Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Wikidata/Access to Wikidata from external (Media)Wikis

Access to Wikidata from external (Media)Wikis

  • Problem: Wikidata should be accessible from non-wm wikis as well.
Deutsch: Es sollte ein Zugriff auf die Daten von Wikidata auch aus fremden Wikis möglich sein.
  • Who would benefit: MediaWikis hosted outside of WMF*infrastructure could use data from Wikidata in an easy way, which could otherwise foster to contribute to this project.
Deutsch: Viele Wikis in allen Sprachen außerhalb der Wikimediawelt hätten die Möglichkeit auf permanent aktuelle Daten.
  • Proposed solution: I think there is a need for a MediaWiki-extension which could easily {{#invoke}} data from Wikidata also in an wmf-external mediawiki. especially if an external wiki is already linked with Wikidata by an external-id property (e.g. P6228 or P8713) there should be a technical possibility to configurate the external wiki on which way the local wiki is linked to Wikidata. Let's say - use pageid (as used in P6228) or pageTitle (P8713) and a specific Property to look up for the corresponding Wikidata Item. This should happen in the background so an {{#invoke}} module for external mediawikis could parse the specific values from all the given statements and the linked item.
  • More comments:
Deutsch: Bidirektionale Schnittstellenfunktion zum Abbau von redundanten Informationen und Daten von und zu Wikipedia-Softwarelösungen und Regionalwikis--Kasa Fue (talk) 17:42, 25 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • Open Citizen Science with regiowikis and wikidata depends highly on open data and their linkages! --Jeb (talk) 14:55, 27 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • The advantages using InstantCommons for the integration of external media could also bring advantages for using InstantWikidata data. --Erfurth (talk)