MediaWiki

  1. Wikimedia sites will go into read-only mode twice this week

    Photo by Victor Grigas, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    We are launching a new data center in Texas, and to do so we will be placing Wikimedia sites into read-only mode for two short periods on 19 and 21 April. Translations of this message are available below or on Meta.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia failover test—expected impact for editors

    Photo by Arild Vågen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    We are launching a new data center in Texas, and to do so we will be placing Wikimedia sites into read-only mode for two short periods next week.... Read more

  3. First-ever Wikimedia Hackathon at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

    Photo by Saurabh Jain, public domain/CC0.

    The participants ended the day with fifteen successful patch submissions.... Read more

  4. MediaWiki 1.26 released

    Photo by Zach Dischner, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

    The latest release of MediaWiki, the popular open source wiki platform that powers Wikipedia, hundreds of other Wikimedia wikis, and thousands of public and private sites.... Read more

  5. Making our pageview data easily accessible

    Illustration from Twelve Years a Slave (1853), public domain.

    Solomon Northup was the most-visited Wikipedia article on December 12, according to HatNote’s Top 100—a new app that takes advantage of the new pageview API. Illustration from Twelve Years a Slave (1853), public domain. Wikipedia and its sister projects receive more than 16 billion pageviews each month—more than double the earth’s population. The popularity of different Wikipedia artic... Read more

  6. Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see through bad edits

    Illustration by Mun May Tee-Galloway, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.... Read more

  7. Check out these new features and extensions kicked off at Google Summer of Code 2015

    Image by Faebot, freely licensed under OGL 1.0.

    The last Google Summer of Code and Outreachy rounds are over. Take a look to the awesome projects completed and the the new features that you should keep an eye out for! For the first time, all Wikimedia projects that passed the evaluation were immediately deployed in production or Wikimedia Labs.... Read more

  8. Developers gather in France for the 2015 Wikimedia Hackathon

    Wikimedia developers from around the world met last month in Lyon, France, for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015. To meet a few of them, watch this short video.

    Developers from around the world gathered last month in Lyon, France for the Wikimedia Hackathon 2015. Here are some of the highlights of this edition of the annual event, which invited coders to develop new features, software and tools to make editing and reading wiki projects more enjoyable and effective.... Read more

  9. A translation rally invites volunteers to localize technical messages for MediaWiki software

    Photo by Christian Mehlführer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Volunteers from around the world localized tens of thousands of technical messages for open source software, in a translation rally hosted by Wikimedia Sverige during nine days in May. This triggered a four-fold increase in activity on the translation platform Translatewiki.net.... Read more

  10. Improving the security of our users on Wikimedia sites

    Image by Woodennature, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Wikimedia Foundation teamed up with iSEC Partners to assess the security of our sites and protect the privacy of our users.
    Their engineers developed attacks against the current version of MediaWiki to identify security flaws, in a new report sponsored by the Open Technology Fund.... Read more