Installing ProcessWire

Information on how to download and install a new copy of ProcessWire from a ZIP file, from GitHub, or with Composer.

Installing ProcessWire


Before installing, please double check that your server meets the following minimum requirements:

  • A Unix or Windows-based web server running Apache or compatible
  • PHP version 5.4 or newer with PDO database support (PHP 7+ preferable)
  • MySQL or MariaDB, 5.0.15 or greater (5.5+ preferable)
  • Apache must have mod_rewrite enabled
  • Apache must support .htaccess files
  • PHP's bundled GD 2 library or ImageMagick library

Installation from ZIP file

Download the latest version of ProcessWire (ZIP file).

Unzip the ProcessWire installation file to the location where you want it installed on your web server.

Load the location that you unzipped (or uploaded) the files to in your web browser. This will initiate the ProcessWire installer. The installer will guide you through the rest of the installation.

Installation from GitHub

Git clone ProcessWire to the place where you want to install it (from the command line):

git clone

Load the location where you installed ProcessWire into your browser. This will initiate the ProcessWire installer. The installer will guide you through the rest of the installation.

Installation with Composer and Packagist

ProcessWire is available from Packagist and can be installed using Composer by typing the following from the command line:

composer create-project processwire/processwire

If you prefer, you can pull ProcessWire into an existing project (which will place it into the /vendor/ directory):

composer require processwire/processwire

Other installation options

See our download page for additional download and installation options.

Twitter updates

  • ProcessWire 3.0.192 (dev branch) contains 11 issue fixes and 5 pull requests, over 20 commits— More
    7 January 2022
  • ProcessWire 3.0.191 core updates: updates to the installer and the profile exporter module— More
    24 December 2021
  • This week ProcessWire went on a diet, trimming the core size from 15.5 MB down to 7.5 MB by moving optional site profiles into their own GitHub repos— More
    17 December 2021

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #402
    In the 402nd issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll check out ProcessWire 3.0.193, highlight recent ProcessWire projects and resources, and more. Read on! / 22 January 2022
  • ProcessWire 3.0.190 core updates
    ProcessWire 3.0.190 has 15 commits relative to 3.0.189 and contains a mixture of issue resolutions and feature additions. This post covers them all, in addition to updates for the PageAutosave and ProFields Table modules.
    Blog / 3 December 2021
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“We chose ProcessWire because of its excellent architecture, modular extensibility and the internal API. The CMS offers the necessary flexibility and performance for such a complex website like ProcessWire offers options that are only available for larger systems, such as Drupal, and allows a much slimmer development process.” —xport communication GmbH