Latest release[edit | edit source]
Other downloads[edit | edit source]
- MediaWiki 1.22.3 changes not including i18n (unified diff)
Download from Git instead[edit | edit source]
Active MediaWiki developers should instead download from Git to get the latest version of the MediaWiki software. The git repository has earlier versions of the software, so it is possible to switch to ("check out") a particular release.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- PHP 5 support has been required since MediaWiki 1.7 – if you are using PHP 4, you should upgrade now! PHP 4 is no longer supported by the PHP group and has many bugs and vulnerabilities. Many shared hosting providers offer both PHP 4 and PHP 5, running simultaneously. If you cannot upgrade, you can use MediaWiki 1.6.12 (download). Note that this version is no longer supported.
- MySQL 5 support is required since MediaWiki 1.19 – if you are using an older version of MySQL and cannot upgrade, you can use MediaWiki 1.18.6 (download). Note that this version is no longer supported.
Alternatives to manual installation[edit | edit source]
Some users may prefer to skip manual installation by using a pre-integrated MediaWiki software appliance or hosting services; repositories of some distros also increasingly offer packages for MediaWiki, with different degrees of frequency and extensions coverage (e.g. Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo).
What next?[edit | edit source]
Stay up to date with releases, and keep your server secure!
Legacy releases[edit | edit source]
If your MediaWiki installation is heavily modified, it may be difficult to incorporate the latest official changes/updates to MediaWiki. To support such users, we maintain old branches of our code for up to a year for the legacy release (1.21.6) and up to three years for the legacy long term support release (1.19.12).
Development releases[edit | edit source]
From Git you can either download the complete repository (about 465 MB)
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/core.git
or the latest revision from the repository only (about 85 MB; this is often called a shallow clone: less time and smaller downloads).
git clone --depth 1 https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/core.git
You can also view the latest source code in your browser.
Old releases[edit | edit source]
You can find tar balls (*.tar.gz) of all versions of MediaWiki back to March 2005 (the earliest being MediaWiki 1.3.11) in the MediaWiki download archives
Installation assistance[edit | edit source]
- FAQ: Installation and configuration
- mediawiki-l (Mailing List) is the high-traffic mailing list to ask for support.
References[edit | edit source]
- This could cause reference problems when you later use "git pull" to upgrade your shallow clone and the newer revision refers to older revisions which are not yet downloaded to your system. In such a case you can simply download more - increase the depth value - or all revisions later, or make a fresh shallow clone.