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MediaWiki is an open source collaboration and documentation platform used by Wikipedia and thousands of other projects. It is customizable to fit the needs of communities big and small.



HTML and CSS support, embedded media, optional Lua templates and VisualEditor.

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Support for hundreds of languages and most scripts on Earth, as well as translation tools to crowdsource multilingual sites.

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Ready for mobile devices and tablets.

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Shape it to your needs with specialized extensions and skins.

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Tested and maintained as long as Wikipedia exists.

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Open source, Wikimedia commitment to freedom.

MediaWiki Releases

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We have moved!
Please catch the new Wikimedia blog at
Melody Kramer and Ed Erhart
Evolving the MediaWiki platform: Why we replaced Tidy with a HTML5 parser
Three years ago, the Wikimedia Foundation's Parsing Team decided to replace Tidy, a tool to fix HTML errors, with a HTML5-based tool. Here's what we did in that time period, and what kind o...
Subbu Sastry and Tim Starling
Interactive maps, now in your language
Newly available on all Wikimedia wikis: embeddable maps that make the world a little easier to understand.
Joe Matazzoni
Don’t panic! Build your own Hitchhiker’s Guide with Wikipedia
Enter Kiwix, the offline Wikipedia reader.
Stéphane Coillet-Matillon
You asked, so we built it: Synced reading lists for Wikipedia’s Android and iOS apps
Users on both apps can now bookmark articles, organize them into lists of articles, and share those lists across devices.
Charlotte Gauthier and Josh Minor



Tutorial on customizing MediaWiki using Javascript (gadgets)

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