Wiki Comparison Matrix

Initial wiki comparison table.

Some notes:

  • Can’t be Windows-platform, otherwise technology-neutral
  • Er, some other things.
JSPWiki MediaWiki Confluence JotSpot XWiki
support multiple wikis (or equivalent paradigm, like wikifarming) Unsupported Unsupported Supported Unsupported Supported
WYSIWYG editing plugin Unsupported Supported Supported Unsupported
page history Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
LDAP authentication Supported Supported Supported Unsupported Supported
export into at least one of: XML, PDF, DOC, plugin Supported Supported Supported Supported
email notification plugin Supported Supported Supported Unsupported
fine-grained access control (private, editor, reader for wikis and pages) Supported plugin Supported Supported Supported
users can grant and revoke access to their wiki in a per-wiki administrator role Unsupported Unsupported Supported Unsupported Supported
system-wide skinning/themeing Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
create page Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
delete page Supported Supported Supported Supported ?
page diff Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
attach file Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
delete file Unsupported Supported Supported Supported ?
file versioning Supported Supported Supported ? ?
ability to use API for automatic group creation Supported Supported Supported Unsupported Supported
add user to a group wiki Unsupported Unsupported Supported Unsupported Supported
remove user from a group wiki Unsupported Unsupported Supported Unsupported Supported
make user group wiki admin Unsupported Unsupported Supported Supported Supported
Pricing Free, open source Free, open source Prices, commercial (for our needs, c. £2000) Unannounced price for server product (c. £100/month hosted), commercial Free, open source

Sorry about the whole “paradigm” thing.

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6 thoughts on “Wiki Comparison Matrix”

  1. Just installed Mediwiki 1.8.1 on my own server, and I’m sure it said the reason it offered me a table prefix option was for multiple wikis on the same Db.

    I’ll remove LocalSettings.php and check.

  2. Scrub that I’ve got my paradigms mixed up – it’s for multiple installations and not for multi-wiki management.

    My apologies – delete and revoke all my privs!

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