Meetup/UNC/Chapel Hill NC/Images

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We encourage you to upload images from your events to Wikimedia Commons so all the language Wikipedias and other Wikimedia projects can use them.

Uploading to Wikimedia Commons[edit]

  • Images for this year's events can be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
  • How to upload images to Wikimedia Commons Video.

Using images in Wikipedia articles[edit]

  • Wikimedia Commons is a “sister-project of Wikipedia.” Once you are logged in to Wikipedia, you are logged into all sister project websites.
  • UNC Chemistry Professorsare photos of UNC Chemistry professors uploaded by Lars Sahl and are available for use.
  • Images on Wikipedia must be uploaded and hosted at Wikimedia Commons (


  • Search for an find and image you would like to use for your Wikipedia article on Wikimedia Commons.
  • When you click on an image, you will be directed to that image’s “image description” page.
  • At the top, you should see an option that says “use this file” and has a Wikipedia logo.
  • Click on “use this file” copy the wikimarkup listed for “Thumbnail” and paste this wikimarkup into the "Edit" Tab of the Wikipedia article markup where you want the image to go.
  • Press “save” and the image should appear as a thumbnail, with the default right-hand side location.
  • Extras: You can make image galleries on Wikipedia pages. Template:Gallery
  • Extras: Template:Commons category

Images for UNC Women in Science Edit-a-thons[edit]