This page includes information for obtaining the latest Tiki code.
- The current released Tiki version can be downloaded from SourceForge.net.
- Pre-release code can be downloaded from the Git or SVN repository.
- You can view the code here: https://sourceforge.net/p/tikiwiki/code/HEAD/tree/ and https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki/
There are several methods to download the latest Tiki code.
Taken from Git clone tiki
After a decade of contributions, Tiki history sizes 3GB when decompressed locally. That is too big when several Tiki instances is needed. As of now, two approaches were tested to deal with this problem:
- Share git objects with other clones
git clone --shared --reference=
- Trim history size
git clone --depth=1
For example to create a clone of branch 21 in a folder named tiki21 without all the history:
git clone --depth=1 --branch=21.x https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tiki21
That is a good approach to developers needing to have the full Tiki history, but without waste network bandwidth or disk space. Git is capable to borrow information from other local clone when creating a new clone. This reduces the network usage while cloning and reduces disk usage to maintain several Tiki instances.
Information sharing is set by using the option
--reference= and the option
--shared , where
is another clone made before.
The first step is to create a standard Tiki clone, like the example below.
git clone https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tikiwiki
Then, other clones can be created by borrowing the information from the clone above.
git clone --branch=master --reference=./tikiwiki --shared https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tikimaster
git clone --branch=21.x --reference=./tikiwiki --shared https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tiki21
git clone --branch=20.x --reference=./tikiwiki --shared https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tiki20
git clone --branch=18.x --reference=./tikiwiki --shared https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tiki18
git clone --branch=15.x --reference=./tikiwiki --shared https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tiki15
Another available to reduce disk and network usage is the
is the number of history entries desired to bring. This approach may not be so good to Tiki development, because the change history is not available. But it is good to keep track of file state when installing Tiki in a server.
git clone --branch=18.x --depth=1 https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tiki18
git clone --branch=18.x --depth=2 https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki.git tiki18
On the examples above, just the last
commits of branch 18.x will be available on local repository. All other information about branches and tags will not exist on local repository.
It is possible to have a cloned repository with the last
commits of each branch available. This is done by passing
--no-single-branch to clone command.
Please note: SVN updates (for all versions of Tiki) will stop in January 2023 when Tiki18 reaches end of life, so you should get your updates from Git
Use these steps to download the latest version from SVN:
- Checkout the code.
- Method 1
svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/tikiwiki/code/trunk trunk svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/tikiwiki/code/branches/21.x tiki21 svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/tikiwiki/code/branches/20.x tiki20 svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/tikiwiki/code/branches/18.x tiki18 svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/tikiwiki/code/branches/15.x tiki15
- Method 2
svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/tikiwiki/code/trunk .
The dot "." means the current folder from where you run the command.
- Method 1
- Update from SVN.
- See How to get commit access for information on contributing code and joining the Tiki developer community.
- You can also see full instructions on how to commit.
Before promoting git usage, Tki used mainly Subversion for many years.
Before migrating to Subversion, Tiki used CVS: http://tikiwiki.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/tikiwiki/
If you want to checkout the deprecated Mods system, then you have to separately use:
svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/tikiwiki/code/mods/trunk
Things in Tiki are changing rapidly. You may need to pick up your mod from https://tikiwiki.svn.sourceforge.net/ and navigate down to mods > wiki-plugins. If you install the mod by hand like this, you need to put the .php file in ./lib/wiki-plugins/ (see also the sh setup.sh fix step herein).
For managing multiple, independent Tiki installations. Please see TRIM
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - Amazon Web Services. Please see: EC2
If you encounter errors while trying the above, see Composer