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Browsing and editing

wikEd is a full-featured in-browser text editor for Wikipedia edit pages
  • Editing tools, tools intended to provide enhanced editing functionality. Contains edit page tools, edit bots, spellcheckers, wikisyntax conversion utilities, etc.
  • Browser tools, tools categorized by browser type
  • Citation tools, tools for citing and referencing
  • Anti-vandalism tools, tools for patrolling and cleaning up Wikipedia
  • Alternative browsing, alternatives to accessing Wikipedia through your web browser (mobile devices, desktop integration, alternate portals, etc.)
  • User scripts, a collection of JavaScript routines that add functionality to Wikipedia pages (e.g., regex search and replace, changing article formatting, and simplifying common tasks)
  • WatchlistBot is a bot that delivers realtime alerts via instant message (XMPP) when watched articles are edited or when watched users or IP networks edit.
  • Navigation shortcuts offer the ability to add personal links to the sidebar, providing quick and easy access to favourite articles within Wikipedia.
  • Finding duplicated references: a tool that will find references with the same URL on a page, with some false positives and missed items, is the URL Extractor For Web Pages and Text. It is not a Wikipedia tool, and there may be other tools available for the purpose. Instructions on its use for Wikipedia are in WP:DUPREF. Such references can often usefully be merged, using <ref name= xxx/> for all except one.


Google tools

Note: Google search results can be several days or even weeks out of date.

Google Slides

Google Docs


  • verify Flags text that is potentially incorrect or uncited by comparing the information in the article to the text of its citations.

Page histories


  • User:Ixfd64/revision sizes, R program for visualizing revision sizes over time
  • Wikipedia:Wiki2VCS, script that loads histories onto one's computer, so that they can be quickly diffed and searched
  • XTools Page History Page statistics and visualization, provides sortable and exportable list of all contributors with number of edits and amount of added text. Provides also results of syntax and grammar checks and latest assessment history.

Finding the responsible user

  • WikiBlame, searches for given text in versions of article
  • whoCOLOR, browser script for Grease/Tampermonkey, highlights original authors directly in the article, gets data from a publicly accessible API
  • XTools Blame, find edits that added the given wikitext
  • Who Wrote That?, browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, shows editor information for text as a user moves mouse over article text.

User edit counts and analysis

Edit counters

User interaction analysis

  • Editor Interaction Analyzer compares the edits of two to three specified editors to see which articles overlap, sorted by minimum time between edits by both users. Only works on the English Wikipedia. Speed: slow.
  • Intersect Contribs, compares the edits of two to eight editors at any WMF wiki to see which articles overlap. Speed: fast.
  • Intertwined contributions, merges the contributions of two editors at any WMF wiki into a single list. Speed: fast. (Currently not working: error connecting to database.)
  • Interaction Timeline a chronological history of two users' across pages where they both made edits.


Importing (converting) content to Wikipedia (MediaWiki) format

Google Docs Spreadsheet

  • MediaWiki Table Utility or this updated version This class constructs a MediaWiki-format table from an Excel/GoogleDoc copy&paste. It provides a variety of methods to modify the style. It defaults to a Wikipedia styling with first column header.[2]

Microsoft Office


2007 and later
Prior versions
  • For other Macros, see mw:Word macros, Visual Basic macros to use within Microsoft Word to prepare content to be pasted into a Wikipedia page.
  • wikEd, a full-featured in-browser text editor for Wikipedia edit pages that can convert text and tables pasted from Microsoft Word with a button click



  • LibreOffice Writer is free. It can open almost any file format. It can export to Mediawiki: File menu > export > save as type > MediaWiki. It will save the file as a .txt file which can be opened with any text editor. Copy the wiki code from the text file. You can save any web page as an HTML file, and then open it in LibreOffice Writer. Edit as needed. Remove the parts you don't want. Keep only tables for example. Then export to MediaWiki. Tables can be further edited in LibreOffice Calc. See: Commons:Convert tables and charts to wiki code or image files. And: Help:Table and the section on spreadsheets and the Visual Editor.


  • Html2Wiki is an extension for MediaWiki that imports HTML




Many formats

  • Pandoc is a universal document converter

Export: Conversion to other formats

Geotagging-related tools

  • GeoLocator, Wikipedia compatible geotagging metadata generator and coordinate editor

Gadget developers

Tools for gadget devs:

  • Wikiblame - use for searching when some function or option was introduced.
  • Wiki-to-Git - download JS/CSS history to Git which you can then use for gadget development as well as use git blame and other standard development tools.
  • Wikiploy - use to deploy gadgets to Wikipedia, Meta and other MediaWiki sites.
  • Global Search - use to check global usage of gadgets, functions etc.
  • Browser tools:


See also