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Create a Wikidata Tour / creating a new item
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Outline process of creating a new Wikidata item and adding basic data

Its unclear how to do this in the tour software because:

  • It currently only is able to show existing items, not the form that appears when you are creating a new item.
  • Its unclear how to attach a box to the create new item button on the right hand side menu

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Hi Nav and John. Is this proposal intended to supplement, or to replace, the existing Item Tour listed at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Tours ?
Or intended for some other use-case or demographic, perhaps offline instruction?

I don't think such a tour should live in production Wikidata (instead, use test Wikidata). See https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Project_chat/Archive/2014/06#Wikidata:Tours for concern.

Hi Nav and John. Is this proposal intended to supplement, or to replace, the existing Item Tour listed at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Tours ?
Or intended for some other use-case or demographic, perhaps offline instruction?

Hi @Quiddity, the existing one gives a tour about the structure of an item, but it doesn't explain how to create an item. I'm unsure what the limitations of the tour software are and if it would be possible to explain in a tour how to create a new item, do you know:

If these aren't possible then I guess it will just have to be a normal page of instructions which would be a bit of a shame since its such an important part of contributing to Wikidata

Maybe called 'Wikidata:Tours/creating a new item' or something

@mrjohncummings I'm not deeply familiar with the technical usage of the extension, sorry. I'd suggest asking at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:GuidedTour

Any updates on this? @Mrjohncummings

@Alicia_Fagerving_WMSE I updated the task, its hard to do because of technical limitations, might need some help from a wizard