Commons:WikiProject transwiki migration

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The Transwiki Migration WikiProject deals with transferring eligible content to Commons, where it will be used as the main content repository, of which will be used by other projects.

WikiProject Transwiki migration is a group of volunteers dedicated in the transferring of eligible content from other wikis (mainly free files, but also templates and pages). This would enable users to use the particular content on the desired project without uploading separate on each site. This project's main functions depends on the enabling of the transwiki transclusion feature, which enables cross-wiki transclusion of templates and pages.

If you are familiar content transfers, and has a reasonable understanding of what Commons is, please consider joining the team!



Transferring of content that would be useful to more than one site, such as:

  • Transferring free files from other sites to Commons
  • Templates
  • Key policies and guidelines
  • Other common help pages

How to participate[edit]

Transferring files[edit]

File transferring can be done by any autoconfirmed user. You can help by attending to any of the current tasks listed below, with the help of tools like the CommonsHelper2 or the CommonsHelper, or via pywikipedia bots like or imagecopy_self-py (latter currently works only on files from enwiki).

Importing content other than files[edit]

Transferring of any content other than files should be done by administrators or those with a flag that offer the import function (such as Importer or Transwiki-importer). Transferring of content should not be done by any method other than direct importing, to ensure that the original history is copied along with the transfer.

It is recommended to place a notice on the related local talkpage (of the content to be imported) about a week before transferring, so that users have sufficient time to discuss any potential issues on the migration (such as global account issues, usage instructions, etc).

Current tasks[edit]

Files to be transferred to Commons
Site Category/List
English Wikipedia Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons
Transferred files that needs to be checked
Source Category/List Backlog
English Wikibooks Files moved from en.wikibooks to Commons 31 files
English Wikinews Files moved from en.wikinews to Commons 0 files
English Wikipedia Files moved from en.wikipedia to Commons 781 subcategories
English Wikisource Files moved from en.wikisource to Commons 1 files
English Wikiversity Files moved from en.wikiversity to Commons 0 files
English Wiktionary Files moved from en.wiktionary to Commons 0 files

Current members[edit]

  1. Rehman (talk · contribs)
  2. Leyo (talk · contribs)
  3. Ebe123 (talk · contribs)
  4. Trijnstel (talk · contribs)
  5. High Contrast (talk · contribs)

See also[edit]