Small wiki toolkits

Welcome! This is an initiative to support small wiki communities in learning and sharing technical skills.

Small wiki toolkits project logo
Small wiki toolkits project logo
Photo of opening ceremony at Wikimania 2019 where Small Wiki Toolkits was introduced as a focus area
Small Wiki Toolkits focus area introduced in the opening ceremony at Wikimania 2019

This page describes the toolkits and provides information about the initiative, including how you can help.

Browse the toolkitsEdit

Toolkits are collections of recommended tools and educational resources. They focus on specific technical skills for developing, growing, and maintaining small wikis. You can use these toolkits to learn a variety of technical skills, or use them in workshops to teach more people.

Configure your site

Analyze data with Lua

  • Learn Lua to get data from Wikidata into infobox templates:

Starter kit

Build and deploy tools

  • Learn to deploy your first tool on Toolforge:

Ask your technical questionsEdit

Is something unclear? Please ask! Good places to ask are usually the Support desk on mediawiki.org (if a question about MediaWiki itself), some mailing lists and IRC chat channels, the Tech page on meta-wiki (if it's about a Wikimedia wiki), or the talk pages of the links above after you have checked that the talk page has actually been active lately.

Help with this initiativeEdit

Do you have an idea for building technical capacity in your wiki community? Are you interested in workshops, virtual events, toolkits, video tutorials, or interested in exchanging problems and challenges in smaller wiki communities? Add a comment on the discussion page!

People working on this project organize and track what to work on in the Small-Wiki-Toolkits Phabricator project. We sometimes have video meetings, and we might have other discussion places in the future once the group becomes bigger.

Develop toolkitsEdit

Toolkits provide a limited number of links to high-quality, task-oriented ("How can I…?") material. This often requires improving existing documentation first, to be consistent, up-to-date, and in plain English. We discuss existing documentation pages for a specific area in a corresponding Phabricator task, instead of listing ten "See Also" links for one topic on this very page. Ideally, we would also love to have short, well-done video tutorials on some topics, with subtitles that could be translated.

If you want to develop and document a toolkit yourself, here are some recommendations:

Ongoing workshops and initiativesEdit

Are you interested in starting a workshop series or initiative? The workshop guide describes the roles and responsibilities of organizers and mentors of small wiki toolkits. For more info, contact us on the talk page.

Past events with related activitiesEdit

2020

2019

MembersEdit

Members are free to self-identify as Small wiki toolkits group members. You may do so by editing the members list below and adding the following userbox to your user page by typing {{User SWT}}. Also, add this page to your watchlist to receive notifications about changes made to its content or discussion page.

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Members listEdit

Partner OrganizationsEdit

See alsoEdit