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Planet Wikimedia is a weblog aggregator operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, to bring together on-topic posts about wikis from Wikimedia community members. If you run a blog, and you want to be included, you need to explicitly opt-in (see below).

What does it do?Edit

Planet Wikimedia fetches RSS feeds every hour from selected Wikimedians who blog and aggregates the content of on-topic posts at <> (and other language subdomains).

See also for more technical details.

Which languages exist?Edit

The current list of languages is:

How to add a new language?Edit

Make a change in the operations/puppet repo in one of the per-language files in the modules/planet/templates/feeds/ directory. You'll see the existing examples.

Who and what can be included?Edit

Please post on the discussion page if you feel that a particular blogger's posts are causing the signal-to-noise ratio to decrease.

Planet Wikimedia is a blog aggregation feed that updates hourly.


The Planet Wikimedia is a weblog aggregator operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, to bring together on-topic posts about Wikimedia projects, other wiki sites, the free culture movement, the "wisdom of crowds", etc. -- all from Wikimedia community members. Bloggers may "opt-in" to the blog aggregator, upon review and continued approval from the Wikimedia Meta community.


RSS blog feeds present a convenient, efficient way for Internet denizens to keep informed about a thematic category, in a "one-stop-shopping" sort of way. The Planet Wikimedia seeks to keep users apprised of what Wikimedia-related bloggers are communicating currently. Just as a "news clipping" service might keep an enterprise informed about what the outside media world is saying about them, this service will keep those interested in Wikimedia informed about what the outside blogger world is saying about Wikimedia and related endeavors.

Items desiredEdit

  • Technical items - New ideas related to the MediaWiki software, opinions and suggestions relating to current technical implementations on local projects, the software itself, and Wikimedia.
  • Constructive criticism - Thoughtful analysis of things that are "wrong" about Wikimedia, and suggestions for improvement.
  • Praise - Feel-good or human interest stories about "success" around Wikimedia.

Things to avoidEdit

  • Violating the copyrights of others, for example, reproducing something on your blog without permission.
  • Frequent offtopic posts.


  • bg.planet has been created.
  • bg.planet has been created.
  • uk.planet has been created.
  • id.planet has been created.
  • ja.planet got translations but needs feed URLs.
  • there now is #wikimedia-planet on Freenode IRC that outputs all planet feeds (unfortunately currently broken again due to wm-bot issue)

How do I get in?Edit

In order to be included, your RSS feed must either be filtered to on-topic posts (e.g. by tagging all relevant posts with "wikimedia" and providing a feed to this tag), or your blog must be almost exclusively focused on this topic. The very occasional off-topic post is permitted, but given that Planet Wikimedia is intended to scale to hundreds of blogs, please exercise appropriate self-restraint.

Common blogging engines like Wordpress and Blogger support label-specific feeds. In both cases, these are not obvious. For Wordpress, the feed URL is something like <> or <>. For Blogger, see this help entry. If you specify the URL of your blog, and make sure to add the category/tag/label "wiki" to your posts, we will help you to try to figure out whether a category-specific feed exists for your blog.

Blogs can be listed under your real name, your user name (which will be prefixed with "User:" in the list of authors), or both, e.g. Alan Smithee (Dogmaster3000). Please indicate your preference; if you indicate none, only the real name (if available) will be used. For group blogs the blog title will be used.

In the spirit of Wikimedia's commitment to free content, we encourage you to consider putting your blog content under a free license. In the spirit of Wikimedia's commitment to an unnecessary inflation of userboxes, you can also add a Planet Userbox to your userpage. ;-)

Requests for inclusionEdit

To be included in the planet, simply list your blog below, together with a feed URL (preferably to a filtered feed), and your signature. If you want to display a different name for your blog than the default (e.g. your Wikipedia username), please indicate that here as well. Any developer with access to the Git server (path: operations/puppet ./modules/planet/templates/feeds/en_config.erb) can suggest the addition of your feed, and one of the roots can approve that change.

