Comparison of wiki software

Comparison of wiki software

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of wiki software packages.

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General information

Creator First public release date Latest stable release Stable release date Predecessor Cost (USD) Software license[1] Open source Encoding Multilingual Programming language Data backend
BrainKeeper BrainKeeper, Inc. 02005-09-01 September 1, 2005 02010-03-01 March 1, 2010 [2] Proprietary No Yes Java/Java EE MySQL
Central Desktop Central Desktop Inc. 02005-10-01 October 1, 2005 2.0 02010-02-22 February 22, 2010 [3] Proprietary No PHP PostgreSQL
codeBeamer Intland Software 02002 2002 5.6.0 02011-03-31 March 31, 2011 Proprietary No UTF-8 No Java MySQL, Oracle, Apache Derby or Postgres
Confluence Atlassian Software Systems 02004-03-25 March 25, 2004 4.0 02011-09-15 September 15, 2011 [4] [5] Yes[6] UTF-8 Yes Java, Java EE DB2, MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL
coWiki Daniel T. Gorski; Paul Hanchett 02002-03 March 2002 0.3.4 02005-02-24 February 24, 2005 Free GPL Yes PHP5 MySQL
MindTouch Deki MindTouch & community 02006-07-25 July 25, 2006 10.0.8 02011-04-18 April 18, 2011 MediaWiki [7] GPL/LGPL, Apache License Yes UTF-8 Yes PHP, C# on Windows or Mono MySQL
DokuWiki Andreas Gohr 02004-07 July 2004 02011-05-25 May 25, 2011 Free GPL v2 Yes UTF-8 Yes PHP File system
EditMe Matt Wiseley 02003-08 August 2003 Non-free From $5/mo Proprietary No ISO8859-1 No Java MySQL
FlexWiki David Ornstein 2.1.0.274 02008-10-20 October 20, 2008 Free CPL Yes ASP.NET, C# File system, Microsoft SQL Server
Foswiki Foswiki Association 02009-01-09 January 9, 2009 1.1.3 02011-04-16 April 16, 2011 TWiki Free GPL Yes ISO8859-1, UTF-8 Yes Perl File system
Gitit John MacFarlane and community 02008-11-07 November 7, 2008 0.8.0.1 02011-06-06 June 6, 2011 Free GPL Yes UTF-8 Yes Haskell Git, now also Darcs, Mercurial
Gollum Free MIT Yes UTF-8 Yes Git
Ikiwiki Joey Hess et al.[8] 29 April 2006[8][9] 3.20110608[8][10] 02011-06-08 June 8, 2011 Free[8] GNU General Public License v2 +[8] Yes[8] Yes Perl[8] standard version control system[11] such as Git or Subversion or 6+ others[8][12]
Instiki David Heinemeier Hansson 0.19.2 02011-06-12 June 12, 2011 Free Ruby License[13] Yes Ruby Active Record
JAMWiki Various 02006-06-30 June 30, 2006 1.0.4 02011-06-06 June 6, 2011 MediaWiki Free LGPL Yes UTF-8 Yes Java Most JDBC compliant databases, or file system using HSQL
Jive SBS Jive Software 02007-01-07 January 7, 2007 4.5.6 [14] Proprietary No ISO8859-1, UTF-8, ... Yes Java EE/Java SQL/LDAP[15]
JotSpot JotSpot 02004-10 October 2004 2.0 02006-07-24 July 24, 2006 Non-free From $100/mo Proprietary No Java File system, XML
JSPWiki Janne Jalkanen 02001-07-06 July 6, 2001 2.8.4 02010-05-09 May 9, 2010 Free Apache Public License 2.0 Yes UTF-8 Yes Java Flat-file, RCS, SVN
Juli Fumisky Wells 02011-04-07 April 7, 2011 1.02.01 02011-08-23 August 23, 2011 Free GPL Yes UTF-8 Yes Ruby Git
MediaWiki Wikimedia Foundation 02002-01-25 January 25, 2002 1.17.0 02011-06-22 June 22, 2011 Free GPL v2 Yes UTF-8 Yes PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite
Midgard Wiki Henri Bergius 02004-09-29 September 29, 2004 8.09.9[16] 02010-06-22 June 22, 2010 Free LGPL Yes PHP MySQL and RCS
MoinMoin Jürgen Hermann; Thomas Waldmann; ... 02000-07-28 July 28, 2000 1.9.3 02010-06-27 June 27, 2010 PikiPiki Free GPL Yes UTF-8 Yes Python Flat-file
MojoMojo Marcus Ramberg & community 02007-08-29 August 29, 2007 1.03 02010-01-12 January 12, 2010 Free Perl Yes UTF-8 Yes Perl PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL, others
