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Franck Paul 87bbeda2c6
Fix 'permissions' value for favs->register() method used by pages and simpleMenu plugins
14 hours ago
admin Update safe-mode authentication complementary message 6 days ago
bin Remove unit and functional tests as they not have been updated since a (very very) long time. 8 months ago
build-tools PHP code review 3 months ago
inc Cope with dependencies when composing list of plugins available for update, fix #213 3 days ago
locales Update safe-mode authentication complementary message 6 days ago
plugins Fix 'permissions' value for favs->register() method used by pages and simpleMenu plugins 14 hours ago
themes Compass config reviewed for Berlin, compress CSS 1 month ago
.doxygen.conf Update Clearbricks to 1.4 - may have broken some Dotclear features, will see… 3 months ago
.editorconfig Config for Makefile editor 3 years ago
.gitignore Update .gitignore too 8 months ago
.gitmodules Fix CB branch 2 years ago
.php-cs-fixer.dist.php Fix link (as php-cs-fixer used is 3.9.5) 4 months ago
CHANGELOG Adding a new comment was buggy (front/back) 4 months ago Various minor fixes 3 months ago
CREDITS Update CREDITS 7 months ago
LICENSE 2.3 branch (trunk) first checkin 12 years ago
Makefile dclegacy plugin not more needed 4 weeks ago Update 3 months ago Update 1 year ago
composer.json Update CB, composer update (phpstan) 1 week ago
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crowdin.yml Add plugins help files 3 years ago
favicon.ico Favicons 9 years ago
index.php Code formatting 10 months ago
phpstan.bootstrap Code review (wip): plugins and themes 2 months ago
phpstan.neon Use dcRecord in place of record|staticRecord|extStaticRecord 2 months ago




Dotclear is an open-source web publishing software. Take control over your blog!

Dotclear project's purpose is to provide a user-friendly tool allowing anyone to publish on the web, regardless of their technical skills.


  • Easy publication
  • Fully customizable theme
  • User-friendly administration
  • Flexible template system
  • Media management
  • Choose from several editing syntax (wiki, markdown or directly in wysiwyg)
  • Flexible comment system
  • Built-in antispam
  • Localization
  • Presentation widgets
  • Themes and plugins
  • Pages
  • Tags and categories
  • Automated installation
  • Support for several database types
  • Multiblog
  • Multi-user with permissions
  • Standards compliant
  • Accessible
  • Importing / exporting
  • Naturally optimized for search engines
  • Syndication feeds
  • Complete trackback/pingback/webmention support
  • Full Unicode support
  • Extensible
  • Performance and scalability
  • Twice free


In order to run Dotclear you need:

  • A web server (Apache, Cherokee, Nginx, lighttpd, etc.)
  • PHP 7.4/8.0/8.1 with the following modules:
    • mbstring
    • iconv
    • simplexml
    • mysqli, postgresql or sqlite
  • A database server (MySQL/MariaDB or PostgreSQL) or SQLite.


Automatic installation

The easiest way to install the blog engine is automatic installation. Download the one minute install file, upload it to your web space. Then open it in your favorite browser. You'll only have to follow the instructions on screen. See the documentation for more information.

Standard installation

You need to download Dotclear archive, extract it then upload your files to your web space using an FTP client. Then open your favorite browser and go to A message alerts you that you haven't got a configuration file and offers to run the wizard. Click this link.


Still unsure if you want to move? A "guided tour" is what you need.

Dotclear is fully documented:

Dotclear documentation uses a wiki. Feel free to contribute.


Copyright Olivier Meunier & Association Dotclear


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.


Dotclear is an open source project. If you'd like to contribute, please read the CONTRIBUTING file. You can submit a pull request, or feel free to use any other way you'd prefer.

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