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|Enable VisualEditor.||Read VisualEditor's User Guide.||Report a problem with VisualEditor.|
|Log in, go to preferences (top right) -> editing tab, uncheck Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta, optionally change Editing mode to Show me both editor tabs, and save your preferences. Or use this sandbox link for testing.||Find out how to make links, add or move images, create citations, insert templates, edit tables, and more.||Use Phabricator to report problems with Visual Editor. Please include your web browser, computer operating system, and Wikipedia skin (usually Vector, sometimes Monobook). Start a new Phabricator ticket.|
Welcome to the portal for VisualEditor, a way of editing Wikipedia being developed by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) that does not require editors to learn wiki markup. They previously had to use 'Source editor' to make edits, but VisualEditor allows people to edit many types of pages without needing to understand simple wikitext. WMF staff hope this encourages more readers to become editors.
Even after the eventual anticipated full-feature release of VisualEditor, experienced editors may still prefer editing with wikitext because they find it faster and more precise. It will also be needed for editing all discussion pages. Editors who enable VisualEditor will always have the Source editor option available from the toolbar on every page, as the WMF has no plans to remove this.
VisualEditor still has many bugs and missing features. If you encounter an issue, you can report it on the Feedback page, but be aware that that page is not actively monitored by WMF staff. WMF staff prefer that you report bugs via the Phabricator bug tracking website.
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