OddMuseWiki Alex Schroeder 1.934 02009-11-13 November 13, 2009[17] UseModWiki 0.9 Free GPL Yes UTF-8[18] Perl Flat-file
PBworks David Weekly 02005-05-30 May 30, 2005 TipiWiki [19] Proprietary No UTF-8 PHP MogileFS, Squid, MySQL, Pound, lighttpd
PhpWiki Steve Wainstead, ... 01999-12 December 1999 1.3.14 02007-07-01 July 1, 2007 WikiWikiWeb Free GPL Yes ISO8859-1, UTF-8 Yes PHP Berkeley DB, Flat-file, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle 8, Firebird
Pier Lukas Renggli 2.0 SmallWiki Free MIT Yes Smalltalk, Squeak Image-based, and pluggable
PmWiki Patrick Michaud 02002-02-06 February 6, 2002 2.2.35 02011-11-11 November 11, 2011 Free GPL Yes ISO8859-1, UTF-8 Yes PHP Flat-file. MySQL, SQLite (plug-ins)
ProjectForum CourseForum Technologies 02003-01 January 2003 7.0.1 02011-06-22 June 22, 2011 [20] Proprietary No UTF-8 Various (precompiled) Metakit
Qontext Qontext, Inc 02010-11-06 November 6, 2010 0.144.1 02010-12-12 December 12, 2010 Refer website Proprietary No UTF-8 Yes Java Amazon Cloud
SamePage eTouch Systems 02007-01 January 2007 4.4.0.0.239 [21] Proprietary No Yes Java EE/Java SQL/LDAP
ScrewTurn Wiki ScrewTurn Software 02006-09-03 September 3, 2006 3.0.5.600 02011-07-12 July 12, 2011 Free GPL v2 Yes Yes ASP.NET, C# MySql, Microsoft SQL Server or flat-file
SharePoint Foundation Microsoft 02001-03 March 2001 2010 02010-04-22 April 22, 2010 3.0 Free[22] Proprietary No UTF-8 Yes ASP.NET, C# Microsoft SQL Server or Windows Internal Database
SharePoint Server Microsoft 02001 2001 2010 02010-04-22 April 22, 2010 2007 Non-free from $90/user or from $3/mo[23] Proprietary No UTF-8 Yes ASP.NET, C# Microsoft SQL Server or Windows Internal Database
SMW+ ontoprise GmbH 1.5.6-1 02011-09-14 September 14, 2011 MediaWiki Free GPL Yes UTF-8 PHP MySQL
Socialtext Socialtext 2003 4.6.0 02011-02-24 February 24, 2011 N/A [24] [25] No Perl PostgreSQL
Swiki Mark Guzdial; Jochen Rick 01999-10 October 1999 1.5 02005-12-06 December 6, 2005 Free GPL Yes Squeak File system
ThoughtFarmer ThoughtFarmer 02006-05 May 2006 4.0 02010-11-22 November 22, 2010 Non-free $109/user Proprietary No UTF-8 Yes ASP.NET, C# Microsoft SQL Server
TiddlyWiki Jeremy Ruston 02004-09 September 2004 2.6.2 02010-11-30 November 30, 2010[26] Free BSD Yes UTF-8 Yes JavaScript Single file, MySQL (mod)
TigerWiki Chabel.org 02005-07 July 2005 2.19 02006-11-02 November 2, 2006 roWiki Free GPL Yes PHP File system
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Luis Argerich (200+ devs nowadays) 02002-10-09 October 9, 2002 8.1 02011-11-11 November 11, 2011 Free LGPL Yes UTF-8 Yes PHP MySQL
Traction TeamPage Traction Software 01999-12-01 December 1, 1999 5.2 02011-05-10 May 10, 2011 [27] Proprietary No UTF-8, ... Supports multi-lingual content
(and supports i18n)
Java SE/Java Flat File and File System
Oracle 10G RDB option
WebDAV for Attachments
TWiki Peter Thoeny 01998-10 October 1998 5.0.2 02011-05-03 May 3, 2011 JosWiki [28] GPL Yes ISO8859-1, UTF-8 Yes Perl Flat-file, RCS, pluggable storage backend[29]
UseModWiki Clifford Adams 02000-01-22 January 22, 2000 1.0.5 02009-08-28 August 28, 2009 AtisWiki Free GPL Yes Perl Flat-file
WackoWiki Roman Ivanov 02003-03 March 2003 R4.3 02011-03-20 March 20, 2011 WakkaWiki Free BSD Yes Yes PHP MySQL
Wiki Server Apple Inc. comes with OS X Server Proprietary No
Wikispaces Tangient LLC 02005-03-18 March 18, 2005 [19] Proprietary No UTF-8 Yes PHP MySQL, MogileFS
Wikiwig Steve Goldman (Formerly Starcrouz) 02004-07-20 July 20, 2004 R5.01 02008-05-28 May 28, 2008 Wikiwig 4.x Free GPL Yes Yes PHP MySQL
WikkaWiki Wikka Development Team 02004-05-16 May 16, 2004 1.3.1 02011-03-31 March 31, 2011 WakkaWiki Free GPL Yes ISO8859-1 Yes PHP MySQL
