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Wiki engine: MediaWiki
Wiki license: Multi-license
Main topic: MediaWiki
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"The Wikipedia Test Wiki is for developers to test their code without breaking all of Wikimedia, and blowing the world up."

The Wikipedia Test Wiki may also be used in a classroom environment for teaching basic wiki editing to avoid the great confusion resulting from creating pages and breaking a regular project, although this may not always be desirable because of the occasional difference between the test interface and a typical Wikimedia project interface.

This is a test wiki that runs on the MediaWiki software. Ordinarily it runs the same version of the code as (plus other wikis in "group 0"), but may be configured differently with experimental features. The contents of this site may be volatile and buggy.

What we do on this wiki

This is a website for the developers of Wikimedia wikis (that means a number of well-known wikis, including those below) to test their latest coding. This site is a "testing area" of sorts, which allows code to be tested in a controlled environment, without damaging other wikis.

This is not Wikipedia or any other content wiki . . . but rather a testing ground for developers. There's not much you can do here unless you're testing code; if you're looking to contribute content, you may wish to visit one of the Wikimedia Projects below.

Please note: there is a beta test cluster created as a replacement for prototype.wikimedia available here. It is a clone of all production wikis, where developers and regular users can test new features before we deploy them to production wiki. In case you want to test gadgets or user scripts on any Wikimedia project, you can also use that site. is not for testing of unreviewed software or MediaWiki, it is a last place where software is deployed before it goes to live production. New software, extensions and gadgets can be deployed immediately to the deployment cluster.
See also: test2.Wikipedia.
Wiki size: 4,836 article pages see stats

(As of: 2023-06-12)

External links

An earlier version of the generic Wikipedia 'globe'

Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia — is 'the free wiki encyclopedia that anyone can edit'.

The brainchild of American internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, among others, and the original 'project' of the subsequent Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), Wikipedia's stated objective is to have an officially 'neutral point of view' (NPOV) of its content. Sadly, many articles suffer from systemic bias; Wikipedia is often justifiably accused by people on one side of an issue of being biased toward the other side, and vice versa. This is true across political spectrums, as well as for many other issues and subjects covered. Wikipedia is the biggest fish in the global wiki pond, and receives far more traffic, and editing activity, than any other wiki site. However, despite Wikipedias' claim to being an 'encyclopedia', many academic institutes and other professional organisations recommend that Wikipedia is not used as a primary source of information, due to the fact that many articles are frequently incorrect, and can be routinely adversely biased. Furthermore, many Wikipedia articles have a seemingly extremely low threshold of 'reliable source' references and citations. Indeed, many Wikipedia articles fail their own verifiability criteria, and can remain for many years without any citations, despite highly visible warning banners highlighting the lack of said citations (and threatening to delete said unreferenced articles); this even includes biographical articles for living people. Also, the English Wikipedia allows articles to be 'promoted' to a good article (GA) status; despite failing their own criteria on having adequate reliable source citations, editorial conjecture, and even original research. [1]

When launched in 2001, Wikipedia was initially powered by UseMod Wiki, a wiki engine software package developed by Clifford Adams used to moderate (verb) the quality of posts on Usenet groups. Wikipedia used this UseMod Wiki software during its first year of 2001, until 25 January 2002, when it started to use the 'Phase II software' as developed by Magnus Manske. On 20 July 2002, 'Phase III software' (a complete rewrite of Manskes' Phase II by Lee Daniel Crocker) was released and used on the English Wikipedia, and at the same time, was renamed MediaWiki. [2] The MediaWiki wiki engine has subsequently been extensively developed and expanded, through continued collaborative evolutions. As well as being used all 900-or-so wiki sites of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), MediaWiki is also used by many thousands of other independently-hosted wiki sites, and many free and commercial wiki farms.

In respect of content licensing, historically, when Wikipedia was founded in 2001, it released all textual wiki content under the 'copyleft' GNU Free Documentation License (GNU Free Doc License, or GFDL). However, during 2009, all existing Wikipedia wiki sites migrated to a new license: the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 unported license (CC-BY-SA 3.0); and all content published until that migration date could be retrospectively released under either or both licenses. All content published after the migration date is released under only the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license, as are any newly created Wikipedia language version wiki sites. [3]

See also
Further reading

All Wikipedia wiki sites available in these languages: (viewedittalk)

As of March 2021, Wikimedia Meta-Wiki indicates that there are 319 active Wikipedias of different languages, and also groups them by size.

