Here's this week's software updates from the Editor Engagement Experiments
team. Today, we deployed some changes to the Guided Tour extension,
New languages! Guided Tours are now available to use or create on the
following Wikipedias: Catalan, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Spanish, Swedish,
and Ukrainian. Look on your local Village Pump for an announcement.
Particularly exciting is that Hebrew is our first real test of use on a RTL
A new tour! In support of our work onboarding new Wikipedians, we've
launched a general "make your first edit" tour. Try it by appending
?tour=firstedit to an article URL. This tour is brand new, and probably
needs translation for non-English speakers.
Note that this tour is for wikitext editing only, regardless of whether
VisualEditor is deployed to your wiki or not. Soon (likely next week),
we'll have an equivalent first edit tour that guides you through the basics
of using VE. In the onboarding experience, we're going to point to
VisualEditor if it exists for that user, but we'll have this wikitext tour
as a backup.
Please speak up if you have any questions about how to use guided tours, or
create your own.
3. Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michikawa_Station?tour=firstedit