Thu, Jun 14
Fri, Jun 8
Wed, Jun 6
Hello again! For anyone else reading this thread, I'm Ed from the Foundation’s blog team. First, please let me reassure you that the blog’s move to wikimediafoundation.org does not mean we are changing the existing editorial strategy. We are not planning to change or reduce the number of community-focused or authored posts that are published on the Wikimedia blog. Publishing community-authored and related blog posts is a key part of our editorial guidelines, which is why we have extensive Meta-Wiki documentation on how to submit a post.
Mon, Jun 4
Hi @Micru! This unfortunately isn't something we're going to be able to do, as the blog will be moving into the new Foundation website when it is deployed. My apologies!
May 10 2018
@Volker_E I think we could survive without it being translated, especially if doing so would require using up a large amount of staff (read: your!) time. It's not ideal, of course, but almost all of the content on the blog is English-only, and even WMDE's banner is only in German.
May 9 2018
@Varnent Mel and I chatted quick—we're fine with either approach as long as it works on a technical level. I'm personally a little worried about the link to the home page from the logo in the top left, but that could be disabled in the current blog's code as part of this process. @Tbayer do you have an idea of the amount of work that would be required to add a banner like WMDE's?
@Legoktm Chrome! Using "inspect" says that the font family is monospace.
May 7 2018
May 6 2018
@Peachey88 To clarify, are you looking for redirects from old blog posts to blogarchives.wikimedia.org? Ie https://blog.wikimedia.org/2018/05/03/why-i-women-wikipedia/ would redirect to https://blogarchives.wikimedia.org/2018/05/03/why-i-women-wikipedia/?
Apr 13 2018
Hey @ssastry! Can you send us an email at digitalmedia@ with your answers to these questions?
Mar 29 2018
@Krinkle really looking forward to this!
Feb 27 2018
@Qgil have you started a draft for this?
Feb 21 2018
Here's another use case for a URL shortener. https://twitter.com/ed_erhart/status/966413301189103616
Nov 22 2017
Oct 31 2017
@Volker_E - sounds good! Do we have a target date for this? Thank you very much for your help here.
Oct 26 2017
Oct 17 2017
Aha! Fascinating. Thank you for the info, @Volker_E.
Oct 16 2017
Hey @Varnent, when you fix the blog theme's logo, can you also fix the site icon? (settings -> general)
Sep 15 2017
Aug 21 2017
@kaldari thank you! Do we have an approximate date of when the remaining checks will be ticked?
Given the age, I assume that this is the old blog theme that is no longer used. @Tbayer, would you be able to confirm?
Aug 19 2017
Clearly I don't check my Phab notifications enough! Happy to run a blog post on this, perhaps framed in the context of protecting our community members/readers?
Aug 7 2017
Jul 31 2017
@Volker_E Facebook's debugging tool allows you to see what their scraper sees on our blog. (Example link for a recent blog post.) Having tested that while logged out, you won't be able to access it, so I've copied the entire page below. My apologies for the sheer length, or if it's duplicating code you can see elsewhere...
Jul 5 2017
Jun 28 2017
@jrbs the blog could serve as a base, and community communications can give a quick summary and point to the blog for more? Looking forward to this!
@leila Mel's out until next week, so I'll jump in quick for at least a preliminary response! That preliminary plan sounds good. It could be interesting to draw contrasts between English and other languages, but we'll have to see what can be drawn from the data. I suspect Mel and I might have ideas on how best to present this information when you have some of that early analysis—would you want to do a meeting after Wikimania to discuss it? (We'll be pretty busy in the run up to Wikimania as well, so it might be best to plan to publish after it.)
Jun 21 2017
Jun 16 2017
@Halfak I still owe you an email (eek) but the tldr version is we're/the blog is on board.
Jun 14 2017
Thanks for bringing this up, @Mhurd.
Yeah, @jrbs brought this up at the time. I've long had this on a list of things that should be looked at whenever we look into redesigning the blog (something that's not in our current plans, but I assume will happen at some point).
Jun 12 2017
@Jrogers-WMF out of curiosity, how is this use case different from (say) a thumbnail on Wikipedia? The license would be available upon clickthrough.
Jun 2 2017
Many thanks, @Ladsgroup. Looking forward to seeing what Stephen has to say!
