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MediaWiki is wiki software for websites. The current version is 1.26.2,[1] released on December 21, 2015.

History[edit | edit source]

The first version of the software, developed by Magnus Manske, was launched on the English Wikipedia in January 2002. The second version, developed by Lee Daniel Crocker, was launched in July 2002.

The software was officially named "MediaWiki" in mid 2003.

The first official release, version 1.1, was launched in December 2003. The Wikimedia Foundation regularly releases updates, about two major ones each year.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Many online encyclopedias, like Vikidia and Wikipedia, run on MediaWiki. Some sites, like Miraheze and Wikia, host hundreds of MediaWiki wikis in a wiki farm.

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