Wiki.js is an open-source platform for creating and managing wikis developed by Requarks, while Confluence is a commercial platform developed by Atlassian. While both platforms have their own strengths and weaknesses, there are several reasons why Wiki.js may be the better option for some organizations.
One of the main advantages of Wiki.js over Confluence is its open-source nature. As an open-source platform, Wiki.js is freely available to anyone who wants to use it, and its source code is available for anyone to view and modify. This means that users can freely customize and extend the platform to meet their specific needs, without being limited by the capabilities of a commercial product.
In contrast, Confluence is a commercial product, which means that organizations must pay a license fee to use it. Depending on the size of the organization, it can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly. This can make it more expensive to use than Wiki.js, particularly for organizations that have a limited budget. Additionally, because Confluence is a commercial product, users are limited by the capabilities of the platform, and are not able to freely customize and extend it as they can with Wiki.js.
Wiki.js comes with support for several authentication strategies such as Local Authentication, Social Authentication and Enterprise authentication which allows companies to integrate with their existing authentication system using various protocols such as LDAP, SAML, CAS, Auth0, Okta, Azure AD and more. It also includes generic OAuth2 and OpenID Connect modules.
The text editor in Wiki.js is highly advanced and offers support for various formats such as Markdown, Rich-text WYSIWYG Visual Editor, AsciiDoc and even raw HTML code.
It has support for over 50+ integrations which allows you to connect your wiki with an ever-expanding list of external integrations for analytics, authentication, logging, rendering, search and storage. It's GraphQL API makes it easy for users to write their own integrations.
Wiki.js's Git storage support feature enables easy synchronization with any remote Git repository.
Another advantage of Wiki.js over Confluence is its flexibility and ease of use. Wiki.js is built on modern web technologies, such as Node.js and PostgreSQL, which make it highly flexible and scalable. This allows organizations to easily customize and extend the platform to meet their specific needs, and to easily integrate it with other systems and tools.
Additionally, Wiki.js is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, with a clean and modern user interface. This makes it easy for users to quickly learn how to use the platform and to create and edit content. In contrast, Confluence can be more complex and difficult to use, particularly for users who are not familiar with it.
Another key advantage of Wiki.js over Confluence is its performance and scalability. Because it is built on modern web technologies, Wiki.js is able to handle large volumes of traffic and data, and can easily scale up to meet the needs of organizations with large numbers of users and pages. In contrast, Confluence can be slower and less scalable, and can struggle to handle large volumes of traffic and data.
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