Installing from sources

  1. Please follow the installation instructions for your system first:

  2. Grab the latest Weblate sources using Git (or download a tarball and unpack that):

    git clone weblate-src

    Alternatively you can use released archives. You can download them from our website <>. Those downloads are cryptographically signed, please see Verifying release signatures.

  3. Install current Weblate code into the virtualenv:

    . ~/weblate-env/bin/activate
    pip install -e weblate-src
  4. Copy weblate/ to weblate/

  5. Adjust the values in the new file to your liking. You can stick with shipped example for testing purposes, but you will want changes for production setup, see Adjusting configuration.

  6. Create the database used by Weblate, see Database setup for Weblate.

  7. Build Django tables, static files and initial data (see Filling up the database and Serving static files):

    weblate migrate
    weblate collectstatic
    weblate compress
    weblate compilemessages


    This step should be repeated whenever you update the repository.