Downloading SPIP

SPIP 4.1.7
(13 January 2023)

After downloading this zipped file to your computer, you need to extract all the files and upload them — using FTP — to your site.


Automatic installation.

Full details about spip_loader

  • Retrieve a copy of the spip_loader.php file (link below)
  • Copy it back into the directory where you would like to install SPIP (e.g. at the root of your Web site). The spip_loader script will install the latest stable version of the SPIP 4.0 branch
  • Call this file from your web browser


Supported Versions

You can retrieve a status of supported versions.

The development versions

SPIP is developed using GIT. There are several branches that correspond to the currently maintained versions of SPIP:

  • Branches which are "stable" for versions 3.1 and 3.2, which are only further updated to correct bugs and occasionally to include minor improvements.
  • A development branch which may at any time be updated to correct a recently discovered bug, and which risks being completely unusable if significant new functions have been added or are being modified.

The development branch is also provided as a ZIP file here:

The SPIP development project has its own web site:


Previous versions of SPIP are available here:

You can find older versions of SPIP here


SPIP Contrib is the reference web site for the SPIP user community. Here you can find almost everything you could think of: tips, templates, common loops, etc. And you are most welcome to share your own SPIP discoveries and development contributions.

Author mortimer Published : Updated : 27/01/22

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