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Why isn't there a version of Mediawiki installer available with Visual Editor 'preinstalled'?

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John Cummings (talkcontribs)

Hi

I would like to help set up a wiki for a charity and being a regular Wikipedia editor I know how useful Visual Editor is. However the instructions to install Visual Editor all kinds of complicated and scary compared to installed MediaWiki. Would it be possible/how much extra work would it be to providea version of the MediaWiki installer which included VE?

Thanks :)

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The instructions are 'scary' because it is complicated. In a few years it might be simpler, but that is not likely any time soon, sorry.

2604:6000:1412:416C:181E:D417:7A7A:EB7E (talkcontribs)

That's a disappointing perspective. I'm sure if enough people are frustrated they will make downloading it simple. John Cummings, do you have/know a contact inside Wikipedia who could change the downloading process? It didn't download for me, either.


WhitWye (talkcontribs)

The instructions aren't just "scary," they're lacking, vague on specific steps necessary to get it all to work.

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