[Sw-l] How to insert pictures into Wikipedia

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Sun Jan 24 16:17:50 UTC 2016

SignWriting List
January 24, 2016

Hello Daly, Adam, Yair and everyone...

Are these instructions correct?



Illustrations must be accepted and located on the WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, to be inserted into a test Wikipedia article.

There are two kinds of illustrations you can use... those that are already accepted on the Wikimedia Commons, or you can upload your own illustrations into the Wikimedia Commons, and when they are approved, you can insert them into your articles.

To start...

1. Go to:

Wikimedia Commons
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page>

2. Login, or create your own account. (Maybe you can use your password and login for Wikipedia?)

3. To use illustrations already in the Commons, search the commons for the illustrations you want to use. 

4. To use illustrations you have created yourself, push the UPLOAD button at the top of the page:


> On Jan 22, 2016, at 2:41 PM, Adam Frost <icemandeaf at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Hello Dali,
> My understanding is that there are two ways to have an image on a wikipedia article. One is to upload the file into your specific area, but this is disabled for test wikipedias. So the only way is to use Commons. What I did for de l’Épée was use the file that was in Commons. Pictures that are on commons.wikimedia.org <http://commons.wikimedia.org/> should be useable for your wikipedia. Are you able to find an image there?
> Adam
> On Jan 22, 2016, at 10:19 AM, Dali balti <livingtabernacle at YAHOO.FR <mailto:livingtabernacle at YAHOO.FR>> wrote:
>> Hello everyone!
>> Please does anyone know how to insert images into an article on Wikipedia?
>> I found two places where to insert (media/gallery), but I couln't do it!
>> Can anyone tell me how to do it?
>> Thank you!



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