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VE on arbcom-en wiki
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Outside of an html "hack" there is no way to edit using Visual Editor on arbcom-en wiki. Could this option (in a similar manner to the option on enwiki) be enabled? I am doing this with the support (if sometimes mockery) of the other editors/Arbs.

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Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Jun 23 2021, 4:08 PM

What "option on enwiki"? shows the standard options like other wikis...

What hack do you mean?


@Aklapper Basically the various optin options you have. The idea is to let VE be there for those of us who like it without forcing the majority who want to text edit to do so.

Aklapper renamed this task from VE on Arbwiki to VE on arbcom-en wiki.Jun 24 2021, 9:38 AM

Hmm, so shows no VE option at all? Looking at the VisualEditor section of I don't see arbcom mentioned so IIUC arbcom-en should have the default settings of VE being enabled.

What exactly does this request ask for ("Expected results")? To display a VE option under Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing ?

Looking at the configuration, visual editor should be available as a beta feature on your wiki. Can you check if it's there? (I can't access the wiki myself.)

We could make it opt-out instead of opt-in, if you wish. (Remove it from visualeditor-nondefault dblist.)

If you have it enabled in preferences and it's not showing up, perhaps the problem is with the namespaces that it's enabled in? By default, visual editor only appears in the main namespace and in User, File, Help, and Category. Maybe it needs to be enabled in Project namespace or something? (Using wmgVisualEditorAvailableNamespaces.)

Here's what the preferences looks like for me (and from what I understand others as I'm not the only arb who likes to use VE on occasion).

Screenshot 2021-06-25 8.01.02 AM.png (1×1 px, 123 KB)

Can you look in the "Beta features" section (second tab from the right)?

I chatted with @Barkeep49 offphab, and they managed to enable VE via beta features. I asked them to note here if they want to promote VE out of beta.