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KirstiWinnberg (talkcontribs)
Reply to "Bildetrøbbel"

I don't see the Visual Editor option anymore :(

2402:1980:2D5:61AF:C149:C441:C229:D4C1 (talkcontribs)

It's gone. I like it over the old model. I tried on different browser. Still nope.

さえぼー (talkcontribs)

I can't see the Visual Editor option, either. Where has it gone?

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Interwiki links should not be capitalized

Omegatron (talkcontribs)

If I click the link button and enter mw:Citoid for instance, VisualEditor converts it to Mw:Citoid in the source. Omegatron (talk) 19:28, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

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<figure-inline> tags appearing after editing pages with images

11 (talkcontribs)

When I edit an article that contains images the image gets wrapped with <figure-inline> and </figure-inline> tags. Is there any way to turn that off? Because I always have to remove that stuff with the Wiki source code editor.

TheDJ (talkcontribs)

please link to where this is happening. (talkcontribs)

I'm afraid I cannot send you a link to our wikis since they are all only internally reachable. So all you can do is try it out yourself. (talkcontribs)

I've found out something interesting. This error occured after the Update of MediaWiki 1.30! Before that, Visual Editor worked flawlessly. Is there any way to correct this mistake? Otherwise I will have to downgrade our wikis to Version 1.29.2.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

My copy of Mediawiki is having this problem as well. I recently updated VisualEditor to the 1.31 version alongside the rest of the wiki components and now I'm having the problem: Link: (talkcontribs)

I was just informed that the fix is allegedly to update your Parsoid, if you update your VE and not your parsoid the tags get generated and aren't parsed correctly

Matma Rex (talkcontribs)

<figure-inline> tags for inline images were introduced in a relatively recent version of Parsoid (September 2017); previously they were wrapped in <span> tags.

This issue sounds like something that might happen if you updated your VE (so that your new version of VE generates <figure-inline> and expects Parsoid to handle them), but not your Parsoid (so your old version of Parsoid doesn't know how to handle them yet and outputs them as-is to wikitext).

The solution is probably to upgrade your Parsoid, or if you can't do that (especially if you installed from a Debian/Ubuntu package, I think they are not updated very often), you'll have to downgrade your MediaWiki/VisualEditor :(

(Relevant commits for context/dates: (talkcontribs)

Any update to this issue?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Have you been able to upgrade your Parsoid? (talkcontribs)

In my case it happens when there is no alignment parameter. With options left, right, center and none it is OK

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Dimassc (talkcontribs)


I'm trying to migrate Drive and ODT documents into my wiki (mediawiki 1.33 with VisualEditor last version). When I do a copy-paste of all the content to the VisualEditor all the links are lost. Is there a way to copy the text links too?


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Arthur Crbz (talkcontribs)


I think it would be very helpful for VE users to have the list of the last templates used (approx. 10) when the box opens.

It would save a lot of time as contributors often use the same templates.

Not sure it's the best place to post this idea...


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Ori921 (talkcontribs)
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/76.0.3809.132 Safari/537.36

שלום רב, אני יצרתי דף ויקיפדיה וברצוני למחוק את הדף שייצרתי איך עושים זאת?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
IKhitron (talkcontribs)

Hi. Sure, what page is it?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I don't know.

Reply to "מחיקה" (talkcontribs)

I needed these functions today:

- Copy column to the left retaining only words ending in HBX, SBX, or BOX.

- Delete all words from column ending in HBX, SBX, or BOX.


- Copy column to the left.

- Delete all data words from column ending in HBX, SBX, or BOX.

- Delete all data words from column not ending in HBX, SBX, or BOX. (talkcontribs)

It should be "duplicate column" rather than "copy column to the left" in the alternative. (talkcontribs)

eells merged horizontally should be so cloned and not modified.oul

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Offhand, I don't think that the visual editor can do that, although perhaps in its wikitext mode, someone could pull off a regex find/replace on it.

Did you consider copying the contents to a spreadsheet, manipulating it there, and dragging a .csv file back in, to overwrite the old content?

Reply to "Regexp"
Patriccck (talkcontribs)
Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Is this still happening to you? Usually, that behavior suggests a problem with the template, rather than the editor.

Patriccck (talkcontribs)

No, it works now.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)


Reply to "Infobox - katastrofa"

Where can defaults be set for image placement?

WhitWye (talkcontribs)

On our in-house wiki, we nearly always desire images to be on the left, as primary content, rather than right-justified, in the place suited for decorative illustration. Is there someplace where the defaults can be easily adjusted?

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