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Plugin page- Installation tab
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This task entails adding a new installation tab with the necessary Installation, Activation and Post-activation steps on the Preview Plugin page.


Setting up the Wikipedia Preview plugin requires two simple steps:

  1. Install and activate the plugin on your site for free.
  2. Add preview links to your site content to improve the experience for your site visitors.

Option 1 - Install using the automatic plug-in installer:

  1. To add a plugin using the built-in plugin installer:
  2. Navigate to Plug-ins > select Add New.
  3. Use the search form in the top-right and search Wikipedia Preview.
  4. Click the Install Now button to install the plug-in.
  5. Once the plug-in installation is complete, click Activate to activate the plugin.

Option 2 - Upload via Wordpress Admin:

  1. If you have a copy of the plug-in downloaded as a zip file, you can manually upload it and install it through the Plug-ins admin screen.
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  3. Click the Upload Plugin button at the top of the screen.
  4. Select the zip file from your local filesystem.
  5. Click the Install Now button.
  6. When the installation is complete, you’ll see “Plug-in installed successfully.” Click the Activate Plug-in button.

It’s easy to add Wikipedia Preview links to your site. It takes only a few seconds to add a preview link and create a richer experience for your site visitors.

Option 1 - How to add Wikipedia Preview links using the Classic Editor:

  • Add a Wikipedia article link to your site’s content using the same process you use to add hyperlinks to your articles.

Option 2 - How to add Wikipedia Preview links using the Gutenberg/ Block Editor:

  1. Highlight the text you want to link to a Wikipedia article.

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  1. Select ‘Wikipedia Preview’ from the menu.

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  1. You will see a list of suggested articles. Select the one you want to link to.

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  1. Wikipedia Preview will automatically turn the link into a preview of the relevant Wikipedia article. You can easily edit or remove this.

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Wikipedia Preview gives your site visitors context without leaving your site. We recommend adding links to words, pronouns, or phrases that you think your site visitors might be confused about or want more information about. Some sections of your site may be enhanced by adding a lot of links; other sections of your site might not need any.
Take a few minutes to add links retroactively to your existing content, and take just a few seconds to add links to new content as you create it in the future. Your visitors will thank you!
Let us know what you think about the product as you’re using it – we love to hear from you.

Acceptance Criteria

  • Installation tab with all the necessary details is visible for both logged in and logged out users.

Test Scenarios

  • Visible installation tab for both logged in & logged out users.

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PWaigi-WMF renamed this task from Plugin page installation tab to Plugin page- Installation tab.Dec 14 2022, 12:54 PM
PWaigi-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)
SBisson triaged this task as Medium priority.Dec 20 2022, 2:07 PM

Should we consider splitting this section into a separate tab?

The content in the details section is becoming too lengthy with this new addition.

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ok, reading through other plugin, == Installation == should do that new tab.