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Initial Editor settings for the New user

Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)
Chaduvari (talkcontribs)

@Trizek (WMF), this is about my observation on tewiki.

New user has their editor preferences set as 2010 Wikitext editor. I think it should be Visual editor which makes editing easy and user-friendly for them. Can you please think it over.. thank you.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thank you for your feedback. I'm curious to know how you tested it. Here is what I did:

  1. I picked a random task from my Homepage,
  2. I click "Edit",
  3. I have the visual editor.

I did it using my work account and also a brand new test account.

At the moment, your wiki has one single "edit" tab. By default, clicking on it loads the visual editor for new users. If they switch to the 2010 wikitext editor when the edit and save from this editor, then the Edit tab will open the wikitext editor until the user switches back to the visual editor.

The help panel, shown when people work on suggested edits, encourage users to switch back to the visual editor.

Chaduvari (talkcontribs)

I created a new user and tested it. To recheck, I created another user today. After completing the survey, I went to my Homepage. From there, I went to edit a page. There I saw "Edit source" tab only. When I clicked it, it showed me 2010 Wikitext editor.

In the "edits" tab of the "preferences", the settings are like this:

  • "Enable the editing toolbar": Checked
  • "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta": Unchecked
  • In the "Editing mode:" drop-down list, "Remember my last editor" is selected
Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thank you. The visual editor is the default editor on your wiki.

@Whatamidoing (WMF), did I miss something on this issue? Why some new users get the wikitext editor on te.wp?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure what's going on, but I've filed a bug report, and the devs will look into it.

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