Chess games in your SPIP articles

♟ pgn4spip 2.61.0 plug-in for SPIP 3 and SPIP 2 displays the chessboard and the chess game in Portable Game Notation (PGN).


Enter the [pgn]...[/pgn] tags in lowercase or uppercase inside the article:

[pgn] 1. e4 Nf6 [/pgn]

Main features


Setup of the plug-in

Unzip in the folder of SPIP plug-ins.
Example: D:\Xampp\Xampp177\htdocs\spip{plugins\

The zip archive of pgn4spip does not include the required pgn4web.
Download the latest version of pgn4web:

Unzip in the pgn4spip folder
Example: D:\Xampp\Xampp177\htdocs\spip\plugins{pgn4spip

The name of plug-in folder is always in lowercase.

Remove the version number:
rename pgn4spip\pgn4web-2.61 into pgn4spip\pgn4web
Example: D:\Xampp\Xampp177\htdocs\spip\plugins\pgn4spip{pgn4web

The pgn4web folder has a size of 13 MB. In the case of site having a limited hard disk, one can eventually delete certain unused fonts among alpha, merida, svgchess or big demo files. Keep at least uscf/20 and 26 fonts.


  • Configure module, chessboard and PGN,
  • Run in SPIP3 without CFG 3.x or in SPIP2 with CFG 1.x,
  • Manage local attributes of the [pgn] tag or <pgn1> model in an article,
  • Must be enabled after Swiss Knife 1.8.x tool “Curly inverted commas,”
  • Does not require Swiss Knife.


pgn4spip is the SPIP interface of pgn4web 2.61 by Paolo Casaschi.


♟ pgn4spip — copyright © 2012 Matt Chesstale — is licensed under GNU GPLv3:

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.

updated on 6 April 2020


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