Category:Free MediaWiki wiki farms

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These are MediaWiki-based wiki farms that offer permanently free wiki hosting; see parent category for more.

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.

list of
wiki backup; Special:Export
and database dumps
help forums
or talk
a wiki
funding 1.15.1 (ancient) wiki list unknown Help Feature requests Create a Wiki donations
Miraheze 1.29.1 (most recent) List of wikis Backups link to MediaWiki-Help Forum Request a wiki donations
Referata 1.25.5 (ancient) List of wikis Export Help Feature requests Creating a Referata site unknown
ShoutWiki 1.29.0 (recent) Category:Wikis export, and database dumps Help Forums
Bug/Issue tracker
Create a wiki ads
Wiki.Wiki 1.24.2 (ancient) Category:Wikis available link to MediaWiki-Help unknown new wiki creation blocked Google
Wikia 1.19.24 (ancient) Category: Hubs Export, and database dumps Help Forums Create New Wiki ads
  • — 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 specialises 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 adverts, 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 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 prolifically advert-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 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.

Pages in category “Free MediaWiki wiki farms”

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.