wiki, WikiWikiWeb Ward Cunningham 1995 Apple HyperCard see QuickWiki Perl
XWiki Ludovic Dubost 02004-02 February 2004 3.2 02011-10-11 October 11, 2011 Twiki Free LGPL Yes UTF-8 Yes Java PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Apache Derby, HSQLDB
ZWiki Simon Michael 01999-11-05 November 5, 1999 0.61.0 02008-10-28 October 28, 2008 Free GPL Yes UTF-8 Yes Python ZODB - Zope Object Database
Creator First public release date Latest stable release Stable release date Predecessor Cost (USD) Software license[1] Open source Encoding Multilingual Programming language Data backend
  1. ^ a b Licenses here are a summary, and are not taken to be complete statements of the licenses. Some packages may use libraries under different licenses.
  2. ^ Paid plans start at $17/month
  3. ^ Free Ver Available, Paid plans start at $25/month
  4. ^ Free (open source project or community or personal), $1200–8000 commercial, $600–4000 academic
  5. ^ Commercial, Academic, Community, Personal, Open Source Project
  6. ^ Atlassian Confluence Licensing FAQs("Do I get access to the source code?". http://www.atlassian.com/about/licensing/faq.jsp#source_code. )
  7. ^ Free & open-source edition, paid enterprise edition, and free and paid hosted versions offered.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h quoted from Ikiwiki specifically ("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikiwiki version 19:13, 29 January 2010". http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ikiwiki&oldid=340766261. Retrieved 2010-01-29. )
  9. ^ Version 1.0, see ikiwiki roadmap
  10. ^ ("Download page of ikiwiki". Ikiwiki.info. http://ikiwiki.info/download/. Retrieved 2010-01-29. ) asserts the latest source is in debian repository ("ikiwiki at debian packages". Packages.debian.org. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/ikiwiki. Retrieved 2010-01-29. ) which gives the latest version number.
  11. ^ "ikiwiki feature "Use a Real RCS"". Ikiwiki.info. http://ikiwiki.info/features/#index1h2. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  12. ^ "ikiwiki Revision Control Systems". Ikiwiki.info. http://ikiwiki.info/rcs. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  13. ^ Instiki - Ruby License Instiki is distributed under the same terms as Ruby itself, per the Mirror.Easynet.be, Ruby license.
  14. ^ For internal collaboration and communities of practice: free for up to 5 users, additional users $59/user/year
  15. ^ including: MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server
  16. ^ Midgard-Project.org
  17. ^ Index of /releases/oddmuse – download.savannah.gnu.org
  18. ^ The HttpCharset option is set to UTF-8 by default
  19. ^ a b Free & Paid options available
  20. ^ Free and paid versions available.
  21. ^ For internal collaboration and knowledge management: SaaS & hosted pricing
  22. ^ user licence is included in Windows Server CAL
  23. ^ price for whole suite, including wiki system, ECM, social software, ...
  24. ^ Pricing varies. Available deployment options include: free open-source and VMware image downloads, hosted services and dedicated appliances.
  25. ^ Open-source and commercial licensing options
  26. ^ http://www.tiddlywiki.com/beta/
  27. ^ Free for personal or commercial use with up to 5 login accounts for contributors / editors / administrators and unlimited visitor access (no login required). Pricing starts at $3750 / year for 25 login accounts. Amazon EC2 hosting available.
  28. ^ Free download at twiki.org; twiki.net offers Certified TWiki Virtual Appliance with/without support, and paid hosting solutions
  29. ^ Foswiki mailing list - Foswiki on Wikipedia

