Toolforge is a hosting environment, also known as Platform as a Service. Toolforge makes it easy for you to perform analytics, administer bots, run webservices, and create tools. Tools help project editors, technical contributors, and other volunteers who work on Wikimedia projects.
This page contains links to documentation for tool developers, maintainers, and Toolforge administrators.
To get started with creating or deploying your own tools on Toolforge, check out the quickstart guide.
- About Toolforge: What is Toolforge? What do you need to know to join the Toolforge community and start developing tools?
- At-a-glance: Cloud VPS and Toolforge: What are the main differences between Cloud VPS and Toolforge? Which environment should you choose?
Tool developer/maintainer documentation
Toolforge Help: Learn how to follow basic Toolforge workflows to create and maintain tools using Tool Accounts.
Toolforge administration documentation
Documentation for administrators of the Toolforge service itself can be found at Portal:Toolforge/Admin.
Communication and support
We communicate and provide support through several primary channels. Please reach out with questions and to join the conversation.
|Phabricator Workboard||#Cloud-Services||Task tracking and bug reporting|
|IRC Channel||#wikimedia-cloud connect
|General discussion and support|
|Mailing List||cloud@||Information about ongoing initiatives, general discussion and support|
|Announcement emails||cloud-announce@||Information about critical changes (all messages mirrored to cloud@)|
|News wiki page||News||Information about major near-term plans|
|Cloud Services Blog||Clouds & Unicorns||Learning more details about some of our work|
|Wikimedia Technology Blog||techblog.wikimedia.org||News and stories from the Wikimedia technical movement|