Wikimedia Resource Center/For developers

Contact and Questions

Threats of harm (emergency system)

Learn how to address threats of physical harm to people or property on the Wikimedia projects.

Related pages: Mental Health Resources

Wikimedia Community News

News from across the Wikimedia movement, updated by the community.

This is a community-originated resource

Frequently asked questions – Business

Information about business matters related to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects.

Frequently asked questions – Wikimedia Foundation

Learn more about the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that runs Wikipedia.

Frequently asked questions – Content

For questions you may have about the content on Wikimedia sites.

Frequently asked questions – Participation

Learn more about participating on the Wikimedia projects.

Frequently asked questions – Research

Learn more about how to conduct research on the Wikimedia projects, including surveys, interviews, and data analysis.

Tech News

The Tech News weekly summaries help you monitor recent software changes likely to impact you and your fellow Wikimedians.

Contact: Johan Jönsson

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VisualEditor Newsletter

Follow changes, bugs and requests for this special feature.

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Skills Development


IdeaLab is an incubator for people to share ideas to improve Wikimedia projects and to collaboratively develop them into plans and grant proposals.

Contact: Chris Schilling

Inspire Campaigns

Inspire Campaigns are month-long events to focus collaborative efforts on some of the most pressing challenges of the Wikimedia movement. Each campaign focuses on a unique theme and participation is open to everyone.

Contact: Chris Schilling

Grants Support

Grants for Individuals

Wikimedians can apply for Rapid grants, and Project grants.

Contact: Marti Johnson, Chris Schilling

Programs Support

Friendly space policies

Guidance on maintaining a friendly and safe atmosphere at events.

This is a community-originated resource

Software Basics

How to report a bug on

Is something not working as it should? You can do something about it by submitting a bug report.

This is a community-originated resource

How to become a MediaWiki hacker on

An article written to help developers contribute to MediaWiki core and MediaWiki extension development.

This is a community-originated resource

Cloud Services Introduction on Wikitech

Do you need a place to host a tool or bot that helps users maintain and use Wikimedia wikis? Do you want access to and replicas of Wikimedia databases?

Contact: Bryan Davis

Related pages: Getting Started on Toolforge

Toolforge on Wikitech

Toolforge (formerly Tool Labs) is a platform for volunteers to easily run web services, bots, and other applications. The community-developed web applications are all listed at

New Developers on

Choose a Wikimedia software project and let mentors help you with your first technical contributions to it.

This is a community-originated resource

Software Development

VisualEditor Feedback on

Do you have questions about the visual editor? Do you want to report a bug or share an idea about how to improve it?

Related pages: Checklist for VisualEditor as the main editor on your wikiVisualEditor Community Taskforce

Feedback page for Notifications on

Do you have questions about Notifications or "Echo"?

Feedback page for Flow on

Do you have questions about Flow, the threaded discussion and workflow tool?

Related pages: More information about Flow

Community Wishlist Survey

A survey for Wikimedia contributors to submit the fixes and improvements they would like to see in the Wikimedia platforms.

Contact: Johan Jönsson

Research portal

The home of Wikimedia Research. Read up on the latest research, browse Wikimedia data sources, and browse archives of past work.

Getting access to Cloud Services on Wikitech

This page explains how to gain access to this wiki and thereafter access Wikimedia Cloud VPS instances.

Technical Infrastructure

Introduction to Translation

Do you want to help translate our software or documentation? Can you help improve incorrect or untranslated items on buttons or in other parts of the user interface on a wiki? Do you want to translate announcements and help pages for editors and other contributors?

This is a community-originated resource

Beta Features on

Test new software features on Wikimedia sites.

Related pages: Beta features currently available

Hackathons on

Wikimedia hackathons play an important role energizing our engineering community and connecting it to local groups. We need more of them in different places.

Contact: Rachel Farrand

Developer hub on

A landing page listing documentation for experienced MediaWiki developers

This is a community-originated resource