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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 Special:Preferences.
Extension:WikiEditor 2010 Desktop This can be seen when "Enable the editing toolbar" is enabled in Special:Preferences.
2017 wikitext editor 2017 Desktop This is a mode within Extension:VisualEditor.
VisualEditor 2012 Desktop and mobile A rich-text editing system
Proofread Page 2006 Desktop Used at the Wikisources
wikEd 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.
CodeEditor 2011 Desktop This is used for editing JavaScript and other code pages.
MobileFrontend's current wikitext editor 2013 Mobile
ContentTranslation 2014 Desktop
Structured Discussions (previously known as Flow) 2013 Desktop and mobile Structured Discussions supports wikitext and visual 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


Former editing software on Wikimedia wikis
Editing tool Screenshot Year Platform Notes
The 2006 JavaScript 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.