Developer(s)Joey Hess et al
Initial releaseApril 29, 2006; 12 years ago (2006-04-29)
Stable release3.20170622[1](June 22, 2017; 17 months ago (2017-06-22)) [±]
Written inPerl
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeWiki software
LicenseGPL v2 or later

ikiwiki is a free and open-source wiki application, designed by Joey Hess. It is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. ikiwiki is written in Perl, although external plugins can be implemented in any language.

Unlike conventional wiki software, ikiwiki stores its pages in a standard version control system such as Git, Subversion or others.[2]


ikiwiki supports several lightweight markup languages, including Markdown, Creole, reStructuredText and Textile.

In the simplest case, it can function as an off-line static web site generator (possibly still allowing different users to submit changes through VCS; this method is sometimes referred to as wiki compiler), but it can use CGI to function as a normal web-interfaced wiki as well.[3] Login via OpenID is supported.

ikiwiki can be used for maintaining a blog, and includes common blogging functionality such as comments and RSS feeds. The installer includes an option to set up a simple blog at install time.[4]

ikiwiki is included in various Linux distributions, including Debian and Ubuntu.[3]

Use as a (possibly-distributed) bug tracker

Although wikis and bug tracking systems are conventionally viewed as distinct types of software, Ikiwiki can also be used as a (possibly-distributed) bug tracking system; however, "Ikiwiki has little structured data except for page filenames and tags," so its query functionality is not as advanced or as user-friendly as some other, centralised bug trackers such as Bugzilla.[5]

See also


  1. ^ http://ikiwiki.info/news/version_3.20170622/
  2. ^ Huber, Mathias (January 21, 2011), "Ikiwiki und Gitit: Quelltext-Repositories als Wiki" [Ikiwiki and Gitit: source code repositories as wiki], Linux Magazine (in German), retrieved 2012
  3. ^ a b Casad, Joe (2009), "Ikiwiki" (pdf), Ubuntu User, Linux New Media (2): 49-51, retrieved 2012
  4. ^ "blog", ikiwiki, retrieved 2012
  5. ^ Hess, Joey (April 6, 2007), "Integrated issue tracking with Ikiwiki", NetworkWorld, retrieved 2011

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