Target audience

Wiki software Public Private Corporate/Enterprise Education Intranet Personal Scientific/Technical/Mathematical
BrainKeeper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
CamelWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Central Desktop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
codeBeamer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Confluence Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
coWiki Yes Yes Yes
MindTouch Deki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DokuWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EditMe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FlexWiki Yes Yes Yes
Foswiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instiki Yes Yes Yes
Gitit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Inbuilt support for LaTeX math; syntax highlighting for code blocks.
JAMWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jive SBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
JotSpot Yes Yes Yes
JSPWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Juli Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MediaWiki Yes Yes[1] Yes
Midgard Wiki Yes Yes Yes
MoinMoin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MojoMojo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Noösphere Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Latex input
OddMuseWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PBworks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PhpWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PmWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ProjectForum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Qontext Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SamePage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ScrewTurn Wiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Foundation Yes Yes
SharePoint Server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMW+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Socialtext Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Swiki Yes Yes Yes
ThoughtFarmer Yes Yes
TiddlyWiki Yes Yes
TigerWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction TeamPage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UseModWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WackoWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wikispaces Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wikiwig Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WikkaWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ZWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wiki software Public Private Corporate/Enterprise Education Intranet Personal Scientific/Technical/Mathematical

Features 1

File uploading / attachments Spam prevention Page access control[1] Inline HTML[2] User-customizable interface[3] Document renaming
BrainKeeper Yes Yes, No Yes Yes, templates and themes, html and css Yes
CamelWiki No Yes, Verification code No No Partial, CSS No
Central Desktop Yes Yes, CAPTCHA No Yes Yes, templates and themes, html and css No
codeBeamer Yes No Yes optional Partial - JSP pages + CSS Yes, links don't break
Confluence Yes Yes, CAPTCHA Yes optional Yes, templates and themes + CSS Yes, links are updated
coWiki No No Yes, due to UNIX-style permissions No Partial - hand-edited templates, document "Print version" Yes, all pages are seamlessly updated

MindTouch Deki

Yes Yes Yes optional Yes Yes
DokuWiki Yes Yes, blacklist Yes, optional Yes, optional Yes, templates, CSS, PHP; heavily documented PHP API Yes, plugin
EditMe Yes Yes, CAPTCHA Yes, Yes, Yes, templates, CSS, [XHTML], [JavaScript] Yes,
FlexWiki Yes Yes, blacklist, CAPTCHA, nofollow Yes Yes, plugin Partial - CSS, templates, WikiTalk Yes, old page becomes a redirect
Foswiki Yes Yes, ACL Yes Yes Yes, skins Yes
Gitit Yes Yes, reCAPTCHA Yes Yes, Yes - Templates, CSS Yes, old page becomes a redirect
Instiki Yes No No Yes Partial - CSS No
File uploading / attachments Spam prevention Page access control[1] Inline HTML[2] User-customizable interface[3] Document renaming
JAMWiki Yes Yes, content by regular expressions Yes Yes, optional Yes - templates and editable CSS stylesheet topic Yes, old page becomes a redirect
Jive SBS Yes optional Yes, extensive permissions API Yes Yes No, scheduled for 3.0
JotSpot Yes No Yes Yes, optional Partial - CSS Yes
JSPWiki Yes Yes, content by regular expressions, CAPTCHA, Akismet, bot detection Yes Yes, optional Partial - templates Yes
Juli Yes No No Yes, Yes - Templates, CSS Yes
MediaWiki Yes Yes, URL blacklist, word blacklist, IP address blocking, captchas Yes Yes Partial - many features are user-customizable, templates Yes, old page becomes a redirect
Midgard Wiki Yes No Yes Yes Partial templates, CSS No
MoinMoin Yes Yes, BadContent filtering via Regular Expressions, Textchas Yes, very flexible ACLs, wiki-editable groups Yes - safe Yes - Themes, templates, CSS, XSLT, user editable navigation Yes, old page can be a redirect
MojoMojo Yes Yes, CAPTCHA Yes, Cascading ACL control allowing stewardship of topics Yes - safe Yes - Themes, CSS Yes, current: page redirect, soon: Node moving
Near-Time Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, templates, html, custom navigation portal, custom data fields, CSS Yes
OddMuseWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes, plugin CSS Yes
PBworks Yes Yes - passwords, SSO-capable integration, ACLs, IP address whitelisting/blacklisting Yes Yes, and plugins Partial - CSS No
PhpWiki Yes Yes, CPAN Blog::SpamAssassin Yes plugin themes; un-documented Yes
PmWiki Yes Yes[4] Yes Yes, module Yes, themes, per page/per group CSS, ... Yes, module
ProjectForum Yes Yes, registration Yes Yes Yes, templates, themes, CSS, ... Yes
Qontext Yes Yes, via registration and nofollow Yes No Yes, CSS and templates Yes
SamePage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Foundation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SharePoint Server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMW+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Templates, skins, css, special wikipages (forms) Yes (old page becomes a redirect)
Socialtext Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
File uploading / attachments Spam prevention Page access control[1] Inline HTML[2] User-customizable interface[3] Document renaming
Swiki Yes Yes, block IP addresses, words, UserIDs Yes Yes For AniAniWebs, CSS Yes, updating all backlinks
ThoughtFarmer Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
TiddlyWiki Yes, plugin[5] No No Yes, plugin Yes, themes, user CSS, modules Yes
TigerWiki No No, to be coded Yes, password protection No Partial - style-sheets, template No
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Yes Yes, CAPTCHA for registration and anonymous edits or comments, encrypted email addresses.[6] Yes Yes themes, user CSS, modules Yes
Traction TeamPage Yes, with WebDAV versioning Yes, CAPTCHA for registration, block lists Yes Yes Safe Yes, workspace templates, color templates, and developer tools Yes, links are updated automatically and name history maintained
TWiki Yes Yes[7] Yes Yes templates, skins, user CSS Yes, fixing backlinks
UseModWiki Yes Yes, IP address blacklist Yes? Yes? CSS Yes, admins only
WackoWiki Yes Yes, referrer blacklist Yes Yes - configurable/safe themes, style-sheets Yes
Wikispaces Yes Yes, CAPTCHA Yes Yes Yes, themes, HTML, CSS Yes
Wikiwig Yes Yes,Captcha Yes Yes Partial Yes
WikkaWiki Yes Yes, referrer blacklist (module), HTTP REQUEST analysis (module) Yes Yes, configurable/safe Yes, CSS stylesheets Yes, old pages can be redirected
XWiki Yes Yes, Captcha, ACL Yes Yes Yes style-sheets, templates, themes, skin extensions Yes
ZWiki Yes Yes Yes Yes style-sheets, templates, skins Yes
File uploading / attachments Spam prevention Page access control[1] Inline HTML[2] User-customizable interface[3] Document renaming

