Wikipedia:Tools

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See also Category:Wikipedia tools and Task-oriented tool list. For the Toolserver, see Wikipedia:Toolserver. For selection of tools, see the Directory NG. To look for a tool, use the Hay's tools searching page. Good tooling.

Browsing and editing

wikEd is a full-featured in-browser text editor for Wikipedia edit pages
  • Editing tools, tools intended to provide enhanced editing functionality. Contains edit page tools, edit bots, spellcheckers, wikisyntax conversion utilities, etc.
  • Browser tools, tools categorized by browser type
  • Citation tools, tools for citing and referencing
  • Anti-vandalism tools, tools for patrolling and cleaning up Wikipedia
  • Alternative browsing, alternatives to accessing Wikipedia through your web browser (mobile devices, desktop integration, alternate portals, etc.)
  • User scripts, a collection of JavaScript routines that add functionality to Wikipedia pages (e.g., regex search and replace, changing article formatting, and simplifying common tasks)
  • MW, "VCS-like nonsense for MediaWiki websites" with status, pull, diff, commit, and merge.
  • WatchlistBot is a bot that delivers realtime alerts via instant message (XMPP) when watched articles are edited or when watched users or IP networks edit.
  • Navigation shortcuts offer the ability to add personal links to the sidebar, providing quick and easy access to favourite articles within Wikipedia.

Searching

  • Axon, a Firefox search add-on. Double-click a word or select text to open the Wordnik dictionary definition or a Wikipedia article in any language of your choosing.
  • Cleeki, Cleeki is a Windows-based program for generic search purpose, but particularly optimized for Wikipedia. It allows one click keyword grabs from anywhere on the screen and returns Wikipedia results for them.
  • WikiProjects – WikiBrowse for Windows
  • GlobalWPSearch, search across projects and show missing interlanguage links.
  • Macintosh Dashboard Widget
  • whichsub finds transcluded templates of a given page which contain a given string.
  • Find Link Tool Find links on Wikipedia tool created by Edward Betts.

Downloading

Google tools

Note: Google search results can be several days or even weeks out of date.

Page histories

General

Diffs

Finding the responsible user

  • WikiBlame, searches for given text in versions of article
  • User:AmiDaniel/WhodunitQuery, Windows application that identifies the edit and user who added a specific word or phrase
  • whoCOLOR, browser script for Grease/Tampermonkey, highlights original authors directly in the article, gets data from a publicly accessible API

User edit counts and analysis

  • userhist, user script, adds interface elements for isolating a user's changes to a page.
superseded by XTools Top Edits

Edit counters

User interaction analysis

  • Editor Interaction Analyzer compares the edits of two to three specified editors to see which articles overlap, sorted by minimum time between edits by both users. Only works on the English Wikipedia. Speed: slow.
  • Intersect Contribs, compares the edits of two to eight editors at any WMF wiki to see which articles overlap. Speed: fast.
  • Intertwined contributions, merges the contributions of two editors at any WMF wiki into a single list. Speed: fast.
  • Interaction Timeline a chronological history of two users' across pages where they both made edits.

Visualization

Importing (converting) content to Wikipedia (MediaWiki) format

Google Docs Spreadsheet

  • MediaWiki Table Utility or this updated version This class constructs a MediaWiki-format table from an Excel/GoogleDoc copy&paste. It provides a variety of methods to modify the style. It defaults to a Wikipedia styling with first column header.[2]

Microsoft Office

Word

2007 and later
Prior versions
  • mw:Extension:Word2MediaWikiPlus, a tool that converts Microsoft Word documents to MediaWiki. For Ms Word 2000 or 2003
  • For other Macro, see mw:Word macros, Visual Basic macros to use within Microsoft Word to prepare content to be pasted into a Wikipedia page.
  • wikEd, a full-featured in-browser text editor for Wikipedia edit pages that can convert text and tables pasted from Microsoft Word with a button click

Excel

  • excel2wiki: Copy & Paste Excel-to-Wiki Converter
  • tab2wiki: Converts tables (tab-delimited, e.g. copied from Excel) to Wikitext tables
  • de:Wikipedia:Technik/Text/Basic/EXCEL-Tabellenumwandlung/en: Convert EXCEL-Table with most formatting like background- and fontcolor, fontstyle(bold/italic), columnheight, -width, etc. to Wiki-tableformat
  • de:Benutzer:Duesentrieb/csv2wp (en) or CSV Converter: Converts many types of spreadsheet tables, including CSV, tab-separated, etc., to MediaWiki or HTML
  • csv2other: a free open source tool, in .net, to convert CSV and EXCEL files to wiki table format
  • Mediawiki CSV Import tool: A proprietary, commercial, tool to create mass Mediawiki pages using CSV datasource and variable based templates. Results merged into a valid Mediawiki XML Import file.
  • wiki2csv: a commmand line tool that can convert wikitables to CSV and back. Useful to edit wikitables in Excel (or OpenOffice).

OpenOffice/LibreOffice

  • Sun Wiki Publisher, an OpenOffice extension that allows exporting documents as MediaWiki source text via the File → Export → File Format drop down menu. Since OpenOffice.org can open all Microsoft Office files, one can open files created in Microsoft Word and export them to the MediaWiki format. Compatible with: OpenOffice.org 3.0 | StarOffice 9 or higher. Also available for LibreOffice

HTML

  • Html2Wiki is an extension for MediaWiki that imports HTML

Python

PDF

LaTeX

CSV

Google Slides

Google Docs

Many formats

  • Pandoc is a universal document converter

Export: Conversion to other formats

PDF, EPub, Odt and LaTeX

HTML for Wordpress blogs

Geotagging related tools

  • GeoLocator, Wikipedia compatible geotagging metadata generator and coordinate editor

Other

  • Syndication, RSS feeds, etc.
  • Researching Wikipedia: Tools for data analysis
  • Not English, tools that have not yet been translated completely into English. Some need their descriptions translated from German, others are not available in English. Help translate if you can!
    • Note: Checkinks is buggy use with caution. Consider using instead Internet Archive Bot which can be found in the History tab of any page: "Fix dead links" – login does not require a password.
  • WikiBiff, To alert users when they have new messages waiting on their talk pages
  • Desktop Watchlist, Enhanced watchlist for Windows
  • Category Watchlist, Watching additions and removals to categories
  • CategoryWatchlistBot, Watch category and/or template additions/removals, supports partial name matches and subcategories
  • PetScan (manual), searches categories recursively. will find subcategories that overlap with other categories, templates, etc.
  • Yanker: creates list of the following: (1) pages in a category or (2) page titles matching a particular pattern
  • User:SuggestBot for suggested articles you might like to edit
  • RAMP editor: can generate enhanced authority records for creators of archival collections
  • XEcho Shows your global cross-wiki notifications from 800+ wikis at a glance
  • quarry:, a place to run queries on databases of Wikimedia projects
  • MTC!, A tool that makes it easy to transfer files to Commons en masse.
  • New page patrol browser – browse and search content of newly created pages, with associated metadata

Sources for code for new tools

See also

References