Here are some quick instructions on how to download and install PmWiki 2.0. (There are separate instructions for upgrading.) See the Requirements page for software needed to run PmWiki. Improvements to these instructions would be greatly appreciated. Just report any problems you encounter to the pmwiki-users mailing list or the PmWiki Issue Tracking System.
2. Unpack the archive (
COPYING The GNU General Public License local/ A directory for local configuration scripts pmwiki.php Main PmWiki script pub/ Directory of publicly accessible files css/ Directory for generic .css files skins/ Directory of layout templates sample-config.php A sample configuration file scripts/ Some scripts that extend the possibilities of PmWiki wikilib.d/ Directory containing some default PmWiki files cookbook/ A directory for recipes obtained from the Cookbook.
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4. Open a web browser to the pmwiki.php script on the server (i.e., not the one on your local computer or accessed using a file://... URL). PmWiki will then analyze your system configuration and provide instructions (if needed) for creating the wiki.d/ directory which will be used to hold the pages created for your site. Usually there are two ways to achieve this:
4a. You can create the wiki.d/ directory manually, and then give it full write permissions (i.e., "
4b. On some systems you can let PmWiki create wiki.d/ by temporarily changing the permissions on the directory containing the pmwiki.php file to 2777. In Unix this is commonly done by changing to the directory containing pmwiki.php and executing the command
(note the dot at the end). The
5. After establishing directory permissions, try opening a browser to the pmwiki.php script again. If all is well, the wiki.d directory will have been created and you'll see the default home page.
6. Check out InitialSetupTasks for other tasks you may want to perform to begin customizing your PmWiki installation. You might also want to peruse the ReleaseNotes for further information.