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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 is wiki software, released under the GPL, that is used by Wikimedia projects and others. It is an implementation of a wiki, a content pool that anyone can freely edit. It is developed using MediaZilla (our version of BugZilla).

MediaWiki 1.23.5 is the latest stable version, and is recommended for third-party users. Those running their own servers should upgrade for security reasons. Special:Version shows what version a site is running. You can play around in the local Sandbox to see this version in action.

MediaWiki 1.23.5 is available for download from MediaWiki.org, a site that is also responsible for the documentation of the software. MediaWiki 1.25wmf4 (c989b74) is currently running on all Wikimedia sites. Third-party users should probably not run the alpha/beta versions of MediaWiki on publicly accessible servers at this time.

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About[edit]

Technical developers section

Miscellaneous[edit]

Technical[edit]

Versions[edit]

At the moment there is a current version maintained for at least one year after its release date, and the last legacy version still getting security fixes. Older versions are considered as insecure. Check out release notes for other versions or go directly to 1.19 - 1.20 -1.21 - 1.22. Starting with release 1.23 in May 2014 there are six supported versions:

  1. The future version 1.25 (used as 1.25wmf on MediaWiki projects)
  2. The pre-release version 1.24
  3. The stable version 1.23 (replaced by 1.24 in November 2014)
  4. The legacy version 1.22 (supported until December 2014)
  5. The new Long Time Support version 1.23 supported until May 2017
  6. The old Long Time Support version 1.19 supported until May 2015

Database dump[edit]

For downloadable dumps of Wikipedia's article database, see Wikipedia:Database download. For a description of the database format and fields, see database layout.

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.

An example invocation to 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.

 php maintenance/dumpBackup.php

However, there are some extra undocumented options in its source code.

See also[edit]

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MediaWiki has a page about this at: