Kia Ora*

Welcome to the home of Doc5 the free and open-source wiki system.

Doc5 is a simple Wiki, with some great features that’s designed to look good and cover the basics.

Pages in a wiki-enabled web site have the ability to be edited by anyone. This allows content to be added by anyone around the world providing a collaborative space for your ideas and documentation. Each person's changes are tracked and credited to them which allows for easy editing and infinite versions of each page.

A site running Doc5 can be used for anything from simple note taking or a place to store ideas or even technical manuals. Pages can be opened up to the world or restricted to you and your friends or colleagues. You can also upload your documents and images or other files for use in your pages. You don’t have to know anything about HTML or programming, just jump in and start writing.

Features include the Privacy and Protection of pages and files and the concept of ownership of categories (collections of pages). Changes to each page are saved with differences immediately available via Page History. To learn about other features have a read through the Manual or suggest a feature on the Feedback page.

To see what Doc5 can do, try the SandPit. Anyone can make and save changes to these pages, although until you sign in you won’t be able to Protect pages, mark your own as Private or claim Categories.

A couple of test pages imported from Wikipedia are Pitt Island and Wekas.

Latest Release

Version 20161228 of Doc5 is now available for you to download and install on your own web server. Changes include,

  • Support for newer versions of PHP (7+) and MySQL (5.6+)
  • New UI and simpler view for page content diffs.
  • Edit view has been updated to make better use of screen space.
  • Updated versions of dependency libraries.
  • Improved comments and added use of @mention capability.
  • Lots of little bug fixes.

Download Doc5

Of course there are still the same core features and functionality as per the previous releases.

  • Full WYSIWYG editing.
  • Easy to use, finely grained permissions.
  • Simple file management and linking of files into pages.
  • HTML email templating.


If you find a bug or would like a new feature, please use Bitbucket to create an issue. Feel free to send us feedback via a tweet, a message from your Doc5 account, an email to or visit the Feedback page.

Doc5 is best viewed with a modern web browser like FirefoxChromeSafariOpera or Internet Explorer 11 or Edge.

* What Does Kia Ora Mean?

Maori is the native language of New Zealand and "kia ora" is a greeting which means be well/healthy.


You must be logged in to comment.