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DescriptionAdiutor enables a versatile editing options and modules to assist a variety of user actions to enhance the Wikipedia editing experience.
StatusIn Use
First releasedMay 30, 2022
  • v2.0.0 (stable)
UpdatedAugust 17, 2023
Browser supportChrome, Firefox, IE11, Edge, Safari
Skin support
  • Vector
  • Vector 2022
  • Monobook
  • Timeless
  • Minerva
GitHub repositoryAdiutor on GitHub

Adiutor is a gadget developed to facilitate maintenance tasks on Wikipedia, making them more efficient and user-friendly. Built using OOUI-based MediaWiki JS and JavaScript, Adiutor is designed to provide users with convenience in performing various tasks. All suggestions and bug reports are reviewed and discussed on the discussion page to continually improve and refine the gadget. The active participation and support from the Wikipedia community play a vital role in further developing Adiutor into a more functional and user-friendly gadget.

Project process


Why we started this project


The inception of the Adiutor Project stems from our desire to enhance the Wikipedia editing experience for users worldwide. We recognized the importance of creating a gadget that could streamline various processes, making editing easier, faster, and more enjoyable for contributors across different Wikimedia communities. Below are the main reasons why we embarked on this project:

  • Empowering Wikipedia editors: As passionate Wikipedia editors ourselves, we understand the significance of efficient editing gadgets. By developing Adiutor, we aimed to empower fellow editors with a user-friendly gadget that simplifies their daily tasks, allowing them to focus on creating valuable content.
  • Addressing repetitive processes: Wikipedia editing often involves repetitive tasks, such as deletion requests and copyright checks. We saw an opportunity to streamline these processes and save editors valuable time by offering a centralized and efficient solution through Adiutor.
  • Collaboration and adaptation: Our vision extended beyond a single language or community. We wanted to collaborate with various Wikimedia communities to adapt Adiutor for multiple languages, making it accessible to a broader audience and strengthening inter-community ties.
  • Open-Source philosophy: We firmly believe in the open-source philosophy of sharing knowledge and resources freely. By making Adiutor an open-source gadget, we ensure that all users can benefit from its features and contribute to its improvement.
  • Improving user experience: Ultimately, the goal of the Adiutor Project is to enhance the overall user experience on Wikipedia. We envisioned a gadget that fosters a more efficient and enjoyable editing environment, inspiring editors to continue their invaluable contributions.
  • Contributing to Movement Strategy 2030: We align our project with the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations, particularly in our focus on improving the user experience and promoting learning, sharing, and evaluation within the Wikimedia community.

In summary, we started the Adiutor Project with the aspiration of creating a valuable gadget that empowers Wikipedia editors and improves the editing experience for all users. Our dedication to collaboration, openness, and innovation drives us to continuously evolve and adapt Adiutor to meet the needs of diverse Wikimedia communities worldwide. Together, we look forward to shaping a more efficient and vibrant Wikipedia editing landscape.

How to join?


If you are interested in contributing to a project that makes Wikipedia editing easier, faster, and more enjoyable, we are thrilled to meet you! We warmly welcome participants from any language Wikimedia projects to collaborate with us in developing and adapting Adiutor. To become a part of our team and embark on this exciting journey, all you need to do is express your interest in joining us and share your contact information. By working together with contributors from various Wikipedia communities, we can collectively improve and enhance Adiutor for the benefit of all users. If you're ready to make Wikipedia editing a breeze and explore new possibilities with Adiutor, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via discussion page or our Telegram group.

Participating Wikimedia Communities


The Adiutor Project aims to make the Wikipedia editing experience easier, faster, and more enjoyable. The project thrives thanks to active participation and collaboration from various Wikimedia communities. Below is the list of Wikimedia communities that are actively involved in the Adiutor Project:

  1. Azerbaijani Wikipedia
  2. Bengali Wikipedia
  3. French Wikipedia
  4. Hungarian Wikipedia
  5. Georgian Wikipedia
  6. Kara-Kalpak Wikipedia
  7. Serbian Wikipedia
  8. Turkish Wikipedia
  9. Uzbek Wikipedia
  10. Wikimedia Commons

These communities play a vital role in the success of the project and contribute to making Adiutor available in more languages. By supporting one another, we aim to enhance the Wikipedia editing experience and foster a more efficient and effective environment. The list of participating communities may be updated and expanded as new communities join the project. All Wikimedia communities interested in joining the Adiutor Project are warmly welcome! If your Wikimedia community wishes to participate in our project, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We would be delighted to have you on board!

Adaptation to your local wiki

To adapt Adiutor to your local wiki, please follow the steps in the main article.



Common features for all users

  • Editors can see their stats on the dashboard.
  • Editors can create a list of articles they are working on.
  • Editors can see information about the article such as creation date and word count (in testing)
  • Editors can use Adiutor with a multilingual interface depending on the user's display language settings.
  • Editors can create speedy, AfD (Articles for Deletion), and proposed deletion requests at Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion.
  • Editors can provide comments and opinions on AfD (Articles for Deletion) discussions at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion.
  • Editors can request page revision deletion at Wikipedia:Revision deletion.
  • Editors can share their event status with other users.
  • Editors can include preset descriptions in edit summaries via diverse options and create custom summaries via Adiutor options.
  • Editors can see the user widget on the user's user page.
  • Editors can see the page creator etc. with an inline page info widget.
  • Editors can quickly respond to mentees' inquiries.
  • Editors can maintain records of their AfD opinions in a log.
  • Editors can see recent changes to the page.
  • Editors can check the copyright status of article content.
  • Editors can request user blocks at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection.
  • Editors can request page moves at Wikipedia:Requested moves.
  • Editors can request page protection at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection.
  • Editors can issue warnings to users.
  • Editors can create an investigation for sockpuppetry.
  • Editors can report sockpuppets or sockpuppet masters.
  • Editors can add editing and warning templates to pages.
  • Editors can nominate articles for featured article discussions or good article discussions.
  • Editors can use Adiutor on the mobile version.

Privileges for administrators

  • Administrators can review quick delete requests and delete pages on the dashboard (in testing)
  • Administrators can close AfD discussions.
  • Administrators can automatically remove templates from concluded AfD discussions.
  • Administrators can remove concluded AfD discussions from Wikipedia:Articles for deletion.
  • Administrators can archive concluded AfD discussions in the archive.
  • Administrators can delete relevant AfD pages with reasons in deletion outcomes.
  • Administrators can block users by using a user-blocking module.
  • Administrators can perform speedy page deletion and batch page deletion.

Features for Wikimedia Commons users

The Wikimedia Commons version of Adiutor possesses all of Adiutor's fundamental features; however, due to its structure and processes, some customizations and additional modules have been utilized.
  • Editors can create speedy deletion requests.
  • Editors can nominate files for deletion.
  • Editors can request page protections
  • Editors can request user blocks
  • Editors can request page moves
  • Editors can see the recent diff on a page.
  • Editors can check the copyright status
  • Editors can see the user widget on user's user page.
  • Editors can see recent changes of the page.
  • Editors can issue warnings to users.
  • Editors can report copyright violations.
  • Editors can create an investigation for sockpuppetry.
  • Editors can report sockpuppet or sockpuppet master.
  • Admins can block users by user blocking module.
  • Admins can perform speedy page deletion and batch page deletion.
  • Admins can finalize the nominated files for deletion.







Licensing and Attribution


The gadget was initially published on Turkish Wikipedia as tr:MediaWiki:Gadget-Adiutor.js.[1] It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) and GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).


  1. Including other JavaScript files listed in the information box above.