This section describes the easiest way to install Enonic XP on a Windows computer.

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Visit the Enonic XP download page and select the WINDOWS tab. Click the Download now button and save the .exe file to a convenient location.



Open the file when it is finished downloading and follow the instructions to install Enonic XP.


Click “Next” to begin the Setup Wizard.


Select a convenient location to install Enonic XP. The default location is in C:\Program Files (x86)\


Make your Start Menu folder and shortcuts selections. Leave the boxes checked for the defaults.


Click “Finish” to close the installer.



Now find the Enonic XP Start Menu shortcut and click to start it.

A window will open with the log and some buttons. XP will continue to run while this window is open. The Home Directory button will open the XP home folder where the installation’s files can be found. The Launch Browser button will open the Enonic XP administration interface in the default browser. The admin UI can also be reached at http://localhost:8080


Log In

Click the Launch Browser button or point your browser to http://localhost:8080

Log in with username su and password password.

After logging in you should see the following screen, with the launcher panel to the right:


Add Sample Apps

If this is the first time you launch XP - the welcome tour will automatically launch. If it does not start, simply click the tour icon at top left of the home screen.

  • Click through each step of the welcome tour
  • On the last step, click the Install button
  • Once the applications are installed, click finish

Open Content Studio

The sample applications automatically create demo sites you can try out.

  • Select “Content Studio” from the launcher menu
  • Once loaded, you will find the sites in the tree grid
  • Select or expand the sites you are interested in for a preview
  • Right click or choose actions from the menu to get going

Wireframe Prototyping Application

Watch this video to see how you can make interactive prototypes with Enonic XP and learn about Content Studio:

Wireframe Prototyping Demo Video

Superhero Blog Application

Watch this video to learn how you can use Enonic XP as a blogging platform, and learn more about Content Studio:

Superhero Application Demo Video

Visit Enonic Market

Find more on Enonic Market

If you want to try other applications, follow the steps below:

  • Open the Applications tool from the launcher panel to the right
  • Click Install from the menu (top left)
  • Browse to find the applications you are looking for and click Install

You may also visit Enonic market directly on

Next Steps

Congratulations on getting started :-)

If you’re ready for some more fun, we recommend looking into the following:


Verify that you comply with the minimum requirements for running XP on your local machine


General Requirements

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • At least 1 GB of available memory
  • HTTP port 8080 should be available (this can be changed if needed, see Configuration)