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LionWiki is a minimalist Wiki engine programmed in PHP. It is extensible, templatable, file based (it doesn't need database like MySQL) and requires just one file to function. It is suitable for small websites, personal notebooks or journals.


  • 2. 7. 2009 LionWiki 3.0.3 was released. Thanks to b4283 and AlexK for translations in Traditional Chinese and Croatian, respectively.
  • 26. 5. 2009 LionWiki 3.0.2 was released. See ChangeLog for details.
  • 13. 5. 2009 LionWiki 3.0.1 was released. Contains some small bugfixes, see ChangeLog for details.
  • 7. 5. 2009 LionWiki 3.0 was released. It's not meant for upgrading, just for new installations. Read LionWiki 3.0 for details.
  • 5. 5. 2009 LionWiki 2.3.7 has been released! Contains bunch of small fixes and changes. See ChangeLog for details.

Older news can be found in News archive.


Feature set is purposely limited to maintain the biggest advantages over other Wiki engines - small size and simplicity to install and use. LionWiki provides essential Wiki functionality like Wiki syntax, page history, last changes, renaming pages, password protection (both read and write) etc.

You can try all the features of LionWiki right on this website, preferably on Sandbox.


Current version of LionWiki is 3.0.3. You can choose from two downloads:

  • Full featured LionWiki consisting of core file, templates, configuration file, language files, plugins and help.
  • Core LionWiki consisting of just one file which contains everything needed for basic functions. It is exactly the same as index.php from full featured LionWiki.

The newest release of 2.3 series is currently 2.3.7 and can be downloaded from here.

The only software requirement is PHP installation with version greater or equal to 4.3.

Older versions can be found here.


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LionWiki is in active development. A list of planned features is placed on the Roadmap page. Help is very appreciated, especially bug reports, localizations and templates.


LionWiki was created by Adam Živnéř,, . The Homepage of LionWiki is at It was created as a fork of french-only WiKiss 0.3 (Changes from WiKiss) which is itself fork of TigerWiki (hence the name) which is a fork of roWiki.

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