James Forrester

  1. The alpha version of the VisualEditor is now in 15 languages

    Today the Wikimedia Foundation launched an alpha, opt-in version of the VisualEditor to fourteen Wikipedias, which follows our release to the English Wikipedia in December. The VisualEditor lets editors create and modify real articles visually, using a new system where the articles they edit will look the same as when one reads them — like writing a document in a word processor. Editors on f... Read more

  2. Try out the alpha version of the VisualEditor

    Yesterday we launched an alpha, opt-in version of the VisualEditor to the English Wikipedia. This will let editors create and modify real articles visually, using a new system where the articles they edit will look the same as when you read them, and their changes show up as they type enter them — like writing a document in a word processor. Why launch now? We want our community of existing edit... Read more

  3. Inventing as we go: building a visual editor for MediaWiki

    We at the Wikimedia Foundation, in conjunction with Wikia, are building the VisualEditor for Wikipedia and all other sites based on the MediaWiki software. This is taking us some time, and we often get asked what’s involved in this, just how hard it is, and why it’s taking us so long, so we thought we’d explain some of the intricacies in the most challenging software project the Wikimedia F... Read more

  4. Help us shape Wikimedia’s prototype visual editor

    Today, we at the Wikimedia Foundation have launched a prototype “visual editor” for Wikipedia.... Read more