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 User Forum for all users of XWiki. You should use this forum for questions about using XWiki, using the XWiki API, suggestions for improvements, ideas, etc.

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. There was also a Gmane archive. 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).

You can search messages older than May 2017 using Markmail.

Mailing Lists

Do not post to the devs mailing list unless you're working on developing XWiki itself! Use the forum instead if you're an XWiki user (yes even if you are developing an extension for XWiki).

The mailing lists are currently the main communication channels for the developers of the XWiki software. There are 2 of them that you can post to (click on the links to subscribe, unsubscribe and more generally to manage your account):

  • Developer mailing list (devs AT For XWiki development itself (to be used by Committers and Contributors to the XWiki development).
  • Notification mailing list (notifications AT All code commits, JIRA issues and Continuous Build failures are sent to this list. XWiki developers must be subscribed to this list to follow what's going on.

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.

Before moving to the XWiki Forum, we used to have a "User mailing list" (users AT

Private Mailing Lists

  • 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.
  • However, anyone can write to these lists to report issues (no subscription needed). If you want to contribute to discussions on these lists, start contributing and ask for access to the lists on the development mailing list. Committers will decide whether you will get access or not.

Mailing List Archives

Search XWiki archives using MarkMail:

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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