Semantic mediawiki 4.1.0

Semantic mediawiki 4.1.0
Release date: January 21, 2023
Previous version: Semantic MediaWiki 4.0.2
Next version: Semantic MediaWiki 4.1.1
Compatible with: MW 1.35.0 - 1.37.x
Current version:
SMW 4.1.3

Version 4.1.0 of Semantic MediaWiki is the next release after the Semantic MediaWiki 4.0.2 release. It is a maintenance release that increases version compatibility with MediaWiki, drops support for PHP 7.3.x and earlier, and provides bug fixes and translation updates. 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.

Semantic MediaWiki 4.1.0

Released on January 21st, 2023.


This is a minor release. Thus it contains no breaking changes, only bug fixes and new features.

This release improves compatibility with MediaWiki 1.38 and 1.39.


  • Improved compatibility with MediaWiki 1.38 and 1.39
  • Improved compatibility with PHP 8.1 (not complete yet)
  • Fixed type error occurring during specific number formatting on PHP 8.0+ (
  • Fixed bug causing the job queue to be flooded with jobs (
  • Fixed issue with the pipe character in the Ask API (
  • Fixed rebuildData.php issue for the smw_ftp_sesp_usereditcntns table (
  • Fixed issue in the category result format (
  • Fixed upsert warning log spam (
  • Added user preference that allows enabling or disabling the entity issue panel (
  • Added support for partial ISO dates (
  • SMW now ships with updated vocabularies including, Dublin Core, FOAF and SKOS
  • Various grammar and spelling fixes
  • Translation updates


Top contributors

  1. Morne Alberts from Professional Wiki
  2. Jeroen De Dauw from Professional Wiki
  3. Abijeet from TranslateWiki
  4. Bernhard Krabina from KM-A
  5. Karsten Hoffmeyer from Professional Wiki

Code contributions

  • Morne Alberts
  • Jeroen De Dauw
  • Abijeet
  • Bernhard Krabina
  • Sébastien Beyou
  • Hannes
  • Hamish Slater
  • Karsten Hoffmeyer
  • Youri vd Bogert
  • Alexander
  • Alexander Mashin
  • Amir E. Aharoni
  • C. Scott Ananian
  • D-Groenewegen
  • Greg Rundlett
  • Mark A. Hershberger
  • Markus
  • Máté Szabó
  • UnknownSkyrimPasserby
  • iusgit


No need to run "update.php" or any other migration scripts.

Get the new version via Composer:

  • Step 1: if you are upgrading from SMW older than 4.0.0, ensure the SMW version in composer.json is ^4.1.0
  • Step 2: run composer in your MediaWiki directory: composer update --no-dev --optimize-autoloader

Get the new version via Git:

This is only for those that have installed SMW via Git.

  • Step 1: do a git pull in the SemanticMediaWiki directory
  • Step 2: run composer update --no-dev --optimize-autoloader in the MediaWiki directory
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