MediaWiki 1.35

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MediaWiki 1.35 is the current stable long-term support release of MediaWiki. Consult the RELEASE NOTES file for the full list of changes. It was deployed on Wikimedia Foundation wikis through incremental "wmf "-branches starting 1 October 2019. The 1.35.0 stable release came out on 25 September 2020. Download mediawiki-1.35.1.tar.gz or checkout the REL1_35 branch in Git to follow this release. It will go end-of-life in September 2023.

Warning Warning: MediaWiki 1.35 no longer supports PHP 7.2. PHP 7.3.19 or later is required.
Warning Warning: MediaWiki is not yet compatible with PHP 8. See task T248925 for more information.
Red Hat 8 and CentOS 7 users should ensure Software Collections (SCL) is enabled. Red Hat updated PHP-7.3 to version 7.3.20 to support MediaWiki 1.35. See Issue 0017826, CentOS 7 with SCL enabled only provides PHP 7.3.11.

New features

  • Special pages Special:EditPage, Special:PageHistory, Special:PageInfo, and Special:Purge have been created as shortcuts for each action. Special:EditPage/Foo redirects to title=foo&action=edit, with PageHistory, PageInfo, and Purge corresponding to &action= history, info, and purge respectively. When linked to, its subpage is used as the target. Otherwise, it displays a basic interface to allow the end user to specify the target manually (see task T13456).
  • The form at "?action=watch" has a new dropdown list to support expiry dates for watchlist items (if $wgWatchlistExpiry is true).

New bundled extensions

MediaWiki 1.35 bundled the VisualEditor extension, which provides a visual editing experience as an alternative to the traditional source editor. It will not be necessary to setup a separate instance of Parsoid, as it is built into MediaWiki core.

In addition SecureLinkFixer and TemplateData are bundled. They force https on your wiki, and add a tag and an api to allow editors to specify how templates should be invoked.