Gadgets

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Gadgets are enhancements to MediaWiki, made of javascript and CSS; but not written as full-blown extensions.
Notes
One of the best is the wikEd gadget implementation for the wikEd editor


This is a hand-editted information page. Be sure to check out the Special:Gadgets page for system info and the interface defintion page MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition.

Gadgets are enhancements to MediaWiki, made of javascript and CSS; but not written as full-blown extensions.

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wikEd Homepage Discussion Translations Help Code

This wiki has several Gadgets that you can use.

  1. User:Cacycle/wikEd
  2. Snippets/Toggle_between_dropdown_menus_and_tabs MenuTabsToggle
  3. Wikipedia:HotCat

There are a ton of gadgets used on the WikiPedia site: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gadgets/wikipedia

There are even gadgets for the Visual Editor

Users[edit | edit source]

Visit your preferences (Gadgets tab) to modify which gadgets are turned on or off.

Admins[edit | edit source]

  1. Export the gadget from the wiki that has the gadget.
    1. E.g.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Gadgets/export/HotCat
    2. Download the export / save the file locally
  2. Import the gadget to the new wiki that wants the gadget feature.
    1. E.g. https://freephile.org/wiki/index.php/Special:Import
  3. Add the gadget to the gadgets-definition page
    1. E.g. https://freephile.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition