XWiki Feedback Survey Conclusions - 2018 Edition

Last modified by Silvia Macovei on 2020/01/28

Aug 23 2018

At the beginning of the year the XWiki development team launched a new XWiki features survey. The aim of the survey was to:

  • gain more insight into which features users would like to see in the upcoming versions of XWiki
  • find out what the most popular use cases are
  • see how users would define XWiki’s value
  • find out what the most used features are
  • look at the difficulties users face and how we can improve
  • see whether the documentation is useful

We had 31 community members filling in this survey. We looked at all the responses and we'd like to share the conclusions with you.

Use cases


XWiki versions

You can also visit the XWiki Installations Statistics page if you'd like to see the total number of Active Installs.

XWiki's value

The sizes of the words reflect the frequency with which they were mentioned

Top used features

The sizes of the words reflect the frequency with which they were mentioned

Top features that are difficult to use

In no particular order:

  • Upgrades
  • Wysiwyg tables
  • Search
  • Rights
  • Scripting
  • Customization
  • Performance
  • Editing content in macros
  • Documentation

What we can improve

Apart from the above, in no particular order:

  • A user friendly installation process
  • Better default class/object editor
  • Simpler Template editor for non advanced users
  • Better Visual Realtime Collaborative Editor
  • Page inclusion
  • Better layout options
  • Easier sidebar configuration
  • Make it easier to customize the style to conform to corporate branding
  • URLs too complex for sharing
  • Automatic purge of deleted pages/attachments after a specified delay
  • App for iOS
  • Less js and more CSS
  • Making application more stable, fixing bugs, tuning queries, simplifying features

A big thanks to all the participants. We hope you'll find the conclusions interesting. You can still share your opinion about XWiki features on this dedicated forum topic or through the Product Feedback Survey.

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