Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.0

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Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.0
Release date: September 7, 2020
Previous version: Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.6
Next version: Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.1
Compatible with: MW 1.31.0 - 1.35.x
Current version:
SMW 4.1.3

Version 3.2.0 of Semantic MediaWiki is the next major release after the Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.0 release. It introduces several new features, enhances existing functionality, provides bugfixes and further increases platform stability. See the English language RELEASE NOTES below on this page for further information.

Please refer to the help pages on installing or upgrading Semantic MediaWiki to get detailed instructions on how to do this.

Please remember to run MediaWiki's "update.php" maintenance script followed by maintenance script "updateEntityCountMap.php"Allows to do mass populating of database field "smw_countmap" when initially upgrading to Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.0 and later after the upgrade before continuing to work with Semantic MediaWiki.

Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.0

Released on September 7, 2020.


This release supports MediaWiki 1.31.x up to 1.35.x and PHP 7.1.x up to PHP 7.4.x. Compared to Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.x, support for PHP 7.0 has been dropped and support for MediaWiki 1.34 and 1.35 was added.

You might encounter deprecation warnings on MediaWiki 1.35 if you have these warnings turned on (they are off by default). We are working on these and will create follow up releases as we fix them.

For more detailed information, see the compatibility matrix.

New features and enhancements


  • #4554 Adds the entity issue panel
  • #4686 Show message on property page if the property namespace is functionless
  • #4490 Adds a baloon help to filtering field on propert pages


  • #4417 Adds a navigation bar to the schema page
  • #4422 Adds a search field with search highlighting to schema navigation
  • #4657 Adds profile schema display to property page
  • #3749 Adds the schema group import mechanism
  • #4592 Adds predefined property groups → BREAKING
  • #4404 Adds the error reporting mechanism for schema validation
  • #4633 Improves error reporting for schema validation

Setup and configuration


Notifications and awareness

  • #4458 Adds special page "PendingTaskList"
  • #4476 Show maintenance alert for datastore optimization in the "Alerts" tab on special page "SemanticMediaWiki"
  • #4744 Show maintenance alert for outdated entities in the "Alerts" tab on special page "SemanticMediaWiki"
  • #4468 Show deprecation notices for configuration parameters in "Alerts" tab on special page "SemanticMediaWiki"
  • #4646 Show configuration and endpoints for Elasticsearch on special page "SemanticMediaWiki"

→ See also the help page on maintenance alerts



  • #4586 Adds the max-width and theme parameters to the #info parser function
  • #4664 Adds namedargs as alias for the named args parameter to relevant result formats (list formats, templatefile format, category format)

Overview of all changes

All relevant pull requests and issue items (code improvements, bug fixes and internal changes) which were closed or addressed with this release were added to the SMW 3.2.0 milestone for your further information.


  • 301 - James Hong Kong
  • 118 - Jeroen De Dauw (sponsor Jeroen)
  • 70 - The translator community
  • 52 - Karsten Hoffmeyer (sponsor Karsten)
  • 4 - Jaider Andrade Ferreira
  • 2 - Fonata
  • 2 - Stephan
  • 1 - Alex Winkler
  • 1 - C. Scott Ananian
  • 1 - DannyS712
  • 1 - Mark A. Hershberger
  • 1 - Máté Szabó
  • 1 - Niklas Laxström
  • 1 - Peter Grassberger
  • 1 - Robert Vogel
  • 1 - Yuki Shira
  • 1 - carlo66

See also

  • 3.2.0 milestone (on GitHub) for tracking issues and tasks related to this release