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Project portals www.wikimedia.org — live Template, Sandbox
www.wikimedia.org template is the raw, live HTML source code of a Wikimedia project portal. Changes made there are seen by millions of people within an hour – sooner to anyone who clears their browser's cache. (Note, some portals use the deployment schedule and there will be a delay until release.) Do not edit this code unless you know what you're doing, and do not edit it by hand – intelligent Scribunto modules are ready to assist you. You can experiment with the template in the sandbox. To change language names, romanizations, etc., edit Module:Project portal/wikis. Then get the attention of a Meta administrator who can deploy your changes: place an {{Edit Protected}} notice at Talk:www.wikimedia.org template or Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. Administrators: Always follow the instructions on the edit page of www.wikimedia.org template to a tee.
See also: mw:Wikipedia.org Portal Project
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Current issues[edit]

Lua error in Module:Project_portal at line 166: attempt to perform arithmetic on a string value.


Change Mediawiki logo to load from Commons[edit]

{{editprotected}} At the moment, mw:File:Wiki.png has a moustache on it. We should probably use the Commons version for wikimedia.org, at least for now. See diff. Microchip08 (talk) 15:08, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for reporting. I had already started a discussion at Current issues and didn't know that this image was used on this page too. --Glaisher (talk) 16:11, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done I reverted this change because Commons:File:MediaWiki logo without tagline.png is unprotected and vulnerable to vandalism. Feel free to restore the change once that file is protected. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 09:54, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
@Mxn: It's actually upload/move sysop-protected but both files work now, I guess. Glaisher (talk) 10:58, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Ensured File:MediaWiki logo without tagline.png is protected on Commons and tagged accordingly. –Krinkletalk 01:24, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Deprecation of bits server[edit]

The bits server is officially deprecated now, so we need to update the portal templates to switch to a different URL for the stylesheet ASAP. We can use meta instead. Kaldari (talk) 20:52, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Per discussion in IRC, I went ahead and did this for the Wikimedia portal (and synced the temp version). If this looks OK, I can implement it for the other portals as well. Kaldari (talk) 21:02, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Implement responsive design on www.wikimedia.org[edit]

This needs to be done. Really. --Glaisher (talk) 16:03, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

@Glaisher: Yes check.svg Done I just did the bare minimum of replacing the tables with CSS floats. Ideas for further improvements are welcome. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 10:26, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, appreciate it. Not a huge issue but I noticed that when it initially changes to one column, it is aligned to the right rather than the center but it does get fixed when the screen width is decreased a bit. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 03:48, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Module:Project portal update?[edit]

Hi @Mxn:. I've tried to set up the dashboard on this talk page to know when to make modifications to this template, however it gives LUA error. Is that fixable? Thank you! —MarcoAurelio 11:32, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Module:Project portal doesn't currently support this portal. I didn't implement support for it because it doesn't have any dynamic parts like the other portals. However, if you can think of anything that needs to be updated on a regular basis, I'd be happy to extend the module to work here too. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 04:30, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi MarcoAurelio and Mxn. At this point, I'm pretty confused about the state of Module:Project portal and how it relates to updates of the www portals. When I last looked, it seemed like every www portal was no longer reading from the wiki pages directly. --MZMcBride (talk) 13:20, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Hi @MZMcBride: As far as I am aware, portals indeed are managed through gerrit. However I myself use the generated data of those modules to submit the patches to gerrit to the wikimedia/portals repo. That's why I find them still useful. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 13:24, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Besides, the portals will need to come back eventually. Nemo 13:28, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Updating the portals via gerrit is imho troublesome, onwiki would be a better way imho. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:05, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
While I can understand why they were migrated to gerrit, I concurr with my colleagues above that I find the process of updating the portals via gerrit very bureaucratic and not very user friendly to be sincere. —MarcoAurelio 14:17, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
The current state of affairs is very incomplete. The end goal is that routine updates – that is, updates due to statistics or translation updates – would occur automatically without any human intervention. The Wikipedia portal is currently closer to that goal: it doesn't involve the wiki at all, so there are fewer steps. Like the on-wiki process for the sister portals, the Wikipedia statistics are gathered automatically, but there's still a manual process around submitting the changes. We've recently started discussing what it would take to upgrade the other portals to a similar system or at least get the design in sync. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 04:53, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Cloud Services wording updates[edit]

Hi. Please replace:

<a href="//wikitech.wikimedia.org/" title="Wikitech and Wikimedia Labs"><img src="//wikitech.wikimedia.org/w/images/c/cf/Labslogo_thumb.png" alt="Wikimedia Labs"></a>

with

<a href="//wikitech.wikimedia.org/" title="Wikitech and Wikimedia Cloud Services"><img src="//wikitech.wikimedia.org/w/images/c/cf/Labslogo_thumb.png" alt="Wikimedia Cloud Services logo"></a>

Thank you. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 20:32, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Done. --Vogone (talk) 21:05, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Cloud Services logo update[edit]

Hi, please replace

//wikitech.wikimedia.org/w/images/c/cf/Labslogo_thumb.png

with

//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Wikimedia_Cloud_Services_small_logo.png

thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:12, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Could we instead replace it with
//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:FilePath/Wikimedia_Cloud_Services_logo_with_text.svg?width=120
I think this template is not used as the source anymore, and sent a patch to gerrit. Chico Venancio (talk) 17:21, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Done here. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:40, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks MarcoAurelio, but since the portal has not changed it seems indeed the page has moved to gerrit. Should we archive this page? Chico Venancio (WMF) (talk) 21:08, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Hi Chico Venancio (WMF), this portal has not yet been moved to Gerrit. The change wasn't visible because the portals are now on a weekly deployment schedule, but the change was picked up and merged into Gerrit, and will be deployed Monday at 11:00 UTC. --JDrewniak (WMF) (talk) 09:59, 19 March 2018 (UTC)