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Attend a Wellington Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Meetup
All are welcome.


Get reminders for meetups![edit]

Upcoming meetups[edit]

When: Saturday 1 February, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Where: He Matapihi Molesworth Library located in the National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington

Wikipedians in Wellington Meetups[edit]

Wikipedians in Wellington hold regular, informal meetups. At the meetup we usually have some experienced users available to provide advice with joining the Wikipedia platforms, learning editing and uploading new content to Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons, and generally improving skills.

This is an informal and social meetup where the goal is to be accessible and friendly to all and to talk about what you are doing or want to do. Ask questions, get some help, or just get editing. The group is committed to providing a safe space. Children are welcome. We aim to meet at disabled-accessible locations that have free wifi, are near a public transport hub, and ideally have publicly accessible computer equipment.

Complete beginners are welcome. If you are a complete beginner and you need some help on how to sign up and set up your account on Wikipedia before you get to the meetup, check out the first five minutes of this YouTube video. If you want to find out more about the meetup before attending - leave messages on the talk pages of the Meet Up coordinators Einebillion (talk) or Ambrosia10 (talk) and we'll be happy to chat with you and answer your questions.

Wellington Meetup Highlighted Resources[edit]

Get That Picture in the Wiki-Verse. Designed by Christina Blust CC BY-SA 4.0 (

Training aids and Resources[edit]


A useful introductory video on editing

This includes
  • How to create an account and setting up your account settings (00:00)
  • Looking at an example page (04:07) including the Talk page (10:50) and View History (11:25)
  • Drafting an article and using your Sandbox (13:00) including having a minimum of 50 to 100 words with three high quality, reliable, secondary sources (13:50), drafting content and editing tools in visual editor (16:25), adding citations (19:02), adding images from Wikimedia Commons (26:10), adding an info box (28:24), categories (30:35)
  • Your own talk page (33:25) including adding a new editor badge
  • Moving drafted content to Wikipedia's livespace (39:23)
  • A timelapse of drafting and publishing a new article on Wikipedia (44:23)


Here are a number of useful introductory videos on Wikidata and why it's great. They are ranked by complexity and depth of information.

  1. YouTube video - Wikidata and Why You Should Care. (7 min 37 sec)
  2. YouTube video - How to manually edit Wikidata. (2 min 15 sec)
  3. YouTube video - An Introduction to Wikidata. (22 min 34 sec) and the slide deck from this presentation.
  4. YouTube video - A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Absolute Beginners [including non-techies! (3 hrs 4 min 32 sec)
This last video is three hours long so use these time markers to skip to the sections you are interested in.
  • What is Wikidata? (00:00)
  • How to contribute new data to Wikidata (1:09:34)
  • How to create an entirely new item on Wikidata (1:27:07)
  • How to embed Wikidata into pages on other wikis (1:52:54)
  • Tools like the Wikidata Game (1:39:20)
  • Article Placeholder (2:01:01)
  • Reasonator (2:54:15)
  • Mix'n'Match (2:57:05)
  • How to Query Wikidata (including SPARQL examples) (2:05:05)

Videos and other content useful for experienced editors of Wikidata

  1. Mass edits on Wikidata - how to use Google spreadsheets and Quickstatements (9:42)
  2. Asaf Bartov's Beyond the Basics presentation to New Zealand wikidata editors
  3. Open Refine for beginners

Wikidata Tools[edit]

To install User:Ambrosia10's useful ORES-based article quality predictor gadget, add the following line to your Special:MyPage/common.js page. This little snippet of code displays the ORES article quality score and class (stub, start, C, B, etc.) at the top of the article:


Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Ninja tips, useful shortcuts etc.[edit]

  • For articles about people with post-nominals (ONZM, QC etc.) there is a Template:post-nominals. For instance, Sir John Buck CNZM OBE is produced with
    {{post-nominals | country = NZL | CNZM | OBE | size = 85%}}
  • Wikidata properties for works
  • When updating the next Wellington meet up, add it to the meet up calendar too. Currently this is done by editing the calendar month template - for example, Template:Meetup/January 2020. This will hopefully make the event more “visible” in various places (e.g. the top of this page). - Done
  • If you enjoy improving the writing in articles, join the Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors. There's a newsletter, IRC chatroom and a nifty copy-edit template to send in the cavalry: just add {{copy-edit}} to the top of the article.

Previous meetups[edit]