Features 2

WYSIWYG editing Web feeds Extensibility Cross-wiki support Wiki farms Outliner Mechanism[8] Other features
BrainKeeper Yes Yes, RSS No No No Yes [9]
CamelWiki No No No No No No
Central Desktop Yes Yes, RSS [10]
codeBeamer Yes with TinyMCE or Microsoft Word No Yes, Java Plug-ins [11]
Confluence Yes Yes, RSS Java Plug-ins, User Macros in Apache Velocity [12]
coWiki ? Yes, RSS [2] plugins via an OOP interface [13]
MindTouch Deki Yes Yes, RSS, XML, JSON API, Service Oriented Architecture [14]
DokuWiki No Quickbuttons and a preview mode exist however Yes, RSS/Atom [3] Yes, Plugin API Yes No Yes Look at the Website[15]
EditMe Yes Yes, RSS Yes, Modules, embedded JavaScript API No [16]
FlexWiki No Yes, RSS ASP, WikiTalk, .Net Reflection plugins Forms, Scripting, Integrated Weblog and Threaded Message Forum
Gitit Yes No Markdown and other lightweight markup languages Yes Yes Yes Yes
UseModWiki No? Yes extensions
Instiki No Yes, RSS fairly trivial with minimal Ruby knowledge Yes, can use different (administrator-set) markup languages. [17]
WYSIWYG editing Web feeds Extensibility Cross-wiki support Wiki farms Outliner Mechanism Other features
JAMWiki Partial, optional editing buttons Yes, RSS Plugin wiki syntax parser (default is Mediawiki syntax)
Jive SBS Yes Yes Yes, both functionality and theme via plugins No
JotSpot Yes Yes, RSS, per page plugins, server-side Javascript [18]
JSPWiki Partial, alpha Yes, RSS, per page plugins, filters, providers Weblog integration
Juli No No No No No Yes
MediaWiki Partial, via extensions Yes, RSS/Atom actions, handlers Yes [19]
Midgard Wiki No Yes, RSS, all changes PHP component architecture CMS integration
MoinMoin Yes, v1.5+ Yes, RSS, last changes different plugin types Yes, selectable parsers [20]
MojoMojo Yes, With live preview Yes, RSS Yes, plugins and custom additions types Yes, Multiple markup parsers available [21]
OddMuseWiki Yes, plugin Yes plugins Yes [22]
PBworks Yes Yes, RSS/Atom API, AuthAPI, plugins, wikilets [23]
PhpWiki Yes, module Yes RSS/Atom/RDF: global, per page or per user plugins support all databases
PmWiki No. GUI buttons and Preview mode exist however[24] Yes RSS/Atom/RDF (option): global, per namespace, per page or per watchlist; feed readers (plugins) very, 500+ plugins and configuration recipes WikiCreole (option), Markdown (plugin)[25] Yes [26]
ProjectForum Yes Yes, RSS/Atom Yes No Yes
Qontext Yes Yes, RSS No No N/A No [27]
SamePage Yes Yes, RSS feeds, plugins
SharePoint Foundation Yes Yes, RSS feeds Yes Themes, WebParts, API Yes (limited) Yes Yes Lists, CMS, Weblog, Tagging, Discussions Notifications, Reports, Workflow, Enterprise level security
SharePoint Server Yes Yes, RSS feeds Yes Themes, WebParts, API Yes (limited) Yes Yes Forms(InfoPath), Lists, CMS, Weblog, Tagging, Discussions, Notifications, Reports, Enterprise level security, Workflow, Enterprise Search
SMW+ Yes Yes, via Data Import Yes, special purpose extensions [28]
Socialtext Yes Yes, RSS feeds, Google/Technorati search results using REST/SOAP APIs [29]
WYSIWYG editing Web feeds Extensibility Cross-wiki support Wiki farms Outliner Mechanism Other features
Swiki No Some [30]
ThoughtFarmer Yes Yes Plugins, API used by ThoughtFarmer Professional Services [31]
TiddlyWiki Yes, with FCKeditor or other plugin Yes, RSS plugins [32]
TigerWiki No Yes, RSS with plugin Code modification [33]
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Yes, with FCKeditor or via Quicktag insertion Yes, RSS/Atom/RDF Hundreds of features, plugins, modules & mods No [34]
Traction TeamPage Yes Yes, Dynamic RSS inbound / outbound Plug-in architecture for widgets, forms, interface and function modifications [35]
TWiki Yes, pre-installed plugin Yes, RSS/Atom, with search string 400+ extensions; Plugin API for developers; TWiki markup/scripting for users to create wiki applications Yes, user selectable wiki syntax with EditSyntaxPlugin [36]
UseModWiki No? Yes extensions
WackoWiki No, Has toolbar buttons and keyboard shortcuts to create WikiMarkup, see: WikiEdit Yes, RSS actions, handlers [37]
Wikispaces Yes Yes, RSS/Atom API, widgets, single sign-on (SSO) [38]
Wikiwig Yes, Xinha No Some
WikkaWiki No Yes, Single page/Comments/Global Yes, plugins, actions, handlers, menulets [39]
XWiki Yes, using a custom powerful GWT-based editor Yes, RSS Yes, component, plugins, macros, scripts, applications Yes, based on WikiModel, support syntaxes from other wikis Yes No [40]
ZWiki Yes, using Epoz Yes, RSS/Atom all Zope plugins, LaTeX, and more [41]
WYSIWYG editing Web feeds Extensibility Cross-wiki support Wiki farms Outliner Mechanism Other features

Installation

Platform Web-server required Other software required Installable to USB stick
BrainKeeper NA - hosted None NA
CamelWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any supporting CGI Perl, MySQL or PostgreSQL
Central Desktop NA - hosted None None
codeBeamer Any OS that supports Java 1.5 and servlet 2.4 Tomcat included, or use your own servlet container. Java 1.5
Confluence Any OS that supports Java 1.4 and servlet 2.4 Tomcat included, or use your own servlet container. Java 1.4
coWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Apache with PHP MySQL, PHP
MindTouch Deki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Apache, IIS6, IIS7, IIS8 Mono, MySQl, PHP
DokuWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Should work on any web server with PHP PHP Yes
FlexWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others IIS/Apache ASP.Net/Mono
Gitit Cross platform Yes. Happstack; can also be used locally. LaTeX; Versioning system like Git, Darcs, or Mercurial No
Instiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others None (built-in) Ruby
Platform Web-server required Other software required
JAMWiki Any OS that supports Java 1.5 and servlet 2.4 Any servlet 2.4-compliant application server Java 1.5
Jive SBS Java 1.5 + one of: Windows Server 2003 SP2, Linux (2.6 Kernel), Solaris 10 Tomcat, WebLogic, WebSphere MS SQL, Postgres, MySQL or Oracle
JotSpot Linux, Unix, Windows & others None (built-in) VMware Player
JSPWiki Any OS that supports Java 1.5 and servlet 2.4 any servlet 2.4-compliant web server Java 1.5
Juli Cross platform Not mandatory Ruby, Git Yes
MediaWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any web server that supports PHP 5.1+ MySQL, PHP5
Midgard Wiki Linux, Unix & others Apache with PHP MySQL, PHP
MoinMoin Linux, Macs, Unix, Windows & others None for Desktop version Python Yes
MojoMojo Linux, Macs, Unix, Windows, others None - builtin server suitable for desktop or production use SQL database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sqlite)
OddMuseWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any web server with cgi support Perl
PhpWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any Web-server with PHP PHP
PmWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any Web-server with PHP, can run without a web server. PHP Yes
ProjectForum Windows, Mac OS X, Linux None (built-in) None Yes
Qontext SAAS[42] N/A No N/A
SharePoint Foundation Windows Server IIS Optional SQL Server
SharePoint Server Windows Server or SaaS IIS or SaaS Optional SQL Server
SMW+ Linux Unix Windows & others Apache or IIS with PHP 5.0+ MySQL PHP5
Socialtext NA - hosted no, all required components included no, all required components included
Platform Web-server required Other software required
Swiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others None—installs own server. Can coexist with IIS and Apache by running on alternate port None
ThoughtFarmer Windows & others MS-Windows Server 2003 or 2008 MS SQL Server 2005 or 2008
TiddlyWiki Windows & others. None Runs in regular browser Yes
TigerWiki Linux, Unix & others Any Web-server with PHP PHP
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Linux, Unix, Windows & others Apache with PHP PHP Yes
Traction TeamPage Any OS capable of running Java 2 Virtual Machine None (Built-In) None
TWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any Web-server with cgi support. Web-server included in VMware appliance and TWiki for MS-Windows Personal Perl, RCS
UseModWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any web server with cgi support Perl
WackoWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Apache v1.3.x (v2 recommended), IIS MySQL, PHP
Wikispaces SaaS - hosted None None
Wikiwig Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any with PHP MySQL, PHP
WikkaWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Any Web-server with PHP MySQL/PHP
XWiki Java Platform Any Java EE webserver Java Yes
ZWiki Linux, Unix, Windows & others Zope Python (included with most Zope installs)
Platform Web-server required Other software required Installable to USB stick

