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Welcome to the portal for VisualEditor. VisualEditor (VE) is a new way of editing Wikipedia that is being developed by the Wikimedia Foundation. It lets people edit without having to learn wiki markup. We hope it will help people contribute to Wikipedia.

Read Help:VisualEditor/Brúkaravegleiðing .
Find out how to make links, add or move images, create citations, insert templates, edit tables, and more. Please include your web browser, computer operating system, and Wikipedia skin (usually Vector, sometimes Monobook).

Um VisualEditor

VisualEditor er ein "visuellur" máti at rætta og skriva Wikipedia, ein nýggj skipan sum letur fólk rætta uttan at tey fyrst noyðast at læra seg wiki-kotur. Hesin møguleiki hevur verið tøkur sum ein opt-in, tvs. at tað var valfrítt, í einari "alpha" útgávu á ensk-mæltu Wikipediu síðan desember 2012. [$blog-april á 16 øðrum málum síðan apríl 2013], og [$blog-june á næstan øllum øðrum málum] síðan byrjanina av juni. Sum greitt frá niðanfyri, so vænta vit, at VisualEditor verður tøkur á nærum øllum Wikipedium við ársenda 2013, og byrja varð við enskmæltu Wikipediu hin 1. juli 2013.

VisualEditor has been available as an opt-in "alpha" release at since mid-2012 and on the English-language Wikipedia since December 2012, in 14 more languages since April 2013, and almost all other languages since the beginning of June 2013. As of July 2015, it has been available by default to logged-in and logged-out editors at more than 75% of the Wikipedias. We expect to make it available by default to most of the remaining languages in late 2015. Since late November 2014, it is also available as an opt-in Beta Feature at all WMF wikis except Wiktionary and Wikisource.

We are releasing a multilingual newsletter, focused on WMF wikis.

Using VisualEditor

Using the visual editor to increase the indentation of a bulleted list.

If you're interested in using VisualEditor for editing, we have a guide to doing so, as well as a list of common keyboard shortcuts.

VisualEditor has some current bugs and limitations. If you encounter an issue, please do not hesitate to report it on the Feedback page. Current limitations include:

  • Heintar spakuliga — Tað fer at taka nakað av tíð fyri langar, kompleksar síður at heintast niður til VisualEditor. Í framtíðini fer ritbúnaðurin at gerast nógv skjótari, og fer at loyva loading av størri síðum.
  • Incomplete editing — Some elements of complex formatting will display and let you edit their contents, but will not let users edit their structure or add new entries – such as definition lists. Adding features in this area is one of our priorities.
  • Most content pages, not talk pages — VisualEditor is only enabled for some namespaces. At most Wikipedias, VisualEditor can be used on articles, User:, File:, Help: and Category: pages. VisualEditor is not currently available for Wikipedia: pages or any talk pages.

We recommend that users click "Eftirkanna tínar broytingar" before saving the page and report any problems they encounter.

Hvussu tú kanst hjálpa

For VisualEditor to be as good as it can be, there are a lot of things we need help with. Obviously, one big area is using the software, finding bugs and reporting them, but there are many other tasks as well. These include:

  • Updating help pages — All of our projects have help pages to make it easier for new users to contribute. Unfortunately they are all built around the markup editor, and as VisualEditor evolves, the screenshots and tutorials will all become outdated. It would be very useful if people could update help pages, based on our tutorial to using VisualEditor.
  • Adding TemplateData to templates — VisualEditor features a nice template editor, which is described in more detail on our help page. As you'll see if you use it on Wikipedia, some templates have named parameters and nice descriptions that make it easy to use. Others do not. This is because templates need "TemplateData" before this feature will work. If you're interested in adding TemplateData, we have a guide to doing so, along with a list of the most important templates to add it to.
  • Help new users — If the VisualEditor launch is successful, we will have a lot more new users than we are used to, and even though editing may be easier, working out how to interact with the community will still be hard. Please spend some time on the help desk, or in the IRC help channel, to help these newcomers become acclimatized to Wikipedia.

See also