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tiddlyweb Installing TiddlyWeb

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TiddlyWeb is packaged as a collection of Python packages. As such there are a variety of ways to install it. The most straightforward way to install, if you are connected to the internet, is described here. There are other Installation Options which may be better suited to your situation.

Look at Quick Start for a quick start and Overview for why you might want to install at all.

The following instructions install TiddlyWebWiki, which provides the TiddlyWiki server side. These installation instructions will install both the tiddlywebwiki and tiddlyweb Python packages.

Note: TiddlyWebWiki is designed to work only with TiddlyWiki Classic and not TiddlyWiki 5. If you want to use tiddlyweb with TiddlyWiki 5, all you need is tiddlyweb and maybe tiddlywebplugins.status. TiddlyWeb support in TiddlyWiki 5 is limited but work is in progress to make it better.


  1. You need an operating system that has Python installed. TiddlyWeb has been tested on various versions of Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris (and other Unix-like systems) with Python 2.7. Read download information for Python if your system doesn't have Python installed.
  2. You need the Python tool called pip. Your system may already have it installed. If it does not, follow the links at pip for more information.
  3. Once you have pip, open a comand prompt and:
    $ sudo pip install -U setuptools
    $ sudo pip install -U tiddlywebwiki

If your system does not use sudo, leave that out. The above will install the tiddlywebwiki package into Python's default location for libraries. It will also install two command line scripts called twanager and twinstance.

If this installation process will not work for you, see the platform instructions below and Installation Options.

Once TiddlyWeb is installed you can start using it.

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