Wikimedia wikis

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Core projects[edit]

  • There are Wikipedias (encyclopedias) in over 280 different languages, the largest of which contain more than one million articles.
  • There are Wiktionaries (dictionaries) in over 150 different languages, the largest of which contain more than one million entries.
  • There are Wikibooks projects (textbooks) in over 100 languages, the largest of which contain more than 10,000 pages.
  • There are Wikiquote projects (quotations) in over 80 languages, the largest of which contain more than 10,000 pages.
  • There are Wikisource projects (source texts) in over 50 languages, the largest of which contain more than 100,000 pages. In addition, there is a multilingual "old" Wikisource wiki containing portals for languages that don't have their own separate domains yet (these are being migrated to the Incubator).
  • There are Wikinews projects (news articles) in over 25 languages, the largest of which contain more than 10,000 articles.
  • There are Wikiversity projects (educational materials) in more than 10 languages, the largest of which contain more than 1,000 pages.
  • There are Wikivoyage projects (travel guides) in more than 15 languages, the largest of which contain more than 10,000 pages.
  • There is one multilingual Wikimedia Commons project containing over 20 million files that can be used by all other Wikimedia projects.
  • There is one multilingual (but mostly in English) Wikispecies project containing over 200,000 entries about living things.
  • There is one multilingual Wikidata project containing over 12 million items that can be used by all language Wikipedia projects.

Other content projects[edit]


This is a multilingual project for meta-discussion about all issues related to Wikimedia as a whole, and to cross-project collaboration. For more details see Meta:About Meta.


The Incubator is a project that helps other projects get started while they are still building up a community. One wiki for all languages.


MediaWiki has its own multilingual wiki,

Organizational and planning projects[edit]

Public wikis[edit]




  • – official site of the Wikimedia Foundation (editing restricted) expand editing to meta admins and translators
  • outreachwiki – a collaboration space used by the outreach team merge w/ meta?
  • strategy – strategic planning process (locked) merge w/ meta.
  • usability – going to be merged to mediawikiwiki (locked) merge needs to be done; w med. review
  • quality – merged back into meta (locked) done Delete?
  • – for the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia (locked) merge w/ meta or an eventwiki

Private wikis[edit]

This is a complete list

See also some removed suggestions.

  • internal – for private chapter/foundation topics and contacts
  • otrs_wikiwiki – private workspace for the volunteers working on the Wikimedia OTRS system
  • wikimaniateamwiki – private workspace for the volunteers on the core Wikimania Team (changes annually)

These kinds of things should *not* go here or on any wiki for that matter:

  • Accounts and passwords
  • Private Donor information, especially anything that would make an "anonymous" donor identifiable
  • User's personally identifiable information

Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

  • boardwiki – for the Board of Directors and Executive Director
  • collabwiki – for private workspace for collaboration between Wikimedia staff and external contractors; as of 2014, used e.g. for fundraising translations
    • The fundraising systems are naturally sensitive, and thus are documented on CollabWiki to restrict access to that information.
    • Also used for random non-public information shared between fundraising team members (and others?) which doesn't need to be kept secret from officewiki users.
  • officewiki – for Wikimedia staff-only documentation (eg. HR, Office IT and other internal procedures)
    • The Office IT systems are for staff use only and are documented on OfficeWiki to limit information about sensitive staff-only resources.
    • Note: some contacts info are on CiviCRM instead (or many other places):
  • boardgovcomwiki – private workspace for the Board Governance Committee - defunct; can be merged w/board
  • chairwiki – ?? no content? can be merged w/ board
  • execwiki – ?? no content? can be merged w/board
  • legalteamwiki – ??
  • transitionteamwiki – created in April 2013 for confidential work of the ED Transition Team
  • movementroleswiki – defunct; all work moved to Meta in 2011 can be confirmed w/ a short review
  • grantswiki – defunct; to merge back into meta + internal can be done w/ a short review -- I am happy to do this review. Asaf Bartov (WMF Grants) talk 19:22, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
  • strategyappswiki – gone, closed and deleted.


  • noboard_chapterswikimedia - still used from time to time as of July 2013

Moreover, externally hosted: individual chapters' private wikis + chapters wiki (access is restricted to chapter board members, staffers or individual "appointed" by the board of his/her chapter only. WMF staff, Board of Trustees members and anyone else is not allowed access).

Wikimedia projects related[edit]

  • arbcom_enwiki
  • arbcom_fiwiki
  • arbcom_nlwiki
  • arbcom_dewiki
  • checkuserwiki
  • stewardwiki


Fishbowl wikis[edit]

Fishbowl wikis are readable by all, but are not publicly editable. They generally require registration to edit.

This is a complete list

Test wikis[edit]

This list is extremely incomplete. Help expand it or, better, join the discussion about them.

Additional info[edit]

Name Version of mediawiki Description URL Status
Test Wikipedia Current Wikimedia production version Hosted within the production cluster, runs the current Wikimedia production branch of mediawiki. It's useful for various tests of features before applying them on other production wikis, like scripts or testing other features. Open
Test2 Current Wikimedia production version Matches Open
Beta cluster Latest master from git Isolated clone of the production cluster, deployed directly from git. May be unstable. Users can test gadgets and scripts for compatibility with future releases. Wikis here are not accessible from anywhere, nor explained clearly, nor have an index or any navigation tool. Used to be Open

Off-the-farm projects[edit]

Projects not hosted on the Wikimedia server farm, but used by the projects.

Translatewiki[edit] is a project used to translate many strings for some of the interfaces and tools Wikimedia sites use.