Originally an opt-in Wikipedia Gadget, Reftoolbar was moved to a site-wide script on February 25, 2011, and to an opt-out gadget on April 2014. It comes in two versions, depending on the settings at Preferences → Editing → Editor.
The default for all users, logged in or not, is refToolbar 2.0.
Click on the version number for more information about each refToolbar implementation.
Cite icon on right
Cite menu item on right
- Enable enhanced... will say Enable the editing toolbar.
The RefToolbar style column indicates the widget that activates the cite mechanism.
Before 2017, there were three versions of Refoolbar: 1.0, 2.0a and 2.0b. Version 2.0a was removed on June 14, 2017, since it was no longer needed.
If your toolbar looks like this:
Then you are using the rich-text visual editor. It also has a Cite button, with an auto-filling citoid service, but that one is NOT RefToolbar. If you want to learn how to use that Cite menu, please refer to the Visual Editor user guide.
- MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition — this defines the module "ext.gadget.refToolbar" (loaded for everybody), responsible by loading the appropriated components of the RefToolbar, such as the module "ext.gadget.refToolbarBase"
- MediaWiki:Gadget-refToolbar.js — this is the main script that generates the editing window and is where RefToolbar gets included
- MediaWiki:Gadget-refToolbarBase.js — common variables and functions for all scripts
- MediaWiki:RefToolbarMessages-en.js — English UI translations
- MediaWiki:RefToolbarMessages-de.js — German UI translations
- toollabs:reftoolbar/lookup.php Provides the autofill capability used to auto-complete forms based on ISBN, DOI, and PMID values.
This image file is found at commons:File:Wikipedia reftoolbar dependency graph.svg.