These tutorials explain how to implement XWiki Macros using XWiki's Rendering Architecture.

Implementation Options

XWiki Rendering macros can be written either in Java or directly in wiki pages:

Comparison

If you're wondering whether to write your Rendering Macro in Java or in a wiki page, the following table provides some comparison between both options.

CharacteristicsJava MacroWiki Macro
Easy to debugacceptcancel
Easy to write an automated test foracceptcancel
Optimized for performanceacceptcancel
Doesn't require development skillscancelaccept
Easy for a user to customizecancelaccept
Fast to write and manually testcancelaccept
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