Commons:Structured data/Get involved/Tools

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Many Commons tools, gadgets, bots and workflows might be affected if these want to also work with structured metadata on Wikimedia Commons.


The transition of affected tools is mainly tracked on Phabricator.

  • See the main task at phabricator:T173971.
  • A Google spreadsheet collects more than 100 tools that have been identified as being useful for Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and GLAM. Anyone can add input and comments there.
  • The table below lists the tools that are selected as being important, and/or that have potential for Structured Commons, and that are actively tracked.
  • General Phabricator task for tracking Javascript-based tools: phabricator:T178187
  • Want to help others with this transition? Add your user name + interests/skills at the bottom of this page.

Prioritization survey, December 11-22, 2017[edit]

It is difficult to measure actual usage of tools (see Phabricator:T178834: Provide any rough metrics for tool and project usage), so the Structured Commons team has initiated a short survey to prioritize community tools for Commons and Wikidata. Participate in the survey here.

  • While not ideal, input collected via the survey help the Structured Commons team understand which functionalities are most important to the community, and which tools will need support in the conversion to structured data.
  • All Our Ideas is a funky survey environment (yes, you can keep clicking endlessly). We are aware of its imperfections. Still, the more input we get, the better.

If you think important tools are still missing: add them to the spreadsheet. They can still be added to this survey and/or included in the further process.

This survey closes on Friday, December 22, at 16:00 UTC.

Actively tracked tools[edit]

Tool name / code repository Maintainer What it does Main category Tracked / issues Status
Pattypan / Github Yarl Mass upload to Commons via spreadsheets Upload phabricator:T181057 / Github issue  Not started yet
QuickStatements2 / code Magnus Manske Bulk editor for structured data Bulk editing phabricator:T181062 / Bitbucket issue  Not started yet
Commons Android app / Github Contributors Smartphone app that shows nearby Wikidata items lacking a P18 image, and allows users to take a picture, write multilingual descriptions, select appropriate categories (with suggestions based on geolocation/history/text, and upload it to Wikimedia Commons, automatically setting the P18. Upload phabricator:T181136  Not started yet
 LrMediaWiki plugin for Adobe Lightroom / Github Hasenläufer Open source plugin for Adobe Lightroom; one of the frequently-used upload tools to Wikimedia Commons Upload phabricator:T181224  Not started yet
Tool name / code repository Maintainer What it does Main category Phab / issue  Not started yet

Handy links[edit]

Contact for support[edit]

  • SandraF (WMF) (talk) - community liaison for Structured Commons. Not a programmer myself, but I can ask around and try to enlist help for specific technical questions.