Not yet addedEdit

  1. , blog of GSoC student mentioned in [1]. --Nemo 22:05, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
  2. ... (Add your request below!)
  3. Please add my new blog which will be used for promoting Swahili Wikipedia. The address is: - please include me.--Wikipedian (Activist) 12:30, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. Do you think it is relevant to include Wiktionnaire:Actualités to fr.planet and en.planet ? It is a monthly mag about French Wiktionary, published in French the first day of the month and usually in English around the 10th of the month. Noé (talk) 09:58, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
  5. Please add this podcast about Wikipedia in Swedish to the Scandinavian Planet: feed Thanks, Ainali (talk) 21:34, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  6. Please include my blog where I write about Wikimedia's gender gap and medicine in Wikimedia. Link: Netha Hussain (talk) 07:04, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Please addвікіпедія/ to the Ukrainian Planet (User:Bunyk) -- Ата (talk) 15:00, 16 October 2019 (UTC)вікіпедія/feed/ for the rss, other posts are not relevant. --Bunyk (talk) 15:02, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


  1. gerrit:420243 for by User:Sciking --Nemo 11:53, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Recently addedEdit

  1. I'm using Medium to host "Wiki Playtime" which is an occasional blog about experiments with Wikimedia projects, usually Wikidata. The feed is MartinPoulter (talk) 22:10, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
  2. Add my blog to the planet. Here is the Feed URL : Thanks --Tshrinivasan (talk) 11:23, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Feel free to add the following category feed from my personal site. I generally write about my experience as a member of the MediaWiki Stakeholders' user group and working at the foundation.,205 The rest of the site in inane ramblings of a mad man. :) Ckoerner (talk) 22:24, 20 June 2017 (UTC)


Not addedEdit

  1. Do we have an Estonian planet for User:Adeliine? :) Nemo 17:53, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
    I am flattered, thanks, but no thanks :). My blog is not very active anymore, posts tagged "viki" are not exclusively about wikistuff and anyways they are random personal experiences and not something that interest others. Adeliine (talk) 10:59, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
    Well, they interest me for one. Nemo 09:53, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
  2. Please kindly add my web-blog to the list.. I used to be seen, I, however, stopped blogging and contributing regularly on my home. But now I'm in business. Please this address: Best.--Wikipedian (Activist) 12:14, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
    The server is down... Nemo 20:53, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
    Now says "Error establishing a database connection". Not added. Mutante (talk) 23:00, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
    Does not work today either, just times out. giving up and moving to "not added" section. 18:20, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
    I have seen it too. Now I have changed to my long lost blog: - please add!--Wikipedian (Activist) 12:29, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Requests for update or removalEdit

Note to French users: Please use /Discussions concernant fr.planet if you want to discuss the opportunity to remove a blog or for any non technical debate.

Note aux utilisateurs du Planet francophone : merci d'utiliser /Discussions concernant fr.planet pour toute requête non technique, comme par exemple la discussion de l'opportunité ou non d'inclusion d'un blog.

To be doneEdit

Recently updated or removedEdit



See /Archive for older requests.

Other languagesEdit

The Planet at is for English language posts and blogs. To request a planet in your language, please see Planet Wikimedia/New language.

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There is now also #wikimedia-planet on IRC (Freenode) that outputs the latest feeds in the channel, using Wm-bot.


All languagesEdit

Chapters Planet (run by Bence Damokos of Wikimedia Hungary) aggregates blogs from Wikimedia chapters. All languages are accepted. There is a Google Translate link at top left.


Open Wiki Blog Planet previously offered a less filtered feed; but it has not been updated since 2011. (Open Wiki Blog Planet, run by en:User:Nickj, edited here: here.)

Chinese / Russian incubator planetsEdit

There are several incubator planets, which will be redirected to the Planet Wikimedia sites as and when they come online, so please add feeds following the directions on this page: