Blog/MediaWiki Upgrade

From Forza's ramblings

2020-09-26: MediaWiki 1.35.0 upgrade[edit | edit source]

MediaWiki is the software that runs Wikipedia and thousands of other wiki sites. Yesterday they released the brand new 1.35.0 version.

It is a bundled with a new VisualEditor extension as well as lots of security fixed.

Head over to to fetch the latest release.

Don't forget to read the release notes

A note on upgrading[edit | edit source]

I've done the upgrade myself, and though fairly straight-forward I suggest you start fresh and move back images/*, LocalSettings.php and then re-install any plugins you want to use. Some are not compatible with the new MediaWiki version, and others will need updates to work.

Running on Apache[edit | edit source]

In order for the VisualEditor to work properly on Subpages you need to add AllowEncodedSlashes NoDecode to your vhost config.[1]