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Developer(s) Reini Urban, Marc-Etienne Vargenau
Stable release 1.5.0[1] (July 29, 2014; 38 days ago (2014-07-29)) [±]
Preview release 1.4.0rc1 (September 17, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-09-17)) [±]
Development status Maintained
Written in PHP
Platform Cross-platform
Available in de, en, es, fr, it, ja, nl, po, sv, zh
Type Wiki
License GNU GPL

PhpWiki is a web-based wiki software application. It began as a clone of WikiWikiWeb and was the first wiki written in PHP.[2] PhpWiki has been used to edit and format paper books for publication.[3]


The first version, by Steve Wainstead, was in December 1999 and was the first Wiki written in PHP to be publicly released. The first version ran under PHP 3.x and ran on DBM files only. It was a feature-for-feature reimplementation of the original WikiWikiWeb at[citation needed]

In early 2000 Arno Hollosi contributed a second database library to run PhpWiki on MySQL.[citation needed] From then on the features and contributions started to grow, including a templating system, color diffs, rewrites of the rendering engine and much more. Arno was interested in running a wiki for the game Go.[4]

Jeff Dairiki was the next major contributor, and soon headed the project for the next few years.

Since then Reini Urban and Marc-Etienne Vargenau maintain it.

Version 1.4.0rc1 implements Wikicreole 1.0, including additions.

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  2. ^ Ebersbach, Anja; Markus Glaser; Richard Heigl; Gunter Dueck (2006). Wiki: Web Collaboration. Springer. pp. 17–18. ISBN 3-540-25995-3. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  3. ^ Van der Vlist, Eric (2004). RELAX NG. O'Reilly. ISBN 0-596-00421-4. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
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