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Download TWiki Release 5.1.0

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The Perl CGI source code, default templates and documentation are available for free and can be redistributed under the terms of GPL (GNU General Public License). The identical .zip and .tgz packages can be used on all platforms; an installation guide is included in the package; supplemental documentation contains platform-specific instructions.

TWiki-5.1.0 released on 2011-08-20 is a minor release that brings many usability enhancements (such as point and click user data management, more visual user profile pages with picture selector, and a backup feature that helps upgrade TWiki sites) and strengthens TWiki as an application platform (such as a new macro language with parameterized variables).

It is highly recommended to upgrade to TWiki-5.1.0. Users will find this release much more usable, stable and secure in daily use.

TWiki-5.1.0 Release highlights

  • Usability Enhancements
    • API and GUI for point and click user data management
    • Support disabled users in password manager
    • More visual user profile pages with in-place editing of form fields and picture selector
    • In-place editing of TWiki group settings using PreferencesPlugin
    • Point and click bookmarks for better usability
    • Improved statistics showing overall site usage over time, such as total number of webs, topics, users, etc
  • TWiki Application Platform Enhancements
    • Macro language with parameterized variables
    • Ability to auto-create page on view if it does not exist
    • Relative heading levels for INCLUDE
    • Relative heading levels for SEARCH
  • Security Enhancements
    • Set a flag to force password change on next login
    • S/Mime support for notification e-mails
  • Plugin Enhancements

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Release Download Information

Date Stable? Download Download Version Type Code Name
2011-08-20 smile zip, tgz, VM zip, md5 5.1.0 (r22113) Production IstanbulRelease

Upgrade From Earlier Releases

For an easy point& click upgrade, download the latest BackupRestorePlugin and follow the instructions at BackupRestorePlugin#UpgradeTWiki. For a manual upgrade, follow the TWikiUpgradeGuide to install TWiki and migrate data from your existing TWiki.

Known Issues

Known defects are listed at known issues of TWiki-5.1, alongside with workarounds where possible.


  • This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
  • This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  • See the GNU General Public License for more details, published at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
  • Please note that TWiki is not distributed under the LGPL (Lesser General Public Licence), which implies TWiki can only be distributed with software that is licensed under conditions compliant with the GPL. Embedding in proprietary software requires an alternative license. Contact the author for details.

Bugs And Support

ALERT! Note: Found a bug? Please report bugs in TWikibug:WebHome.

ALERT! Note: Installation or deployment question? Please ask support questions in the Support web (after reviewing the SupportGuidelines.)


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