If you use GitLab groups to manage multiple projects, some of your documentation might span multiple groups. You can create group wikis, instead of project wikis, to ensure all group members have the correct access permissions to contribute. Group wikis are similar to project wikis, with a few limitations:
- Git LFS is not supported.
- Group wikis are not included in global search.
- Changes to group wikis don’t show up in the group’s activity feed.
- Group wikis are enabled by default for and higher tiers. You can’t turn them off from the GitLab user interface.
For updates, follow the epic that tracks feature parity with project wikis.
To access a group wiki:
- On the top bar, select Menu > Groups and find your group.
- To display the wiki, either:
- On the left sidebar, select Wiki.
- On any page in the project, use the g + w wiki keyboard shortcut.
Introduced in GitLab 13.9.
Content created in a group wiki is not deleted when an account is downgraded or a GitLab trial ends. The group wiki data is exported whenever the group owner of the wiki is exported.
To access the group wiki data from the export file if the feature is no longer available, you have to:
- Extract the export file tarball with
this command, replacing
FILENAMEwith your file’s name:
tar -xvzf FILENAME.tar.gz
- Browse to the
repositoriesdirectory. This directory contains a Git bundle with the extension
- Clone the Git bundle into a new repository, replacing
FILENAMEwith your bundle’s name:
git clone FILENAME.wiki.bundle
All files in the wiki are available in this Git repository.