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This page reflects the work done by the Wikimedia Product group. Wikimedia Product staff employed by the Wikimedia Foundation build, improve and maintain the features of Wikimedia sites.


2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Q1: July – September 2015 Q1: July – September 2016 14: July – September 2017
Q2: October – December 2015 Q2: October – December 2016
Q3: January – March 2016 Q3: January – March 2017
Q4: April – June 2016 Q4: April – June 2017

Annual Roadmap[edit]

Across Product[edit]

Product Community Interaction Events[edit]

Product Audiences & Teams[edit]

A Product Audience is a set of features developed according to specific user flows and audiences.

Discovery Audience[edit]

We build the anonymous path of discovery to a trusted and relevant source of knowledge.

Discovery key performance indicators (KPIs)
Metric Long-term Trend Monthly

(April 2017)

M/M ± Y/Y ±
User Engagement
37% +2.78% +2.76%
Zero Rate (with bots)
20% -9.09% -13.04%
API Usage
262.31M -3.69% +94.12%
User Perceived Load Time
527ms -4.53% +20.87%
Updated 05/08/2017; Source: Discovery Dashboard

Recent Highlights[edit]

  • Inter-wiki search is here! An A/B test of a new search results page which includes inter-wiki search results was deployed to Persian, Italian, Catalan and Polish Wikipedias. Take a look and give us feedback!


Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Editing Audience[edit]

We build collaborative, inclusive tools for creating and editing free knowledge.

Editing primary metrics
Metric Two-year trend Monthly

(April 2017)

M/M ± Y/Y ±
Monthly active editors
82 828 –5.3% +0.1%
—of which new (first-month)
16 899 –13.7% –5.9%
—of which second-month
4 763 +4.4% +6.3%
—of which existing
61 166 –3.4% +1.5%
Monthly non-bot edits[Note 1]
13.9 M –7.5% +2.1%
Monthly mobile edits[Note 2]
855 475 –8.3% +27.6%
—as % of non-bot edits 6.1%
Updated 14 May 2017
  1. Edits made to all Wikimedia wikis except Wikidata, by logged-out users and logged-in users which are not flagged as a bot or detected in the bot regex.
  2. Edits made to all Wikimedia wikis except Wikidata, via the mobile website and via the iOS and Android apps.

For further documentation, see Editing/Metrics.

Recent Highlights[edit]

Neil Quinn is supporting the New Editor Experiences research project for Editing.

A new feature to provide filters on Recent Changes is available as a Beta Feature in almost all of production.

You can see visual diffs inside the visual editor, in an early state. We will improve and expand it in the weeks ahead.

The Linter tool, which helps editors find and highlight wikitext errors, is now available on all wikis except the largest (like – see the linting index page). We will release it to the remaining wikis soon.

Improvements to Content Translation to replace its editor with the same platform as the visual editor are going well.

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.


Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Reading Audience[edit]

We build exceptional learning and reading experiences for the sum of all knowledge.

Total pageviews in year-over-year comparison, 2013-2017 (also available separately for desktop and mobile)
Pageviews since 2013
Metrics Monthly[r 1] +/-
Pageviews[r 2][r 3] 15.9 B -0.2% y-o-y
... Desktop[r 2] 8.0 B -9.5% y-o-y
... Mobile Web[r 2][r 3] 7.7 B +10.9% y-o-y
... Global North[r 2] 11.9 B -1.6% y-o-y
Unique Devices (enwiki) 633 m +7.3% y-o-y
Android Uniques 6.05 m -14.0% y-o-y
iOS Uniques N/A N/A
Android Installs 16.2 k/d -21.7% y-o-y
iOS Downloads[r 4] 4.2 k/d +11.6% y-o-y
Updated May 13, 2017. For some analysis of longer-term trends, see also the Readership metrics reports and the quarterly core Reading metrics overview for Q3.
  1. For April 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 From projectview_hourly/pageview_hourly, normalized to 30 days/month
  3. 3.0 3.1 Corrected for aftereffects of an iOS app bug that had been affecting pageview data since December 20
  4. Via App Annie(first-time downloads from the app store; does not includes updates or installs on an additional device using the same account)


Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Fundraising Tech[edit]

Technical work supporting the Wikimedia Foundation's fundraising efforts.

Metrics January 2017 +/- from December 2016
Donation Count 296,000 74,200
Average Donation Rate $1.15/second -$2.94
Peak Donation Rate $27.11/second -$10.60
Country Count 111 -79
Country Count, > $1000 USD 119 5
Distinct Campaign Sources 91 6
Donation Source Breakdown (by USD amount, > 1% of total)
sitenotice 60.99% 16.71%
email 29.19% -7.22%
Waystogive 2.69% -2.71%
sidebar 2.28% -0.92%
civicrm 3.88% -5.68%
Updated 4/10/17

Recent Highlights[edit]

  • We spent most of March working on several upgrades due to several systems hitting the end of life
  • We investigated getting silverpop data into civi and set up those tasks for Q4
  • We made a great deal of progress on Paypal but it was blocked due to a code freeze from the end of life issues above


Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Team Practices Group[edit]

The Team Practices Group (TPG) supports the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) teams in their continual improvement.

Recent Highlights[edit]

  • A few new mentoring/coaching engagements: Seddon (project management coaching), Erica Litrenta (CL scope and expectations), Mel K (cross-functional Phab workflows)
  • Continued prep for structured data grant retro (scheduled for 2/13)
  • COLLAB JAM presentation to budget holders


  • Ongoing embedded work with 7 Product and Technology teams


Fiscal Year 2016-2017


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.


WMDE Fiscal Year 2016

WMDE Fiscal Year 2017

  • Q1: January – March
  • Q2: April – June
  • Q3: July – September
  • Q4: October – December