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This page contains a summary of changes between the official DokuWiki releases. Only the biggest changes are listed here. A complete and detailed log of all changes is available through the GitHub Repository Browser.

Changelogs for releases older than the ones listed here are available at Old Changes. Plugin and template developers should read and subscribe to the detailed change log.

There is some information regarding the upgrade-process.

Changes marked with :!: need some attention on upgrading!

Development night-shot


  • Extension Manager
  • Audio & video support
  • Fileicons
  • Show login form at denied access
  • Show a domain dropdown when multiple AD domains are configured
  • Added user page linking by adding the showuseras config option: “Full name as interwiki user link”. Configurable via the interwiki configuration.
  • Added a more versatile revision selection to the diff page of articles.

Release 2013-12-08 "Binky"

  • Improved random generator for more secure passwords
  • Added capability to import and export users in User Manager via CSV files
  • Implemented LESS compiler for CSS
  • The old 'default' template was removed :!:
  • Users can delete their own account now
  • Improvements for RTL languages/scripts, accessibility (WAI-ARIA) and farms
  • Many, many translation updates and smaller bugfixes

Release 2013-05-10a "Weatherwax"

  • Introduction of Auth Plugins :!: If you used an authentication backend, you will need to adjust your authtype configuration by prefixing it with auth. Eg mysql becomes authmysql and plain becomes authplain. A compatibility mechanism will smooth upgrade, but care should be given to update your settings and test your wiki after the upgrade.
  • This release finalizes our jQuery migration and the deprecated compatibility functions were removed. :!: this might break plugins that have not been updated for the last year
  • Various updates and fixes to the new template introduced in Adora Belle, especially to mobile mode
  • Refactored email subscriptions
  • Upgrade to jQuery 1.9.0 and jQuery-UI 1.9.2
  • Refactored tar file library
  • A security enhancement for fetch to reduce its susceptibility to DDOS attacks. :!: Plugins which use fetch to display images and construct their own urls maybe be incompatible with the change - list of affected plugins
  • removal of ~~INFO:version~~
  • The hotfix released 2013-06-16 contains the following fixes
    • Several fixes related to the new Auth-Plugins (especially LDAP, AD and MySQL)
    • Improvements to the random password generator and introduction of AUTH_PASSWORD_GENERATE
    • Better password reset tokens
    • A fix for image rescaling (Precondition failed problem)
    • A fix related to Internet Explorer's compatibility mode

Release 2012-10-13 "Adora Belle"

Usage enhancements

  • A new default dokuwiki template is distributed with this release. This new template is HTML5 compliant and comes with sidebar and mobile support. The old template is still available with this release, but will be deprecated. :!: The new template is activated by default. Special thanks to Clarence Lee for the initial design.
  • The TOC and the search results have been rewritten and improved. This impacts templates: :!: all templates need to be adjusted to work properly. See d5acc30d and 91b05b6b for details of the changes and what needs to be done in each template.
  • Several fixes and enhancements have been made to the media manager
  • RTL has been given some particular attention
  • Several fixes of the subscription mechanism have been integrated

Setup & Administration

  • Multiple LDAP servers is now available
  • Wiki farms is in the core of DokuWiki: all the farm code is grouped in a farm.php file which can be included through the preload.php to activate farming
  • ACL now support a %GROUP% wildcard. This works like the %USER% wildcard, but for groups. :!: %USER% and %GROUP% cannot be mixed on an ACL line
  • Notification mail are now sent as HTML formatted mails. :!: This feature is enabled by default.
  • Resending password has been reworked. :!: Now DokuWiki honors the autopasswd setting: passwords are resent if $conf['autopasswd'] is enabled. If $conf['autopasswd'] is disabled a token is sent allowing password reset. Theses tokens are valid only during a limited time.
  • XMLRPC settings in the config file are renamed: xmlrpc and xmlrpcuser become remote and remoteuser. :!: You *must* rename these settings in your local.php config file if you were using them.
  • Added support for local style.inis

Integration & Development

  • Several fixes when using Active Directory as backend
  • DokuWiki now uses PHPUnit as its test framework
  • Sidebar inclusion is now provided in the new default template. (The Release Candidate included a tpl_sidebar() which was removed again to avoid conflicts with many popular templates.)
  • The DOKU_TPL* constants are deprecating: :!: template authors are encouraged to integrate that change.
  • More details about changes related to programmers.

And also

  • Over 20 language updates
  • Over 60 issues were fixed

Release 2012-01-25c “Angua”

Usage enhancements

  • Version handling of media files, just like pages. Old versions are saved and change history available in “recent changes” list as well as in RSS. This and the new media manager are the result of the Google Summer of Code project of Kate Arzamastseva. :!: Be careful when upgrading, some directories need be created (see upgrade)
  • Drag & drop support in media manager to speed up adding new files (only works in Firefox and Chrome). And improved multiple file upload (only works in Firefox, Chrome and Safari). This was made possible by replacing the old flash uploader with valums Ajax Upload.
  • A powerful, AJAX-enhanced fullscreen media manager is introduced in addition to the standard pop-up manager. :!: All templates must be updated to support the new manager. :!: Template authors need to add a media manager button and CSS.

