Top Features in the New MediaWiki 1.39

Learn about the top new features from the latest long-term support version of MediaWiki. It was published in December 2022 and will be maintained until November 2025.

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MediaWiki 1.39 includes several new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. There are some notable changes for the editors and administrators of a wiki:

There is also news for system administrators for MediaWiki we want to mention at this point:

Suppose you want to keep the administrative effort for upgrading your MediaWiki instance at a minimum. In that case, this MediaWiki 1.39 release is for you. Note that the previous long-term support release MediaWiki 1.35, is still supported until September 2023, meaning you still have a reasonable amount of time to plan and do your MediaWiki upgrade if you use that version. See the upgrade guide in our help center for valuable information. You can also check out the installation and configuration guides provided in our help center.


Overall, MediaWiki 1.39 is a significant update that offers numerous improvements and enhancements to the platform, making it an even more powerful and helpful tool for building and maintaining wikis.

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