Communications Deployments From the archives Technology Wikipedia

Navigating through Wikipedia articles on desktop just got a lot easier

Page previews, deployed today, is one of the largest changes to desktop Wikipedia made in recent years.

Deployments Features Foundation From the archives Technology Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

You can now upload 3D models to Wikimedia Commons

We've enabled a new feature that allows you to upload three dimensional (3D) models.

Deployments Features Foundation From the archives Technology Wikipedia

“Visual diffs” make it easier to see editing changes on Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation's Editing team announces the launch of visual diffs, which will let users visually review the changes made to Wikimedia sites without requiring knowledge of the wikitext markup language.

Deployments From the archives MediaWiki

How we made editing Wikipedia twice as fast

The creator of the wiki, Ward Cunningham, wanted to make it fast and easy to edit web pages. Cunningham named his software after a Hawaiian word for “quick.” That’s why the Wikimedia Foundation is happy to report that editing Wikipedia is now twice as quick. Over the last six months we deployed a new technology that speeds up MediaWiki, Wikipedia’s underlying PHP-based code. HipHop Virtual Machine, or HHVM, reduces [...]