Wikiwand Website & Extensions

  1. 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.

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  2. Articles about colors should keep the color preview

    Most (possibly all) of the articles about colors contain a table whose header has the same background color as the one the article is about. In the Wikiwand version, the background is replaced with white, and there is no way to see what color the article is talking about. Take a look here for an example:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navyblue?oldformat=true
    http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Navyblue

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  3. Firefox: Ctrl/Cmd+Click opens Wikiwand in a new tab AND current tab

    Using WikiWand in Firefox on an MacBook, if I cmd-click to open an Wikipedia link in a new tab, WikiWand does this but ALSO opens the link in the current tab half a second later

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  5. 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.

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  6. Add full HTTPS support

    Wikiwand already seems to have some HTTPS support, although certain scripts are served over HTTP and throw a mixed content warning. Wikipedia itself has full support for HTTPS.

    In a post-Snowden world, a secure-by-default approach benefits all users. HTTPS prevents a user's employer, ISP or government from snooping on what Wikipedia articles they are reading. This is particularly pertinent for users in less democratic countries, where simply viewing a controversial article can get them into real trouble.

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  7. Disable Cover Image

    The large cover image on some articles makes scrolling really laggy when compared to articles that don't have a cover image. I think this is due to the hardware-acceleration of scrolling in OS X, but it'd be great if we could disable cover images on all articles (this'd also help load times drastically).

    I tried blocking it using a custom adblock filter but the cover_image div has the CSS to offset the content below it, so if you block the image it cuts off the title and first paragraph of the article.

    Other than that WikiWand is fab!

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  8. 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.

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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.

  9. Favorite Articles

    A Reading List (To store your Favorite Articles)

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  10. save to pdf

    This will be very usefull guys!!!

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  11. Stop popping up an ad encouraging me to install the Wikiwand extension when I already have it installed.

    I have been experiencing this with with Firefox for several weeks now. All pop-ups annoy me, since I must take to the trouble to dispose of them; but this one is especially annoying because it is arising on Wikiwand pages which I am getting because the extension is already installed! I have version 3.1.1.

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  12. Cleanup console debug

    As a developer, getting the console clogged, is somewhat annoying:

    do not show on websites
    2cards-click.js:32 detected link
    2cards-click.js:44 do not show on websites
    cards-click.js:32 detected link
    cards-click.js:44 do not show on websites
    cards-click.js:32 detected link
    3cards-click.js:44 do not show on websites
    cards-click.js:32 detected link
    4cards-click.js:44 do not show on websites

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    14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Those prints originated from our Chrome Extension, sorry about that.
    We have removed those prints and published a new version of our Chrome Extension.
    Chrome updates extensions automatically, so those prints should be gone within the next few hours – no action is required on your side.

  13. Hide or minimze the search bar - show it on hover

    I think that the search bar is too big and takes too much place, also it really doesn't look nice IMO, maybe something more sober, and less invasive would be better. Thx,

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    We removed the search bar from the toolbar, now there’s a small search button instead.
    Also, we have improved the search accuracy and display, give it a try!

  14. Ctrl+clicking a link in Firefox opens in current tab as well

    Clicking on a result on google opens two tabs with the same wikiwand content (Firefox 31-Windows 7)

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  15. 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.

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  16. 9 votes
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  17. Colour-coded graph legend

    With coloured maps and graphs, Wikipedia has a legend that shows how each colour corresponds to a certain data point or value. Wikiwand is missing the colours associated with the values. For example, take a look at the map legend on the Microeconomics page.

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  18. Wikiwand doesn't work anymore for me, this is the error I get: Wikidata API: request failed: Error: CERT_UNTRUSTED

    Wikiwand doesn't work anymore for me, this is the error I get: Wikidata API: request failed: Error: CERT_UNTRUSTED

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  19. Random article feature

    Add a link that will take you to a randomly chosen article

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  20. 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.

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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 :)

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