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Wikidata item creation progress

Current news

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  • 2020-10-06 Item Q100000001, about the Franklin Early Childhood School in Australia, is created; since there was no Q100000000, this is the first 9-digit Q-number.
  • 2020-05-21 The ninety-five millionth item, about the article "Diagnostik der Nasenklappenstenose mittels eines Nasenklappendilatators durch die anteriore Rhinomanometrie", published in 2010, is created.
  • 2020-05-18: Lexeme L300000, for the Lojban (Q36350) word '.ei', expressing obligation, is created.
  • 2020-04-10: The ninety millionth item, about the galaxy "ZFOURGE UDS 19909", is created.
  • 2020-03-28: Item Q88888888, about the star "PB 1934", is created.
  • 2020-03-21: "electron configuration", property number eight-thousand, is created.
  • 2020-02-17: Lexeme L250000, for the Slovak word riadenie ('management'), is created.


Older entries

2019

September

  • 2019-09-20: Wikidata passed 8 billion triples (source)

August

March

  • 2019-03-21: Link support with Wikimania has been added (The discussion)

January

  • 2019-01-19: Wikidata passed 7 billion triples (source)

2018

October

April

  • 2018-04-20: Wikidata passed 5 billion triples (source)
  • 2018-04-12: The deployment of the first version of lexicographical data is planned for end of May 2018.

March

2017

November

  • 2017-11-30: Wikidata passed 4 billion triples (source)

June

  • 2017-06-20: Phase 1 of Wiktionary has launched. Now you can link Wiktionary pages with every item for all the Wiktionaries namespaces (except main, citations, user and talk).
  • 2017-06-01: Phase 1 of Wiktionary is planned to start June 20th.

May

  • 2017-05-15: Tabular data datatype has launched.

April

  • 2017-04-24: Geographic shape datatype has launched.
  • 2017-04-24: Phase 0 (automatic interwiki links) of Wiktionary has launched.
  • 2017-04-05: Phase 0 (automatic interwiki links) of Wiktionary is planned to start April 24th, 2017, check out the coordination page.

2016

October

May

April

February

  • 2016-02-23: Phase 1 of Wikiversity has launched.
  • 2016-02-16: The datatype identifier has launched, and the "in other projects" sidebar is enabled by default on all projects except Dutch Wikipedia.
  • 2016-02-09: The mathematical expression datatype has launched.
  • 2016-02-01: Wikiversity deployment planned to start February 23rd, check out the coordination page.

2015

October

  • 2015-10-29: Wikidata turns three years old. Read about the past year and what is coming next.
  • 2015-10-20: Meta, Wikispecies and MediaWiki get access to the sitelinks on Wikidata.

September

  • 2015-09-22: Phase 2 of Wikibooks has launched.
  • 2015-09-16: Arbitrary access is deployed to every Wikimedia wikis that phase 2 supported except Wikimedia Commons.
  • 2015-09-09: Meta, MediaWiki.org and Wikispecies deployment planned to start October 20th.
  • 2015-09-09: Unit support has launched.
  • 2015-09-09: Usage tracking is deployed to every Wikimedia wikis that phase 1 supported.

July

June

  • 2015-06-01: Arbitrary access for Italian Wikipedia and all remaining Wikisource projects has launched.

May

  • 2015-05-11: Arbitrary access for Dutch Wikipedia and French Wikisource has launched.
  • 2015-05-06: Arbitrary access for Dutch Wikipedia and French Wikisource is planned to start May 11th.

February

2014

December

November

October

August

  • 2014-08-19: Sitelink to Wikinews and Wikidata, badges, redirects between items, and monolingual text datatype have launched.

July

June

  • 2014-06-10: Phase 2 of Wikiquote has launched.

April

  • 2014-04-08: Phase 1 of Wikiquote has launched. Now you can link Wikiquote pages with every item.

March

February

  • 2014-02-25: Phase 2 of Wikisource has launched to allow data access, and performance improvements were deployed.

January

2013

December

  • December 31, 2013: User:Dexbot became the first bot to reach 10,000,000 edits in one Wikimedia project.
  • December 10, 2013: Ordering, ranks and a table of content have launched.

November

October

September

August

July

  • July 23, 2013: Phase 1 of Wikidata has gone live on Wikivoyage. In addition, when you move a page on Wikivoyage, Wikidata will automatically update. (This long-awaited feature will be available on Wikipedia as well on the 25th.)
  • July 5, 2013: Wikivoyage deployment planned to start July 23rd, check out the coordination page.

June

May

April

March

February

January

2012

December

November

October

  • October 30, 2012: Wikidata is launched. Several bugs have been fixed and the Wikidata repository should be functional. Please report errors!
  • October 26, 2012: The Wikidata database is created but is not available for editing yet.

Milestones

Items

Property

Lexeme

Edits

  • 2020-06-06: Wikidata records its 1,200,000,000th edit.
  • 2020-01-17: Wikidata records its 1,100,000,000th edit.
  • 2019-08-21: Wikidata records its 1,000,000,000th edit.
  • 2019-04-02: Wikidata records its 900,000,000 edit.
  • 2019-03-15: Wikidata records its 883,173,631 edit, overtaking the English Wikipedia to become the most edited Wikimedia website.
  • 2018-06-21: Wikidata reached 700,000,000 edits.
  • 2017-11-28: The 600,000,000th edit has been made.
  • 2017-06-12: Wikidata reaches to 500,000,000 edits.
  • 2016-11-02: Wikidata reached 400,000,000 edits.
  • 2016-02-03: Wikidata reached 300,000,000 edits.
  • 2015-02-28: Wikidata reached 200,000,000 edits.
  • December 30, 2013: Wikidata reached 100,000,000 edits.
  • June 9, 2013: Wikidata is edited for the 50,000,000th time, just over seven months after the site's creation. Wikidata is the eighth-ever Wikimedia project to pass this milestone, and one of only two to do so that are not Wikipedias.