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The latest release

This is a zip file. It can be extracted on most operating systems without installing any additional software, and is generally recommended for Windows users.

We also provide a tarball (tar.gz file). It is advised not to use 7-Zip to decompress the tarball (.tar.gz file), due to a bug with the PAX format. macOS users should note The Unarchiver has a bug which corrupts filenames in tarballs. Archive Utility can be used instead.


MediaWiki is free software licensed under version 2 of the GNU General Public License. Because MediaWiki is licensed free of charge, there is no warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Read the full text of the GNU GPL version 2 for details.

System Requirements

MediaWiki requires PHP 7.4.9+ and either MySQL 5.5.8+, MariaDB, SQLite or PostgreSQL. For more information, please read the pages on system requirements and compatibility.

MediaWiki is not compatible with PHP 7.3.0 - 7.3.18 n 7.4.0 - 7.4.8 due to an upstream bug. Use PHP 7.3.19+ or 7.4.9+ instead. See task T246594 for more information.
Warning Warning: MediaWiki is not yet compatible with PHP 8. See task T248925 for more information.

Dounlaid fae Git insteid

Acteeve MediaWiki deveelopers shid dounlaid fae Git insteid tae get the latest version o the MediaWiki saffware. The git repositrie haes earlier versions o the saffware, sae ye can switch tae ("check oot") ae pairteecular release.

Signature dounlaids


Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database, HHVM and PHP 7.0 and 7.1 support has been removed since MediaWiki 1.34 .

Alternateeves tae the manual instawation

Some uisers micht prefer tae skip manual instawation bi uisin ae pre-integratit MediaWiki saffware appliance or hoastin servaces; mairower, repositries o some distros increasinglie affer packages fer MediaWiki, wi differnt degrees o frequancie n extensions coverage (e.g. Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo).

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Legacie releases

Gif yer MediaWiki instawation is modified heivilie, it micht be diffeecult tae incorporate the latest offeecial chynges/updates tae MediaWiki. Tae support sic uisers, we maintain auld brainches o oor code fer up tae ae year fer the legacie release n up tae three years fer the legacie lang term support release.

Deveelopment releases

Gif ye want tae run wi the latest development (i.e. alpha) version, than ye can either dounlaid it as mediawiki-master.tar.gz, or dounlaid fae Git.

Fae Git ye can either dounlaid the compleate repositrie (about 528 MiB)

git clone

or the latest reveesion yinlie (about 85 MiB; this is affen cried ae shallow clone: less time n smawer dounlaids).[1]

git clone --depth 1

Mairower ye can see the latest soorce code in yer brouser.

Auld releases

Ye can fynd tarbaws (wi extention *.tar.gz) o aw versions o MediaWiki back tae Mairch o 2005 (the earliest is MediaWiki 1.3.11) in the MediaWiki dounlaid airchives.

Tae brouse, incluidin een the aulder versions, see the tags o the Git repositrie.

Instawation asseestance


  1. This could cause reference proablems whan ye uise "git pull" tae upgrade yer shallow clone later n the newer reveesion refers tae aulder reveesions that'r no yet dounlaidit tae yer seestem. In this case ye can juist dounlaid mair - increase the depth value - or aw reveesions later, or mak fresh shallow clone.

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