Open Source Confluence Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Confluence is BookStack, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Confluence and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Confluence are TiddlyWiki (Free, Open Source), DokuWiki (Free, Open Source), MediaWiki (Free, Open Source) and XWiki (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 11, 2021

    1. BookStack is a free and open source knowledge management platform built on PHP. The system has been built around simplicity to ensure that adding information to it is not a chore. The content structure is built on the metaphors of Books, Chapters & Pages.
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      BookStack vs Confluence opinions
      Almost everyone thinks BookStack is a great alternative to Confluence.
      Bookstack is completly free and also has a WYSIWYG Editor.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    2. TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.
      Some users think TiddlyWiki is a great alternative to Confluence, some don't.

    3. DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies.
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      DokuWiki vs Confluence opinions
      Most users think DokuWiki is a great alternative to Confluence.
      abudkarim A bit dated but tested by time - and free!
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      no friends, live chat and pms
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    4. MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki.
      MediaWiki vs Confluence opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MediaWiki is a great alternative to Confluence.
      DanielPinto It's free and reliable. The interface is a bit dated and it's not that easy to set up and use, but in general, a good alternative.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Very flexible with lots of use cases and extensions.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      lisabowman88 Free and flexible. Let modern than Confluence, but more reliable.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    5. XWiki is a powerful Open Source collaborative platform allowing companies of all sizes to save time and money while enhancing collaboration on both team and organizational level.
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      XWiki vs Confluence opinions
      Almost everyone thinks XWiki is a great alternative to Confluence.
      Provides similar functions and look & feel.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      aubincleme I like XWiki as an alternative to Confluence as it comes with tools allowing a seamless migration from one to another. It also has similar macros and the same extension mechanism as Confluence, which allows to not loose features when migrating.
      Positive comment 5 months ago


    6. Write your content in the widely used and simple Markdown format, using the built-in visual editor. Unlike other wiki software that save content in a database with a difficult to extract format, Wiki.js saves all your content directly into Markdown (.
      Most users think Wiki.js is a great alternative to Confluence.
    7. Documize creates the Enterprise Knowledge Backbone by unifying docs, wiki, reporting and dashboards — composition + coordination + discovery + distribution + workflows = faster business outcomes.
      Documize vs Confluence opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Documize is a great alternative to Confluence.
      manuelrodriguez once you reach a large number of files managing security, workflows and dated content becomes chaos, and you need many add-ons to confluence as well as jira and still it doesnt work, a simpler solution that worked for us is Documize
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Visual Studio Code
      Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub. You can use Foam for organising your research, keeping re-discoverable notes, writing long-form content and, optionally, publishing it to the web.
    8. Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (40+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP + Smarty, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Bootstrap.
    9. Dokit makes your documentation accessible in just a few clicks on all media (PC, mobile, machines) and integrates with your existing systems (CMMS, PLM, LMS). Easily adapt the platform design to your graphics. Enable single sign-on to make it easier for your users to log in.
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