Wikidata coming to the next two Wikipedias

Lydia Pintscher

30. January 2013

(The German version of this article can be found here.)

A bit more than two weeks ago the Hungarian Wikipedia was the first Wikipedia to make use of language links from Wikidata. Today we are rolling out the integration on two additional language editions of Wikipedia: Hebrew and Italian.

From that moment on they too will get language links from Wikidata and no longer have to store them in their local wikitext. Existing language links in the wikitext, however, will continue to work. For further detail please read the previous announcement.

What’s next?

current state of the interface for phase 2 of Wikidata

The next deployment will be on the English Wikipedia. This is currently planned for February 11. If there are no issues and everything goes as planned all other Wikipedias will follow on February 27.

The first roll-out of statements (phase 2 of Wikidata) is tentatively planned for February 4 on Wikidata and a few weeks later on the first Wikipedias. With this you will be able to create statements, i.e. properties connecting items to other items and with content on Wikimedia Commons. So you will for example be able to create a property “child”. Then you can add a statement to the item for Marie Curie using this property to say that she is the mother of Irène Joliot-Curie and Ève Curie. You can then create another property “portrait”. Using this you can add another statement to the item for Marie Curie linking to a portrait of her on Wikimedia Commons. You can support all of these statements by adding references to them. You can already try this out on the Wikidata demo system. We’d appreciate feedback on this contact page or bug reports on bugs.wikimedia.org.

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  • Forget about my comment on #2 I think I found a related link here:


    It seems properties needs to be proposed and cannot be openly created by anyone.

    Comment by Nap on 2. February 2013 at 14:55

  • I am trying to add a property in the test site. but i cannot figure out how. i also cannot find any link to any tutorial in the site. how to i get those sort of data. i am trying to do testing.

    Comment by Nap on 2. February 2013 at 14:49

  • This is a great news! Congrats and I keep my fingers crossed for next rollouts!!! ;-)

    Comment by Kozuch on 30. January 2013 at 22:48

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