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Installing Wicked H5


This document contains instructions for installing the Wicked Wiki application on your system.

For information on the capabilities and features of Wicked, see the file README in the top-level directory of the Wicked distribution.

1   Prerequisites

To function properly, Wicked requires the following:

  1. A working Horde installation.

    Wicked runs within the Horde Application Framework, a set of common tools for web applications written in PHP. You must install Horde before installing Wicked.


    Wicked H5 requires version 5.0+ of the Horde Framework - earlier versions of Horde will not work.


    Be sure to have completed all of the steps in the horde/docs/INSTALL file for the Horde Framework before installing Wicked. Many of Wicked's prerequisites are also Horde prerequisites. Additionally, many of Wicked's optional features are configured via the Horde install.

  2. SQL support in PHP.

    Wicked stores its data in an SQL database. Build PHP with whichever SQL driver you require; see the Horde INSTALL file for details.

The following items are not required, but if present will enable advanced features in Wicked:

  1. The following PEAR packages: (See horde/docs/INSTALL for instructions on installing PEAR packages)


    If you are going to install Wicked the recommended way, i.e. using the PEAR installer, you can skip the remainder of this section. Installing Wicked through PEAR will automatically download and install all required PEAR modules.

    1. Text_Figlet

      Text_Figlet can be used to require unauthenticated users to enter a CAPTCHA when updating pages.

2   Installing Wicked

The RECOMMENDED way to install Wicked is using the PEAR installer. Alternatively, if you want to run the latest development code or get the latest not yet released fixes, you can install Wicked from Git.

2.1   Installing with PEAR

First follow the instructions in horde/docs/INSTALL to prepare a PEAR environment for Horde and install the Horde Framework.

When installing Wicked through PEAR now, the installer will automatically install any dependencies of Wicked too. If you want to install Wicked with all optional dependencies, but without the binary PECL packages that need to be compiled, specify both the -a and the -B flag:

pear install -a -B horde/wicked

By default, only the required dependencies will be installed:

pear install horde/wicked

If you want to install Wicked even with all binary dependencies, you need to remove the -B flag. Please note that this might also try to install PHP extensions through PECL that might need further configuration or activation in your PHP configuration:

pear install -a horde/wicked

3   Configuring Wicked

  1. Configuring Wicked

    You must login to Horde as a Horde Administrator to finish the configuration of Wicked. Use the Horde Administration menu item to get to the administration page, and then click on the Configuration icon to get the configuration page. Select Wiki from the selection list of applications. Fill in or change any configuration values as needed. When done click on Generate Wiki Configuration to generate the conf.php file. If your web server doesn't have write permissions to the Wicked configuration directory or file, it will not be able to write the file. In this case, go back to Configuration and choose one of the other methods to create the configuration file wicked/config/conf.php.

    Documentation on the format and purpose of the other configuration files in the config/ directory can be found in each file. You may create *.local.php versions of these files if you wish to customize Wicked's appearance and behavior. See the header of the configuration files for details and examples. The defaults will be correct for most sites.

  2. Creating the database tables

    Once you finished the configuration in the previous step, you can create all database tables by clicking the DB schema is out of date. link in the Wicked row of the configuration screen.

    Alternatively creating the Wicked database tables can be accomplished with horde's horde-db-migrate utility. If your database is properly setup in the Horde configuration, just run the following:

    horde-db-migrate wicked
  3. Testing Wicked

    Test at least the following:

    • Modify a page
    • Create a new page via a WikiLink
    • Delete a page

4   URL Styles

Wicked can use two forms of URLs: mod_rewrite style, or GET style. Your web server must have URL rewriting enabled to use the mod_rewrite style. Apache Servers or Apache Proxy Servers may also need to have AllowEncodedSlashes and/or AcceptPathInfo enabled to use the mod_rewrite style. The GET style URLs should work without any special configuration.

Note for users of Lighttpd web server: The rewrite url generation relies on rewrite rules being configured on your web server. Since lighttpd does not support .htaccess files like Apache, there is also a configuration file for lighttpd included that contains the necessary rewrite rules. This file is:


Instructions for using it are included in the file.

5   Obtaining Support

If you encounter problems with Wicked, help is available!

The Horde Frequently Asked Questions List (FAQ), available on the Web at

The Horde Project runs a number of mailing lists, for individual applications and for issues relating to the project as a whole. Information, archives, and subscription information can be found at

Lastly, Horde developers, contributors and users may also be found on IRC, on the channel #horde on the Freenode Network (

Please keep in mind that Wicked is free software written by volunteers. For information on reasonable support expectations, please read

Thanks for using Wicked!

The Wicked team