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This wiki's current primary use is as a compendium of development information for Creative Commons tools. Start at the Developer page.

You can always find links to the main parts of the official Creative Commons site in this wiki's heading --, Find Content, License Content, and Creative Commons Worldwide.



You must register and confirm (via email) your account in order to edit articles here.

Please use your real name, with spaces, as your user name, e.g., Mike Linksvayer.

Note that your contributions are covered by this site's terms of use.


Some articles may be editable only by administrators. Feel free to make suggestions concerning those articles on their "talk" pages, e.g., one for this page. These and other measures are in place to battle spammers. We apologize for any inconvenience experienced by you the gentle writer, unless you're a spammer.

That said, please dive in. If you see content that needs to be expanded, fine tuned, is simply missing, you're probably right! Create and remix, please.

We're running the same wiki software as Wikipedia. If you've edited articles there, you should feel comfortable here. All else equal we'll try to follow practices established by the Wikipedia community.

If you're not certain feel free to leave a comment on the relevant article's talk page or ask on IRC in realtime.


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This is (in theory, soon in practice), a multilingual wiki. Follow these steps to translate an article. For the purposes of illustration, the article is called Example Content and we will translate the article to Spanish.

  • Create a new article called Es:Contenido del Ejemplo. The contents should be a translation of Example Content.
  • To Es:Contenido del Ejemplo add {{Lang-1|Example Content}}
  • To Example Content add {{Lang-1|Es:Contenido del Ejemplo}}

A box appear in each article listing the languages the article is available in. If an article is available more than two languages, use the appropriate template, e.g., Lang-2 for three languages, Lang-3 for four, etc.

Es: is special in the translated article name. It is the language code for Spanish, followed by :. If translating for another language, use the appropriate language code, e.g., Ja for Japanese (use alpha-2 if available).

Eventually you'll be able to search for articles only in language(s) you specifiy (technically because MediaWiki can treat a prefix before : as a separate namespace).

Migration from the old Creative Commons wiki

The original Creative Commons Wiki content is still available at

In order to facilitate moving to a slightly updated license (see CcWiki:Terms of Use) and to drop lots of cruft and to avoid upgrading through several versions of MediaWiki we decided to launch a brand new wiki. If there is content on the old wiki that you created and that you believe should continue here, please manually copy the article(s) over.