XWiki is first and foremost a standard wiki. You might want to read up on the definition of a wiki. This section of the documentation will show you how to use all the basic features of XWiki. However XWiki is also a second generation wiki with powerful programming features which are documented in the Developer's Guide.

Start by reading the Getting Started Guide.

At the same time as you follow the guides below we recommend that you try out what you learn on the Playground. This is a XWiki instance that we've set up for you so that you can easily discover the joys of using a wiki.

After you've learned what a wiki is and how it works, you might want to create your own XWiki:

  • You can download XWiki and install it on your machine.
  • If you're a non-profit organization you can request an online wiki to be created for you on MyXWiki.
  • If you're a commercial company you can buy some hosting from XWiki SAS.


In order to learn how to use XWiki, browse through the different features. Each feature page describes how to use the feature.

Getting Started Videos & Animations



Here are some videos to get you started quickly:

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Older videos

Created by Vincent Massol on 2007/12/12 13:28

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