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Documenting your project with wikis

You can use a wiki to share detailed, long-form information about your project.

Who can use this feature?

Wikis are available in public repositories with GitHub Free and GitHub Free for organizations, and in public and private repositories with GitHub Pro, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server.

About wikis

You can host documentation for your repository in a wiki, so that others can use and contribute to your project.

Adding or editing wiki pages

You can add and edit wiki pages directly on GitHub Enterprise Server or locally using the command line.

Creating a footer or sidebar for your wiki

You can add a custom sidebar or footer to your wiki to provide readers with more contextual information.

Editing wiki content

You can add images and links to content in your wiki, and use some supported MediaWiki formats.

Viewing a wiki's history of changes

Because wikis are Git repositories, every change you make is a commit that you can view.

Changing access permissions for wikis

Only repository collaborators can edit a public repository's wiki by default, but you can allow anyone with an account on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance to edit your wiki.

Disabling wikis

You can disable your repository's wiki.