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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.


  • 2010/10/18 LionWiki 3.2.4a was released. Fixes a bug in RenameFix plugin when renaming pages starting with a digit
  • 2010/09/20 LionWiki 3.2.4 was released. Fixes a couple of small bugs.

Older news can be found in News archive.


LionWiki provides essential Wiki functionality like Wiki syntax, page history, last changes, renaming pages, password protection (both read and write) etc. More features are provided by plugins.

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


Current version of LionWiki is 3.2.4a. You can choose from two downloads:

  • Full featured LionWiki consisting of core file, templates, configuration file, language files and plugins.
  • 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 3.1 series is currently 3.1.2 and can be downloaded from here. Older versions can be found here.

The only software requirement is PHP installation with version greater or equal to 4.3. See page on installation for details.


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LionWiki is considered to be finished and is not actively developed. It is however maintained and it's possible that development will be revived in the future. Help is very appreciated, especially bug reports, localizations and templates.

Disclaimer for developers(Edit)

LionWiki was designed from the beginning to be very small and simple. It's architecture is trivial which means that it's core is quite hard to extend. It's also not suitable for studying purposes - there are a lot of examples of generally bad programming practices and PHP hacks which were used solely for sake of minimalism (to keep it as small as possible). Though, writing plugins which do not interfere with core's functionality is quite easy.


LionWiki was created by Adam Živnéř,, . The Homepage of LionWiki is at []. It was created as a fork of WiKiss 0.3 (Changes from WiKiss) which is itself fork of TigerWiki (hence the name) which is a fork of roWiki (See About LionWiki for details).


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