Create a VisualEditor plugin tool to add/edit Listings


Author: lukebenes

I see from [ The Accomodations Listing suggested style you want people to continue to use the wikitravel tags. But I do not see any tools to automate the process.

If you look at the Add and Edit Listing Feature listing like those that can be found [ here] and [ here]? You'll see there is a tool to edit these tag.

This tags is extremely useful to organize data and make quick edits. For example, I have fixed many incorrect phone numbers and addresses using this helpful tool. Please consider adding this feature the MediaWiki.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyMar 16 2013, 4:59 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 17 2013, 2:18 PM

lukebenes wrote:

There is a discussion about this feature on the wikivoyage site here:

Qgil added a comment.Via ConduitApr 2 2013, 6:06 PM

Looking at our roadmap, the implementation of this feature looks more like a candidate for a VisualEditor plugin.

MediaWiki core features must be generic enough for different wikis and must be reviewed and integrated by core maintainers. Visual Editor plugins can be developed by anybody and it is perfecty ok to have them for very specific purposes e.g. a Wikivoyage plugin.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitApr 2 2013, 6:22 PM

Actually, on reflection this should live in the Extension we're talking about, and block against a tracker for such creations in VE itself. Sorry to mess this around.

Qgil added a comment.Via ConduitApr 2 2013, 8:06 PM

We weren't talking about any extension. This report was filed against MediaWiki core. Happy to move it to the right place, as long as we know what is the right place.

Luke, are you saying those tags were created in the Wikitravel times? If so, it would be useful to know how did they handle them.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitApr 2 2013, 8:27 PM

This is about the Listings extension which is unique (in Wikimedia land) to Wikivoyage -

It creates the following tags:


They are used to provide structured mark-up and hinting of recommendations for WV listings of places to go.

Sorry for the confusion. :-)

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 19 2013, 11:20 AM

lukebenes wrote:

Have you taken a look at WP:HOTCAT?

HotCat is a JavaScript program that helps registered users easily remove, change and add categories to Wikipedia pages. This is very similar to the functionality that we need for the Listing Editor.

Liuxinyu970226 added a subscriber: Liuxinyu970226.Via WebTue, Feb 10, 2:09 AM

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