The GDrive to Commons Uploader tool is a convenient tool that allows users to transfer media files from Google Drive to Wikimedia Commons.
This step-by-step documentation guides you through the process of using the tool.
Before using the GDrive to Commons Uploader tool, ensure you have the following:
- Access to a Google Drive account with the files you want to upload.
- An account on Wikimedia Commons.
Steps to Upload a File
Step 1: Authorize the Tool
Before using the GDrive to Commons Uploader tool, you need to authorize it to access your Google Drive and Wikimedia Commons accounts. Follow these steps:
- Go to https://gdrive-to-commons.toolforge.org/
- You will be prompted to authorize the tool to access your Google Drive and Wikimedia Commons accounts.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to grant the necessary permissions and authorize the tool.
Step 2: Select Files from Google Drive
Once the tool is authorized, you can select the files you want to upload from Google Drive. Follow these steps:
- Open the GDrive to Commons Uploader tool.
- Navigate to the Google Drive section or click on the "Select Files from Google Drive" button.
- A window or dialog will appear showing the contents of your Google Drive. Browse and navigate to the folder containing the files you want to upload.
- Select the files you want to upload by checking the corresponding checkboxes.
- Click the "Select" or "Upload" button to proceed.
Step 3: Review and Edit Meta-Data
After selecting the files, you can review and edit their metadata, such as title, description, and licensing information. Follow these steps:
- The GDrive to Commons Uploader tool will display a list of the selected files and their associated metadata.
- Review the metadata for each file and make any necessary edits or additions.
- Provide a suitable title and description for each file.
- Select the appropriate licensing options for the files.
- Add any additional relevant information or categorization.
Step 4: Upload Files to Wikimedia Commons
Once you have reviewed and edited the file metadata, you are ready to upload the files to Wikimedia Commons. Follow these steps:
- Make sure you are still in the GDrive to Commons Uploader tool and the files and metadata are as desired.
- Click the "Upload" or "Start Upload" button to initiate the file transfer process.