Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Wikidata/Autosuggest linking Wikidata item after creating an article

Autosuggest linking Wikidata item after creating an article

  • Problem: Someone creates an article in Language A Wikipedia, but he does not know there is already the same article in Language B Wikipedia (often a smaller language version), so no Wikidata linkage is made. I have seen many cases between Chinese Wikipedia (zh) and Cantonese Wikipedia (yue).
  • Proposed solution: After creating an article in Wikipedia, there would be a popup which guides the user to link the Wikidata item. The system will search if there is the same name or similar name of sitelinks already existing in any Wikidata item, if so, the results are listed and the user has to judge whether it is suitable to link. If no existing Wikidata is suitable to link, user can also choose to create a new Wikidata item immediately.
  • Who would benefit: Wikipedia article creators in all languages
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Kwgulden (talk) 11:06, 23 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This wish has a project page. Please consult it for development updates. –– STei (WMF) (talk) 10:54, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]


  •   Comment Just to add here from the perspective of the Wikimedia Enterprise team: That variations of this suggestion have been made to us during our conversations with some large-scale commercial organisations who re-use Wikipedia content. They would also like to see greater connectivity between WD and WP and feel this would improve the quality of their products (which, ultimately, improves quality of Wikimedia knowledge which is reaching the general public via those services). This should not be seen as a factor in community-driven technical prioritisation, but is to point out that this wishlist item would be desired by third-parties, too. LWyatt (WMF) (talk) 14:39, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]