Template:New wiki request

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The comment field in this template should only be used by members of the language committee, since it is an official message.

This template is used on requests for new wikis, to give information about the language and the subdomain settings. Use this:

{{new wiki request
| status           = open
| comment          = <!-- leave this to language committee members -->
| language_code    = fr
| language_code3   = fra
| language_English = French
| language_native  = français
| language_Wikidata= Q150
| new_language     = yes/no <!-- usually yes if it's a Wikipedia, otherwise usually no -->
| project_English  = Wikipedia
| project_native   = Wikipédia
| ns_project       = 
| ns_project_talk  = 
| enable_upload    = yes/no/admin
| logo             = File:...
| timezone         = Continent/City
| add_namespaces   = 
| add_settings     = 
| category = <!-- used for wikisource and wikiversity -->

Additional notes

  • "new_language" is whether it is a completely new language for Wikimedia (i.e. there is not yet a project in this language), usually when creating a new Wikipedia.
  • "language_native" is actually only needed when "new_language" is "yes"


  • "url" to override the default site URL
  • "interfacelang" if it is different from the subdomain
  • A link to Phabricator (with the settings pre-filled) is added when the status is set to approved
  • For Wikisource and Wikiversity, use "category" and maybe also "main_page"
  • Optional parameters "community" and "links" for converting old proposals

Some simple words or short sentences are translatable on Template:New wiki request/translation.

main page Request for a new language edition: New wiki request
submitted verification final decision
Invalid template input.
See documentation.
  • The community needs to develop an [[incubator:W/{{{language_code}}}|active test project]]; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, [[translatewiki:Portal:{{{language_code}}}|translatewiki]], check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code {{{language_code}}} ([[iso639-3:{{{language_code}}}|SIL]], [[ethnologue:{{{language_code}}}|Ethnologue]]) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name [[:en:{{{language_English}}} language|{{{language_English}}}]] Language name in English
Language name ' Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item please add  | language_Wikidata=    [[d:Special:Search/{{{language_English}}} (language OR dialect OR orthography)|(search)]] Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name {{{project_native}}} "Wikiproject" in your language
Project namespace {{{ns_project}}} usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace {{{ns_project_talk}}} "Wikiproject talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes/no/admin Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)