Wikidata:Tours/Official Website

Welcome to the Official Website Tour edit


Welcome to Wikidata! This tour will take you through the steps for adding an official website to items. Adding an official website is important as it lets people know a place to go for more information on the topic and can be used in Wikipedia articles and any other websites which use information from Wikidata.

If there are any terms in this tour you would like a definition for please see the Wikidata:Glossary

Please note that the page in the background is only a replica of a real page — you can think of it as a sandbox for you to play in and try new things. Your changes won't appear on Wikidata so there's no need to worry while making edits in this space. Let's get started!

Find the official website for the item edit

The first thing we need to do is to find the official website for an item we want to add it to. To find an official website use a search engine like Google, DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. It is also helpful to double check that the website is official by comparing the address to those on social media etc.

In this example we will be adding the official website for the item for National Museum of Anthropology (Q524249): national museum of Mexico. We will give you the URL of the website as part of the tour.

Reminder: An item refers to a page in Wikidata about a real-world object, concept or something else, it includes information about the topic and has a unique identity. If you'd like to know more about items please take the Items Tour at Wikidata:Tours.

More information on reliable sources is available at Help:Sources and Wikidata:Verifiability.

Add a statement edit

All item pages have a Statements section which can include any number of rows containing different things—words, numbers, even image files. This may look complicated but it's fairly straightforward. Let's take a closer look at one of these rows now.

We add the official website to an item by adding a statement about it. To start adding a statement click on the + add statement button

Reminder: A statement is a piece of data about an item, recorded on the item's page. A statement consists of a claim If you'd like to learn more about statements please take the Statements Tour at Wikidata:Tours.

Add Official Website property edit

In the box type start typing and click the option for:

official website URL (URL of the official page of an item (current or former). Usage: If a listed URL no longer points to the official website, do not remove it, but see the "Hijacked or dead websites" section of the Talk page)

Reminder: A property describes the data value of a statement and can be thought of as a category of data, for example "color" for the data value "blue". Properties, when paired with values, form a statement in Wikidata. Properties are also used in qualifiers. Properties have their own pages on Wikidata and are connected to items, resulting in a linked data structure. If you'd like to know more about items please take the Properties Tour at Wikidata:Tours (coming soon).

Add the URL of the website edit

In this box add the the URL of the official website.According to a Google search, their Twitter profile and their Instagram account the official website for National Museum of Anthropology (Q524249): national museum of Mexico is:

Note: Unlike most statements, official websites do not need a reference because the link to the website acts as a reference. To learn more about references please take the References Tour at Wikidata:Tours (coming soon).

Publish edit

The final thing to do is to publish this information to Wikidata, to do this simply click ✓ publish.

Congratulations! edit


Congratulations! You've completed the Official Website Tour.

You can now add websites to Wikidata items to make them more useful for everyone.

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