How to install DokuWiki in XAMPP Windows 11

DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn't require a database. Yep! You can easily install and have a Wiki website without installing a database. It was developed by Andreas Gohr and was released on July 4, 2004. It is available in 74 languages and it is 100% free to use.

Before installing your DokuWiki website download the needed files first below.

Requirements to install Concrete CMS in XAMPP using Windows 11 pc

Assuming that you already download the given files, continue doing the given tutorials below.

Table of Contents

  • XAMPP installation on Windows 11
  • Running XAMPP Control Panel's Apache and MySQL
  • Copying DokuWiki installer to HTDOCS folder
  • DokuWiki installation via Localhost or
  • Accessing DokuWiki website home page
  • Accessing DokuWiki website ADMIN account

Here are the steps on how to install DokuWiki in XAMPP using your Windows 11 pc

XAMPP installation on Windows 11

1. After downloading XAMPP, install it. In the Question regarding running antivirus, just disregard it and press the YES button to proceed.

xampp installation warning about antivirus

2. In Warning about "User Account Control", just press OK.

xampp installation warning about user account control windows

3. Inside Setup - XAMPP, press the NEXT button.

welcome to xampp setup wizard witn next button

4. In the Select Components, just leave it and press the NEXT button again.

xampp installation select components

5. In the Installation folder, press NEXT again.

xampp installation select a folder to install xampp

6. Under Language, select English and press NEXT again.

select language for xampp installation

7. You are now ready to install your XAMPP, press NEXT again.

xampp installation ready to begin

8. Wait for the installation and unpacking to finish.

xampp installation in progress unpacking files

9. In the "Completing the XAMPP Setup Wizard", just uncheck the "Do you want to start the Control Panel now?" and press the Finish button to exit.

xampp installation finished

Running XAMPP Control Panel's Apache and MySQL

1. To run your XAMPP, go to search and type xampp and press ENTER.

search for xampp app windows

2. Inside XAMPP Control Panel, click the Start buttons for Apache and MySQL.

start xampp apache mysql server

3. Your Apache and MySQL are both running now. You will see that the two buttons are now set to Stop.

xampp apache mysql server are running

4. If there is a Windows Security Alert, just press Allow access.

allow access to xampp in windows defender firewall

Copying DokuWiki installer to HTDOCS folder

1. Now, we need to copy and paste the DokuWiki folder inside the htdocs folder. Make sure you already extracted the file that you downloaded above. You can rename it as dokuwiki for this tutorial. Now go to search and type "this pc" and press ENTER.

search for this pc windows 11

2. Inside This PC, open your C drive.

windows 11 c drive

3. Inside, find and click the xampp folder.

xampp folder located in c drive windows 11

4. Inside xampp folder, click the htdocs folder.

htdocs folder located in xampp folder c drive windows 11

5. Paste your dokuwiki folder inside the htdocs folder.

copy and pasting the concrete cms folder inside htdocs folder

DokuWiki installation via Localhost or

1. We are now going to install our DokuWiki website. Open your internet browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox). In the address bar, enter and press ENTER.

accessing dokuwiki cms installation folder using localhost chrome

2. In the DokuWiki Installer, enter the name of your Wiki website. Check the "Enable ACL". Type admin in the Superuser. For Real name, enter any name that you want. For the email address, input a valid one (you can use this to reset your admin account password). Enter your password and confirm it. Do not forget your password. Also check the "Allow users to register themselves". Leave the other fields as they are and press Save.

dokuwiki installer settings

3. Done! Your DokuWiki website is created. You need to delete the install.php file inside your installation folder.

dokuwiki website successfully installed

4. Go to This PC > C drive > xampp > htdocs > dokuwiki. Find the install.php file and delete it.

dokuwiki install php file

5. Go to your address bar again and type and press ENTER.

open website

6. Click the Pencil button to edit your homepage topic. See image below.

dokuwiki create this page button

7. In the menu that will appear, click "Create this page".

open dokuwiki create this page

8. Edit the text to anything that you want. When done, press the Save button.

editing homepage article of dokuwiki

Accessing DokuWiki website home page

1. To access your Wiki homepage, go to and press ENTER.

sample homepage of dokuwiki website

Accessing DokuWiki website ADMIN account

1. To access your Wiki admin page to manage your Wiki account. Click the Log In link.

login page dokuwiki

2. Login the username and password that you created using the tutorial above. Press Log in to open your admin account.

login admin account dokuwiki website

3. Inside your admin account, you will see there links that are only available to you as admin of the Wiki website that you just created.

dokuwiki admin page

That's how easy it is to create a Wiki website using DokuWiki.

I hope that you learned a lot while doing all the tutorials above. If you have questions, you can leave a comment below. Thank you.

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