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Note: the name "MediaWiki" is often confused with several other, similar, names; please see the glossary for an explanation of these.
- MediaWiki features
- Installation and configuration
- MediaWiki hosting with simplified installation and implementation; updated shortly after each new version release to make the most current MediaWiki version available to clients
- MediaWiki Tutorial with screenshots: how to install and configure Mediawiki, how to change skins; how to add extensions
Here are releases with major feature changes, detailed changelogs are linked to from these pages. Also upgrade instructions might be available. 1.2 - 1.3 - 1.4 - 1.5 - 1.6 - 1.7 - 1.8 - 1.9 - 1.10 - 1.11 - 1.12
MediaWiki 1.10.0 was released as a stable version on May 09, 2007.
MediaWiki 1.11.0 was released as a stable version on September 10, 2007.
MediaWiki 1.12.0 was released as a stable version on March 20, 2008.
- During the period 21-29 May 2004, all Wikimedia sites were upgraded to version 1.3.
- In December 2004 all Wikimedia sites were upgraded to version 1.4.
- In June 2005 Wikimedia sites were upgraded to version 1.5.
- In August 2005 Wikimedia sites were upgraded to version 1.6alpha.
- From April 2006 Wikimedia sites were using the continuous development version, it is called using the Subversion, which are using the version 1.23wmf6 (b2c0feb).
To create your own dump of a local MediaWiki site, you can use the dumpBackup.php script found in the maintenance directory of your MediaWiki installation tree. Make sure that AdminSettings.php has been configured. By default, MediaWiki ships with an AdminSettings.sample file that needs to be edited to suit your configuration and renamed to AdminSettings.php
An example invocation to perform a full backup might look like:
php maintenance/dumpBackup.php --full > full.xml
Command line options for dumpBackup.php are explained by running it with no parameters, i.e.
However, there are some extra undocumented options in its source code.