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A userbox is a small coloured box (see examples below) designed to appear only on a user page of a Wikidata-contributor as a communicative notice about the user, in order to directly or indirectly help contributors collaborate more effectively.

The first userboxes were introduced to support the Babel, which eases item-translation by allowing the user to view and edit more than one language in the Wikidata-interface.

Other userboxes can indicate WikiProject participation or indicate proficiencies or interests of a particular user. The userboxes might also indicate a users special editing privileges such as administrators, property creators, or bureaucrats.

Please create userboxes in this namespace "Template:" and place a link to the template on this page. If you can, please make them translatable to keep Wikidata multilingual.


Babel user information
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
en-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of English.
es-3 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento avanzado del español.
fr-4 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances proches de la langue maternelle en français.
it-5 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello professionale in italiano.
pl-N Polski jest językiem ojczystym tego użytkownika.
Users by language

To build your custom babel template start out with:


Add a language code and indicate with 1 to 5 or "n" your proficiency in that language:


Add more languages by separating them with a "|".


Template Link: Babel

Special editing privileges[edit]

Some users have special editing privileges on Wikidata and might want to indicate so on their userpage. These user boxes are part of the babel-template and can be shown like this:

  • {{#babel:property_creator|admin|autopatrolled|bureaucrat}}
Babel user information
Property creator.svg This user is a property creator on Wikidata. (verify)
Wikidata mop.svg This user is an administrator on Wikidata. (verify)
Wikidata-check.svg This user is an autopatrolled user on Wikidata. (verify)
Wikidata-tools.svg This user is a bureaucrat on Wikidata(verify)
Wikidata-rollbacker.svg This user has rollback rights on Wikidata. (verify)
Users by language

Some users also have special editing privileges that they would like to indicate on Wikidata. Very useful if you are looking for e.g. a admin on one of the Wikipedias. This can be indicated like this:

  • {{#babel:admin}}
Babel user information
MediaWiki logo without tagline.png This user is an administrator on (verify)
Users by language

WikiProject Userboxes[edit]

All of these should also work from inside babel-box.

Standalone Code Inside Babel-template Edit it Example
{{User Astronomy}} Astronomy Template:User Astronomy
Wikidata WikiProject Astronomy No Text Square.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Astronomy
{{User books}} books Template:User books
Wikidata-books-task-force-logo.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Books
{{User Iranian Persian}} Iranian Persian Template:User Iranian Persian
70px This user is a member of
کارگروه ایرانیان
{{User Medicine}} Medicine Template:User Medicine
Wikidata Medicine Task Force Userbox.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Medicine
{{User Mineralogy}} Mineralogy Template:User Mineralogy
Wikidata Mineralogy Task Force Userbox.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Mineralogy
{{User Physics}} Physics Template:User Physics
Wikidata Task Force Physics No Text.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Physics.
{{User video games}} video games Template:User video games
Gamepad.svg This user is a member of the Video games task force.
{{User Chemistry}} Chemistry Template:User chemistry
Nuvola apps edu science.svg This user is a member of the WikiProject Chemistry.

More Userboxes[edit]

Post other userboxes here. They can be about something you are intersted in or just for fun:

Standalone Code Inside Babel-template Edit it Example
{{User penguin powered}} penguin powered Template:User penguin powered
Crystal 128 penguin.png This user is penguin powered