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

Evans, Richard K. (GRC-H000) richard.k.evans at nasa.gov
Wed Jul 18 13:01:06 UTC 2018

Very excited about this Yaron. Thank you!


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From: MediaWiki-l [mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Yaron Koren
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:29 PM
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Subject: [MediaWiki-l] New extension, VEForAll, enables VisualEditor for use in other textareas

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:


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:


Please feel free to try out the extension, and let us know on the talk page if you run into any problems.

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