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Wikidata primary sources tool
Release status: beta
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Implementation User interface, Page action , Search, Special page
Description Platform for third-party datasets release and curation on Wikidata
Author(s) Marco Fossati (Hjfocstalk)
Latest version 2.0-beta (2018-05-22)
Compatibility policy master
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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A platform to release and curate third-party datasets for Wikidata.

This extension serves as the front-end component of the tool.


This extension is expected to run on a Wikibase instance containing a full Wikidata dump. You can use MediaWiki-Vagrant and its wikidata role to do so.

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called PrimarySources in your extensions/ folder.

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using wfLoadExtension(). If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.24 and earlier), instead of wfLoadExtension( 'PrimarySources' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/PrimarySources/PrimarySources.php";

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