May 16 2017
May 10 2017
Thanks for pinging @gpaumier! It is not currently possible, nor am I aware of any plans to add that functionality. Our theme lives at https://github.com/wikimedia/wikimediablog-wordpresscom (see also https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T95129), if they'd like to replicate our look and feel.
May 3 2017
Hey all, thanks for looping me in. I believe @dr0ptp4kt is planning to write up a blog post for when this is deployed as a beta feature—we talked last week about something similar. If I'm wrong, Adam, please let me know!
Apr 27 2017
Sounds good, we'll work on that! Thanks for opening this task.
Apr 13 2017
Hey @Krinkle, thanks for bringing this up! @jrbs has already said what I was about to say; his experience is the same for me well. And FWIW, I've checked the settings and don't see an easy option to disable this. It might be something we can do in the next theme update, but I'm not sure when that will be. In any case, I've added it to my list of things we need to check when that happens!
Apr 6 2017
Used the wrong account above, sorry.
Used the wrong account above, sorry.
Used the wrong account above, sorry.
Mar 3 2017
Jan 26 2017
@Zppix that would be great! I can either send you that Google Doc I mentioned before, or you can start a draft here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Blog/Drafts
Jan 25 2017
@BBlack Automattic has done this. Can someone check and make sure it's been set correctly before we close the ticket?
Jan 24 2017
Hey @Aklapper and @Dzahn, I asked for an email because I don't follow my Phabricator notifications on a daily basis. The Google Doc does not supplant Meta in any way; we've used it as an in-Foundation template for several months now. They're easier for us to keep track of, and many staffers are more comfortable writing up a blog post in a word processor rather than on-wiki.
Jan 23 2017
No worries! When someone decides to write it, please contact me and I'll send them the doc. :-)
Hey @Paladox, can you send me an email? Happy to send you a Google Doc with all of the instructions needed for a blog post. :-)
Jan 19 2017
I can confirm that this would be very useful, as I got several requests for similar data after the Wikimedia blog published a 'most-read English Wikipedia articles of 2016' piece.
Jan 14 2017
Hey MZM, I've looked into this, and it must be something in the theme; I don't have the option to change that natively in WordPress. We'll try to tackle this in the next theme update, although I'm not sure yet when that will be.
Dec 16 2016
@Legoktm @Dzahn what kind of ETA are we looking at on this? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UrlShortener says "Creating new short URLs is temporarily disabled." Thank you! :-)
Nov 19 2016
Nov 15 2016
We're working on getting the theme so we can tweak it in-house, so it's stalled for now, but we'll either be able to fix it or will have to decline as too difficult. It's too early to tell at this point.
Fair point. :-)
Nov 14 2016
This option is currently included in the theme.
Is this still an issue? I've just tried it with Chrome and Firefox, and both worked. :-)
It looks like this is fixed. The Hindi-post problem was because someone inputted the language incorrectly into WordPress.
Nov 8 2016
@BBlack we're working on it now as part of a larger effort to tweak the blog's theme.
Oct 14 2016
Sounds good to me, @CKoerner_WMF, but please do remember that we can have multiple blog posts on the team's work. Scope creep can lessen interest in individual posts. :-)
Oct 11 2016
I think so! Will follow up with you on ideas to keep this sustainable, growth, etc etc etc
Oct 5 2016
Thanks, @CKoerner_WMF. I'm always around on Hangouts if you need to bounce ideas off someone or have any questions.
Oct 4 2016
@MelodyKramer that's a newer thing that I've been trialing on my own. If memory serves, Johan, I, and others had a meeting and discussed using the digest for that purpose; we decided against it. Then I changed my mind. :-)
Sep 28 2016
Great! Mel's comments above then are perfect. I think you'll want to use a framework that demonstrates how these changes will help community members, many of which will not be familiar with technical news or possibly even the existence of Phabricator.
Sep 27 2016
This is not something we are going to be able to address at the moment, although I agree that this is incredibly suboptimal for old posts. I'm more than happy to fix posts on an individual basis at anyone's request.
Hi all! Thanks for pinging me on this. Mel has some great points above, and all I'd add is the intended audience for your post—do you want a public, Wikimedian, or Phabricator-familiar audience?
Sep 21 2016
@Yurik there's no hurry—I'm happy to wait until you're free!
Sep 20 2016
Aug 24 2016
@CKoerner_WMF how does it look now?