Notes: for items listed below:ref
  1. items in italics are either valid Wikipedias, but set to read-only, or valid but closed Wikipedia wikis. These actions are usually taken as a result of a 'community vote', or other discussion procedure on Meta-Wiki.
  2. items struck out have been either moved and deleted (and hosted elsewhere), or were never an official Wikipedia despite steps taken to create them as official.

1 000 000+:ref العربية (ar), مصرى (arz), Sinugboanon (ceb), Deutsch (de), English (en), Español (es), Français (fr), Italiano (it), 日本語 (ja), Nederlands (nl), Polski (pl), Português (pt), Русский (ru), Svenska (sv), Українська (uk), Tiếng Việt (vi), Waray (war), 中文 (zh)

100 000+:ref Asturianu (ast), Azərbaycan (az), تۆرکجه (azb), Беларуская (be), Български (bg), বাংলা (bn), Català (ca), Нохчийн (ce), Česky (cs), Cymraeg (cy), Dansk (da), Ελληνικά (el), Esperanto (eo), Eesti (et), Euskara (eu), فارسی (fa), Suomen kieli (fi), Galego (gl), עברית ויקיפדיה (he), हिन्दी (hi), Hrvatska (hr), Magyar (hu), Հայերեն (hy), Bahasa Indonesia (id), ქართული (ka), Қазақша (kk), 한국어 (ko), Vicipædia (la), Lietuvių (lt), Latviešu (lv), Minangkabau (min), Македонски (mk), Bahasa Melayu (ms), Burmese (my), Nynorsk (nn), Norsk (Bokmål) (no), Română (ro), Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски (sh), Simple English (simple), Slovenčina (sk), Slovenščina (sl), Српска (sr), தமிழ் (ta), Тоҷикӣ (tg), ไทย (th), Türkçe (tr), Tatarça (tt), اردو (ur), O‘zbek (uz), Volapük (vo), Bân-lâm-gú (zh-min-nan), 粵語 (zh-yue)

10 000+:ref Bahsa Acèh (ace), Afrikaans (af), Alemannisch (als), Ahmaric (am), Aragonés (an), Kotava (avk), Башҡорт (ba), Boarischn (bar), Žemaitėška (bat-smg), Central Bicolano (bcl), Belarusian (Taraškievica) (be-tarask), ইমার ঠার/বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী (bpy), Brezhoneg (br), Bosanska (bs), Basa Ugi (bug), Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ (cdo), Soranî / کوردی (ckb), Чăваш (cv), Zazaki (diq), Emiliàn e rumagnòl (eml), Føroyskt (fo), North Frisian (frr), Frysk (fy), Gaeilge (ga), Gàidhlig (gd), Hulontalo (gor), ગુજરાતી (gu), Hornjoserbsce (hsb), Krèyol Ayisyen (ht), Interlingua (ia), Ilocano (ilo), Ido (io), Íslenska (is), Basa Jawa (jv), ಕನ್ನಡ (kn), Kurdî / كوردی (ku), Кыргызча (ky), Lëtzebuergesch (lb), Limburgs (li), Lombart (lmo), Maithili (mai), Basa Banyumasan (map-bms), Malagasy (mg), Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) (mhr), മലയാളം (ml), Монгол (mn), मराठी (mr), Hill Mari (mrj), مَزِروني (mzn), Napulitano (nap), Plattdüütsch (nds), नेपाली (ne), नेपाल भाषा (new), Diné bizaad (nv), Occitan (oc), ଓଡ଼ିଆ (or), Ирон æвзаг (os), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (pa), Piemontèis (pms), Punjabi (pnb), پښتو (ps), Runa Simi (qu), संस्कृतम् (sa), Саха тыла (sah), Sicilianu (scn), Scots (sco), سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध (sd), Sinhalese (si), Shqip (sq), Basa Sunda (su), Kiswahili (sw), Ślůnski (szl), Telugu (te), Tagalog (tl), Vèneto (vec), Walon (wa), 吴语 (wuu), Mingrelian (xmf), ייִדיש| (yi), Yorùbá (yo), Classical Chinese / 古文 / 文言文 (zh-classical)

