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This is a high-level overview of MediaWiki development, including links to the key documents, resources and tools available to MediaWiki developers. It is written for skilled LAMP developers who have experience using MediaWiki.


MediaWiki is the software that powers Wikipedia, its sister projects and thousands of wikis all over the world.

MediaWiki is written in the PHP programming language[1]. It uses jQuery as the client JavaScript library.

MediaWiki is primarily written for the LAMP platform[2] and runs on most operating systems. MediaWiki primarily uses the MySQL and MariaDB database servers.[3]

Development happens in an open source style[4], is largely coordinated online, and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, though volunteer community developers play a huge part as well.

Key documents

Code, development and style

Debugging and testing



  • API - ulkoinen API suoraa tietokerrospääsyä varten.

Extending MediaWiki

MediaWiki has been designed to allow for modification without changing the "core code". This makes it easy to update to a new version of MediaWiki without having to manually merge in old extension code changes. There are six main extension points that allow developers to change or extend what MediaWiki can do. The extension points are:

  • API – access the data and metadata of MediaWiki instances through its web API
  • Hooks - ohjelmistokoukkuja (hooks), joita voi käyttää lisäosien kirjoittamisessa.
  • Parser Functions – create a new command like: {{#if:...|...|...}}
  • Skins – change the look and feel of MediaWiki.
  • Special Pages – add a new special page.
  • Tag Extensions – create a new tag like: <newtag>...</newtag>
  • Extending wiki markup – add a parser hook to modify the content of wikitext.

Ohjeita lisäosien kirjoittajille

Help for skin developers

Help for library code reuse

Third-party wiki uses


  1. Not all of MediaWiki is written in PHP. Some supporting tools are written in other languages, including batch files, shell scripts, makefiles and Python.
  2. MediaWiki runs on most platforms that can support PHP, however, the lack of certain utilities or operating system features may limit the functionality or performance of MediaWiki on non-LAMP platforms.
  3. MediaWiki has support for DBMS other than MySQL and MariaDB, including Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  4. Developers are a mix of volunteers and paid staff (or contractors) for various organizations. For a full list of who works on the MediaWiki code, read the DevelopersDevelopers article.
  5. Browse the source code and revisions of code repositories at or download the source code to your system by using Gerrit.