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From version < 2.3 >
edited by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
on 2018/10/16
To version < 3.1
edited by Marius Dumitru Florea
on 2020/09/03
Change comment: Make the comparison table response on small screens

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35 35  
36 36  = Comparison between XWiki and Confluence =
37 37  
38 -(% class="table table-hover" %)
38 +(% class="table table-hover responsive-table" %)
39 39  |=(% width="10%" %) |=(% width="27%" %)XWiki|=(% width="27%" %)Confluence|=Why is it important?
40 -|Free and Open Source|{{check/}}|{{check value="false"/}}, paid license, but free for open-source and reduced pricing for non-profit organizations|Open Source protects your investment through reversibility and extensibility.
41 -|License|{{html}}<abbr title="The GNU Lesser General Public License">LGPL</abbr>{{/html}}|Commercial / Proprietary|
42 -|Technology|Java|Java|
43 -|Operating System|Windows, Linux and Unix variants, MacOS and all platforms supporting JDK 1.8 or higher|Windows, Linux and Unix variants, MacOS and all platforms supporting JDK 1.8 or higher|
44 -|Databases|MySQL / PostgreSQL / Oracle |MySQL / PostgreSQL / Oracle|
45 -|Cloud version|{{check/}} + Trial + Free hosting on [[myxwiki.org>>http://www.myxwiki.org/]] for individuals/non-profit|{{check/}} + Trial|
46 -|Usages|Knowledge base, Collaboration for teams, Business application, Intranet, Extranet, Public website, Support, Documentation|A wiki for teams, Knowledge base, Documentation|XWiki's extensibility will allow to go beyond the simple wiki and respond to enterprise needs, including public websites and general collaboration tools.
47 -|Translations|38 languages|15 languages|
48 -|Classic wiki features|{{check/}}|{{check/}}|Both solutions provide Page and File Versioning, Templates, Rights, Search, Discussions, etc.
49 -|{{html}}<abbr title="What You See Is What You Get">WYSIWYG</abbr>{{/html}} Editor|{{check/}}|{{check/}}|From version 8+, XWiki uses CK Editor, one of the best WYSIWYG editor with advanced features.
50 -|Wiki Syntax Editor|{{check/}}|{{check value="false"/}}|(((
40 +|Free and Open Source|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check value="false"/}}, paid license, but free for open-source and reduced pricing for non-profit organizations|(% data-title="Why?" %)Open Source protects your investment through reversibility and extensibility.
41 +|License|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{html}}<abbr title="The GNU Lesser General Public License">LGPL</abbr>{{/html}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %)Commercial / Proprietary|(% data-title="Why?" %)
42 +|Technology|(% data-title="XWiki" %)Java|(% data-title="Confluence" %)Java|(% data-title="Why?" %)
43 +|Operating System|(% data-title="XWiki" %)Windows, Linux and Unix variants, MacOS and all platforms supporting JDK 1.8 or higher|(% data-title="Confluence" %)Windows, Linux and Unix variants, MacOS and all platforms supporting JDK 1.8 or higher|(% data-title="Why?" %)
44 +|Databases|(% data-title="XWiki" %)MySQL / PostgreSQL / Oracle |(% data-title="Confluence" %)MySQL / PostgreSQL / Oracle|(% data-title="Why?" %)
45 +|Cloud version|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}} + Trial + Free hosting on [[myxwiki.org>>http://www.myxwiki.org/]] for individuals/non-profit|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check/}} + Trial|(% data-title="Why?" %)
46 +|Usages|(% data-title="XWiki" %)Knowledge base, Collaboration for teams, Business application, Intranet, Extranet, Public website, Support, Documentation|(% data-title="Confluence" %)A wiki for teams, Knowledge base, Documentation|(% data-title="Why?" %)XWiki's extensibility will allow to go beyond the simple wiki and respond to enterprise needs, including public websites and general collaboration tools.
