Chamilo LMS

NOTE TO READERS: As of the 1/1/2020, this wiki is hugely outdated, but might contain some unique (but old) information, which is why we have left it here. The new wiki for all things concerning Chamilo is available here:

Chamilo LMS is an e-learning and talent management system developed under the GNU/GPLv3 license. It uses the PHP language and connects to MySQL or MariaDB for information retrieval.

This wiki tries to give pointers to the visitor. If you have a question and cannot find the answer here, just send us an e-mail at or create an account and write to us on the forum:

Chamilo 1.x Installation

See the installation guide:

Testing Chamilo for bugs

If you'd like to make sure something that is happening on your Chamilo portal is not specific to your portal, we provide a series of test portals (regularly erased and replaced by newer versions) for each branch of Chamilo. Log into any of these as administrator using the login/password pair admin/admin:

This will change over time, but the logic will stay the same. So if you have a doubt, confirm your test case on one of these portals, so you can share the URL publicly of where the problem appears. This will help us a lot when locating the issue and trying to solve it.

Wonder what time of Long Term Support we provide? Check this page: LTS


Chamilo uses the GNU/GPLv3 license, and includes a series of other open source projects or libraries with compatible licenses. A few third-party services also have integrations with Chamilo, but you can enable or disable them at will.

Chamilo 1.x extra info

Interface/pedagogical decisions


Management of Tools and sessions


Course Tutor



Documentation issues

See the Documentation project: (remove the "active" filter to see all the issues leading to the redaction of documentation)

Setup tricks

UTF-8 install


Developers knowledge base

Admins knowledge base

Free content for Chamilo

See the Free content page.

Chamilo and other projects

Chamilo 1's Evangelization


  • Optimizations (see documentation/ directory of Chamilo package)
  • Benchmarks


Twig in chamilo 1.9.x

twig conf

Updated by Yannick Warnier over 3 years ago · 102 revisions