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Feature List

General FeaturesFoswiki Details
Version 2.1.6
Last Release Date 2018-03-02
Author Foswiki Community
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPL
Programming Language Perl
Data Storage Files, RCS
License Cost/ Fee $0
Development status Mature
Intended Audience Enterprise, Corporate, Business, Intranets, Personal use, Community building, Educational, Intranet, Extranet
System RequirementsFoswiki Details
Operating System Linux, Windows, OS-X and others
Root Access No
Webserver Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx, or any other supporting (F)CGI
Other Requirements RCS (optional), cron/scheduler, fgrep, egrep; Plugins may have additional dependencies
DatastorageFoswiki Details
Text Files Yes
PostgreSQL No
Oracle No
SQLite No
BerkeleyDB No
Other caching of content into database using plugins
Security/Anti-SpamFoswiki Details
Page Permissions Yes
Authentication Backends Internal authentication; anything Apache supports such as LDAP, NIS, AD, Kerberos
Host Blocking Plugin
Mail Encryption Yes
nofollow Yes
Blacklist Plugin
Delayed Indexing Plugin
Development/SupportFoswiki Details
Commercial Support Yes, 14 listed
Preconfigured Hosting Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
IRC Channel
Common FeaturesFoswiki Details
Preview Yes
Minor Changes Yes
Change Summary Yes
Page History Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all
Page Index Yes
Plugin System Yes
Special FeaturesFoswiki Details
Unicode Support Yes
Right-to-Left Support No
Interface Languages 22 languages
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification Yes
Comments Plugin
Categories Plugin
Namespaces Yes
Page Redirection Yes
Conflict Handling Conflict Resolution
Search Full Text
Wiki Farming Plugin
Structured Data Yes
LinksFoswiki Details
CamelCase Yes
Freelinks Yes
Backlinks Yes
InterWiki Plugin
SisterWiki Plugin
Image Links Yes
Windows Shares Plugin
Page Redirects Plugin
Syntax FeaturesFoswiki Details
HTML Tags All
Math formulas Plugin
Tables simple + complex
CREOLE support No
Markdown Support Plugin
Textile Support Plugin
BBCode Support No
Emoticon Images Plugin
Syntax Highlighting Plugin
Footnotes Plugin
Quoting Yes
Internal Comments Yes
Custom styles Yes
FAQ Tags Yes
Scripting JavaScript; Topic Markup Language
Content Includes Yes
Feed Aggregation Plugin
UsabilityFoswiki Details
Section Editing Plugin
Page Templates Yes
Double-Click Edit Plugin
Toolbar Plugin
WYSIWYG Editing Plugin
Access Keys Yes
Auto Signature Yes
StatisticsFoswiki Details
Recent Changes Yes
Wanted Pages No
Orphaned Pages Plugin
Most/Least Popular Yes
Recent Visitors Plugin
Analysis Yes
OutputFoswiki Details
CSS Stylesheets Yes
Printer Friendly Print View
Mobile Friendly Yes
Themes & Skins Yes
RSS Feeds Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes
Abbreviations Plugin
Auto-TOC Yes
Raw Export Yes
HTML Export Yes
XML export Plugin
PDF Export Plugin
Media and FilesFoswiki Details
File Attachments Yes
Media Revisions Yes
Embedded Flash Plugin
Embedded Video Plugin
Image Editing Plugin
SVG Editing Plugin
MindMap Editing Plugin
Media Search Contents
ExtrasFoswiki Details
Calendar Plugin
Image Galleries Plugin
Forums Plugin
Blogs Plugin
Ticket System Plugin
Syntax ExamplesFoswiki Details
Internal Link
WikiWord autolink
[[Spaced text]]
External Link
External Link autolink
---+ Level 1
---++ Level 2
---+++ Level 3
---++++ Level 4
---+++++ Level 5
---++++++ Level 6
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
Monospace Format
=monospaced text= and
multi line text
Strikethrough Format
Superscript Format
Subscript Format
Aligning Text
| left |   center   |   right |
or CSS
Text Indentation
multi line text
Bulleted Lists
   * Item 1
      * Item 1.1
   * Item 2
Numbered Lists
   1. Item 1
      a. Item 1.a
   1. Item 2
Definition Lists
   $ Term: Definition
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» Foswiki DocumentationFoswiki Details

Foswiki is a flexible, powerful, and easy to use enterprise wiki and collaboration platform. The structured wiki is typically used to run a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet or on the internet. Web content can be created collaboratively by using just a browser. Users without programming skills can create wiki applications. Developers can extend the functionality of Foswiki with Plugins.

Administrators can tailor their Foswiki installation with over 400 extensions available at

Foswiki is supported by a large vibrant community. It is surrounded by a rich eco-system of diverse commercial service providers covering hosting, individual customizations and training.

Foswiki is the open source successor of TWiki. It was created on 2008-10-27 by its core developers since a company called TWIKI.NET enforced their trademark on TWiki by locking out all former contributors.

Foswiki is backwards compatible to TWiki and continues 10 years of experience and tradition. It's latest release fixes over 400 individual bugs relative to the current TWiki release. Major TWiki customers are in progress to migrate away from TWiki, i.e. as development and fixes of key enterprise features are only available upstream for Foswiki.


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