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The latest release

  • This is a .tar.gz file. If you are on Windows, you can use 7-Zip to decompress it.
  • Release notes
  • Installing / Upgrading / Configuration
  • Note: the last stable release doesn't contain all bug fixes to the stable branch: you can try its last snapshot, but almost surely not all the fixes for the known bugs in the stable release have yet been included in such snapshot.


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 7.0.13+ and either MySQL 5.5.8+, MariaDB, or one of the other two possible stores. For more information, please read the pages on system requirements and compatibility.

Ither dounlaids

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.


Support fer PHP's register_globals directeev haes bin removed sin MediaWiki 1.24 . Gif ye hae PHP 5.4 or later instawd oan yer server, ye dinna need tae fash aneat this. Gif ye hae PHP 5.3 or earlier, bi sair that this directeev haes bin turned aff. Gif ye canna turn register_globals aff oan yer system, ye can uise MediaWiki 1.23.9 (download).

MySQL/MariaDB 5 support haes been needit syn MediaWiki 1.19 – gif ye'r uisin aen aulder version o MySQL n canna upgrade, than ye can uise MediaWiki 1.18.6 (dounlaid). Mynd ye that this version is no supportit onie langer.

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).

Whit's neix?

Stay up tae date wi releases, n keep yer server secure!

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.

See n aw