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Site notice and call in 2019[edit]

Person to ask help from :

Place to request banner slots (todo at least 3 months in advance)

Banners :

  • [1] campaign page on meta.
  • [2] banner 2019 (mobile and desktop dealt within same banner now)
  • [3] Translation board for the banners (remember that translations have to be approved before going up)

Landing pages

other text

  • Done "Select the country where you made this photo:" (in the upload wizard)
    French: Sélectionnez le pays dans lequel la photo a été prise
    Arabic: اختر البلد حيث تم التقاط الصورة

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  • Done "No country selected" (in the upload wizard)
    French: Aucun pays sélectionné
    Arabic: لم يتم إختيار البلد

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  • Done "Select your country" (in the upload wizard)
    French: Sélectionnez votre pays
    Arabic: اختر بلدك

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Template header

Other info

Translations : c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Translations

Getting stats and participants user names[edit]

Biggest contributors to WLA for one year


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FROM commonswiki_p.page p 
INNER JOIN commonswiki_p.categorylinks cl ON p.page_id = cl.cl_from 
INNER JOIN commonswiki_p.revision r ON p.page_id = r.rev_page 
WHERE p.page_namespace = 6 
AND cl.cl_to IN ("Images_from_Wiki_Loves_Africa_2016")
AND r.rev_parent_id = 0;

Getting a list of unique participants in the 5 WLA years


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FROM commonswiki_p.page p 
INNER JOIN commonswiki_p.categorylinks cl ON p.page_id = cl.cl_from 
INNER JOIN commonswiki_p.revision r ON p.page_id = r.rev_page 
WHERE cl.cl_to IN (
-- WHERE cl.cl_to LIKE "Images\_from\_Wiki\_Loves\_Africa\_201_"
AND p.page_namespace = 6 
AND r.rev_parent_id = 0;

Jury tool[edit]

Person to contact in 2019: User:Erinamukuta

Tool Labs – Tools for Wiki Loves Photo Competitions[edit]

The wiki loves tool made by Jean-Fred and Erik Zachte provides invaluable help. Updated to include 2019.


For additional queries support : https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Request_a_query

Baglama always a good place to visit (images views on wikipedia)

And Glamorous

  • https://tools.wmflabs.org/glamtools/glamorous.php (search for example for "Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2019")
    • eg [https://tools.wmflabs.org/glamtools/glamorous.php?doit=1&category=Images+from+Wiki+Loves+Africa+2019&use_globalusage=1&ns0=1&projects[wikipedia]=1]

Mass upload tools[edit]

Strongest suggestions are Pattypan or Communist.

User box[edit]

Participants to Wiki Loves Africa are invited to add this box to their user pages:

WLA logo puzzle piece This user is a participant to Wiki Loves Africa.

To add this template, paste the following code into your user page:

{{User Wiki Loves Africa}}


Some pages are translated. Usually, the main pages are protected.

To help with the set-up of the translation system or to update pages, contact Translation administrator User:Bachounda

Translation of site notice and such : c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Translations

See also c:Commons:Translators' noticeboard
Page translation log (provide list of active translation admins for article marking)

Social media[edit]

We have

Plus many other accounts from the local teams. Check here : c:Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Local events

Mass messaging[edit]

Mass messaging is an effective way to inform people of Wiki Loves Africa updates. Previous participants can be informed of the start of a new competition, and current participants can receive updates during and after the competition.

To send a mass message:

  1. Acquire an audience. If you want a list of previous or current participants, you can get a list of uploaders within a category with the 'Uploaders in cat' tool.
  2. Another option : https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/33627
  3. Create a list of talk pages you want to send messages to. Each link should be formatted like # {{#target:User talk:USERNAME}}
  4. Draft the message you want to send on a new page. Do not include a header, as the MassMessage tool has a separate field for that.
  5. If you are an admin, you can use Special:MassMessage yourself. Otherwise, ask an admin on the Commons to send the message out (you may use the Administrators' noticeboard). To make the process quick and easy, you will want to provide clear links to the list of recipients, the subject of the message, and the message body.

In 2017, two mass messages have been sent. For more details, check m:Talk:Wiki Loves Africa 2017/Communications elements

For 2019, check out : Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Mass messages

Communications elements[edit]

The Wiki Loves Africa generic elements include:

  • the existing visual identity
  • a “pitch deck” explaining the project
  • a generic leaflet about the project
  • Fun, simple stamps for project events
  • Pull-up banner
  • T-shirt
  • Buttons, badges, stickers (square, round and rectangular)
  • “App button” version of the logo for use on web, devices and other pages
  • Logo as used in press releases, social media, presentations, on banners, etc.
  • Generic leaflet

Find out stuff here :