Whether you are new to webtrees, or an "old hand", we recommend you read this page. It will help you get the best from the support available here, without wasting any of your time, or ours.

 

Here are some things you can do to help:

  1. It would be easier to help you if you told us the address of your site. But remember, we need the address of your webtrees site, not whatever other pages it is embedded in. Please don't make us hunt for it. Tip: you can put this in your forum signature.
  2. If you are having server problems, it helps if you tell us how your server is configured. Some people like to put that information in their forum signature as well.
  3. Check to see if your question has already been answered. You can search these forum pages from the "Search" tab, and there is a lot of information on the WIKI pages too.
  4. If you "think" you have found a bug, first check our bug list, then come back here and ask before reporting it. Perhaps we already know about it, or (heaven forbid) perhaps it is something you don't fully understand and not a bug at all!
  5. If English is not your first language, we recommend you write in your own language, but also add a translation into English (perhaps use Google Translate for that). If possible we will reply in your language, or we will also use Google.
  6. Forum posts should be on topic as much as possible.  This helps you get help quicker.
  7. Do not use forum posts, signatures or avatar links for advertising, or solicitation. 
  8. Do not overpost or add needless comments that do not add value to the forum.
  9. Don't forget to also read the "Forum Help" page. It has more tips on how to use this forum, and some important information about uploading files and pictures as attachments.

There are lots of other things you can do to help us to help you. The following link is a great resource, full of hints and tips on the best ways to ask questions on forums like ours. Its a long read but very well worth the effort: How To Ask Questions, by Eric S. Raymond, Rick Moen. But remember - it is just an article. DO NOT ask them your questions about webtrees

 

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to supporting your use of webtrees.

About webtrees

webtrees is the web's leading on-line collaborative genealogy application. It is open source software, and costs $ zero - yes, that means totally FREE!

All you need to use it is a website with PHP and MySQL installed.

It works from standard GEDCOM files, and is therefore compatible with every  major desktop application; and it aims to be efficient and effective by using the right combination of third-party tools, design techniques and open standards.

Transferring from PhpGedView

Moving all your important data and configuration settings from an existing PhpGedView ("PGV") setup to webtrees is a quick and painless process.

webtrees has an easy-to-use "wizard" to transfer most of your information, assuming your PGV install meets certain requirements.

See our WIKI page for further details and the few exceptions.

So why not give webtrees a try? There is nothing to lose and a lot to be gained!

 

Download

Latest Release

webtrees version 1.7.14 was released 29 April 2019, and can be downloaded from github.com.

Select Latest Releases from the Link icon at the top of the page.

IMPORTANT NOTE - SERVER REQUIREMENTS

Sites using PHP 7.1 please see this link

Note: webtrees 1.7.x requires PHP5.3 or later.  However, this will be the last ones to run on PHP 5.3.  If your server only supports PHP5.2, then you should install webtrees 1.4.6.

Note that it is harmless to accidentally install webtrees-1.7.x on a PHP-5.2 server. You'll simply get a message telling you to re-install the appropriate version.

See the wiki site for upgrade tips! (wiki.webtrees.net/en/Upgrading).

Beta 1  of webtrees 2.0

webtrees version 2.0.0 Beta-1, released 29 April 2019, is now available for download.  Please see this link (post #1) for details.  2.0 Features

Select Downloads from the Link icon at the top of the page.

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Web Hostingweb hosting

webtrees must be installed on a web server.

This can be your own, or one of the hundreds advertised on the web. It must conform to the webtrees requirements described on this page:

Wiki: System Requirements.

If you prefer a host that specialises in webtrees, the following page lists some suppliers able to provide one for you:

Specialist web hosting advertisements.