- Annual Plan for Audiences 2018-2019
- Annual Plan for Product 2017-2018
- Annual Plan for Product 2016-2017
- 2016 Product Summary
- 2015 Product & Technology Review
- Product Principles
- Technical Collaboration Guidance
- Community Process Principles
- Design Statement of Purpose
- Data and research information for products
- Monthly Research Showcases
- New Content Program metrics reports.
- Audience Research
- Community Health Initiative
- New Editor Experiences
- New Readers — on-going research that focuses on understanding potential Wikimedia readers in countries where access to the Internet is quickly growing.
- Structured Data on Commons
- Advanced Mobile Contributions
- Android Editing Features
- Content Translation, V2
- Improve Translate Extension and Translate Wiki process
- iOS Editing
- Visual based mobile editing
- Annual Pan goal: Platform Evolution CDP
- Movement Organizers Study
An Audience team covers a set of features developed according to specific user flows and needs.
We build collaborative, inclusive tools for creating and editing free knowledge.
- Page: Contributors
- Phabricator task boards: #Contributors-Team; #Collaboration-Team-Current, #ContentTranslation-Release8, #Parsoid, #VisualEditor
- Teams: Editing, Collaboration, Language, Parsing plus Design and Product
|Metric||July 2018 value||M/M ±||Y/Y ±|
|Net new content items||1.87 M||11.6%||–56.0%|
|—Wikipedia articles||219 000||31.6%||–31.6%|
|—Media files||682 000||11.9%||–3.1%|
|—Wikidata entities||469 000||–20.1%||–83.5%|
|Monthly active editors||77 700||–1.0%||–3.0%|
|—new (first-month)||14 000||–6.5%||–14.3%|
|New editor retention||4.7%||–17.8%||5.7%|
|Global revert rate||6.7%||–9.1%||–14.8%|
|Total monthly edits||36.9 M||–0.5%||–7.0%|
|—mobile edits||1.17 M||3.7%||25.2%|
|—data edits||14.1 M||–14.2%||–26.2%|
|—other non-bot edits||12.2 M||3.0%||–3.5%|
|Global South countries|
|—active editors||22 600||–5.1%||—[c 1]|
|—new editor retention||4.3%||–3.9%||—[c 1]|
|—edits||8.45 M||–3.0%||—[c 1]|
|—non-bot edits||8.45 M||–3.0%||—[c 1]|
|—active editors||3 720||8.0%||–9.1%|
|—new editor retention||4.1%||1.0%||–33.0%|
|—non-bot edits||459 K||6.2%||0.0%|
For the source of these metrics, this repository.
The large year-over-year fluctuations in net new content are likely due to bot creations of content; if requested, a future iteration of this metric could remove creations by known bots to create a metric better reflecting manual content creation.
The long-term trends in active editors remain similar to the past: a slight increase in existing editors coupled with a consistent decline in new active editors.
The large year-over-year decline in new editor retention at mobile-heavy wikis does not seem to indicate a long-term trend—rather it seems that a dramatic spike occurred in July 2017 (among new editor who registered in May 2017). The retention rate that much was 6.1%, much higher than the 4–5% rates of normal months.
- The filters on Recent Changes beta feature now lets you save sets of filters, with further improvements coming soon.
- The Linter tool, which helps editors find and highlight wikitext errors, is now available on all wikis except the largest (like MediaWiki.org – see the linting index page). We will release it to the remaining wikis soon, once performance concerns are addressed.
- Improvements to Content Translation to replace its editor with the same platform as the visual editor continue.
- In the visual editor, you can now see visual diffs as you edit. We will improve and expand it in the weeks ahead.
- Our work on deploying Compact Language Links out of beta (T66793) is nearing completion. It is available to everyone on all wikis except two Wikipedias, English and German. (T136677)
- Our work to release the visual editor to all Wikipedias is now almost complete. There are now outstanding only the eight multi-script Wikipedias (including Chinese) which are technologically blocked, on which we're working with Parsing. There are also three other Wikipedias in incomplete deployment states (English, Spanish and Dutch), for which work is paused pending the new wikitext editor release, and won't resume until some point, probably in mid-to-late-2017.
We build exceptional learning and reading experiences for the sum of all knowledge.
- Page: Readers
- Lead: Toby Negrin
- Phabricator task board: #reading
- Teams: Mobile Apps, Desktop & Mobile Web, Reading Infrastructure
- Reading code responsibility
|Interactions[r 1]||17.6 B||N/A|
|—Pageviews[r 2][r 3]||15.6 B||+0%|
|… Desktop[r 2][r 3]||7.0 B||-10.0%|
|… Mobile Web[r 2]||8.3 B||+11%|
|… Global North[r 2][r 3]||11.8 B||-0.7%|
|—Desktop previews[r 1]||1.9 B||N/A|
|Unique Devices (all Wikipedias)||1.56 B||+7%|
|Android Uniques (June)||4.85 M||-14.92%|
|Android Installs (June)||14.24 k/d||-14.45%|
|iOS Downloads[r 4](June)||2.99 k/d||-31.49%|
|Updated July 10, 2018. For some analysis of longer-term trends, see also the quarterly core Audiences metrics overview for Q3 and other Readership metrics reports. More information about the Android app's metrics can be found in this overview.
The change toward a positive year-over-year trend in pageviews continued this month: The May 2018 number surpassed May 2017 slightly (by 0.4% to be more exact).
In April, we completed the rollout of the page previews feature to the desktop version of all Wikipedias. Starting this month, we are including the number of pages previewed (on desktop, so far) alongside the number of pages viewed in this report. The sum of both numbers is reported as “page interactions” for now.
Technical work supporting the core community of the Wikimedia projects
Technical Program Management
A support team in Audiences dedicated to guiding delivery processes and facilitating team health through good practices.
Lead: Grace Gellerman
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. This project is maintained by the Software Development & Engineering department at Wikimedia Deutschland.
- Page: Wikidata
- Lead: Lydia Pintscher
- Phabricator bugs & tasks board: #wikidata
- Discussion List: firstname.lastname@example.org
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