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See also Category:Wikipedia tools and Task-oriented tool list. For the Toolserver, see Wikipedia:Toolserver. For selection of tools, see the Directory NG. To look for a tool, use the Hay's tools searching page. Good tooling.

Browsing and editing

wikEd is a full-featured in-browser text editor for Wikipedia edit pages
  • Editing tools, tools intended to provide enhanced editing functionality. Contains edit page tools, edit bots, spellcheckers, wikisyntax conversion utilities, etc.
  • Browser tools, tools categorized by browser type
  • Citation tools, tools for citing and referencing
  • Anti-vandalism tools, tools for patrolling and cleaning up Wikipedia
  • Alternative browsing, alternatives to accessing Wikipedia through your web browser (mobile devices, desktop integration, alternate portals, etc.)
  • User scripts, a collection of JavaScript routines that add functionality to Wikipedia pages (e.g., regex search and replace, changing article formatting, and simplifying common tasks)
  • MW, "VCS-like nonsense for MediaWiki websites" with status, pull, diff, commit, and merge.
  • WatchlistBot is a bot that delivers realtime alerts via instant message (XMPP) when watched articles are edited or when watched users or IP networks edit.
  • Navigation shortcuts offer the ability to add personal links to the sidebar, providing quick and easy access to favourite articles within Wikipedia.


  • Axon, a Firefox search add-on. Double-click a word or select text to open the Wordnik dictionary definition or a Wikipedia article in any language of your choosing.
  • Cleeki, Cleeki is a Windows-based program for generic search purpose, but particularly optimized for Wikipedia. It allows one click keyword grabs from anywhere on the screen and returns Wikipedia results for them.
  • WikiProjects – WikiBrowse for Windows
  • GlobalWPSearch, search across projects and show missing interlanguage links.
  • Macintosh Dashboard Widget
  • whichsub finds transcluded templates of a given page which contain a given string.
  • Find Link Tool Find links on Wikipedia tool created by Edward Betts.


Google tools

Note: Google search results can be several days or even weeks out of date.
  • Google book tool Converts bare url into {{cite book}} format
  • Mirrors of Wikimedia content can be filtered from Google search result pages in Firefox using the CustomizeGoogle extension.[1] See meta:Mirror filter for instructions and a filter list.
  • Wikipediavision (designed by László Kozma) visualizes recent anonymous edits using Google Maps.

Page histories


  • Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts/HistoryCount, user script that specifies the number of history entries on the history tab (without the script, 50 entries are shown when the tab is opened)
  • Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts/Six tabs, adds a history tab (and an edit tab) for the page that is paired with the page that is visible
  • User:Ixfd64/revision sizes, revision size visualizer written in R
  • Wikipedia:Wiki2VCS, script that loads histories onto one's computer, so that they can be quickly diffed and searched
  • XTools Page History Page statistics and visualization, provides sortable and exportable list of all contributors with number of edits and amount of added text. Provides also results of syntax and grammar checks and latest assessment history.


Finding the responsible user

  • WikiBlame, searches for given text in versions of article
  • User:AmiDaniel/WhodunitQuery, Windows application that identifies the edit and user who added a specific word or phrase
  • whoCOLOR, browser script for Grease/Tampermonkey, highlights original authors directly in the article, gets data from a publicly accessible API

User edit counts and analysis

  • userhist, user script, adds interface elements for isolating a user's changes to a page.
superseded by XTools Top Edits
  • User contribution search, finds all the edits by a user to a single page
  • Wikipedia Page History Statistics Page history statistics by User:aka, builds an edit history overview page
  • afdstats Analyse AfD !votes against the result
  • Contribution Surveyor – surveys a users contributions and orders edited articles by the total text contributed.
  • Pages Created – lists all pages created by a user (including deleted ones)

Edit counters

  • XTools Edit Counter A powerful and full-featured editor analysis tool.
  • Administrator Statistics for the English Wikipedia (updated hourly)
  • User contributions (Luxo), find contributions on enwiki and other Wikimedia sites
  • XTools AdminStats Shows statistics of admin actions, broken down into individual actions, arbitrary period selectable

User interaction analysis

  • Editor Interaction Analyzer compares the edits of two to three specified editors to see which articles overlap, sorted by minimum time between edits by both users. Only works on the English Wikipedia. Speed: slow.
  • Intersect Contribs, compares the edits of two to eight editors at any WMF wiki to see which articles overlap. Speed: fast.
  • Intertwined contributions, merges the contributions of two editors at any WMF wiki into a single list. Speed: fast.
  • Interaction Timeline a chronological history of two users' across pages where they both made edits.


