For those who don't know me, I'm Elena (user: CEllen) and for the moment
I'm behind all the WLM social media activity (sometimes more active,
sometimes not at all :D).
As I'm not "an expert" on social media, I can't find inspiration all the
time. In the same time I can say I'm more graphic design oriented than
copywriter :D so... if you have any ideas or advice for new posts or if you
have WLM national events/facts/etc. that you wish to share via WLM
international accounts (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook), please let me
Thank you and I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
We're hoping that someone on this list can help us with a very specific issue on WLM 2021 in Malta.
It looks like uploads from Malta on WLM 2021 are not being assigned the hidden category Image from Wiki Loves Monument 2021 in Malta automatically through the upload wizard assigned to campaign=wlm-mt
For this reason, Category:Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in Malta remains empty!
I've just uploaded a test image via the Upload Wizard attached to campaign=wlm-mt to double check this. You can see it here:
From what I can see, it has not been assigned the hidden category Category:Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2021 in Malta automatically.
I have a feeling that the solution is just a matter of editing a template, but I'm not sure which template needs editing exactly.
We would greatly appreciate any direct help or suggestions to fix this.
Dr Toni Sant
Wikimedia Community Malta
As you all may already know, Wiki Loves Monuments is one of the largest
campaigns and outreach efforts organized in the Wikimedia movement. There
are a lot of people who are involved in this across the movement, including
but not limited to, national/regional organizers, affiliates, external
partners, WMF and coordinating all these stakeholders we have the
The international team works on the broader framework for WLM, among a
range of other tasks. As the competition has started this year, we would
like to send out this call for volunteers for anyone interested to join the
international team. You can learn along as the competition is going on.
Here are the roles available on the team:
- Organizer outreach
- Project management
- Banner/template support
- Technical Infrastructure
- Survey and analysis
- Grant & report writing
- Organizing the “rest of the world” competition
- Award coordination
- Wikidata migration
A detailed overview of each of these roles is available at
Some roles don't require you to volunteer for the whole year, for example,
award coordination is mainly between January and March. If you are
interested, you can still support other tasks during the rest of the year.
On average, you may spend 3-5 hours a week.
Let me know if you are interested, and please spread the message in your
*for WLM International Team*
Hope you've been well! We are stoked to announce that we have just released
v3.1.0 of the Commons Android app with WLM integration, and it is available
in alpha (closed) testing.
The reason for closed testing is to allow organizers to test the app before
the start of the competition, and also for us to get bug reports ahead of
time. The closed alpha version includes testing-related conveniences that
aren't available in publicly-accessible versions, most notably allowing WLM
uploads before 1 September (with test templates so as not to clutter the
actual WLM uploads).
We hope to release the public beta by 1 September, just in time for the
start of the competition, if all goes well.
For more information on how to access closed alpha testing, as well as
implementation details, screenshots, FAQ, etc, please view
On that page, we will also be taking requests for countries that want to
have their Wikidata property added, or countries that want to opt out of
in-app WLM uploads. Please post your request by 3 September if possible, so
that we can release an app update with them within the first week of the
Thank you all for taking this journey with us; we hope to be able to help
bring new participants to the competition, or at the very least to provide
a solid foundation for future WLM mobile implementations to build upon.
Josephine / @misaochan (Commons app project lead)