XWiki, a free, open source, self hosted Wiki that has all the features of Confluence at minimal cost

XWiki, a free, open source, self hosted Wiki that has all the features of Confluence at minimal cost

XWiki is a free, open source, self hosted Wiki with hundreds of extensions that can make it even better than Confluence without the excessive cost. JIRA Integration, Authorization extensions, Theming, Templates, Personal Spaces, User and admin control levels, and so much more. I work through the install, then during the first run wizard, I select a bare minimum option…well….I realized I had messed up, so I go through it again and select the “Demo” Flavor, which gives you a fully setup Wiki ready for production.Timestamps below for those who prefer to jump through.ytube

=== Timestamps ===
00:10 – Introduction
00:40 – Bookstack Mention – Video at
02:25 – Pre-Install XWiki Info – Use Demo Flavor
02:55 – I will leave the server up for a week
04:10 – pre-install of XWiki using Docker – Setup Server
11:30 – Install Docker CE on our Ubuntu Server
13:30 – Install XWiki using Docker
19:15 – First Access of XWiki – Initial Setup
25:13 – Reinstalled and setting Demo Flavor for more autoated Extension setup (this is the way you should do it if you’re new to XWiki).
27:10 – XWiki Usage and Overview of the Software

=== Links ===
XWiki main site

Install Instructions

Docker Specific Install

Install Docker-CE on Ubuntu

My Video on Bookstack

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=== Attributions ===
Intro and Outro Music from www.bensound.com
Groovy Hip Hop – by Benjamin Tissot


  1. Neelesh Chatterjee on February 11, 2021 at 3:58 am

    Can i do in windows 10 anyway?

  2. Ronald on February 11, 2021 at 3:58 am

    this or wiki.js?

  3. Gabriel Fuentes on February 11, 2021 at 4:03 am

    Dude i love your videos especially your Content focus on opensource projects

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    God blessed and More Power

  4. Jan Rhebergen on February 11, 2021 at 4:11 am

    I set up XWiki together with a nginx reverse proxy according to the instructions here https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Documentation/AdminGuide/Installation/InstallationWAR/InstallationTomcat/ however when adding a blog category in a subwiki is says "server not responding" and refuses to add the category. When adding a blogpost it also gives this error but still adds the blogpost. My suspicion is that I perhaps did not quite get config in server.xml presistent (edited the file in the running docker instance). Not sure about this but it is irritating the hell out of me 🙂 Any advice?

  5. Major Gear on February 11, 2021 at 4:11 am

    Is there a Wiki that has just a few more features then Gollum, but still creates the Wiki without the database and has git integration? XWiki is a little much for personal notes.

  6. NILESH MUTHAL on February 11, 2021 at 4:16 am

    Awesome 👍

  7. yasharth singh on February 11, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Thank you for this amazing video.
    Just a quick question,
    Can we deploy xwiki on azure using docker?

  8. rexkwilliams on February 11, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Plus one to say thank you for a great video. I am not that great with Bash. Loved the walk through and explanations. Again – Thank You!

  9. Carsten Sievers on February 11, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Question about SSL , how to configure ?

    Hi, man I loved that tutorial, it’s easy an explains everything. Good Job.

    But I would also like to use it for public use for my company.
    What I couldn’t figure out, is how to properly set up the SSL Environment (I want authentification over https).

    Also also did a Entry here:

    How would you implement HTTPS with Letsencrypt for save use ?

  10. Martin Coveney on February 11, 2021 at 4:27 am

    Another great video on Awesome Opensource software.

    I only found you channel in the last week or so but have been going through a lot of you content.

  11. mickware1 on February 11, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Hi great video, is there a commando to autostart xwiki again after restart. Cant find it anywhere.