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 as well as other websites
. It is an implementation of a wiki
, a content pool that anyone can freely edit. It is developed using Phabricator
, our instance of Phacility's Phabricator
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.
is available for download from MediaWiki.org
, a site that is also responsible for the documentation of the software. MediaWiki 1.37.0-wmf.23 (83f72c5)
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.
Technical developers section
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.
However, there are some extra undocumented options in its source code.
.org wiki has a page about this at:
Last edited on 8 June 2021, at 15:08
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