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VisualEditor newsletter—July and August 2014[edit]

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The VisualEditor team is currently working mostly to fix bugs, improve performance, reduce technical debt, and other infrastructure needs. You can find on Mediawiki.org weekly updates detailing recent work.

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Dialog boxes in VisualEditor have been re-designed to use action words instead of icons. This has increased the number of items that need to be translated. The user guide is also being updated.

The biggest visible change since the last newsletter was to the dialog boxes. The design for each dialog box and window was simplified. The most commonly needed buttons are now at the top. Based on user feedback, the buttons are now labeled with simple words (like "Cancel" or "Done") instead of potentially confusing icons (like "<" or "X"). Many of the buttons to edit links, images, and other items now also show the linked page, image name, or other useful information when you click on them.

  • Hidden HTML comments (notes visible to editors, but not to readers) can now be read, edited, inserted, and removed. A small icon (a white exclamation mark on a dot) marks the location of each comments. You can click on the icon to see the comment.
  • You can now drag and drop text and templates as well as images. A new placement line makes it much easier to see where you are dropping the item. Images can no longer be dropped into the middle of paragraphs.
  • All references and footnotes (<ref> tags) are now made through the "Cite" menu, including the "Basic" (manual formatting) footnotes and the ability to re-use an existing citation, both of which were previously accessible only through the "Insert" menu. The "<visualeditor-dialogbutton-referencelist-tooltip>" is still added via the "Insert" menu.
  • When you add an image or other media file, you are now prompted to add an image caption immediately. You can also replace an image whilst keeping the original caption and other settings.
  • All tablet users visiting the mobile web version of Wikipedias will be able to opt-in to a version of VisualEditor from 14 August. You can test the new tool by choosing the beta version of the mobile view in the Settings menu.
  • The link tool has a new "Open" button that will open a linked page in another tab so you can make sure a link is the right one.
  • The "Cancel" button in the toolbar has been removed based on user testing. To cancel any edit, you can leave the page by clicking the Read tab, the back button in your browser, or closing the browser window without saving your changes.

Looking ahead[edit]

The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon. Your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted. Support for upright image sizes is being developed. The designers are also working on support for adding rows and columns to tables. Work to support Internet Explorer is ongoing.

Feedback opportunities[edit]

The Editing team will be making two presentations this weekend at Wikimania in London. The first is with product manager James Forrester and developer Trevor Parscal on Saturday at 16:30. The second is with developers Roan Kattouw and Trevor Parscal on Sunday at 12:30.

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at the VisualEditor feedback page or by joining the office hours discussion on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 09:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East and Asia) or on Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 16:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas; evening for Europe).

If you'd like to get this newsletter on your own page (about once a month), please subscribe at w:en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter for English Wikipedia only or at Meta for any project. Thank you! Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: July 2014[edit]

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PRODded article: Tacori[edit]

Hello, Nihiltres. :) It seems that an article that I created was PRODded in April 2014. Unfortunately, the tagger doesn't seem to have notified me. I realize that notice is simply a courtesy (people can ignore that whole "Please consider notifying the author/project" business and, alas, do), but had I been notified, I would have put in a little extra time shoring up sources (like this industry website or the JA profile). While the article was only a very basic stub I created to replace a copyvio I had to delete, I only created it because the company seemed to me uncontroversially notable ([1]). It's just a little difficult wading through the billions of hits related to sales. :P Would you mind restoring it so that I can do that now? :) I think if it's to be deleted for non-notability, I'd prefer it go through AFD. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:20, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. My personal take on PROD is that a request for undeletion on a PRODded article invalidates the original justification for deletion. Easy come, easy go, or vice versa, I suppose. :) {{Nihiltres|talk|edits}} 16:09, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks much. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:06, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2014[edit]

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From a fellow Pointe-Clairian[edit]

Hello Nihiltres. After first seeing a response you gave to someone on Yahoo! Answers, and following your link to a page move that you had effectuated, and finally landing on your user page, I was surprised at seeing you mention that you're from Pointe-Claire--the place where I was born. Well, I couldn't resist saying "hello"! Hope you're doing well. —JmaJeremy 06:32, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Cool. I think you're the first other Wikipedian I've heard of from Pointe-Claire. Glad to hear from you. {{Nihiltres|talk|edits}} 15:00, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Virtua Fighter Characters[edit]

39.55.52.48 (talk) 22:53, 30 September 2014 (UTC)Hi, I want to view all the articles (not the list of all the characters) about each of the Virtua Fighter characters, especially about Pai Chan and Sarah Bryant. I would be really grateful if you can do this. Please send the articles to elementofmind@gmail.com Thanks in advance.39.55.52.48 (talk) 22:53, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

The article Sarah Bryant (Virtua Fighter) exists and you can read it at that link. I don't see any deleted revisions for Pai Chan, but you can always view the last version before it was changed to a redirect. If you want me to check for deleted versions of any other articles, let me know all the applicable page titles. {{Nihiltres|talk|edits}} 02:56, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you so much. That is exactly what I needed. Actually I am not aware how one finds the redirect link for a page. Say, I want to find the redirect link for the page Akira Yuki (Virtua Fighter), how do I do it? Please guide me.39.55.52.48 (talk) 13:06, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

When you're redirected, there's a "Redirected from [page]" message at the top of the page to which you're redirected. Clicking on the link in that message will bring you to the redirect page itself; the link it gives you has the "redirect=no" argument added. You can also add that argument manually, e.g. //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Yuki?redirect=no. {{Nihiltres|talk|edits}} 14:30, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I can now access all the articles I want to. And I learned something new.

