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English citations of MediaWiki

The wiki software used by many websites, including the Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wiktionary, etc.[edit]


  • 2006, Tim Jowers, The Business Guide to Free Information Technology, LuLu Press, →ISBN, page 59:
    MediaWiki is the most well-known wiki software because it is what runs WikiPedia. MediaWiki is simple to use and an excellent way to start collaborating on documentation or articles.


  • 2007, Mark S. Choate, Professional Wikis, Wiley Publishing, →ISBN, page 41:
    The architecture of MediaWiki is driven in large part by the idiosyncrasies of PHP. When MediaWiki was first developed, it used PHP 4.x, which lacked much in the way of object-oriented programming features.
  • 2007, Mizanur Rahman, MediaWiki Administrators' Tutorial Guide, Packt Publishing, →ISBN:
    MediaWiki is the most popular opensource software used for creating wiki sites.
  • 2007, Dan Woods, Peter Thoeny, Wikis for Dummies, Wiley Publishing, →ISBN:
    MediaWiki ( is one of the best publishing wiki engines in existence.


  • 2008, Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, Ben Yates, How Wikipedia Works: And How You Can Be a Part of It, No Starch Press, →ISBN, page 452:
    Development of MediaWiki is now directed by the Foundation, handled by a small team of paid developers, and supported by many volunteers.
  • 2008 April 26, Mitch Wagner, “Lost Fans Find Internet Thrills Via Wikis, Games, Second Life”, in InformationWeek[1], retrieved October 28, 2012:
    MediaWiki is the software platform underlying Wikipedia; he chose that software because he's "amazed and fascinated" with both Wikipedia and the software underlying it, he said. He wanted to learn more about building wikis, and thought Lostpedia was a good place to start.


  • 2009, Eli B. Cohen, Growing Information Part I, Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology; Volume 6, →ISBN, page 61:
    MediaWiki is a useful tool for supporting group collaboration but when we apply it to the academic setting, we need to consider and adapt some features to match the needs of the classroom environment, which requires mandatory collaborative writing.
  • 2009, Christopher Deacy, Elisabeth Arweck, Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age, Ashgate Publishing, →ISBN, page 242:
    A well-known product of the open source software MediaWiki is the interactive online encyclopaedia Wikipedia (
  • 2009, Terry T. Kidd, Irene Chen, Wired for Learning: An Educator's Guide to Web 2.0, Information Age Publishing, Inc., →ISBN, page 187:
    A notable irony of Wikipedia's popularity is that the editing process of its supporting technology, MediaWiki, is complex to learn. Editing Wikipedia pages requires significant investment to learn MediaWiki's unique and powerful code structure.
  • 2009, Gary B. Shelly, Mark Frydenberg, Web 2.0: Concepts and Applications, Cengage Learning, →ISBN, page 69:
    MediaWiki is a highly configurable, open source wiki application that powers large-scale wikis.


  • 2010, Mark Chignell, James Cordy, Joanna Ng, The Smart Internet: Current Research and Future Applications, Springer, →ISBN, page 192:
    We believe that wikis offer an easy to grasp metaphor for large-scale collaboration and social networking and that MediaWiki is a flexible platform for integrating resources and supporting access to them through REST APIs.
  • 2010, George Veletsianos, Emerging Technologies in Distance Education, AU Press, Athabasca University, →ISBN, page 227:
    MediaWiki is not equipped with a graphic user interface, meaning the students have to be engaged in writing tags as well as content while working on the wiki.
  • 2010, John K. Waters, John Lester, The Everything Guide to Social Media, F+W Media Inc., →ISBN, page 166:
    First released in 2002, MediaWiki is one of the top wiki engines and runs most of the wiki hosting sites. The name was a play on “Wikimedia,” and many people find it to be annoyingly confusing.


  • 2011, Laura Lemay, Rafe Colburn, Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day, Sams Publishing, →ISBN:
    The main downside of publishing a site using MediaWiki is that it won't give you a great opportunity to use or improve your HTML skills.
  • 2011, Roger McHaney, Sir John Daniel, The New Digital Shoreline: How Web 2.0 and Millennials Are Revolutionizing Higher Education, Stylus Publishing, →ISBN, page 114:
    'MediaWiki' is the open source wiki technology underlying Wikipedia. This system is in wide use and offers numerous multimedia extensions as well as easy methods to tag and categorize complex content.


  • 2012, Paul Anderson, Web 2.0 and Beyond: Principles and Technologies, CRC Press, →ISBN, page 135:
    One particularly notable technical aspect of MediaWiki is the provision for third-party extensions, which add functionality to the wiki engine without the need to disturb the core code.
  • 2012, Rob Garner, Search and Social: The Definitive Guide to Real-Time Content Marketing, Wiley Publishing, →ISBN, page 223:
    While there are many different wiki content-management systems available for free or fee, MediaWiki is one of the most robust and and well-maintained systems available to wiki publishers.
  • 2012 October 8, Neil McAllister, “Tech rivals team up for free web dev docs”, in The Register[2],, retrieved October 28, 2012:
    The site is based on Wikipedia's MediaWiki platform, which allows anyone to add or edit the available content, provided they register for an account using a verifiable email address.
  • 2012, Megan Poore, Using Social Media in the Classroom: A Best Practice Guide, Sage, →ISBN, page 63:
    MediaWiki is not as easy to use as web-based services, but it does have quite good functionality.