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Add feature to convert posts to wikitext
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Add a feature that will convert a post to wikitext to enable easy copy/pasting of material posted in Space onwiki.

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elappen-WMF triaged this task as Normal priority.Jun 28 2019, 6:41 PM
elappen-WMF created this task.
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Qgil added a subscriber: Qgil.Jul 1 2019, 8:43 AM

The first step would be to test how VisualEditor and the latest source editor take copy & paste from WordPress and Discourse content (HTML content after all).

Tgr added a subscriber: Tgr.Jul 1 2019, 8:48 AM

Discourse uses markdown so you could try one of the existing markdown -> wikitext converters, like Pandoc.

Qgil added a comment.Jul 10 2019, 10:01 PM

I am not sure we have a clear use case for this feature to be committed in this quarter.

elappen-WMF lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.Jul 10 2019, 10:02 PM
elappen-WMF edited projects, added Space; removed Space (Jul-Sep-2019).
Qgil removed elappen-WMF as the assignee of this task.Jul 16 2019, 7:22 AM
Qgil lowered the priority of this task from Low to Lowest.

I'll be bold and propose to wait until we have a solid plan for T226726: Wikimedia Space integration with wikis, which may or may not make this task needed.

Qgil changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Jul 16 2019, 7:22 AM