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Pepperminty Wiki Logo Pepperminty Wiki Build Status Join the chat at License: MPL-2.0

A Wiki in a box

Pepperminty Wiki is a complete wiki contained in a single file, inspired by @am2064's Minty Wiki. It's open source too (under MPL-2.0), so contributions are welcome!

Developed by Starbeamrainbowlabs (though contributions from others are welcome!), Pepperminty Wiki has a variety of useful (and cool!) features - such as file upload, a dynamic help page, page revision history, page tags, and more! Other amazing features are in the works too (like a theme gallery, auto update, and user watchlists), so check the release notes to see what's been added recently.

Latest Version: v0.17.1 (stable) v0.18-dev (development) (Changelog)

Table of Contents

Screenshots and Demo

Main Page Example

Above: The Main Page used for testing purposes.

A live demo of the latest stable version can be found over at my website.

More screenshots can be found in this Imgur Album.


  • Configurable settings
  • User login system
  • Page creation (Sub pages supported)
  • Markdown-powered syntax
    • Templating support
    • Additional syntax for resizing and floating images (see inbuilt help page)
    • File galleries
    • Short syntax for referencing uploaded files
    • Client-side mathematical expression parsing, courtesy of MathJax
    • Links to non-existent pages appear red
  • Full page revision history (comparison / manipulation coming soon)
  • Optional time-delayed search indexing
  • Simple edit conflict detection
  • Edit previewing (since v0.14, thanks to @ikisler)
  • Internal links - Links to non-existent pages show up in red
  • Printable page view
  • Customisable theme
  • Basic 'search' bar A full-text search engine!
    • Dynamic server-side suggestions (since v0.13!)
  • (Optional) Sidebar with a tree of all the current pages
  • Tags
  • List of all pages and details
    • List of all tags and pages with any given tag
    • List of recent changes
  • Inbuilt help page (modules can add their own sections to it)
  • File upload and preview
    • Simple syntax for including media in a page (explanation on help page)
  • Page protection
  • Simple user settings page (set email address, change password)
  • Threaded page comments (since v0.14)
  • Statistics system - can be extended with modules (since v0.15)
  • Customisable module based system
    • Allows you to add or remove features at will

Getting Started


  • PHP-enabled web-server (must be PHP 7+)
  • PHP session support (for logging in, see here for more information)
  • The following PHP extensions:
    • mbstring (for utf8 string handling - currently required)
    • imagick (for preview generation)
    • fileinfo (for proper mime type checking of uploaded files)
    • zip (for compressing exports)
    • intl (for Unicode text normalization when searching and in the id index)
  • Write access to Pepperminty Wiki's own folder (only for editing)
  • Recommended: Block access to peppermint.json, where it stores it's settings

Getting your own copy

Setting up your own copy of Pepperminty Wiki is easy. Since Pepperminty Wiki works on a module based system, all you need to do is choose the modules you want installed, and then configure your new installation so that it fits your needs. There are several ways to do this:

Method 1: Using the latest pre-built stable release

If you want a pre-built stable version, then you can use the latest release. It has a changelog that tells you what has changed since the last release, along with a pre-built version with all the latest modules.

Method 2: Grabbing the pre-built version from the repository

If you're feeling lazy, you can grab the bleeding-edge version from this repository, which comes with all the latest modules. You can get it here.

Method 3: Using the online downloader

Pepperminty Wiki has a downloader that you can use to select the modules you want to include in your install. The online downloader will give you the latest stable release. You can find it here.

Method 3.5: Using the downloader offline

You can also you the downloader offline. Simply clone this repository to your web server and then point your web browser at your.server/path/to/pepperminty/wiki/download.php.

Method 4: Building your own from source

Pepperminty Wiki can also be built from source (and I do this all the time when testing). Start by cloning the repository. Then go into the modules folder and append .disabled to the names of any modules you don't want to be included (e.g. modules/page-edit.php would become modules/page-edit.php.disabled). Then follow the instructions for your platform:


Simply run the build.bat script in the root of the repository. It will handle everything for you.

