zur Artikelübersicht

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.

Staying up-to-date

The best way to keep informed about everything happening around Wikidata is our weekly newsletter.


  1. […] 2013. Après le déploiement de la première phase de Wikidata sur les Wikipédias en hongrois, hébreu et italien, l’anglais a été ajouté à la liste aujourd’hui. Cela signifie que les liens interlangues […]

  2. […] has been an exciting month for Wikidata. The deployment on the first Wikipedia sites (Hungarian, Hebrew and Italian) was completed. At the same time, work has continued on the user interface and back-end for […]

  3. Nap
    2. February 2013 at 14:55

    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.

  4. Nap
    2. February 2013 at 14:49

    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.

  5. Kozuch
    30. January 2013 at 22:48

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *