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Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.

Recent changes

  • Citations can once again be added automatically from ISBNs, thanks to Zotero’s ISBN searches. The current data sources are the Library of Congress (United States), the Bibliothèque nationale de France (French National Library), and K10plus ISBN (German repository). Additional data source searches can be proposed to Zotero. The ISBN labels in the VisualEditor Automatic tab will reappear later this week. [1]
  • The page Special:EditWatchlist now has “Check all” options to select all the pages within a namespace. This feature request was voted #161 in the 2023 Community Wishlist Survey. [2]


  • For a few days earlier this month, the “Add interlanguage link” item in the Tools menu did not work properly. This has now been fixed. [3]

Changes later this week

  • The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and from 30 May. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 31 May. It will be on all wikis from 1 June (calendar).
  • VisualEditor will be switched to a new backend on small and medium wikis this week. Large wikis will follow in the coming weeks. This is part of the effort to move Parsoid into MediaWiki core. The change should have no noticeable effect on users, but if you experience any slow loading or other strangeness when using VisualEditor, please report it on the phabricator ticket linked here. [4]

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