The installation of TYPEMILL is as simple as that:

You can also setup TYPEMILL manually with the settings.yaml.example file, that you can find in the root folder of TYPEMILL.

Don't forget to make some folders and files writable (set permission to 774):

If you have any trouble to understand the instructions above, read the following detailed description.


There are two ways to copy TYPEMILL to your local computer:

  1. Go to typemill.net, download the zip-archive and unzip it.
  2. Or use GitHub and Composer.

If you use GitHub, then you can find the repository of TYPEMILL on github/trendschau/typemill. Just open the command line (git-CLI) and type

git clone "https://github.com/trendschau/typemill.git"

TYPEMILL uses some nice frameworks and libraries, which can be found in the folder \system\vendor. Make sure, that all these libraries are completely downloaded. Run composer to update all libraries. If you don't have composer installed yet, head over to the composer website and install it. After that, open your command line, go to your TYPEMILL folder and type:

composer update

The exact command might vary depending on your composer installation. If you face any problems, please check the documentation of composer.

That's it!


There are three ways to setup your TYPEMILL website:

If there is a valid settings.yaml file in your root folder, then the adress your-website.com/setup is not active anymore.

Read all details about the settings in the next chapter.


To run a live website, simply upload TYPEMILL to your webserver (e.g. with ftp). You have to make some folders and files writable:

To make the folders and files writable, use your ftp programm, click on the folder, choose permissions and change the permission to 744. Use the recursive permission for all containing files and folders. If 744 does not work, try 774.

To fill the website with your own content, just upload your folders and markdown files to the content folder of TYPEMILL (with ftp again). Visit your website and press F5 to actualize the cache.

Run Locally

If you are a developer and if you want to run TYPEMILL locally, then simply download TYPEMILL (zip or git) and visit your local folder like localhost/typemill. No additional work is required.