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Thaur's twa-three waas tae get in contact wi ither MediaWiki uisers and developers, or tae follea Wikimedia and MediaWiki relatit news.

Get help or support


Get help both with using MediaWiki and setting up MediaWiki:

Ask any questions related to non-Wikimedia MediaWiki installations.

Get help as a Wikimedia community member on technical questions related to your Wikimedia wiki.

MediaWiki Uisers forum Onoffeecial

Posts on tagged with #mediawiki. Onoffeecial

Reddit's MediaWiki groop Onoffeecial


Find help in real time on chat servers. They are sorted by their activity.

Discuss wiki installation, operation, skinning, custom developments. (unofficial) Find out more.

IRC channels
  • #mediawiki connect oan is the roond-the-clock {{$4|IRC real-time tauk channel}} fer technical speirins.
  • For MediaWiki software development questions, ask in #wikimedia-dev connect.
  • For technical and software development questions about Wikimedia websites, ask in #wikimedia-tech connect.

Find out more.

Get help and discuss as an applicant or participant of Wikimedia's Outreach programs . Find out more.

There are more Telegram chats available.

Mailin leets

Post on mailing lists:

$1 (or [[[mail:mediawiki-l|mediawiki-l]] bi wa o Gmane]) (or [$3 bi wa o yer newsreader]) is the hei-traffic mailin leet tae speir fer halp wi uisin or settin up MediaWiki.

Discuss MediaWiki and Wikimedia software development on the medium-traffic list wikitech-l.

Thaur's several mailing lists available. The recommended yins ar:

Report software bugs and feature requests

Contact software maintainers

A list of maintainers of Wikimedia software is available at Developers/Maintainers . You can leave a note on their talk page or send them an email to contact them.

If you cannot find the maintainers of a project you are looking for at Developers/Maintainers , try finding the maintainers on the project page of the software on, the project owners of the project on Phabricator , or the contributors to the project on Gerrit .

Learn, explore, and follow

Stay informed about news and changes.

Mailing lists

Subscribe to mailing lists:

mediawiki-announce is a low-traffic list for announcements of new MediaWiki releases and security updates (all messages also go to mediawiki-l).

Announcements aneat upcomin changes oan Wikimedia wabstieds. Fer the maist pairt, this leet is aimed at end uisers o Wikimedia wikis, no the MediaWiki saffware in general. This list is aimed at end users of Wikimedia wikis, not MediaWiki software in general. You can also follow these announcements on Wikimedia wikis via Tech News.

Join groups with shared interests

The MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group aims to advocate the needs of MediaWiki users.

The MediaWiki Farmers user group is a group of developers who work on wiki farms.

User Groups are open groups organized by themes and areas of interest.

Special Interest Groups are smaller organized groups focused on shared technical concerns.

Social Media

Follae the MediaWiki accoonts:

News from MediaWiki community members (details).

@MediaWiki on Twitter

News from the MediaWiki project.

MediaWiki on Facebook

News from the MediaWiki project.

@WikimediaTech on Twitter

News from the Wikimedia technical movement.

@watchmediawiki on YouTube

Videos and event streams related to MediaWiki and Wikimedia technology.


Read stories:

*The Wikimedia Tech Blog is ae venue fer tae share stories fae Wikimedia's technical commonitie across and ayont Wikimedia-tech.

* Thaur's some tech blogs hostit oan Phabricator.

*The English Wikimedia planet blog aggregator sometimes contains tech stuff mixed in wi posts maistlie aneat non-techneecal aspects o Wikimedia waurks.


Subscribe to Wikimedia newsletters which cover certain areas of technical interest. You may want to first check their archives to see how active a newsletter is.

Share your knowledge

Wikimedia Tech Blog

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Wikimedia Technical Talks

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