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General FeaturesMediaWiki Details
Version 1.20.1
Last Release Date 2012-11-30
Author Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPL
Programming Language PHP
Data Storage Database
License Cost/ Fee 0
Development status Mature
Intended Audience End Users/Desktop, Education
System RequirementsMediaWiki Details
Operating System *nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access No
Webserver Any with PHP support
Other Requirements none
DatastorageMediaWiki Details
Text Files No
PostgreSQL Yes
Oracle Yes
SQLite Yes
BerkeleyDB No
Other No
Security/Anti-SpamMediaWiki Details
Page Permissions Yes
Authentication Backends Yes
Host Blocking Yes
Mail Encryption Plugin
nofollow Optional
Blacklist Yes
Delayed Indexing No
Development/SupportMediaWiki Details
Commercial Support Yes, 71 listed
Preconfigured Hosting Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
IRC Channel
Common FeaturesMediaWiki Details
Preview Yes
Minor Changes Yes
Change Summary Yes
Page History Yes
Page Revisions Unlimited
Revision Diffs Between all
Page Index Yes
Plugin System Yes
Special FeaturesMediaWiki Details
Unicode Support Yes
Right-to-Left Support Yes
Interface Languages 140 languages
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
Email notification Optional
Comments Discussion Pages
Categories Yes
Namespaces Yes
Page Redirection Yes
Conflict Handling Conflict Resolution
Search Full Text
Wiki Farming Plugin
Structured Data Plugin
LinksMediaWiki Details
CamelCase No
Freelinks Yes
Backlinks Yes
InterWiki Yes
SisterWiki No
Image Links Yes
Windows Shares No
Page Redirects Yes
Syntax FeaturesMediaWiki Details
HTML Tags Some
Math formulas Yes
Tables simple + complex
CREOLE support No
Markdown Support No
Textile Support No
BBCode Support No
Emoticon Images Optional
Syntax Highlighting Plugin
Footnotes Yes
Quoting No
Internal Comments Yes
Custom styles Yes
FAQ Tags No
Scripting Optional
Content Includes Yes
Feed Aggregation Plugin
UsabilityMediaWiki Details
Section Editing Yes
Page Templates Yes
Double-Click Edit Optional
Toolbar Yes
WYSIWYG Editing Plugin
Access Keys Yes
Auto Signature Yes
StatisticsMediaWiki Details
Recent Changes Yes
Wanted Pages Yes
Orphaned Pages Yes
Most/Least Popular Yes
Recent Visitors Plugin
Analysis Optional
OutputMediaWiki Details
HTML XHTML 1.0 Transitional
CSS Stylesheets Yes
Printer Friendly Print CSS
Mobile Friendly No
Themes & Skins Yes
RSS Feeds Yes
ATOM Feeds Yes
Abbreviations No
Auto-TOC Yes
Raw Export Yes
HTML Export Yes
XML export Yes
PDF Export Plugin
Media and FilesMediaWiki Details
File Attachments Yes
Media Revisions Yes
Embedded Flash Plugin
Embedded Video Plugin
Image Editing No
SVG Editing No
MindMap Editing Plugin
Media Search Keywords
ExtrasMediaWiki Details
Calendar Plugin
Image Galleries Yes
Forums Plugin
Blogs No
Ticket System No
Syntax ExamplesMediaWiki Details
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[ The title]
Bold Format
Italics Format
Underline Format
Monospace Format
Strikethrough Format
Superscript Format
Subscript Format
Aligning Text
Text Indentation
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule

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