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General FeaturesXWiki Details
Version 10.6
Last Release Date 2018-07-20
Author XWiki Development Team
Free and Open Source Yes
License LGPL + Free hosting on for individuals/non profit
Programming Language Java
Data Storage Database
License Cost/ Fee 0
Development status Mature
Intended Audience Enterprise, Workgroups, Developers
System RequirementsXWiki Details
Operating System Any platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greater
Root Access No
Webserver Servlet 3.0+
Other Requirements Java 1.8, MySQL/HSQLDB/etc (JDBC Driver required)
DatastorageXWiki Details
Text Files No
PostgreSQL Yes
Oracle Yes
SQLite No
BerkeleyDB 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
Security/Anti-SpamXWiki Details
Page Permissions Yes
Authentication Backends XWiki, LDAP, custom (Open API), Kerberos, NTLM, Headers, PUMA, SAML, Trusted LDAP, Sun SSO
Host Blocking No
Mail Encryption No
nofollow No
Blacklist No
Delayed Indexing Yes
Development/SupportXWiki Details
Commercial Support Yes, 12 listed
Preconfigured Hosting Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum Through the mailing list/JIRA/IRC/Nabble
IRC Channel (channel: #xwiki)
Common FeaturesXWiki 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 FeaturesXWiki Details
Unicode Support Yes
Right-to-Left Support No
Interface Languages 38 languages
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, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
Email notification Yes
Comments Threaded
Categories Yes
Namespaces Yes
Page Redirection Yes
Conflict Handling Page Locking
Search Full Text
Wiki Farming Yes
Structured Data Yes
LinksXWiki Details
CamelCase Yes
Freelinks Yes
Backlinks Yes
InterWiki Yes
SisterWiki Yes
Image Links Yes
Windows Shares Yes
Page Redirects Yes
Syntax FeaturesXWiki Details
HTML Tags All
Math formulas Yes
Tables simple + complex
CREOLE support Yes
Markdown Support Yes
Textile Support No
BBCode Support No
Emoticon Images Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Footnotes Yes
Quoting Yes
Internal Comments Yes
Custom styles Yes
FAQ Tags Plugin
Scripting velocity, groovy, ruby, jython, generic JSR223 & very powerful API
Content Includes Yes
Feed Aggregation Yes
UsabilityXWiki Details
Section Editing Yes
Page Templates Yes
Double-Click Edit No
Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editing Yes
Access Keys Yes
Auto Signature No
StatisticsXWiki Details
Recent Changes Yes
Wanted Pages Yes
Orphaned Pages Yes
Most/Least Popular Yes
Recent Visitors Yes
Analysis Yes
OutputXWiki Details
HTML XHTML 1.0 Strict
CSS Stylesheets Yes
Printer Friendly Print View
Mobile Friendly Plugin
Themes & Skins Yes
RSS Feeds Yes
ATOM Feeds Optional
Abbreviations Plugin
Auto-TOC Optional
Raw Export Yes
HTML Export Yes
XML export Yes
PDF Export Yes
Media and FilesXWiki Details
File Attachments Yes
Media Revisions Yes
Embedded Flash Yes
Embedded Video Yes
Image Editing Plugin
SVG Editing Plugin
MindMap Editing Plugin
Media Search Contents
ExtrasXWiki Details
Calendar Plugin
Image Galleries Yes
Forums Plugin
Blogs Yes
Ticket System Plugin
Syntax ExamplesXWiki Details
Internal Link
XWiki supports 16 input syntaxes (e.g. confluence, twiki, docbook, mediawiki, xwiki, etc), see for details.

The syntax documented below is XWiki Syntax 2.1 (

[[wiki syntax here>>Space.Page]]
(Space is optional and is the current space if not specified)
External Link
[[wiki syntax here>>]]
= Headline
== Subheadline
=== Sub-subheadline
==== etc..
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
Monospace Format
Strikethrough Format
Superscript Format
Subscript Format
[[image:img.png||width="25" height="25"]]

Starting with the xwiki/2.1 syntax, also:
Aligning Text
(% style="... css here..." %)Text
Text Indentation
Non-semantic text indentation through styling:

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


> This is a quoted text
Bulleted Lists
* List
** list
*** list
Numbered Lists
1. Item 1
11. Item 2
111. Item 3
1. Item 4
Definition Lists
; term
: definition
Horizontal Rule

» XWiki DocumentationXWiki Details

XWiki is a second generation wiki engine. It features professional features like Wiki, Blog, Comments & annotations, User Rights, LDAP Authentication, PDF Export, Office Imports.

XWiki also includes an advanced form and scripting engine making it a development platform for data-based intranet applications. It has powerful features that are extensible and an highly modular architecture. The scripting engine allows to access a powerful API allowing to access the XWiki repository in read and write mode.

XWiki is used by major companies around the world and XWiki SAS ( provides support and services for professional usage of XWiki.

XWiki is also provided as a free hosting service for non-business/non-critical projects at Pro hosting offerings are available at


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Security Advisories

The following security advisories for XWiki are listed at Secunia. You should always make sure to run an up-to-date version of the software and apply security related patches as soon as possible.