Grants:IdeaLab/Automated and customizable widgets for Portals, wikiprojets and community pages

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Automated and customizable widgets for Portals, wikiprojets and community pages
Various communities of the Wikimedia projects created technically limited "box-like" Templates to mimic with more or less success appearance and mechanics of widgets (GUI). They are used on various pages like portals, wikiprojects, talk pages, main page of the wiki, etc.
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J. N. Squire
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created on17:01, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Project ideaEdit

What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?Edit

Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
Any Wikimedia project using box-like templates. I'm more experienced with Wikipedias though.

Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?Edit

Provide details about the method or process of how you will evaluate your community or collect data. Does your idea involve private or personally identifying information? Take a look at the Privacy Policy for Wikimedia’s guidelines in this area.
Implement a Widget (GUI) system to display featured articles, dynamic images, Did You Know sections, task lists, wikiproject related article lists, etc. Partial implementation for wikiprojects already exists but seems basic for now.

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?Edit

If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
Wikimedia Foundation developers. Wikimedia Deutschland developers.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?Edit

It would free a lot time currently taken by maintenance. Portals, Wikiprojects, main pages and Meta pages will be easier to create and maintain.

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?Edit

After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?Edit

Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
Sadly, I don't have enough programming skills to implement this idea.

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About the idea creatorEdit

I contribute on various projects since 2009, mostly Wikipedia in French for translation, infobox and User Interface improvement, on Wikipedia in English for backporting various improvements, and on Commons and Wikidata. I'm using Wikiversity in French for writing my Master thesis (allowed in this project).



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