Comparison To Other Wiki Engines

The aim of this comparison is to give a quick look of how Wikidot compares to other wiki engines in terms of availability, easiness, fitness, technology used and possibly other areas.

This document is editable by everyone. Contributions are welcome.

General

Wikidot MediaWiki Confluence PmWiki
License APL GPL

Syntax

Wikidot MediaWiki Confluence
Tables yes yes yes
Tables sortable no1 yes yes
Tables based on attachments no no yes2
Footnotes yes yes yes3 ?
Images yes yes yes ?
Redirects yes yes yes4 ?
Iframes yes ? yes ?
Smileys no ? yes ?

Features

Wikidot MediaWiki Confluence
WYSIWYG editor no yes5
Search pages yes yes
Search attachments no yes
Search extended to other spaces no yes yes
Categories yes yes no ?
Templates (voluntary) yes ? yes ?
Templates (live) yes (per category) ? yes67 ?
Page comment yes yes yes ?
Blog can be created by user8 ? built-in ?
Issue tracker can be created by user9 ? Jira integration ?
Third party plugins no yes yes ?
Watch10 wikipage yes ? yes ?
Watch wikisite yes ? no ?
Watch wikifarm no ? yes ?
Import no, except clonage yes yes ?
Export/backup yes yes yes ?
LDAP login no yes11 yes ?

Files

Wikidot MediaWiki Confluence PmWiki
Can attach files to pages yes yes yes ? ?
Attachments versioning no yes yes ? ?
Attachments listed by filetype no ? yes ? ?
HTML accepted yes ? yes12 ? ?
JavaScript accepted yes ? yes13 ? ?
Thumbnails generated for images yes yes yes ? ?
Thumbnails generated for PDF files yes ? no ? ?

Security

Wikidot MediaWiki Confluence PmWiki
Pages restrictions at wish yes14 ? yes ? ?

Embedding

Wikidot MediaWiki Confluence PmWiki
YouTube videos yes ? yes15 ? ?
Vimeo videos yes ? yes16 ? ?
Google gadgets yes ? yes17 ? ?
Widgetbox gadgets yes ? ? ? ?
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