We will soon be updating MediaWiki to the latest stable version, 1.18.1. While there are many changes behind the scenes with this update, the most visible change is that the what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editor, FCKeditor, is no longer supported by its authors and will not run in either of the two latest versions of MediaWiki.
In its place we have added the WikiEditor, the default editor on Wikipedia, which helps users insert proper wiki markup into pages:
Please try out the new editor in our testing sandbox (available only on campus or via the VPN) and let us know how it works for you in the comments below.
While it isn’t WYSIWG, new editor has the following benefits:
- It won’t corrupt some pages like the FCKeditor would when certain formatting was used.
- The included ‘Preview’ and ‘Changes’ tabs let you quickly view the results of your changes without saving.
- Your Wiki-editing skills can be used on Wikipedia and any other MediaWiki wiki.