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An advanced and beautiful pastebin written in PHP

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Stikked is an Open-Source PHP Pastebin, with the aim of keeping a simple and easy to use user interface.

Stikked allows you to easily share code with anyone you wish. Based on the original Stikked with lots of bugfixes and improvements.

Here are some features:

  • Easy setup
  • Syntaxhighlighting for many languages, including live syntaxhighlighting with CodeMirror
  • Paste replies
  • Diff view between the original paste and the reply
  • An API
  • Trending pastes
  • Anti-Spam features
  • Themes support
  • Multilanguage support
  • The awesome Team BlueRidge made an Android app
  • And many more. View this review

Try it out


  1. Download stikked from
  2. Create a user and database for Stikked
  3. Copy application/config/stikked.php.default to application/config/stikked.php
  4. Edit configuration settings in application/config/stikked.php - everything is described there
  5. You're done!

  • The database structure will be created automatically if it doesn't exist.
  • No special file permissions are needed by default. Optional: If you want to have the JavaScript- and CSS-files minified, the static/asset/ folder has to be writable.
  • To ensure that pastes with an expiration set get cleaned up, define the cron key in the config and set up a cronjob, for example:


In the folder doc/, you will find:

  • Webserver example configurations for Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd, Cherokee
  • A troubleshooting guide
  • How to create your own theme
  • How to translate Stikked into your language
  • How to contribute and improve Stikked


Version 0.8.6:

  • New translations: Portuguese, Norwegian, Turkish, French
  • New theme: Snowkat
  • YOURLS support (
  • There is now a stikked.php.dist. You may copy that to config.php and have your own settings
  • The API has more possibilities, see API doc
  • Captcha must be entered only once, no more for further pastes
  • Bugfixes and improvements

Upgrade instructions

Copy your htdocs/application/stikked.php config file away. Upload the new version. Copy it back.

Version 0.8.5:

  • Themes! Configure a different theme in config/stikked.php - or create your own
  • Multilanguage support. Configure a different language in config/stikked.php
  • Diff view for paste replies! View differences between the original paste and its reply
  • Possibility to set default expiration time
  • Updated GeSHi to version
  • Updated CodeMirror to version 3.11
  • Lots of minor fixes and improvements
  • Added guides for troubleshooting, development, translation and creating themes
  • Added webserver example configurations
  • Added reCaptcha integration for better antispam

Upgrade instructions

The following lines must be present config/stikked.php

$config['theme'] = 'default';

You can choose between default, bootstrap, gabdark, gabdark3 and a fancy geocities theme ;)

Create you own theme. See doc/

$config['language'] = 'english';

You can choose between english, german and swissgerman ;)

Help translating Stikked into your language! See doc/

$config['recaptcha_publickey'] = '';
$config['recaptcha_privatekey'] = '';

If these lines are filled, reCaptcha will be used. Get a key from

Version 0.8.4:

  • Trending pastes:
  • LDAP authentication (thanks to Daniel,
  • Blocked words; maintain a comma separated list in your config, e.g. ',, yourbadword' - pastes with this words will never get pasted
  • Spam trap for bots
  • Bugfix: Remove_invisible_characters removing legitimate paste content (
  • Possibility to manually set the paste's displayed URL (used with mod_rewrite configurations)
  • Print layout for pastes
  • Updated to CodeIgniter version 2.1.3

Version 0.8.3:

  • From now on, IPs get logged in the DB
  • Added spamadmin:
    • Enter credentials in config/stikked.php
    • Visit /spamadmin, login
    • Click on an IP to list all pastes belonging to it
    • You can remove all the pastes listed, and optionally block the IP range
  • Updated to CodeIgniter version 2.1.2

Version 0.8.2:

  • Database optimizations: Pastes use less space (if you upgrade from a previous version, execute this SQL statement: "ALTER TABLE pastes DROP paste;"
  • Anti spam features:
    • Option to disable recent pastes
    • Option to require the user to enter a captcha

Version 0.8.1:

  • Cleaner options
  • Valid RSS feed
  • Simpler API response (non-JSON)
  • Favicon
  • URL shortener (replaces
  • Minor fixes

Version 0.8:

  • Added backup function (; set credentials in stikked.php config)
  • Added pagination to the replies table
  • Added RSS-Feeds to recent pastes and paste replies
  • Embeddable pastes
  • GeSHi updated to version
  • Codemirror turned off by default
  • Codemirror: Syntax changes dynamically with selection in language dropdown

Version 0.7:

Version 0.6:

  • The language-selection was broken; the dropdown now features all the languages that GeSHi supports
  • Updated to CodeIgniter version 2.1.0
  • Creation of (instead of snipurl)
  • Fixed download link
  • Paste downloads as a .txt file
  • No need to have PHP short tags enabled
  • Automatic creation of all necessary MySQL tables
  • Raw-mode is now like the raw-mode on
  • Minification and concatenation of CSS and JavaScript files (can be turned on/off)
  • Breached the license by removing the nasty copyright footer

Version 0.5:

  • Paste Replies
  • Fluid width pastes
  • Auto copying paste url to clipboard.
  • Paste expiration.
  • Fully standards compliant css and xhtml.
  • Random generating names for anonymous users
  • Paste downloading
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