Downloading SPIP

SPIP 4.2.14
(7 June 2024)

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.

  • Retrieve the spip_loader.php file
  • copy it to the directory where you want to install SPIP (at the root of your website, for example). Note that this is a phar file, so if you are using FTP software, you must set up the transfer of this file in binary format.
  • run spip_loader.php. It will offer you to install the latest stable version
  • Call this file from your web browser


Full details about spip_loader

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 4.2 and 4.1, 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 : 29/07/23

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