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Latest commit 2ab735d @pgodel pgodel Merge pull request #19 from gallart/master
Upgrade JackRabbit version to fix #16


This is a complete Knowledge Base software built on top of the Symfony2 CMF project, developed and open sourced by ServerGrove. Our website is running on this KnowledgeBase software.


  • Data is stored in a PHPCR complaint server like Jackrabbit. Other implementations will be available.
  • Complete Administration UI
  • Multiple Users, with admin and editor privileges
  • Multiple categories
  • Categories and Articles can be localized in multiple languages
  • Articles content can be written in HTML or Markdown
  • Easy to skin, based on Bootstrap
  • Search
  • Live preview on article editing page


The installation is quite simple, follow these steps:

# Clone git repository

git clone kb.local

cd kb.local

# Install vendor dependencies with Composer

curl -s | php

php composer.phar install

# start jackrabbit server

php app/console doctrine:phpcr:jackrabbit start

# wait a few seconds for the server to initialize and be ready

# setup PHPCR database

php app/console doctrine:phpcr:workspace:create sgkb
php app/console doctrine:phpcr:register-system-node-types
php app/console doctrine:phpcr:fixtures:load

# In production, you will need to dump the asset files

php app/console assetic:dump --env=prod --no-debug

# start web server (PHP 5.4 only)

php app/console  server:run

Once you completed these steps, if you are not using PHP 5.4, setup your web server virtual host to point to kb.local/web.

Access the KB site with either http://localhost:8000 or http://kb.local/


The system includes an administration UI to manage categories and articles. To access it go to http://localhost:8000/admin or http://kb.local/admin

Login with:

  • username: admin
  • password: abc123

Please make sure to change the password immediately.


We hope people find this software useful. We also accept contributions through pull requests. If you find any bugs, feel free to open issues on github.

If you have any ideas on how to improve it or add new features, please contact us!


We still have many features we want to add. Some of these are:

  • RESTful API
  • Ability to rate content
  • Multi-versions and rollback
  • Allow users to submit new articles and edition improvement of existing articles
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