Install your own Wikidot Wiki


  • PostgreSQL 8.3
  • PHP 5.2+
  • Lighttpd 1.4 or 1.5
  • ImageMagick
  • LaTeX
  • PHP gd extension
  • PHP tidy extension
  • PEAR
  • file
  • git

To install all these:

sudo aptitude install postgresql-8.3 php5-cgi php5-cli php5-pgsql lighttpd imagemagick tetex-bin tetex-extra gs-gpl  php5-gd php5-tidy php-pear file git-core

Installation of Wikidot

cd ~/Downloads
sudo dpkg -i wikidot_0.90_all.deb

if it complains about missing packages install them and repeat the dpkg -i command.

Then run in terminal:


to get URL you need to visit to set the Admin password. Use this password to log in and set up users.

If you want to get the service more configured, edit file /usr/lib/wikidot/conf/wikidot.ini. Don't know what to put there? Consult /usr/lib/wikidot/conf/full-example-of-wikidot.ini.