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Release status:Extension status stable

WikEd screenshot.png
ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Page action
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Full-featured text editor, integrated into MediaWiki edit pages
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Cacycle
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version See current version.
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki > 1.8
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license Public domain
Download Code (do not copy for installation)
Home (overview, installation, and recent changes)
ExampleTemplate:Extension#example Gadget on English Wikipedia. See the wikEd home and wikEd help page

Translate the WikEd extension if it is available at translatewiki.net

Check usage and version matrix.

wikEd is a full-featured MediaWiki-integrated text editor that adds enhanced text processing functions to edit pages. Currently it works only for Firefox and other Mozilla browsers, Safari, and Google Chrome. wikEd is a complete rich-text pseudo-WYSIWYG editor and comes with many MediaWiki-specific features.

Features include
  1. Wikicode syntax highlighting
  2. Pasting, import, and conversion of formatted text, e.g. from Microsoft-Word and web pages
  3. Regular expression search and replace
  4. Edit preview and show changes on the same page without reloading
  5. Fullscreen editing mode
  6. Single-click fixing of common mistakes
  7. History for summary, search, and replace fields
  8. Jump to selected heading
Type-ahead find
  1. Support for many languages
  2. Improved diff display
  3. Follow links and wiki-links (ctrl-click)
  4. Runs automatically on every MediaWiki installation when installed as a local Greasemonkey user script

For a more detailed feature list see wikEd features.


There are four ways to install wikEd:

For details see wikEd and wikEd installation.


wikEd is completely customizable, see wikEd customization.

Changes to LocalSettings.php[edit]

JavaScript for users has to be allowed by adding "$wgAllowUserJs = true;" to LocalSettings.php


See the code (but please do not copy it, see wikEd installation).

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