How to use XWiki?

XWiki offers a wide range of powerful features that will enable you to create, organize and find content. This section will show you how to use the basic features of XWiki.

Getting Started

Easy steps to get you started with XWiki.


View our collection of video tutorials.

Main XWiki features

Congratulations for acquiring your XWiki instance. XWiki is very versatile and can be used to create knowledge bases, intranets or any type of business application you want. This is achievable because of XWiki's customization power, that starts at page level, from a simple to a more advanced usage.

Page Editing

Use a powerful WYSIWYG content editor or syntax to create rich wiki pages.


Templates are predefined pages that are copied when creating a new page.


Macros are reusable functionality that can be integrated inside a page.


Applications allow to group related structured pages together.

Content Organization

Organize your content in hierarchical pages, grouped in several (sub)wikis.

Version Control

View previous versions of a page, compare different versions or rollback to any past version.

Import / Export

Import content from various sources and export it in an open format (XML, HTML, PDF, ODT).

Created by Paul de Vrieze on 2016/03/30 10:35


Press the x+x+x+a key combo to toggle the Advanced mode and x+x+x+h to toggle the display of hidden pages.

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