Wikiwand Website & Extensions

  1. Extension with a Wikipedia-to-Wikiwand switch button that enables one to read the Wikipedia article being browsed on Wikipedia on Wikiwand

    My computer is a relatively slow one. While reading on Wikiwand is more pleasurable, it's often not an option for me since a Wikiwand pages take much longer to load. So I have to generally disable this Wikiwand extension anyway and read articles on Wikipedia's own website instead.

    So I want an extension for the Chrome and other web browsers that has a 'Read this on Wikiwand' button, so that I can keep reading articles on Wikipedia by default and also switch to Wikiwand whenever I want.

    12 votes
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    Our Chrome extension now has this [W] botton in the bottom-right corner that enabled you to disable and enable Wikiwand. This button shows up on Wikiwand and on Wikipedia pages.

  2. 9 votes
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  3. Add Bookmarking (Reading List / Read It Later)

    I've always thought Wikipedia sorely lacks this feature of marking entries as favourite e.g. for later reading. This would be a great new functionality to add imo.

    13 votes
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    Bookmarking is now available in Wikiwand!
    1. To add the current page, click the “Bookmark” icon in the toolbar.
    2. To add a snippet of text to bookmarks, select some text and click the “Bookmark” icon that pops up on the left.
    3. You can now also hover over any link, and click “Add to bookmark” in the hovercard.

  4. Show pop-ups of citations by placing the mouse over the third-bracketed numbers (instead of clicking on them)

    Also, there is another VERY disturbing problem which needs to be FIXED. If there are two citations for the same statement, say [1] and [2], I CAN click on [1], and THEN [2] to see pop-ups for each of them, but I CANNOT see the pop-up of [1] AFTER THAT again simply by clicking on it. Instead, I have to FIRST CLOSE the pop-up for the second citation, and THEN click on [1] to see its pop-up.

    27 votes
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  5. Fix improper formatting

    I was on this article:
    http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Listofradioactiveisotopesbyhalf-life
    and I noticed every section was labeled "10 seconds". This seemed strange to me, so I viewed it on the normal Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listofradioactiveisotopesbyhalf-life?oldformat=true) and I noticed that all of the sections had superscripts. Please fix this issue.

    9 votes
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  6. Hope to support every MediaWiki-Based Websites!

    It's brilliant now, good job you guys. But it world be PERFECT if you can support every Mediawiki-Based websites!!!

    3 votes
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  7. Bug for pages with <kbd> tags

    Pages with kbd characters (such as http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Interrobang) fail to display any text in the <kbd> tags

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  8. Get rid of the Facebook buttons

    There's already a share button and it's distracting. Plus those buttons track your web usage and a lot of people aren't okay with that; especially considering how open wikipedia actually is. Don't ruin a good thing trying to "socialize" it all.

    7 votes
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  9. Language order

    Allow user to order their language

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    Hi there.
    The language order is automatically determined based on how many articles you’ve read in each languages. The most frequently used language will always appear on top.

  10. Fix the conflict between WikiWand and HTTPS Everywhere.

    There is a conflict between WikiWand and HTTPS Everywhere. When Https is enabled, the Wiki extension turns blank.

    7 votes
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  11. Wikiwand Suggest as cover photo grey screen

    I was reading an article and when I clicked a word to read some more information, I got a grey screen with a "Suggest as cover photo" with two buttons. When I click on the close button it doesn't do anything and when I click the button yes or no it opens a new tab with the same content.
    It showed up when I had Wikiwand version 3.2., so I installed it back to 3.1. and the problem still show up.

    3 votes
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  12. Add simple English to the language options

    I use the Simple English "language" of Wikipedia all the time with my ESL students, and it would be AWESOME if they could view the Simple English pages via Wikiwand.

    3 votes
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    Hi Victor.
    Simple English is actually fully supported in Wikiwand :)

    For an example:
    1. Please go to http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Education
    2. Click the (EN) icon in the toolbar
    3. Click “149 other languages”
    4. Search for, and select “Simple English”

    If you wish to quickly access Simple English from the languages dropdown, you can add it as a preferred language:
    1. Go to any article on Wikiwand
    2. Click the (EN) icon in the toolbar
    3. Click “Language Preferences”
    4. Add “Simple English” to your language preferences
    5. Close the dialog
    6. Click the (EN) icon in the toolbar again. You should see “Simple English” in the dropdown, which will indicate if this article is available in Simple English (not all articles are).

    Hope this helps!

  13. Include easy access to the talk pages.

    I use talk pages frequently to understand controversy on contentious subjects.

    (Also, they are very entertaining sometimes. I recommend reading the talk page for the "Oxford Comma" to see some of the best articulated trolling on the internet)

    3 votes
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  14. Add link to disambiguation page

    A link should be added to a disambiguation page where one exists.

    For example, if I search for a 'Nickel' on Wikipedia I am directed to the page on the element - as I am on WikiWand - but there is also a link to the disambiguation page (useful if I had wanted to look up the coin). As far as I'm aware, this link does not exist in WikiWand.

    13 votes
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  15. Better math equations support!

    I read a lot of math-related articles on Wiki. Thanks to WikiWand, the articles are so much better looking. It would be perfect though, if you could support MathJax, like the original wiki does. The math equations do get blurry, hurting an otherwise perfect reading experience.

    4 votes
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  16. Transparent search bar

    I also suggest in addition to show it on hover even on the top, to make the search bar completely transparent, it will give a more classy appearance IMO, maybe it can also be thinner.
    The transparency idea can maybe be considered for the left summary column. Something more light and aerial.

    7 votes
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    We removed the search bar from the toolbar, now there’s a small search button instead. When you click it, you’ll get a full-screen search with a semi-transparent background. Hope you will like it :)

  17. 4 votes
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  18. 4 votes
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  19. Add option to justify paragraphs

    Add an option allowing users to change the text alignment of paragraphs. The option could be a switch with to values: align right and justify

    33 votes
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  20. Hiding search bar

    It would be nice IMO, if we could have a hidden search bar unless we hover the mouse over it. maybe with a small option to keep it visible if we need or prefer, I think that it is too visible on the page. Thx,

    3 votes
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