Wikidata:Contribute

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Welcome! We're very happy to have you here!

Wikidata is a multilingual knowledge base of structured data that anyone can edit. The project lies on the efforts of people— just like you!—from all around the world who work together to collect and maintain data in more than 200 languages.

There are many opportunities for contributing to Wikidata, from improving and translating documentation to planning and proposing new properties in support of data. If you're looking for ways to get involved, please see below for an overview of the different roles and activities available, and browse the suggested and open tasks available.

If the roles listed below are not a good fit for you, or you're having a hard time deciding where your interests lie, please talk to someone on the Wikidata team (specifically Lydia).

Editors

You can directly edit data on item pages.

Add statements, qualifiers and sources to enrich the Wikidata knowledge base. Help with migrating language links to support centralized access for all Wikimedia Foundation projects.

To learn how to get started, see Help:Item to learn how to add or edit items, or follow an interactive tutorial at Wikidata:Tours.

Updating Help pages and improving documentation, for example by adding examples and screenshots, is another great way you can support the Wikidata community.

Developers

As a developer you can either contribute to Wikibase, the extension that powers Wikidata, directly or write things on top of it. You can also help by testing the demo system and reporting bugs you find so they can be fixed before they hit a production system.

If you want to work directly on Wikibase, several bugs are awaiting volunteers.

If you are interested in writing bots that work on Wikidata please check out the Bots page.

For additional questions, please refer to Wikidata:Contact the development team.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors spread the word about Wikidata to others, answer questions about the project, and serve as educational resources for Wikidata. They encourage Wikidata collaboration on other sister projects you are active on, help update the weekly summary, or participate in Wikidata discussions on the mailinglist and Twitter, and provide support to other contributors on the IRC channelconnect.

If you are interested in giving a talk at a meet-up or conference or organizing a Wikidata event, User:Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) can provide you with slides, flyers and other material you might find useful.

Project members

WikiProjects are groups of contributors who want to work together as a team to improve Wikidata. These groups often focus on a specific topic area (for example, astronomy) or a specific kind of task (for example, solving problems related to disambiguation pages). To find a WikiProject that reflects your interests or to propose a new one that doesn't yet exist, visit Wikidata:WikiProjects.

As a contributor to Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, or any other one of Wikidata's sister projects, you can give valuable input on a lot of decisions that have to be made during development and deployment. To join in planning and discussions, or to help with integration of Wikidata on sister projects, navigate to Wikidata:Sister projects.

Translators

As a translator you can translate Wikibase, the extension that powers Wikidata, on translatewiki.net.

In addition you can help by translating documentation and information pages about Wikidata here and also on Meta about Wikidata.

For more information for Wikidata translators, see the translators' noticeboard.

Data owners

If you have data that you want to contribute to Wikidata please add yourself to the Data Collaborators page. This gives the community a chance to see what is out there and decide what should go in and what shouldn't.

It is possible to enter data into Wikidata by hand and through a bot via an API. For the latter please review our API and Bots pages.