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d Page Access Control: Some wiki engines allow (optional) read/write access restriction to users or user groups on a per-page basis (e.g. through Access control lists).
  2. ^ a b c d Inline HTML Safe means that several features of HTML are restricted. This is better than Full, for security reasons. Users with complete access to HTML could, for example, create spoof forms to trick users.
  3. ^ a b c d User-customizable interface: Many items have administrator hand-editable templates. Even items which use hard-coded templates could still be modified if the source is available.
  4. ^ word/URL block (addon, auto-upd. database), URL-approval (option), encrypt e-mails (addon), nofollow, Captcha (addon)
  5. ^ Shulman, Eric. "AttachFilePluginInfo". TiddlyTools. http://www.tiddlytools.com/#AttachFilePluginInfo. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Documentation about Spam Protection for Tiki
  7. ^ IP address blacklist, content by regular expressions, excessive activities, scripted registration prevention (plugin), hidden e-mail addresses
  8. ^ HTML/XHTML with nested markup, or XOXO with collapsing or folding outlines
  9. ^ Calendars, Discussions, Spreadsheets, Templates
  10. ^ Block architecture, Calendars, Discussions, Database feature, Tasks and Milestones Blocks available
  11. ^ Enterprise level security, Integration with Issue Tracker / Document Manager / Continuous Integration, Open API, Tagging, E-Mail Notifications, Commercial support
  12. ^ Enterprise level security, Simple admin interface, Open Plug-in API, Tagging, E-Mail Notifications, Fully supported
  13. ^ Data saved hierarchic (web trees) and in XML, per-page threaded comments, comfortable installation wizard
  14. ^ Highly usable, stores in XML, SOA, API, enterprise arch and business focused, fully supported by MindTouch company website
  15. ^ Section Editing, XHTML-Compliant, nice tables, side-by-side diff, namespaces, Interwiki
  16. ^ Embedded server-side JavaScript, forums, blogs, security groups and policies, side-by-side diff, auto-generated navigation
  17. ^ Trivial to set up on any platform that supports Ruby. Supports inline HTML, Textile, Markdown, and RDoc.
  18. ^ Support for server-side Javascript, VMware virtual appliance
  19. ^ Per-article discussion page, watchlist, searching, email notification (built in, but currently disabled on Wikipedia)
  20. ^ Enterprise level security, authentication, and authorization, Email notification, additional desktop edition, XML-RPC content synchronization, searching in attachments (v1.6+).
  21. ^ Hierarchical node structure and cascading permissions system allows for stewardship of topics. Version control and ability to do 3-way merge on conflict.
  22. ^ very easily extensible, themeable, easy setup of wiki farms
  23. ^ SideBars; Discussions; email notifications w/diffs; SSO integration capability; Statistics; PDF output; HTML slideshows; integrated modules for calendars, spreadsheets, audio chat, and more; fully UTF-8 compliant; Tagging.
  24. ^ JavaScript GUI buttons/Edit Toolbar for most frequently used wiki markup codes (customizable).
  25. ^ The PmWiki markup rules are easily modifiable and replaceable by plug-ins, should a need for another wikimarkup family be demonstrated.
  26. ^ Highly sophisticated support for customization. Practically cameleon-like
  27. ^ Enterprise level security, authentication, and authorization, Email notification,Discussions,Tagging,WYSIWYG-like editor,Social tagging,minimal setup, cross-browser support
  28. ^ Extensive semantic features: ellaborate toolbox and GUIs for the easy authoring, retrieval, navigation and organization of semantic data. Collaborative ontology management and semantic data integration (integrate external heterogeneous data silos). Fine grained access rights to (non-)semantic data and content.
