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Editors on Wikipedia and co don't necessarily want to go to Wikidata to edit the data they use from Wikidata. They ideally don't even need to know a lot about Wikidata. We need to make it possible to edit Wikidata's data from the clients.

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I prefer a popup in view and visualeditor mode (maybe anything similar in source editor too), that can be opened by clicking on a button next to the entry (for example, similar to references, a [Data] link). In this popup, you can change and delete it or add, change and delete its references. Maybe some more functions can be added, for instance (just ideas):

  • If a statement with references is deleted by popup, it isn't deleted, but ranked as deprecated (maybe with override possibilities)
  • In general, a better GUI for refernces where the tool asks for the type of reference (book, web, ...) and adds the appropiate properties automatically
  • A show more link to edit more of the item, at least the identifiers and statements of the same property (the count of statements with this property should be listes without clicking show more), here it would be useful to be able to add statements (useful for lists)

A further idea would be to make descriptions editable from Wikipedia apps, where they are shown (I think quite easy).
I think this would make Wikidata way more usable for common Wiki editors.

There are already partially functional gadgets on the French and the Russian Wikipedias.

(This was discussed in WMTC18. See some notes in image 6 in T206085#4696219)

Update: we are working on this under the umbrella of the Wikidata Bridge project.

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The first version of the Wikidata Bridge is live on Catalan Wikipedia. Much love to the Catalan Wikipedia for working with us on this. More work will follow based on their feedback. We'll track that in individual tickets on the Wikidata Bridge board.