  • Wiki Replay, see m:Grants:IEG/Replay Edits and wm2014:Submissions/Replay Edits for more details.
  • de:Benutzer:Atlasowa/edit history visualization

Importing (converting) content to Wikipedia (MediaWiki) format

Google Docs Spreadsheet

  • MediaWiki Table Utility or this updated version This class constructs a MediaWiki-format table from an Excel/GoogleDoc copy&paste. It provides a variety of methods to modify the style. It defaults to a Wikipedia styling with first column header.[2]

Microsoft Office


2007 and later
Prior versions
  • mw:Extension:Word2MediaWikiPlus, a tool that converts Microsoft Word documents to MediaWiki. For Ms Word 2000 or 2003
  • For other Macro, see mw:Word macros, Visual Basic macros to use within Microsoft Word to prepare content to be pasted into a Wikipedia page.
  • wikEd, a full-featured in-browser text editor for Wikipedia edit pages that can convert text and tables pasted from Microsoft Word with a button click


  • excel2wiki: Copy & Paste Excel-to-Wiki Converter
  • tab2wiki: Converts tables (tab-delimited, e.g. copied from Excel) to Wikitext tables
  • de:Wikipedia:Technik/Text/Basic/EXCEL-Tabellenumwandlung/en: Convert EXCEL-Table with most formatting like background- and fontcolor, fontstyle(bold/italic), columnheight, -width, etc. to Wiki-tableformat
  • de:Benutzer:Duesentrieb/csv2wp (en) or CSV Converter: Converts many types of spreadsheet tables, including CSV, tab-separated, etc., to MediaWiki or HTML
  • csv2other: a free open source tool, in .net, to convert CSV and EXCEL files to wiki table format
  • Mediawiki CSV Import tool: A proprietary, commercial, tool to create mass Mediawiki pages using CSV datasource and variable based templates. Results merged into a valid Mediawiki XML Import file.
  • wiki2csv: a commmand line tool that can convert wikitables to CSV and back. Useful to edit wikitables in Excel (or OpenOffice).


  • Sun Wiki Publisher, an OpenOffice extension that allows exporting documents as MediaWiki source text via the File → Export → File Format drop down menu. Since can open all Microsoft Office files, one can open files created in Microsoft Word and export them to the MediaWiki format. Compatible with: 3.0 | StarOffice 9 or higher. Also available for LibreOffice


  • Html2Wiki is an extension for MediaWiki that imports HTML


  • part of the Pywikipedia bot framework, web port


  • Appropedia:Help:Porting PDF files to MediaWiki, the most effective method found so far requires Adobe Acrobat (paid version).



Google Slides

  • meta:User:Tbayer (WMF)/Converting Google Slides to wikitext (tutorial)

Google Docs

  • meta:User:Tbayer (WMF)/Converting Google Docs to wikitext (tutorial + Python script)

Many formats

  • Pandoc is a universal document converter

Export: Conversion to other formats

  • Help:Export, Special:Export (XML)
  • PDF: Special:Book
  • mw:Alternative parsers, programs and projects to translate MediaWiki's text markup syntax into something else, such as HTML
  • wikitable2csv is a web tool that extracts wikitables from a given page and converts them to CSV.
  • wiki2csv is a command line tool that can convert wikitables into comma separated value files that can be edited by Excel or LibreOffice. The result can be converted back retaining most of the original formatting.
  • mw:Extension:TextExtracts (API function to convert into cleaned up HTML or plain text; without links)
  • meta:User:Tbayer (WMF)/Converting wiki pages to plaintext emails

PDF, EPub, Odt and LaTeX

  • MediaWiki to LaTeX Convert from Wiki to PDF, EPub, Odt and LaTeX formats.

HTML for Wordpress blogs

Geotagging related tools

  • GeoLocator, Wikipedia compatible geotagging metadata generator and coordinate editor


  • Syndication, RSS feeds, etc.
  • Researching Wikipedia: Tools for data analysis
  • Not English, tools that have not yet been translated completely into English. Some need their descriptions translated from German, others are not available in English. Help translate if you can!
    • Note: Checkinks is buggy use with caution. Consider using instead Internet Archive Bot which can be found in the History tab of any page: "Fix dead links" – login does not require a password.
  • WikiBiff, To alert users when they have new messages waiting on their talk pages
  • Desktop Watchlist, Enhanced watchlist for Windows
  • Category Watchlist, Watching additions and removals to categories
  • CategoryWatchlistBot, Watch category and/or template additions/removals, supports partial name matches and subcategories
  • PetScan (manual), searches categories recursively. will find subcategories that overlap with other categories, templates, etc.
  • Yanker: creates list of the following: (1) pages in a category or (2) page titles matching a particular pattern
  • User:SuggestBot for suggested articles you might like to edit
  • RAMP editor: can generate enhanced authority records for creators of archival collections
  • XEcho Shows your global cross-wiki notifications from 800+ wikis at a glance
  • quarry:, a place to run queries on databases of Wikimedia projects
  • MTC!, A tool that makes it easy to transfer files to Commons en masse.
  • New page patrol browser – browse and search content of newly created pages, with associated metadata

Sources for code for new tools

See also


  1. ^ CustomizeGoogle
  2. ^ Enhanced Spreadsheet to WikiMedia table Converter proposed
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