  29. ^ accessible through REST/SOAP APIs
  30. ^ Installs own webserver (Commanche) and can co-exist with IIS or Apache. AniAniWeb function provides owner control of granular access and creates access groups. Users tracked by email address.
  31. ^ Structured wiki, granular access controls, faceted browsing, revision control, full text search, email notification, photo albums
  32. ^ Single file, minimal setup, cross-browser
  33. ^ All minimal features that a wiki needs
  34. ^ ACLs, calendaring, charting, email notification, form handling and reporting, slideshow presentations, spreadsheet calculations and GRAPHS, mobile, GIS (MapServer), JGraphPad for drawings inside wikipages, 3d Browsing, Workspaces, Workflows, OpenOffice WYSIWYG editing of Tiki content, Multitiki installations
  35. ^ Enterprise level security, Multiple workspaces (tens to thousands) on same TeamPage server, Faceted permissioned search crossing workspaces using content or tag navigation, Page and Comment Moderation, Social tagging, Threaded discussion, Paragraph or page level comments, Microblogging with follow model, Extensible Personal Profile Pages, Live blogging, Document versioning and management via WebDAV, Page Name history to support complex refactoring, Mobile browsing / search / navigation / editing, E-Mail Newsletter, Flexible notification model (subscribe to page, comment thread, workspace, author for content or tag changes with email or Jabber notification), Reply to automatically generated email notification message to add comment to thread with automatic cleanup. Built-in usage metrics and interactive graphs, voting and star rating support. Google Web Toolkit (GWT) skin technology. Simple web based admin, Authenticate using LDAP or Active Directory (including LDAP queries for group definition, NTLM support for single signon, Optional Attivio Advanced Search module provides permission aware drill-down content navigation as well as wiki + attached document search, Java SDK (no charge for Java source and documentation), extensible SDL (Skin Definition Language), Fully supported
  36. ^ Revision control, ACLs for topics, tagging, blogging, calendaring, charting, global search & replace, email notification, form handling and reporting, platform to build wiki applications, graphing, slideshow presentations, 13 translations, plotting, multistyle diffs, advanced searching, spreadsheet calculations, WYSIWYG supports TML, available as a VMware appliance
  37. ^ WYSIWYG-like editor, ACLs, subpages, comments, files, email notification, cloning of pages, installation wizard...
  38. ^ Discussion pages, tagging, email notification, full-text search, user dashboard, localization
  39. ^ FreeMind support, ACLs, cloning of pages, advanced syntax highlighting using GeSHi, on-the-fly downloading of codeblocks
  40. ^ Platform to build wiki applications, Forms and Scripting, Multilingual, Database storage, Fulltext search, GraphViz, SVG, Freemind, Lucene, Charting, photo albums, presentations, blogging, calendar, e-mail plugin, virtual wikis, simple table computations, sortable tables, section editing, portlet integration, integrated statistics, XML-RPC API, Tags, PDF/RTF export
  41. ^ hierarchical pages, revision control, fulltext search, email notification, issue tracker, LaTeX integration
  42. ^ Qontext is a cloud based applicationReference site

See also

External links

  • Wiki.org, What Is Wiki - general Wiki info.
  • WikiMatrix.org - Comparison of wikis and features selected by the user.
  • Wiki Comparison grid - Comparison of wiki software in a shared and editable Google Spreadsheet
  • Wiki Affordances - Examination of the five key affordances that all modern, fully developed wikis share.

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