[MediaWiki-l] New extension, VEForAll, enables VisualEditor for use in other textareas

Yaron Koren yaron at wikiworks.com
Wed Jul 18 00:43:22 UTC 2018


Hi,

Probably... but only on a wiki that has VEForAll installed on it, of course.

-Yaron

‪On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 8:34 PM ‫יגאל חיטרון‬‎ <khitron at gmail.com> wrote:‬

> Hello and thank you. Does it mean I can add some code to my user common.js,
> so that VE will work in edit window on all namespaces?
> Igal (User:IKhitron)
>
>
> On Jul 18, 2018 03:29, "Yaron Koren" <yaron at wikiworks.com> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'm very excited to announce the release of a new MediaWiki extension:
> VEForAll. Its name stands for "VisualEditor For All", and it provides
> something that some people have been asking about for a long time - a way
> to incorporate the VisualEditor interface into textarea inputs other than
> the one in the standard VisualEditor tab.
>
> The VEForAll extension works by providing a JavaScript function that, when
> called on a textarea input, adds the VisualEditor interface to it (if the
> VisualEditor extension is already installed). So the extension itself
> doesn't actually do anything - instead, it provides an API for other
> extensions to use. At the moment, two extensions can already make use of
> VEForAll if it's there: CommentStreams and Page Forms. (You need to use the
> latest version of either extension to get it working.)
>
> You can read more about VEForAll, and download it, here:
>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:VEForAll
>
> This extension has five credited authors, although most of the credit goes
> to the first two: Pierre Boutet and Clément Flipo of the consulting company
> Dokit, and the site Wikifab. I feel like I should give both the company and
> site a plug, in their honor:
>
> http://www.dokit.io/en/about-us
> https://wikifab.org/wiki/Accueil
>
> Please feel free to try out the extension, and let us know on the talk page
> if you run into any problems.
>
> -Yaron
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