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Current

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.
VisualEditor
 
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
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.
New Discussion Tool
 
2020 Desktop (mobile soon) An inline form for starting new talk page discussions. It is equipped with both Visual and Source modes.
Reply Tool
 
2020 Desktop (mobile soon) 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

Former

Former editing software on Wikimedia wikis
Editing tool Screenshot Year 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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