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

  • New ProcessWire query expansion search operators can now add automatic word inflections and lemmatisation, enabling you to build even smarter search engines with ProcessWire. More
    3 July 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.161 adds support for selector operator stacking, enabling you automatically broaden searches in a single pages.find() call— More
    26 June 2020
  • ProcessWire 3.0.160 adds powerful new text-searching operators, bringing a new level of power to page-finding API calls, especially when it comes to search engine type queries. Post also includes a demo search engine where you can test it all out live— More
    19 June 2020

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #321
    In the 321st issue of ProcessWire Weekly we're going to check out the latest core updates, introduce two new third party modules, and check out a brand new site of the week. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 4 July 2020
  • Powerful new text-searching abilities in 3.0.160
    In ProcessWire 3.0.160 we’ve got some major upgrades and additions to our text-search abilities. This brings a whole new level of power to $pages->find() and similar API calls, especially when it comes to search engine type queries.
    Blog / 19 June 2020
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“To Drupal, or to ProcessWire? The million dollar choice. We decided to make an early switch to PW. And in retrospect, ProcessWire was probably the best decision we made. Thanks are due to ProcessWire and the amazing system and set of modules that are in place.” —Unni Krishnan, Founder of PigtailPundits