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals) Media Viewer RfC[edit]

You are being notified because you have participated in previous discussions on the same topic. Alsee (talk) 19:21, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter—September and October 2014[edit]

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Did you know?

TemplateData is a separate program that organizes information about the parameters that can be used in a template. VisualEditor reads that data, and uses it to populate its simplified template dialogs.

With the new TemplateData editor, it is easier to add information about parameters, because the ones you need to use are pre-loaded.

See the help page for TemplateData for more information about adding TemplateData. The user guide has information about how to use VisualEditor.

Since the last newsletter, the Editing team has reduced technical debt, simplified some workflows for template and citation editing, made major progress on Internet Explorer support, and fixed over 125 bugs and requests. Several performance improvements were made, especially to the system around re-using references and reference lists. Weekly updates are posted on Mediawiki.org.

There were three issues that required urgent fixes: a deployment error that meant that many buttons didn't work correctly (bugs 69856 and 69864), a problem with edit conflicts that left the editor with nowhere to go (bug 69150), and a problem in Internet Explorer 11 that caused replaced some categories with a link to the system message, MediaWiki:Badtitletext (bug 70894) when you saved. The developers apologize for the disruption, and thank the people who reported these problems quickly.

Increased support for devices and browsers[edit]

Internet Explorer 10 and 11 users now have access to VisualEditor. This means that about 5% of Wikimedia's users will now get an "Edit" tab alongside the existing "Edit source" tab. Support for Internet Explorer 9 is planned for the future.

Tablet users browsing the site's mobile mode now have the option of using a mobile-specific form of VisualEditor. More editing tools, and availability of VisualEditor on smartphones, is planned for the future. The mobile version of VisualEditor was tweaked to show the context menu for citations instead of basic references (bug 68897). A bug that broke the editor in iOS was corrected and released early (bug 68949). For mobile tablet users, three bugs related to scrolling were fixed (bug 66697bug 68828bug 69630). You can use VisualEditor on the mobile version of Wikipedia from your tablet by clicking on the cog in the top-right when editing a page and choosing which editor to use.

TemplateData editor[edit]

A tool for editing TemplateData will be deployed to more Wikipedias soon.  Other Wikipedias and some other projects may receive access next month. This tool makes it easier to add TemplateData to the template's documentation.  When the tool is enabled, it will add a button above every editing window for a template (including documentation subpages). To use it, edit the template or a subpage, and then click the "Manage TemplateData" button at the top.  Read the help page for TemplateData. You can test the TemplateData editor in a sandbox at Mediawiki.org. Remember that TemplateData should be placed either on a documentation subpage or on the template page itself. Only one block of TemplateData will be used per template.

Other changes[edit]

Several interface messages and labels were changed to be simpler, clearer, or shorter, based on feedback from translators and editors. The formatting of dialogs was changed, and more changes to the appearance will be coming soon, when VisualEditor implements the new MediaWiki theme from Design. (A preview of the theme is available on Labs for developers.) The team also made some improvements for users of the Monobook skin that improved the size of text in toolbars and fixed selections that overlapped menus.

VisualEditor-MediaWiki now supplies the mw-redirect or mw-disambig class on links to redirects and disambiguation pages, so that user gadgets that colour in these in types of links can be created.

Templates' fields can be marked as 'required' in TemplateData. If a parameter is marked as required, then you cannot delete that field when you add a new template or edit an existing one (bug 60358). 

Language support improved by making annotations use bi-directional isolation (so they display correctly with cursoring behaviour as expected) and by fixing a bug that crashed VisualEditor when trying to edit a page with a dir attribute but no lang set (bug 69955).

Looking ahead[edit]

The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon, perhaps in late October.

The team is also working on support for adding rows and columns to tables, and early work for this may appear within the month. Please comment on the design at Mediawiki.org.

In the future, real-time collaborative editing may be possible in VisualEditor. Some early preparatory work for this was recently done.

Supporting your wiki[edit]

At Wikimania, several developers gave presentations about VisualEditor. A translation sprint focused on improving access to VisualEditor was supported by many people. Deryck Chan was the top translator. Special honors also go to संजीव कुमार (Sanjeev Kumar), Robby, Takot, Bachounda, Bjankuloski06 and Ата. A summary of the work achieved by the translation community has been posted here. Thank you all for your work.

VisualEditor can be made available to most non-Wikipedia projects. If your community would like to test VisualEditor, please contact product manager James Forrester or file an enhancement request in Bugzilla.

Please join the office hours on Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 18:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas; evening for Africa and Europe) and on Wednesday, 19 November at 16:00 UTC on IRC.

Give feedback on VisualEditor at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback. Subscribe or unsubscribe at Meta. To help with translations, please subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact Elitre at Meta. Thank you!

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 00:11, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: September 2014[edit]

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Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · Romaine 17:31, 11 October 2014 (UTC)