Get in contact with other MediaWiki users and developers, or follow Wikimedia and MediaWiki related news and stories.
Get help or support
Get help both with using MediaWiki and setting up MediaWiki:
Ask any questions related to MediaWiki installations.
Get help as a Wikimedia community member on technical questions related to your Wikimedia wiki.
MediaWiki users forum. (unofficial)
Posts on Stackexchange.com tagged with #mediawiki. (unofficial)
Reddit's MediaWiki group. (unofficial)
Find help in real time on chat servers. They are sorted by their activity.
Discuss wiki installation, operation, skinning, custom developments. (unofficial) Find out more.
Ask Hackathon related questions in Telegram @wmhack group. Find out more.
- Ask technical questions about MediaWiki in the #mediawiki connect channel on libera.chat.
- For MediaWiki software development questions, ask in #wikimedia-dev connect.
- For technical and software development questions about Wikimedia websites, ask in #wikimedia-tech connect.
For movement-wide discussions, not just technical matters. Find out more.
Get help and discuss as an applicant or participant of Wikimedia's Outreach programs. Find out more.
Post on mailing lists:
Ask for help with using or setting up MediaWiki on the high-traffic list mediawiki-l.
Discuss MediaWiki and Wikimedia software development on the medium-traffic list wikitech-l.
There are more mailing lists available.
Report software bugs and feature requests
Report and browse bugs and feature requests for most Wikimedia software in Phabricator.
Contact software maintainers
A list of maintainers of Wikimedia software is available at Developers/Maintainers. You can leave a note on their talk page or send them an email to contact them.
If you cannot find the maintainers of a project you are looking for at Developers/Maintainers, try finding the maintainers on the project page of the software on mediawiki.org, the project owners of the project on Phabricator, or the contributors to the project on Gerrit.
Learn, explore, and follow
Stay informed about news and changes.
Subscribe to mailing lists:
mediawiki-announce is a low-traffic list for announcements of new MediaWiki releases and security updates (all messages also go to mediawiki-l).
wikitech-ambassadors announces the most important technical changes happening on Wikimedia websites. This list is aimed at end users of Wikimedia wikis, not MediaWiki software in general. You can also follow these announcements on Wikimedia wikis via Tech News.
The MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group aims to advocate the needs of MediaWiki users.
The MediaWiki Farmers user group is a group of developers who work on wiki farms.
User Groups are open groups organized by themes and areas of interest.
Special Interest Groups are smaller organized groups focused on shared technical concerns.
Follow our accounts:
News from MediaWiki community members (details).
News from the MediaWiki project.
News from the MediaWiki project.
News from the Wikimedia technical movement.
Videos and event streams related to MediaWiki and Wikimedia technology.
The Wikimedia Tech Blog shares stories from Wikimedia's technical community across and beyond Wikimedia technology.
Read technical blogs hosted on Wikimedia Phabricator.
The English Wikimedia planet blog aggregator contains technical posts mixed with posts about non-technical aspects of Wikimedia projects.
Subscribe to Wikimedia newsletters which cover certain areas of technical interest. You may want to first check their archives to see how active a newsletter is.
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