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The central Wikimedia portal wikimedia.org and the multilingual portal pages provide central access to the Wikimedia projects. This page provides a list of the portals and information on how to update them.
These are the nine portals that currently exist for our multilingual projects, including the Wikimedia movement portal and API portal.
- API listing: Action API (Application Programming Interface) and RESTBase documentation
Project portals get approximately 3 to 5% of our total page views. For instance, wikipedia.org gets 3% of page views from many countries, but 5% on average and as many as 33% in India. See the following links for more statistics.
- Page Views Per Country – Breakdown
- Page Views Per Wikipedia Language – Breakdown
- Wikipedia.org Portal Traffic
As a result of a A/B test in 2016, the ring of Top Ten Wikipedias are now resorted automatically by the visitor's preferred language (as set by their web browser preferences). If the portal is unable to detect the visitor's preferred language, the remaining top ten Wikipedias will be displayed in the order of "page views per hour".
Updates to the statistics on the Wikipedia.org portal are performed approximately every two weeks and are tracked in this Phabricator task.
Starting in June 2016, the Portal team of the Discovery department at the Wikimedia Foundation is updating the Wikipedia.org portal. The team has performed a number of A/B tests and documents their changes and process on MediaWiki.org.
The data for the portals comes from https://pagecounts.toolforge.org/pagecounts.json. How the process works is described in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/plugins/gitiles/wikimedia/portals/+/refs/heads/master/data/ .
As of November 2022, all projects now use the same system.
The Wikimedia portals are deployed to the production servers via a code management tool called Gerrit.
The published code for the portals is hosted at https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/wikimedia/portals with each project's production code stored in the prod sub-directory. Use git to download a copy of the portal code. In a terminal window, enter the following command:
git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/wikimedia/portals
This clones the entire portals repository into a subdirectory named
portals. If you would like to learn more about using git/gerrit there is a tutorial available on MediaWiki.org.
- See also all pages starting with "www".
- Splarka's Portal Preview Script: Script to add a tool which can show a preview of these portals in a popup window, a local gadget.
- Template:Portal talk header
- Browsers supported
- Wikipedia.org active portal tasks (and backlog)
- Wikimedia Portals messages on translatewiki.net (for translation)