1 000+:ref Аҧсуа (ab), Eald Englisc (ang), ܐܪܡܝܐ (arc), ويكيميديا (ary), অসমীয়া (as), Atikamekw (atj), Авар (av), अवधी (awa), Aymar (ay), Wikipédia (ban), भोजपुरी (bh), Bislama (bi), Banjar (bjn), བོད་སྐད (bo), Буряад (bxr), Chavacano de Zamboanga (cbk-zam), Corsu (co), Qırımtatarca (crh), Kashubian (csb), Dolnoserbski (dsb), Doteli (dty), ދިވެހިބަސް (dv), Estremeñu (ext), Võro (fiu-vro), Fijian (fj), Arpitan (frp), Furlan (fur), Gagauz (gag), 贛語 (gan), Kriyòl Gwiyannen (gcr), گیلکی (glk), Avañe'ẽ (gn), Goan Konkani (gom), Gaelg (gv), هَوُسَ (ha), Hak-kâ-fa / 客家話 (hak), Hawai`i (haw), Fiji Hindi (hif), Interlingue (ie), Igbo (ig), ГӀалгӀа (inh), Jamaican Patois (jam), Lojban (jbo), Qaraqalpaqsha (kaa), Taqbaylit (kab), Kabardian Circassian (kbd), Kabɩyɛ (kbp), KiKongo (kg), Gĩkũyũ (ki), Khmer (km), Komi-Permyak (koi), Къарачай-Малкъар (Qarachay-Malqar) (krc), Ripuarian (ksh), Коми (kv), Kernewek (kw), Dzhudezmo (lad), Lak (lbe), Лезги чІал (Lezgi č’al) (lez), Lingua franca nova (lfn), Luganda (lg), Líguru (lij), Lingaz (lld), Lingála (ln), ລາວ (lo), Latgalian (ltg), Мокшень (Mokshanj Kälj) (mdf), Māori (mi), Meitei (mni), Malti (mt), Mirandesa (mwl), Эрзянь (Erzjanj Kelj) (myv), Dorerin Naoero (na), Nahuatl (nah), Nedersaksisch (nds-nl), Novial (nov), Normaund (nrm), Northern Sotho (nso), Livvi-Karelian (olo), Oromoo (om), Pangasinan (pag), Kapampangan (pam), Papiamentu (pap), Picard (pcd), Deitsch (pdc), Rhine Franconian (pfl), पाऴि (pi), Rumantsch (rm), Armãneashce (roa-rup), Tarandíne (roa-tara), Rusyn (rue), Ikinyarwanda (rw), Santali (sat), Sardu (sc), Sámegiella (se), Anarâškielâ (smn), Shona (sn), Soomaaliga (so), Sranantongo (srn), Seeltersk (stq), Sakizaya (szy), Tulu (tcy), Tetun (tet), تركمن (tk), Faka Tonga (to), Tok Pisin (tpi), Twi (tw), Reo Mā`ohi (ty), Тыва (tyv), Удмурт (udm), Oyghurque (ug), Vepsian (vep), West-Vlams (vls), Wolof (wo), Хальмг (xal), isiXhosa (xh), Cuengh (za), Zeêuws (zea), isiZulu (zu)

100+:ref Adyghe (ady), Akana (ak), Алтай (alt), Bamanankan (bm), Chamoru (ch), Cherokee (chr), Cheyenne (chy), Nehiyaw (cr), Словѣньскъ (cu), Thuɔŋjä (din), ཇོང་ཁ (dz), Eʋegbe (ee), Fula (ff), Gothic (got), Iñupiak (ik), Inuktitut / ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ (iu), Kalaallisut (kl), कश्मीरी / كشميري (ks), Madhurâ (mad), မန် (mnw), Li Niha (nia), N'Ko (nqo), Chichewa (ny), Norfuk (pih), Ποντιακά (pnt), romani - रोमानी (rmy), Kirundi (rn), Sängö (sg), Gagana Samoa (sm), SiSwazi (ss), Sesotho (st), Tigrinya (ti), Setswana (tn), Xitsonga (ts), Tumbuka (tum), Tshivenda (ve)


1+:ref Afar (aa), Choctaw (cho), Hiri Motu (ho), Sichuan Yi (ii), Kuanyama (kj), Northern Luri (lrc), Marshallese (mh), Muscogee (mus), Ndonga (ng)

0 articles in language (other than main page):ref Herero (hz), Kanuri (kr)

redirect:ref Беларуская (тарашкевіца) (be-x-old): redirects to be-tarask

depreciated:ref tlhIngan Hol (Klingon) (tlh), Toki Pona (tokipona), Siberian Wikipedia (hoax language) Молдовеняскэ (mo, redirected to ro),

other: Nostalgia Wikipedia (nostalgia), In Memoriam (sep11), Wikipedia 10 (ten), Wikipedia Test Wiki (test), test2.Wikipedia (test2), Thank You (thankyou)

The red links above need the {{Wiki}} infobox template, their Wikipedia URLs, the {{Wikimedia-stub}} template (if appropriate), and the {{Wikipedia}} navigation template added.