Linux and Everyone Else

Run the following commands from the root of the repository in order, adjusting them for your specific platform (these are for a standard Ubuntu Server install):

rm build/index.php
php rebuild_module_index.php
php build.php

These commands are also in You can run that if you want. Here's an explanation of what each command does:

  1. Deletes the old index.php in the build folder that comes with the repository
  2. Rebuilds the module index that the build scripts uses to determine what modules it should include when building
  3. Actually builds Pepperminty Wiki. Outputs to index.php.


To configure your new install, make sure that you've loaded the wiki in your browser at least once. Then open peppermint.json in your favourite text editor. If you need any help, just contact me or open an issue.

Please note that configuration of Pepperminty Wiki will be done through a GUI soon. Most properties are now configurable in a graphical interface! It can be accessed through the Edit Master Settings option in the more menu, or the configure action (e.g. if it doesn't appear for you.

The configuration guide are all the configuration directives that Pepperminty Wiki (and all the modules included in the repository) understand. It is generated automatically from peppermint.guiconfig.json.

User Accounts

User account details are currently stored as an object in peppermint.json, under the users special setting. Each user has their own object, in which lies their user data.

While users can change their own passwords and email addresses, you'll inevitably want to add your own users. You can do this through the brand-new user management page if you're logged in as a moderator or better (the user-table action - example url:, or manually. Here's how to do it manually:

  1. Open peppermint.json in your favourite text editor.
  2. Create a new property on the users object, whose value is an object and key is the new user's username. Use the existing users for reference.
  3. Hash the new user's password. This can be done in the terminal or with the hash action - but make sure you don't leave any traces of your passwords lying around for others to find! a. To use the hash action, navigate to Don't forget to change your password afterwards, or clear both your browser history & server logs! You could even use the demo instance I have running on my server, but I don't have a filter on my server logs :-) b. To do it through the terminal, the following one-liner should do the trick: echo -n "some_password" | php -r 'echo(password_hash(base64_encode(hash("sha384", trim(fgets(STDIN)))), PASSWORD_DEFAULT) . "\n");'
  4. Save peppermint.json back to disk.

In the future, user accounts will be manageable through a graphical interface. Follow #127 for updates! User accounts are now manageable through a graphical interface! Access it through the Edit user table option on the credits page.

Default Credentials

The default user account details are as follows:

  • admin with password password
  • user with password cheese

Please remember to change your account password! Only you are responsible for the security of your account.

API Reference

I have documented the current API and other things that make Pepperminty Wiki tick that you can use to create your own modules. You can find this documentation in the file in this repository.

I've also documented Pepperminty Wiki's entire REST API using apiDoc. You can view the docs here.

If you do create a module, I'd love to hear about it. Even better, send a pull request!

Tldr Quick Links:

Real World Usage

None yet! Contact me or open an issue and tell me about where you are using Pepperminty Wiki and I'll add you to this section 😺


Here's a list of things that I want to add at some point (please feel free to send a pull request and help out!).

  • Better page history (revert to revision, compare revisions, etc.) (#78, #79)
  • Intelligent auto-updating system that doesn't wipe your settings / module choices
  • A module registry of some sort (ideas welcome!)
  • Image maps (#103)
  • An app for Android (Sorry, iOS is not practical at the current time. Feel free to make one yourself! I'm happy to help out if you need help with Pepperminty Wiki itself (e.g. making it more machine-readable (#138)) - message on Gitter (see above), or open an issue on this repository.) - in progress over here!
  • User watchlists
  • Theme gallery (#5)
  • (See more on the issue tracker!)
  • ...?

Is the feature you want to see not on this list or not implemented yet? Open an issue or send a pull request - contributions welcome!


Pepperminty Wiki is released under the Mozilla Public License 2.0. The full license text is included in the LICENSE file in this repository.