Small wiki toolkits/Starter kit

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Overview[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

See Main page customization for customizing the main page with CSS to make it look better on small screens.

Wiki configuration changes[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

See AbuseFilter for information on using filters on your wiki to block bad edits and actions.

Questions?[edit]

Ask questions about this page itself on Talk:Small wiki toolkits/Starter kit. If you need technical support in any of the areas mentioned on this page, see Ask your technical questions.

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