47 +|Translations|(% data-title="XWiki" %)38 languages|(% data-title="Confluence" %)15 languages|(% data-title="Why?" %)
48 +|Classic wiki features|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Why?" %)Both solutions provide Page and File Versioning, Templates, Rights, Search, Discussions, etc.
49 +|{{html}}<abbr title="What You See Is What You Get">WYSIWYG</abbr>{{/html}} Editor|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Why?" %)From version 8+, XWiki uses CK Editor, one of the best WYSIWYG editor with advanced features.
50 +|Wiki Syntax Editor|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check value="false"/}}|(% data-title="Why?" %)(((
51 51  For advanced users, Wiki syntax editing is more efficient and, when creating pages for public display, it allows fine-grained control over the page.
52 52  
53 53  Confluence has been criticized for [[dropping>>https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONF40/Confluence+4+Editor+-+What%27s+Changed+for+Wiki+Markup+Users||rel="__blank"]] markup in favor of HTML only (forcing users to use Confluence's WYSIWYG editor). It is no longer possible to edit, copy or see the wiki syntax because the content is no longer stored in the "wiki format. On the other hand XWiki has made the choice to fully support several [[markup syntaxes>>http://rendering.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome#HSupportedSyntaxes]] in addition to offering a powerful WYSIWYG editor.
54 54  )))
55 -|Office documents import/export and Office/PDF viewers|{{check/}}|{{check/}}|XWiki offers the ability to import from various formats and syntaxes, including Microsoft Office documents. You can turn your unstructured Office documents into wiki pages and gather multiple files into an organized instance. Data export is available in many formats ({{html}}<abbr title="Portable Document Format">PDF</abbr>, <abbr title="Hypertext Markup Language">HTML</abbr>, <abbr title="eXtensible ARchive">XAR</abbr>{{/html}}).
56 -|Extensible|{{check/}}|{{check/}}|(((
55 +|Office documents import/export and Office/PDF viewers|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Why?" %)XWiki offers the ability to import from various formats and syntaxes, including Microsoft Office documents. You can turn your unstructured Office documents into wiki pages and gather multiple files into an organized instance. Data export is available in many formats ({{html}}<abbr title="Portable Document Format">PDF</abbr>, <abbr title="Hypertext Markup Language">HTML</abbr>, <abbr title="eXtensible ARchive">XAR</abbr>{{/html}}).
56 +|Extensible|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Why?" %)(((
57 57  Both solutions support lots of extensions (Macros, Blog, Forum, File Manager, Ideas, Meetings, Calendar, Tasks, etc.) suited for different use cases.
58 58  
59 59  However the main difference is that XWiki can be customized directly in wiki pages and doesn't require to go in development mode as you would with Confluence. For example if you install, say, the Blog Extension, you'll be able to customize every single aspect of its UI, add more buttons, move them around, etc.
60 60  )))
61 -|App Store|{{check/}}|{{check/}}|Both wikis offer a large variety of [[extensions>>extensions:Main.WebHome]] for various needs. Currently XWiki store contains mostly free extensions but it's adding more and more paying extensions. By comparison the Confluence one contains mostly paying extensions. Globally, the Confluence store currently contains more polished extensions than the XWiki one.
62 -|Authentication {{html}}<abbr title="Lightweight Directory Access Protocol">LDAP</abbr>{{/html}} / {{html}}<abbr title="Active Directory">AD</abbr>{{/html}} / {{html}}<abbr title="Single Sign-On">SSO</abbr>{{/html}}|{{check/}}|{{check/}}|
63 -|Multi-wikis|{{check/}}, each sub-wiki can be fully customized independently|{{check value="false"/}}, Confluence has work spaces which are limited in functionalities and customization possibilities|In XWiki you can create multiple independent sub-wikis, each with a set of totally different collaborative extensions. The wikis decide if they want to share or not users, extensions or customizations.
