please add a wysiwig editor to the wiki!

Our present wiki — MediaWiki — doesn’t have a wysiwig editor, which means that to do anything with formatting you need to use HTML or wikimarkup, neither of which are very user-friendly. Can we add a wysiwig editor to our installation?

From Mike Roy via Shel Sax

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3 Responses to “please add a wysiwig editor to the wiki!”

  1. Joseph Antonioli says:

    We agree that having a wysiwig editor is important, and we are actively investigating options. We hope to identify a good editor by November 1st. In the meantime, you can take advantage of the simple text editor in Mediawiki that does provide the following formatting functions:

    * Bold
    * Italic
    * Internal link (a link to a page within the wiki)
    * External link (a link to any location on the web)
    * Header
    * Embed and image
    * Embed a media file
    * Embed a Mathematical Formula
    * Ignore Wiki Formatting
    * Add Your Signature with a Timestamp
    * Add Horizontal Rule

    If you do not see these buttons

    1. Click on the “my preferences” link in the upper right-hand corner.
    2. Click on the EDITING tab.
    3. Click the checkbox next to “Show edit toolbar (JavaScript).”

  2. Jeff Rehbach says:

    Thanks, Joe, for these directions!

  3. Kelly says:

    Thank you for sharing this innovative new approach!

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