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Welcome to MediaWiki.org

MediaWiki is a free software open source wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now also used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki.

Use the links below to explore the site contents. You'll find some content translated into other languages, but the primary documentation language is English.

For general questions about MediaWiki see the communication page or ask at the support desk.
System Administration
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Install & configure MediaWiki

Developing & Extending
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Become a MediaWiki hacker

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2013-01-03
2013-01-01
2012-12-04: 1.20.2 released
2012-11-30: 1.20.1, 1.19.3, 1.18.6 released
2012-11-07: 1.20.0 released
2012-08-31: 1.19.2, 1.18.5 released
2012-06-13: 1.19.1, 1.18.4, 1.17.5 released
2012-05-02: 1.19.0 released
2012-04-26: 1.19.0 rc1 released
2012-04-26: 1.18.3 released
2012-04-26: 1.17.4 released
2012-03-27: Switch to Git: Complete for core & WMF extensions
2012-03-22: 1.19.0 beta2 released
2012-03-22: 1.18.2 released
2012-03-22: 1.17.3 released
2012-03-07: 1.19.0 beta1 released
2012-02-29: Switch to Git: March 21
2012-02-26: Switch to Git in one week
2012-01-11: 1.18.1 released
2012-01-11: 1.17.2 released
2011-11-28: 1.18.0 released
2011-11-28: 1.17.1 released
2011-11-18: 1.18.0rc1 released
2011-11-04: 1.18 beta1 released
2011-06-22: 1.17.0 released
2011-06-14: 1.17.0rc1 released
2011-05-05: 1.17 beta 1 released
2011-05-05: 1.16.5 released
2011-04-14: 1.16.4 released
2011-04-12: 1.16.3 released
2011-02-01: 1.16.2 released
2011-01-04: 1.16.1 released
2010-07-28: 1.16.0 and 1.15.5 released
2010-05-28: 1.15.4, 1.16.0beta3 released
2010-04-07: 1.15.3, 1.16.0beta2 released
2010-03-12: 1.16.0beta1 released
2010-03-08: 1.15.2 released
2009-07-13: 1.15.1, 1.14.1 released
2009-06-10: 1.15.0 released
2009-05-16: 1.15.0rc1 released
2009-02-22: 1.14.0, 1.13.5 released
2009-02-07: 1.13.4, 1.12.4, 1.6.12, and 1.14.0rc1 released
2008-12-15: 1.13.3, 1.12.2, 1.6.11 released
2008-10-02: 1.13.2, 1.12.1 released
2008-09-06: 1.13.1 released
2008-08-14: 1.13.0 quarterly release
2008-08-11: 1.13.0rc2 release candidate
2008-07-25: 1.13.0rc1 release candidate
2008-03-20: 1.12.0 quarterly release
2008-03-11: 1.12.0rc1 release candidate
2008-03-02: 1.11.2 security update, 1.10.4, 1.9.6 bugfix updates
2008-01-23: 1.11.1, 1.10.3, 1.9.5 security updates
2007-09-10: 1.11.0 new stable branch
2007-09-10: 1.10.2, 1.9.4, 1.8.5 security updates
2007-09-05: 1.11.0 branch release candidate
2007-07-23
2007-07-13: 1.10.1 bugfix release
2007-05-09: 1.10.0 new stable branch
2007-05-04: 1.10.0 branch release candidate
2007-04-30: 1.10.0 branch release candidate
2007-04-12
2007-02-20: 1.9.3, 1.8.4, 1.7.3, 1.6.10 security fix releases
  • Security Patched Internet Explorer-specific XSS vulnerability in non-default configuration (with experimental AJAX features enabled).
2007-02-04: 1.9.2 fix release
  • Security Patched XSS vulnerability in sortable tables; all 1.9 users should upgrade.
  • Maintenance update Fixes to Creative Commons license configuration, optional storage compression.
2007-01-24: 1.9.1 bug fix release
  • Maintenance update Fixes to installation/upgrade, IIS, Opera/Mac and Firefox/X11 tooltip labels, security fix for optional DjVu support, and other fixes.
2007-01-10: 1.9.0 new stable branch
2007-01-09: 1.9.0rc2 testing release; 1.8.3, 1.7.2, 1.6.9 security fix releases
  • Security Patched XSS vulnerability in non-default configuration (with experimental AJAX features enabled).
2006-10-13: 1.8.2 bug fix release
  • Maintenance update Fix for non-ASCII namespaces on Windows servers.
2006-10-11: 1.8.1 bug fix release
  • Maintenance update Installer PHP 5 check, register_globals paranoia, disabled potentially information-leaky backtraces.
2006-10-10: 1.8.0 new stable branch
2006-07-08: 1.7.1, 1.6.8 bug fix releases
  • Maintenance update Fixed some installer issues in 1.7.
  • Security Potential XSS with vulnerable PHP versions patched.
2006-07-07: 1.7.0 new stable branch
2006-06-06: Fix for XSS in 1.6 branch
  • Security All 1.6 installations should upgrade to 1.6.7. 1.5.x and earlier may be affected by some problems with extensions.
2006-05-23: Fix for XSS in 1.6 branch
  • Security All 1.6 installations should upgrade to 1.6.6. 1.5.x and earlier not affected.
2006-05-02: 1.6.5 more fixes
  • Maintenance update Various fixes for other corner cases. 1.6.4 was slightly buggy.
2006-04-10: 1.6.3 installer fixes
  • Maintenance update Installation on MySQL 4.0 older than 4.0.18 should work again.
2006-04-08: 1.6.2 extension fixes
  • Maintenance update Extension tags with "/" in parameters work again. Some more installer fixlets.
2006-04-05: 1.6.1 installer fixes
  • Maintenance update A few bugs affecting some installs on 1.6.0 fixed.
2006-04-05: 1.6.0 new stable branch
2006-03-26: 1.5.8 and 1.4.15 fix XSS injection bug