Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: PHP
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Blogging Platforms    
Latest version: v1.2.2

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Known is under active development and requires PHP 7.3+ with selected extensions, together with a supported database backend. You can find detailed installation instructions here: http://docs.withknown.com/en/latest/install/index.html

Installing from packages

Unofficial install packages, which are periodically built from the latest code, are available: https://www.marcus-povey.co.uk/known/

Installing from Github

You can opt to check out the work-in-progress development code from the git repository: https://github.com/idno/known

  • Check out the repo: git clone https://github.com/idno/known.git
  • Fetch dependencies: cd known; composer install

Installing with composer

You can install Known directly from composer using: composer create-project idno/known

Optionally, you can install the latest bleeding edge code the same way: composer create-project idno/known -s dev

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For details on contributing to the Known project, please read [CONTRIBUTING.md](CONTRIBUTING.md).


This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. [[Contribute](CONTRIBUTING.md)].


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Copyright and License

Except for included third-party projects, Known is (c) Known, Inc.

Unless otherwise stated, Known is licensed under the Apache Software License 2.0. See [LICENSE](LICENSE) for more information.

Known logos are (c) Known, Inc. Permission from Known, Inc is required to use the Known name or logo as part of any project, product, service, domain or company name, except as included in official themes distributed by Known.

Logos of external services are (c) their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Third party libraries are licensed separately.

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Thank you

Thanks to BrowserStack for providing the infrastructure that allows us to test in real browsers.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Known README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.