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

Requirements

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 https://github.com/processwire/processwire.git

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

  • A review of weekly core updates, plus a simple recipe for a very effective listing cache—More
    24 June 2022
  • Weekly update: Making ProcessWire render pages at old WordPress URLs (or building a simple/custom URL router in PW): More
    17 June 2022
  • New post: ProcessWire now comes with just 1 site installation profile, the "blank" profile. It makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it— More
    10 June 2022

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #424
    In the 424th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll check out the latest weekly update from Ryan, introduce a new third party module, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 25 June 2022
  • Starting a site with the “blank” profile
    ProcessWire 3.0.200+ comes with just 1 site installation profile, the site-blank profile. This profile makes very few assumptions, making it a minimal though excellent starting point. Here’s how you might use it. 
    Blog / 10 June 2022
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