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The Simplest MediaWiki Update Script for Single-Server MediaWiki Site

System requirements:

  • User uploads $wgUploadDirectory are stored offsite
  • Non-Docker MediaWiki with normal setup
  • Composor installed (Can be installed automatically during updating)


  • Update MediaWiki with nearly zero downtime
  • Download and install latest tagged MediaWiki from tarball package
  • Update extensions and skins from latest git tagged branch
  • Install extension-specific dependencies during updating
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