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The Signpost: 24 February 2016[edit]

VisualEditor News #1—2016[edit]

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Among experienced editors, the visual editor's table editing is one of the most popular features.
Screenshot showing a pop-up menu for column operations in a table
If you select the top of a column or the end of a row, you can quickly insert and remove columns and rows.

Now, you can also rearrange columns and rows. Click "Move before" or "Move after" to swap the column or row with its neighbor.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor Team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Indic, and Han scripts, and improving the single edit tab interface.

Recent changes[edit]

You can switch from the wikitext editor to the visual editor after you start editing. This function is available to nearly all editors at most wikis except the Wiktionaries and Wikisources.

Many local feedback pages for the visual editor have been redirected to mw:VisualEditor/Feedback.

You can now re-arrange columns and rows in tables, as well as copying a row, column or any other selection of cells and pasting it in a new location.

The formula editor has two options: you can choose "Quick edit" to see and change only the LaTeX code, or "Edit" to use the full tool. The full tool offers immediate preview and an extensive list of symbols.

Future changes[edit]

The single edit tab project will combine the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab. This is similar to the system already used on the mobile website. (T102398) Initially, the "Edit" tab will open whichever editing environment you used last time. Your last editing choice will be stored as an account preference for logged-in editors, and as a cookie for logged-out users. Logged-in editors will have these options in the Editing tab of Special:Preferences:

  • Remember my last editor,
  • Always give me the visual editor if possible,
  • Always give me the source editor, and
  • Show me both editor tabs.  (This is the state for people using the visual editor now.)

The visual editor uses the same search engine as Special:Search to find links and files. This search will get better at detecting typos and spelling mistakes soon. These improvements to search will appear in the visual editor as well.

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at most "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next few months. The developers would like to know how well the visual editor works in your language. They particularly want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect the following languages: Japanese, Korean, Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Thai, Aramaic and others.

Let's work together[edit]

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Whatamidoing (WMF) 17:46, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Notification about disabling the Wikipedia collections tool[edit]

Thank you for using the collections feature in Wikipedia beta! Due to technical and moderation issues, we will be turning off this experimental feature. Your collections will be available for viewing and export until March 1st. If you would like to save your collection as links on a special Wikipedia page, please fill out the following form. If you are interested in giving your feedback about Wikipedia Collections please do so here.

Thanks,

Jon Katz
Product manager, Wikimedia Foundation
Jkatz (WMF) (talk) 23:52, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:15, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Do you want one Edit tab, or two? It's your choice[edit]

How to switch between editing environments
Part of the toolbar in the visual editor
Click the [[ ]] to switch to the wikitext editor.
Part of the toolbar in the wikitext editor
Click the pencil icon to switch to the visual editor.

The editing interface will be changed soon. When that happens, editors who currently see two editing tabs – "Edit" and "Edit source" – will start seeing one edit tab instead. The single edit tab has been popular at other Wikipedias. When this is deployed here, you may be offered the opportunity to choose your preferred appearance and behavior the next time you click the Edit button. You will also be able to change your settings in the Editing section of Special:Preferences.

You can choose one or two edit tabs. If you chose one edit tab, then you can switch between the two editing environments by clicking the buttons in the toolbar (shown in the screenshots). See Help:VisualEditor/User guide#Switching between the visual and wikitext editors for more information and screenshots.

There is more information about this interface change at mw:VisualEditor/Single edit tab. If you have questions, suggestions, or problems to report, then please leave a note at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback.

Whatamidoing (WMF) 19:22, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for your appreciation of my edits. Here's a kitten! 🐱

D412TH V4D312 (talk) 10:16, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

@D412TH V4D312: My pleasure. Thanks for the kitten! :) —zziccardi (talk) 14:00, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks for everything[edit]

First, I mistakenly delected your post yesterday, I apology for the incovinience I made to you.

Second, Thanks for reviewing what I added. You made an excelent contribution yesterday, I reread the information and its very clear and changes very objective, you understood what I wanted to contribute. Thumbs up, and keep the good work!

P.D: this is my first time editing, thanks for your patience and time to understand others contributions — Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.176.72.54 (talk) 00:01, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi, 186.176.72.54. No worries, and thanks for the compliment—I appreciate it! I just left a semi-automated message on your talk page with a bunch of links that should help you with editing if you're interested in contributing to Wikipedia. Feel free to stop by again if you need any assistance. —zziccardi (talk) 01:20, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
hi zziccardi. I created the account. Thanks for replying. I will help with others contributor like you to get better in wikipedia, as you I'm focus on video games. Especially The Legend of zelda. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Druidtaur (talkcontribs) 02:23, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Unnecessary newlines[edit]

In this edit you made a few corrections, but you also inserted an unnecessary newline. That new line fools the revision control system. The newline makes it represent your change as the complete deletion of the old paragraph, and its replacement by a different brand new paragraph. After removing your unnecessary newline, the revision control system shows me you made some subtle changes.

I am going to encourage you be careful about inserting or deleting newlines, because of how it eroodes the usefulness of diffs.

After I removed your newline, diff shows your changes clearly.

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 03:17, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Geo Swan. Yes, I'm aware the default diff view is a bit imperfect. I sometimes add the new line because I find it helps me quickly locate the demarcation between the end of the infobox and the beginning of the lead (not really an issue here—more so with larger articles), but forgot to remove it before saving. If you haven't already, you may want to give the wikEdDiff gadget a try (you can enable it here). It handles this sort of minor tweak much better and you can show or hide its diff view (in addition to the default one) at any time with the click of a button. Besides, you'd probably have more luck using the gadget than repeatedly pleading others to edit the way you prefer.zziccardi (talk) 02:02, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

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Editing News #2—2016[edit]

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It's quick and easy to insert a references list.

Screenshot showing a dropdown menu with many items

Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page). Open the "Insert" menu and click the "References list" icon (three books).

If you are using several groups of references, which is relatively rare, you will have the opportunity to specify the group. If you do that, then only the references that belong to the specified group will be displayed in this list of references.

Finally, click "Insert" in the dialog to insert the References list. This list will change as you add more footnotes to the page.

You can read and help translate the user guide, which has more information about how to use the visual editor.

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has fixed many bugs. Their workboard is available in Phabricator. Their current priorities are improving support for Arabic and Indic scripts, and adapting the visual editor to the needs of the Wikivoyages and Wikisources.

Recent changes[edit]

The visual editor is now available to all users at most Wikivoyages. It was also enabled for all contributors at the French Wikinews.

The single edit tab feature combines the "Edit" and "Edit source" tabs into a single "Edit" tab. It has been deployed to several Wikipedias, including Hungarian, Polish, English and Japanese Wikipedias, as well as to all Wikivoyages. At these wikis, you can change your settings for this feature in the "Editing" tab of Special:Preferences. The team is now reviewing the feedback and considering ways to improve the design before rolling it out to more people.

Future changes[edit]

The "Save page" button will say "Publish page". This will affect both the visual and wikitext editing systems. More information is available on Meta.

The visual editor will be offered to all editors at the remaining "Phase 6" Wikipedias during the next few months. The developers want to know whether typing in your language feels natural in the visual editor. Please post your comments and the language(s) that you tested at the feedback thread on mediawiki.org. This will affect several languages, including: Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Urdu, Persian, Bengali, Assamese, Aramaic and others.

The team is working with the volunteer developers who power Wikisource to provide the visual editor there, for opt-in testing right now and eventually for all users. (T138966)

The team is working on a modern wikitext editor. It will look like the visual editor, and be able to use the citoid service and other modern tools. This new editing system may become available as a Beta Feature on desktop devices around September 2016. You can read about this project in a general status update on the Wikimedia mailing list.

Let's work together[edit]

If you aren't reading this in your preferred language, then please help us with translations! Subscribe to the Translators mailing list or contact us directly, so that we can notify you when the next issue is ready. Thank you!

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk), 21:09, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:02, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

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