPL + Free hosting on https://myxwiki.org for individuals/non profit
GPL
GPL
GPL
Programming Language
Python
Java
Java
PHP
PHP
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database, Files
Database, RCS
Database, Files, RCS
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
anyone able to install or get access to a zope server
all
Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
Any
End Users/Desktop, Education
Private, Internet Communities
Hosting Features Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
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
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Operating System
any
any platform supporting JDK 1.8+
Any platform supporting Java 11 or greater
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Webserver
Zope
Any servlet 3.1 compliant web server, e.g. Tomcat 8.5+, Jetty, Glassfish, Websphere
Servlet 3.1+
Apache, IIS, anything with PHP support
Any with PHP support
Apache, anything with PHP
Other Requirements
optional JavaMail for mailing functionality
Java 11, MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
various opt. helpers
none
MySQL
Datastorage Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Text Files
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
SQLite
Unknown
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
Unknown
Optional
No
Yes
No
No
RCS
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Other
ZODB (zope object database)
JDBC driver must be provided manually; also Page provider architecture -> several implementations
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)
No
Security/Anti-Spam Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Authentication Backends
any supported by Zope authentication plugins
JAAS -> interface to many external backends possible
XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
db, session, pop, imap, ldap, file, webserver
Yes
No
Host Blocking
Patch
Optional
No
No
Yes
Yes
Mail Encryption
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
nofollow
Unknown
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Delayed Indexing
Patch
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Development/Support Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
#zwiki on freenode
Freenode: #jspwiki
#phpwiki
Stars on GitHub
N/A
88 ⭐
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
No
No
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 Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Optional
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Interface Languages
0
10
Breton, German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Chinese
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
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
5
English, French, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese
Email notification
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Comments
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Plugin
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Categories
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Detection
Page Locking
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Page Locking
Concurrent Editing
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Unknown
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Structured Data
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
Unknown
Links Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
CamelCase
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Freelinks
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
SisterWiki
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
No
Page Redirects
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Features Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
All
Some
Some
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
No
No
No
No
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Patch
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Footnotes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Quoting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
Optional
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Scripting
DTML
plugins for JavaScript, TCL and Groovy
velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
plugins, templates, PHP
Optional
No
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Usability Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Section Editing
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Page Templates
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Double-Click Edit
Patch
No
No
Optional
Optional
No
Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Patch
Plugin
No
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Statistics Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Analysis
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Output Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Printer Friendly
Print View
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
No
Mobile Friendly
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
No
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
HTML Export
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
XML export
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
PDF Export
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Office Export
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Embedded Flash
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Image Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
SVG Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
MindMap Editing
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Media Search
Filenames only
Contents
Contents
No
Keywords
No
Extras Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Image Galleries
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Presentations
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Blogs
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Unknown
Ticket System
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
Chat
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples Zwiki JSPWiki XWiki PhpWiki MediaWiki WikyBlog
Internal Link
WikiName
[freeform name]
[[double-bracketed]]
[link]
[text|link]
[text|wiki: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)
WikiWord or [somelink]
[ desc | pagename ]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
Bare urls plus markup-specific 
link syntax. This and all 
following syntax examples depend 
on which markup mode is used for 
a page, including:

restructured text, structured 
text, wikiwikiweb, moinmoin, 
html, plaintext..
[http://www.example.com/]
[example|http://www.example.com/]
[text|wiki:link]
[[wiki syntax here>>http://www.xwiki.com]]
http://www.xwiki.com
http://someserver/someurl
[ desc | exturl ]
[http://example.org The title]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
! Level 1
!! Level 2
!!! Level 3
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
!!!Headline1
!!Headline2
!Headline3
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
__bold__
**bold**
*bold* or
<strong>bold</strong>
'''bold'''
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italics''
//Italics//
_italics_ or 
or
<em>italics</em>
''italic''
''italic''
Underline Format
%%(text-decoration: underline) text %%
__underline__
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
{{monospace}}
##monospace##
<tt>monospace</tt>
<code>code</code>
<pre>preformatted</pre>
<verbatim>
unparsed text</verbatim>


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

<center>Centered</center>
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
%%(text-indent: 20px) 20 pixels %%
%%(text-indent: 30%) 30 percent %%
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 
: indented line
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
* List
** list
*** list
* list
or
- list
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* Item 1
** Item 1.1
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
# list
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# Item 1
## Item 1.1
# Item 2
Definition Lists
;term:definition
; term
: definition
Term:<def>
def
; term : definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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