Topic on Project:Village Pump

Improving the frontpage

Summary by RhinosF1

Changes are now live

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I'd like to discuss potential improvements to (the front page itself), both regarding content and presentation, as I see several issues with the current page.

I propose to discuss this in several stages:

* Defining audiences,

* defining content per group,

* defining presentation and layout.

My main intention are improvements to allow our audiences to better find the relevant information that they are looking for.

We might not be able to make everything perfect but we can certainly try to make it better?

If this sounds interesting, please take a look at MediaWiki/Homepage improvements 2018

and let's discuss on the corresponding discussion page and work on this? Thank you!

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

While there has not been a lot of feedback to this posting, most of it was pretty helpful. You can find the results under

The next step is to decide on the content. An initial proposal and explanations of related challenges can be found under

It's not too different from the current content and tries to use clearer phrasing, avoids some of the current content duplication, removes a smaller number of some currently unhelpful pages and adds better information mostly for sysadmins and people who heard about MediaWiki for the very first time.

If this sounds interesting, please take a look at the link above and let's please discuss on the corresponding discussion page! Thanks!

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The proposed changes are now live.

Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)