This article describes steps one can take to install Wiki.js on Ubuntu Linux.
Wiki.js is a free, lightweight open-source wiki app built on Node.js. Unlike other wiki platforms, Wiki.js doesn’t need a database. Instead, it saves all your content directly into Markdown (.md) files, and that content is automatically synced with your remote Git repository.
Wiki.js source code is publicly available on GitHub, ready to download and install.
For more about this wiki platform, please visit its homepage.
When you’re ready, continue with the steps below:
Git is required to run Wiki.js. Git comes on the Ubuntu server. Therefore, you might not need to install it. However, if you need the latest version of Git, add the repository below and install it from it.
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:git-core/ppa sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install git
After that, the latest version of Git should be installed and ready to use.
Another requirement for Wiki.js is Node.js. Wiki.js is built on Node.js and therefore required. Run the commands below to install Node.js.
sudo apt install curl curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt install -y nodejs
After that, Node.js should be installed and ready to use as well.
MongoDB is also one of the requirements for Wiki.js. First, install the version in the Ubuntu repository. To install MongoDB, run the commands below.
sudo apt install mongodb
That should do it.
Download and Install Wiki.js
Now that all the requirements are met, download the Wiki.js install script. To do that, run the commands below.
sudo mkdir /var/www/wikijs cd /var/www/wikijs curl -sSo- https://wiki.js.org/install.sh | sudo bash
You should see a success message after installing.
__ __ _ _ _ _ / / /\ \ (_) | _(_) (_)___ \ \/ \/ / | |/ / | | / __| \ /\ /| | <| |_ | \__ \ \/ \/ |_|_|\_\_(_)/ |___/ |__/ < INSTALL > [1/3] Fetching latest build. [2/3] Fetching dependencies. [3/3] Creating config file. -> Installation Complete Thank you for installing Wiki.js! Please consider donating to our open collective to help maintain this project: https://opencollective.com/wikijs/donate - Launch configuration wizard: node wiki configure - Start Wiki.js server: node wiki start
After the installation, you’ll be prompted to run the config wizard. You can start the wizard by running the commands below.
sudo node wiki configure
You will see a message to browse to http://localhost:3000 to configure Wiki.js.
Open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address followed by the port #
Start the wizard and configure it. Accept the default settings and continue.
Validate that the info is correct. And create an admin account.
After that, Wiki.js should be installed and ready to use.
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