Our first steps tour and our frequently asked questions will help you a lot after registration. They explain how to customize the interface (for example the language), how to upload files and our basic licensing policy (Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content). You don't need technical skills in order to contribute here. Be bold contributing here and assume good faith for the intentions of others. This is a wiki — it is really easy.
More information is available at the community portal. You may ask questions at the help desk, village pump or on IRC channel #wikimedia-commons (webchat). You can also contact an administrator on their talk page. If you have a specific copyright question, ask at the copyright village pump.
Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit
Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.
1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:
2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.
- [[Category:Category name]]
For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:
- [[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.
BotMultichillT 06:21, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Laguna de Oviedo.jpg is uncategorized since 24 March 2009.
- Image:Bahia de las Aguilas 2.JPG is uncategorized since 24 March 2009.
- Image:Bahia de las Aguilas.jpg is uncategorized since 24 March 2009.
- Image:Jaragua National Park (Road2).JPG is uncategorized since 24 March 2009.
Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Earth 2015!
On behalf of the Wikipedia community and Wikimedia Spain, organizer of the Spanish edition of Wiki Loves Earth 2015, we want to say thank you for your participation, and especially for contributing your pictures to the free knowledge. Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest has gathered thousands of pictures of natural heritage sites from 25 countries.
You can find all your uploaded pictures in your upload log, and you are of course very welcome to keep uploading images (WLE is still running) and hence help to develop Wikimedia Commons. Commons community meets in the Village Pump.
If you'd like to start editing relevant Wikipedia articles and share your knowledge with other people, please go to the Wikipedia Welcome page for more information, guidance, and help.
You are more than welcome to leave us a comment, suggestion or question. You can post them here.
Wiki Loves Earth Spain 2018 has started!Edit
As every year, Wiki Loves Earth in Spain, an international photographic contest about natural heritage sites in the Spanish territory, started on May 1st. On behalf of the Wikipedia community and Wikimedia España (WM-ES), and as a participant in former editions of the event, we'd like to encourage you to participate in the 2018 edition. We do know that you've been keen on contributing your work to the free knowledge in the past and therefore believe that you'll be glad to help us again to document biodiversity.
We look forward to your free images!
We take also the opportunity to invite you to Wiki Loves 2017 awards ceremony, which will take place on June 16th at 17:00 in the Medialab-Prado auditorium, in Madrid. Open entry until filled to capacity.