Screenshot showing the website registry page on "WikiApiary".

Since Semantic MediaWiki 2.2.0Released on 9 May 2015 and compatible with MW 1.19.0 - 1.24.x. the registration service for public wikis that run Semantic MediaWiki is done via WikiApiary.1 This service is accessed on the information page of this service which can be reached via special page "SemanticMediaWiki". The main purposes of this service are:

  • to keep an overview of typical uses of SMW,
  • to find interesting and innovative new uses of SMW, and
  • to gather examples of nice wikis that users can be pointed to ("featured sites").

The SMW Project strives to please as many people as possible. When considering new features and software changes, it is therefore important for us to know what is out there. The registry is vital for us to find out about common problems as well as success stories in using SMW.

Which data is collected?[edit]

The service will use the wiki API to request public information from the wiki (e.g. site name, statistics, language). This data will be updated at regular intervals of typically 240 minutes. No personal information, user account data, wiki content, or any other private or protected data is collected. If the wiki is not accessible publicly, then the service will not collect any additional data.

How is the data used?[edit]

The data is used by the SMW Project to get an overview of common wiki uses. This knowledge is important for us to decide about future development goals, and to learn about the main application areas of SMW. Public wiki sites might also be used as references for interested users.

Where can I view the registered wikis?[edit]

The page on the Semantic MediaWiki extension shows the wikis that are or were known to be active.


  1. ^  Semantic MediaWiki: GitHub pull request gh:smw:958