Developed as part of the Small wiki toolkits initiative, active between 2019–2022.
This page is mainly for smaller language wikis in Wikimedia. It lists resources, tools, and recommendations in technical areas which you can follow, and it explains how to get help from others. If you are a developer, editor, moderator, or community organizer on a smaller wiki, this page helps you make your community's workflows easier and grow your community. This page is also relevant for non-core Wikimedia wikis that are just getting started.
Setting up a new wiki
Interested in setting up a new language wiki? See Requests for new languages for creating a Wikimedia project wiki in a new language, and Proposals for new projects for suggesting the creation of a new project wiki.
See Setting up an internal Wikimedia wiki for information on creating an internal wiki for Wikimedia activities, committees, and affiliates.
Main page customization
See Main page customization for customizing the main page with CSS to make it look better on small screens.
Wiki configuration changes
See Wikimedia site requests how to request and make configuration changes such as changing a logo, enabling or disabling an extension and changing local group rights on a wiki.
Popular templates, modules and guidelines
Explore popular Templates and Modules that can be used for standard warnings or notices, content formatting, and alignment, infoboxes, improving citations, etc. Also, get familiar with guidelines on writing templates and copying or translating existing templates from another wiki to your local wiki.
Useful bots, tools and guidelines
Explore useful Bots that can help automate repetitive tasks on a wiki. Also, get familiar with guidelines on creating, exploring, or enabling a bot. You can learn about useful Tools that support Wikimedia contributors in their work.
Popular gadgets and guidelines
Explore popular Gadgets that can be used for editing, reading, patrolling, etc. Also, get familiar with guidelines on exploring, developing, or enabling a gadget on a wiki.
Block bad edits
See AbuseFilter for information on using filters on your wiki to block bad edits and actions.