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Current editing software on Wikimedia wikis
Editing tool Screenshot Year Platform Notes
the default MediaWiki editor, which is an HTML ‎<textarea>
2003 Desktop and mobile This does not have a toolbar. It can be seen when JavaScript is disabled, or when "Enable the editing toolbar" is disabled in Preferences.
2010 Desktop This can be seen when "Enable the editing toolbar" is enabled in Preferences.
2012 Desktop and mobile A rich-text WYSIWYG editing system
2017 wikitext editor
2017 Desktop A mode within Extension:VisualEditor to edit wiki markup.
Proofread Page
2006 Desktop Used at the Wikisources
2006 Desktop An entirely volunteer-supported wikitext editor. This is generally run as a gadget or user script, but it is run as an extension on some non-Wikimedia wikis.
2017 Desktop and mobile This is used inside inside WikiEditor or 2017 editor when syntax highlighting is enabled ( ).
2011 Desktop This is used for editing JavaScript and other code pages.
MobileFrontend 's wikitext editor
2013 Mobile
2014 Desktop
Structured Discussions (previously known as Flow)
2013 Desktop and mobile Structured Discussions supports wikitext and visual modes.
New Topic Tool
2020 Desktop and mobile An inline form for starting new talk page discussions. It is equipped with both Visual and Source modes.
Reply Tool
2020 Desktop and mobile A tool for responding to specific talk page comments. Comments are signed and indented automatically. It is equipped with both Visual and Source modes.
Editor in the Android app
2014 Mobile
Editor in the iOS app
2014 Mobile
TemplateData editor
2014 Desktop
Wikivoyage Listing Editor
2013 Desktop Specialized JavaScript-based editing tool for inserting one of several templates at Wikivoyage
Convenient Discussions
2020 Desktop A volunteer-developed tool for discussions. Available as a gadget on some wikis.


Former editing software on Wikimedia wikis
Editing tool Screenshot Years Platform Notes
The 2006 JavaScript "classic" editor, Manual:EditPage.php
2006–2018 Desktop This was seen when the "showtoolbar" preference was enabled from 2006–2010. After then, it was only shown for users who disabled the "enhanced-toolbar" (2010 editor) preference. This editor was removed in MediaWiki 1.32. A similar toolbar is available as a volunteer-supported local gadget at some wikis.
MobileFrontend's original wikitext editor 2012–2014 Mobile This was a mobile-specific set of modifications to the 2003 desktop wikitext editor. No longer deployed.

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