Communication

There are several ways to get in contact with other MediaWiki users and developers, or to follow Wikimedia and MediaWiki related news.

Forums

For help with the MediaWiki software

There are a few forums around the internet where you can get help both with using MediaWiki and with setting up MediaWiki.

Chat

There are a few chat servers where help can be found depending on the topic:

  1. MediaWiki unofficial (Discord) - Topics include wiki installation, operation, skinning, custom developments (details)
  2. Wikimedia Chat (Mattermost) - For movement-wide discussions, not just technical matters. Started in September 2020 (details)
  3. Outreachy programs chat (Zulip) - For Outreach programs (details)
  4. Hackathon chat (Telegram @wmhack group) - For Hackathon related questions (details)

IRC

#mediawiki connect on libera.chat is the around-the-clock IRC real-time chat channel for technical questions.

  • State your problem immediately and wait for a response. Don't ask "is there anyone here" or "can someone help me". This is normal IRC etiquette and allows participants to multitask effectively.
  • Expect to wait for some time for an initial response, especially in off-peak times. Despite this, out of courtesy for the volunteer who is helping you, try to answer their questions promptly.

If you don't get an answer, this could mean one of a number of things:

  • Nobody was around at the time of day you chose. If the channel is generally quiet, come back later.
  • You're asking a question which nobody knows the answer to, or which requires a lot of work to answer.

Mailing lists

There are several Mailing lists available. The recommended ones are:

Social Media

Follow the MediaWiki accounts:

More details at Social media .

Blog

Newsletter

Groups

Websites

  • Phabricator is where feature requests and bugs may be reported or browsed.
  • Translatewiki is a MediaWiki site that allows collaborative translation, including of MediaWiki software.