Setup & Administration

  • Better farming with cascading configuration for plugin enabling/disabling, this was developed as part of the new extension manager Google Summer of Code project of Piyush Mishra. (see farm & config)
  • Performance enhancement by using data uris. This will transfer small images together with the CSS, thus reducing the number of needed HTTP requests and avoiding the HTTP header overhead. Turn on cssdatauri for a more efficient install.

Integration & Development

  • The core code now uses the jQuery JavaScript framework offering powerful features to plugin & template developers. The old, now deprecated JavaScript API is kept for plugin compatibility. Plugin and template authors are encouraged to migrate their JavaScript code to use jQuery instead of the old API (jQuery FAQ).
  • XML-RPC has been polished fixing some auth & login issues.
  • More details about changes related to programmers.


  • 25 reported issues were fixed.
  • Various smaller bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Thank you Kate and Piyush for their GSoC work and to Google for sponsoring it!


  • XSS security issue 2561
  • XSS security issue 2487

Release 2011-05-25c “Rincewind”

  • :!: The safe method for fnencode changed; be careful when upgrading a wiki with this setting (especially on windows)
  • IPv6 support
  • Inline diff displaying
  • More password hash formats (WordPress, Django)
  • Custom prefixes for mail subjects
  • Security enhancements for cookie handling
  • Introduced a metadata index
  • Improvements for handling Asian languages
  • various smaller bug fixes and enhancements
  • :!: A bug in “Rincewind RC1” and recent development versions might have corrupted your search index.
    It is recommended to check if everything is okay by adding ?do=check to your DokuWiki URL. The index can be rebuilt by using the command line script bin/indexer.php or the Search Index Plugin.
  • Hotfix releases include
    • XSS security issue 2487
    • Another XSS security issue
    • Search/indexer problem with upper or mixed case words on some PHP versions
    • Encoding of non-ASCII mail subjects
    • To allow local links (like file://c:\docs\myfile.txt) you need to add “file” into your conf/scheme.local.conf

Release 2010-11-07a “Anteater”

  • improved quick search algorithm
  • improved email subscriptions
    • :!: Template authors need to check if they implement the correct button
  • permalinks for diff views
  • license clarification on various 3rd party libs
  • prefilled section names in summary when editing a section
  • license chooser in the installer
  • several IE7, IE8, Chrome fixes
  • Parameters can now be passed in internal links (useful for plugins)
  • some XMLRPC improvements
  • configurable filename encoding
  • support for custom section editors (plugins), for example the table editor plugin
  • centralized library loading
  • lots of bug fixes and minor improvements

Release 2009-12-25c “Lemming”

  • :!: This release needs PHP 5.1.2 or later!
  • many Editor improvements
    • automatic list indention
    • better headline system
    • link wizard :!: template authors need to provide CSS
  • compatibility fixes for IE8 and Chrome
  • PHP 5.3 compatibility fixes
  • row span support in tables
  • downloadable code blocks
  • fulltext search improvements
  • added filename search in media manager
  • new dformat function :!: plugin and template authors should replace strftime calls with this function
  • one click revert button for managers :!: template authors need to add this button
  • nicer admin screen :!: template authors need to provide CSS
  • XMLRPC improvements
  • many smaller feature enhancements
  • more plugin events
  • some performance optimizations
  • minor security enhancements
  • many, many, many bug fixes

Release 2009-02-14b

  • Flash Multiuploader
  • license selector :!: template authors need to make use of tpl_license()
  • compatibility fixes with Flash Player 10
  • internal changes to make farming easier
  • removed old upgrade plugins1) :!:
  • better support for non-default auth backends in ACL manager
  • jump to edited section after saving
  • much improved Japanese romanization
  • improved XMLRPC interface
  • improved search result display
  • many smaller feature enhancements
  • more plugin events
  • some performance optimizations
  • minor security enhancements
  • security fix for a local file inclusion issue 1700 (CVE-2009-1960)
  • many, many bug fixes

Release 2008-05-05

  • Improved RSS syndication, now supports diff views and full HTML, search results are available as RSS
  • Added AJAX to the index view
  • Show diffs between arbitrary page revisions
  • Improved search and result highlighting
  • Better plugin support for modifying DokuWiki forms :!: removes *FORM_INJECTION events
  • Separation of TOC from content for more template flexibility
  • Security measurements against CSRF attacks
  • X-Sendfile support for supporting Webservers
  • Use of UniversalWikiEditButton in default template
  • Complete rewrite of the ACL manager
  • Moved spell checker from core to plugin
  • Support for deep namespace templates
  • Popularity plugin added by default – please help us to improve DokuWiki with your data
  • Using locale aware strftime instead of date :!: Plugin authors may need to fix their plugins
  • Use fulltext index for media file usage scan for better scalability
  • Introduction of a temp folder :!: upgraders should make sure data/tmp exists and is writable
  • Many bugfixes, smaller features and performance improvements.

Previous releases are on Old Changes.

1) if you're upgrading from an older version upgrade to intermediate releases first
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