- (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) The wiki software used by many websites, including the Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wiktionary, etc.
2008 April 26, Mitch Wagner, “Lost Fans Find Internet Thrills Via Wikis, Games, Second Life”, in InformationWeek, 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, Terry T. Kidd, Irene Chen, Wired for Learning: An Educator's Guide to Web 2.0, Information Age Publishing, Inc., ISBN 1607520966, 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.
2010, John K. Waters, John Lester, The Everything Guide to Social Media, F+W Media Inc., ISBN 1440506310, 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.
2012 October 8, Neil McAllister, “Tech rivals team up for free web dev docs”, in The Register, www.theregister.co.uk, 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.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:MediaWiki.