64 -|Theming and Styling|{{check/}}|{{check value="partial"/}}, mostly done through third-party extensions|XWiki provides multiple ways to completely alter the [[styling>>doc:xwiki:Documentation.UserGuide.Features.Skins]] of your instance. You can start selecting from predefined Color and Icon Themes, to integrating small changes through {{html}}<abbr title="Cascading Style Sheet">CSS</abbr>{{/html}} just for some pages, to the ability of totally change the look and feel by customizing the Skin.
65 -|Programming capabilities|VERY ADVANCED, Java but also full {{html}}<abbr title="Application Programming Interface">API</abbr>{{/html}} access through scripting in various languages: Velocity, Groovy, Python, plus Ruby, PHP with extension|BASIC, only possible via extensions or using Java|The programming capabilities allows XWiki to adapt to the project's needs increasing the project's success. By using [[scripting>>doc:xwiki:Documentation.DevGuide.Scripting.WebHome]], this is accessible to more people including some non-developers by reusing examples from others, and for developers the development speed is much higher.
66 -|Structured Data|{{check/}}|{{check value="partial"/}}, mostly done through third-party extensions|XWiki's unique structure feature will enhance the value of information for all users. Also [[App Within Minutes>>doc:extensions:Extension.App Within Minutes Application]] allows end users to benefit from XWiki's powerful data management system and easily create applications.
61 +|App Store|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Why?" %)Both wikis offer a large variety of [[extensions>>extensions:Main.WebHome]] for various needs. Currently XWiki store contains mostly free extensions but it's adding more and more paying extensions. By comparison the Confluence one contains mostly paying extensions. Globally, the Confluence store currently contains more polished extensions than the XWiki one.
62 +|Authentication {{html}}<abbr title="Lightweight Directory Access Protocol">LDAP</abbr>{{/html}} / {{html}}<abbr title="Active Directory">AD</abbr>{{/html}} / {{html}}<abbr title="Single Sign-On">SSO</abbr>{{/html}}|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Why?" %)
63 +|Multi-wikis|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}, each sub-wiki can be fully customized independently|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check value="false"/}}, Confluence has work spaces which are limited in functionalities and customization possibilities|(% data-title="Why?" %)In XWiki you can create multiple independent sub-wikis, each with a set of totally different collaborative extensions. The wikis decide if they want to share or not users, extensions or customizations.
64 +|Theming and Styling|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check value="partial"/}}, mostly done through third-party extensions|(% data-title="Why?" %)XWiki provides multiple ways to completely alter the [[styling>>doc:xwiki:Documentation.UserGuide.Features.Skins]] of your instance. You can start selecting from predefined Color and Icon Themes, to integrating small changes through {{html}}<abbr title="Cascading Style Sheet">CSS</abbr>{{/html}} just for some pages, to the ability of totally change the look and feel by customizing the Skin.
65 +|Programming capabilities|(% data-title="XWiki" %)VERY ADVANCED, Java but also full {{html}}<abbr title="Application Programming Interface">API</abbr>{{/html}} access through scripting in various languages: Velocity, Groovy, Python, plus Ruby, PHP with extension|(% data-title="Confluence" %)BASIC, only possible via extensions or using Java|(% data-title="Why?" %)The programming capabilities allows XWiki to adapt to the project's needs increasing the project's success. By using [[scripting>>doc:xwiki:Documentation.DevGuide.Scripting.WebHome]], this is accessible to more people including some non-developers by reusing examples from others, and for developers the development speed is much higher.
66 +|Structured Data|(% data-title="XWiki" %){{check/}}|(% data-title="Confluence" %){{check value="partial"/}}, mostly done through third-party extensions|(% data-title="Why?" %)XWiki's unique structure feature will enhance the value of information for all users. Also [[App Within Minutes>>doc:extensions:Extension.App Within Minutes Application]] allows end users to benefit from XWiki's powerful data management system and easily create applications.
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68 68  (% class="noitems" %)Source: [[www.wikimatrix.org>>http://www.wikimatrix.org/compare/Confluence+XWiki]]
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