Wikimedia Foundation launches visual editor for the English Wikipedia
Finally the Wikimedia Foundation launched the beta of VisualEditor , his expected visual editor WYSIWYG (acronym for “what you see is what you get”), for all users of the English version of Wikipedia.
According to the encyclopedia, “this will allow users to edit without having to learn the wiki syntax, presenting the text while editing in the same way that reading, and showing changes as they are typed-in a similar way as written with a word processor-”.
The foundation has spent years developing VisualEditor, who has called it “the most challenging software project which has worked Wikimedia Foundation”, and is available only for the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Wikimedia clarified that Internet Explorer is not supported at the moment, and did not say when it might be, and did not refer to Opera.
It is clear that the classic editor – Wikitext – still available if you want to edit an entry, and the organization said they have no plans to remove it from the site because VisualEditor not yet support the wide range of functions that allows Wikitext, and there is always publishers who prefer direct modifications.
– Wikipedians: Meet VisualEditor and help with the rollout (Wikimedia Foundation)
– Wikimedia rolls out its visual WYSIWYG editor for logged-in users Accessing Wikipedia articles in InglÃ©s (The Next Web)