Category:Free MediaWiki wiki farms
Here are direct links to the wiki farms, along with Special:Version links to see what versions of the MediaWiki software and extensions are currently being used. Special:Export can be used by anybody to download the wikitext for multiple pages. Paste in a list of the page names, or put in just a category name and have it export the wikitext for all the pages in that category. Admins on a wiki can use Special:Import to create multiple pages on a wiki from those exports. Database dumps for a whole wiki are usually linked at the bottom of Special:Statistics. You may have to be logged in to see it. Most free wiki farms use ads for long-term funding. See also the opt-in ad sections of wikipedia:WP:Funding Wikipedia through advertisements.
|wiki farm||main URL||MediaWiki
|list of wikis||wiki backup; Special:Export
and database dumps
|create a wiki||funding|
|EditThis.info||EditThis.info||1.15.1 (ancient)||unknown||unknown||Help||Feature requests||Create a Wiki||donations|
|Miraheze||meta.miraheze.org||1.28.0 (most modern)||List of wikis||Backups||link to MediaWiki-Help||Forum||Request a wiki||donations|
|Referata||Referata.com||1.25.5 (recent)||List of wikis||Export||Help||Feature requests||Creating a Referata site||unknown|
|ShoutWiki||ShoutWiki.com||1.28.0 (most modern)||Category:Wikis||export, and database dumps||Help||Forums
|Create a wiki||ads|
|Wiki.Wiki||Wiki.wiki||1.24.2 (legacy)||Category:Wikis||available||link to MediaWiki-Help||unknown||new wiki creation blocked||ads|
|Wikia||www.Wikia.com||1.19.24 (legacy)||Category: Hubs||Export, and database dumps||Help||Forums||Create New Wiki||ads|
- EditThis.info: — this MediaWiki host is 100% free. However, it appears to have been abandoned by their system administrators (the feature requests page has little to no responses, and the village pump has been blanked and protected). Also, this host is running an ancient version of MediaWiki, and thus is significantly lacking the latest features.
- Miraheze: — users should be aware that despite what is advertised, Miraheze developers do not allow wiki founders to fully manage the configuration settings. Some of the extensions are similar to that of the Wikimedia Foundation, but many of them are strictly off-limits. Miraheze staff have also been known to interfere with local community operations.
- Referata: — this host has specialized in Semantic wikis. Users should be aware that the site appears to have become a dormant wiki hosting provider, as the feature requests page has been abandoned for some time, and the recent changes is usually filed with account creations.
- ShoutWiki: — social tools are one of ShoutWiki's fields of expertise. A charge of $5.50 is required to remove page-cluttering ads, which the site unfortunately relies on for funding. Some highly technical features are available to staff only. ShoutWiki staff consists of experienced MediaWiki developers and editors.
- Wiki.Wiki: — as of December 2016, the ability to create wikis has been removed. Attempting to request a wiki returns a message saying "we are evaluating the wiki.wiki program right now and are not creating new wikis for a while". This message has been present for over three months, and filing a request returns absolutely nothing.
- Wikia: — this host is also prolifically ad-spammed, with no paid removal option available, and the staff is not very open to founder configuration control. There are many features that are available to staff-only.
This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total.