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This tool does not work any more. Don't use it. This page is only kept for the records.

Commonplace in action

What is it?[edit]

Wikimedia Commonplace is a desktop application to simplify the process of uploading files to Wikimedia Commons or any other MediaWiki-based wiki. The application was developed in 2005, and has been updated starting in mid-2007 to once again correctly upload files.

Installing Commonplace[edit]

Commonplace works on Windows using the .NET 2.0 Framework, or on other platforms using the open-source Mono framework.

Windows Installation[edit]

  1. . Ensure that you have the .NET framework version 2.0 or higher. If you do not, visit and download either the .NET 2.0 Framework or the .NET 3.0 Framework prior to installing Commonplace.
  2. . Go to and download the CommonplaceSetup.msi program.
  3. . Run the installation program

Linux (or other Mono-compatible platform) Installation[edit]

  1. . Ensure that you have Mono installed; the application was tested with Mono 1.2.4.
  2. . Go to and download the -binaries archive distribution.
  3. . Uncompress the archive to a convenient location, and run the Commonplace.exe application.
  4. . If mono is not configured properly, you may need to run Commonplace from the command line using mono Commonplace.exe

More information[edit]

The tool is back from the dead, so I (IlyaHaykinson) am still testing it. If you find any issues with the tool, please file them on the Google site at

IlyaHaykinson last edited in 2010.