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How do I enable the VisualEditor on my account?

asked 2015-10-19 14:12:30 -0500

How do I enable the VisualEditor on my account?

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answered 2015-10-19 14:19:25 -0500

updated 2018-07-03 10:47:07 -0500

As of May 2016 all new Wikipedia accounts will have the source editor automatically enabled. If you created your account after this point, you may need to take some extra steps to enable the VisualEditor. If the VisualEditor is enabled on your account, you will see "edit" and "edit source" as options on Wikipedia articles. If not, follow the following steps to enable it.

Click on edit to use the VisualEditor and click on edit source to use wiki code. If you do not see "edit source," then follow these steps to make sure you have the VisualEditor enabled.

  1. Make sure you are logged into your Wikipedia account.
  2. Click on "preferences". image description
  3. Click on the "editing" tab. Editing section of the menu
  4. MAKE SURE "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta" is not checked.
  5. On the "Editing Mode" drop-down, you can select your editing mode as shown below.
  6. Click "save." Four dropdown items in "Editing Mode"

You may select "Show me both editor tabs" so that when you load a Wikipedia article, you should see both the "edit" and "edit source" options.

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