Forums & Mailing Lists

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2024/05/03 11:18

You'll find below several options to discuss with the XWiki community. If you wish to have a realtime talk with the community instead please check the Chat page.


XWiki offers a Forum. The following main categories exist:

  • Help/Discuss: For users of XWiki. Please use this forum for user or development questions.
  • Development: For developers of the XWiki product and contrib developers.
  • Security: For security-related discussions. This is a private category. To get access, start contributing and ask for permission by posting on the forum (in the Other category) and explain why you need access. Committers will decide whether you will get access or not.

Historical information:

  • We moved to the Forum on May 2017. Prior to that we used to offer a User mailing list and a Nabble Forum working on top of this mailing list (it's been decommissioned). There was also a Gmane archive, and a Markmail archive (both decommissioned). We've decided to move to a Discourse-based forum for a nicer and simpler user experience (for example even though users were registered on Nabble, they were still required to also register on the user mailing list before being able to post on the list from Nabble).
  • On 18th of September 2019 we also moved the development mailng list to the Forum.
  • You can search for old messages using archives

Mailing Lists

There are 4 mailing lists active:

The security and infra mailing lists are private for reading.

  • Anyone can write to these lists to report issues (no subscription needed)
  • But unlike public mailing list above, these mailing lists are only accessible for core committers and some other trusted persons. Unregistered users can not read archives of this mailing list, because it might contain sensitive security details.
  • If you want to contribute to discussions about Security, start contributing and ask for permission by following the process described in the Security Policy guide.

The committers mailing is only accessible to committers and should not be used by anyone not a committer (your messages will be discarded).

Before posting on the lists, please make sure to follow these posting tips.

Before sending mails to any of the lists mentioned above you'll need to be subscribed to the list. Be very careful to send the mail with the email address you've used to subscribe or your mail won't make it to the list and will be rejected. You can register by clicking on the links above (you can also use these links for unsubscribing). Please also note that large emails (over 100K) will be rejected when sent to these lists.

Mailing List Archives

There are several places where XWiki lists are archived:


I've subscribed but can't post

The most likely reason is that you're sending an email with a different email address than the one you've used to register. Use the same email address and it should work fine! You can manager your mailing list information using the Mailing list user interface.

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