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
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!
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
I would like to merge this ticket.
Please vote for this ticket instead: https://wikiwand.uservoice.com/admin/forums/247843-suggestions/suggestions/6632920-there-is-no-more-link-for-quotations
I’m going to check the Oxford Comma page now :)
Wikiwand loads slow (In comparison of other sites)!!
Why don't you minify HTML, CSS and compress images? Also go for removal of render blocking content, if possible!3 votes
We do concatenate and minify CSS, JS and images.
However, we take your comment very seriously, so we’ll figure out other ways to enhance the load time of Wikiwand.
One G+ feature that I love is the ability to click on the top bar to go straight to the top of the page.
Seeing that this extension has a similar top bar (in the sense that it auto-hides and has more than enough blank space available) it would be great if clicking somewhere on that empty space would make the article automatically scroll bar to the top.3 votes
You can actually do that – scroll to top by clicking the article name in the sidebar. That is: click the article name in the top-left corner of the screen.
Please include more info that appears in Wikipedia (like info uploader gave for picture he uploaded to wikimedia). Make flags clickable (if3 votes
Hi. The uploader name and more information are accessible by clicking the (i) icon in the gallery.
Fixed. will roll out to servers within a couple of hours.
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
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
It's brilliant now, good job you guys. But it world be PERFECT if you can support every Mediawiki-Based websites!!!3 votes
Merge with a similar suggestion, please vote here: https://wikiwand.uservoice.com/admin/forums/247843-suggestions/suggestions/6356413-enable-wikiwand-for-any-mediawiki-site-not-just-w
In Chrome 73, a new security feature called Cross-Origin Read Blocking (https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/5629709824032768) prevents Wikiwands popup definitions from working. When you attempt to do a popup, the spinner stays forever, and in the Chrome Console log, you can see the following error message:
"Cross-Origin Read Blocking (CORB) blocked cross-origin response "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?..." with MIME type application/json. See https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/5629709824032768 for more details."
Relatedly: when the pop-up fails, the spinner stays forever. The popup should detect failure and remove the spinner when this happens, and ideally show a pop-up error with what happened.3 votes
Fixed in 8.2.8
This should open the article http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/ORGAN%C2%B2/ASLSP
and not open the search page. The first hit is a link to the article.
Perhaps this is the same bug described in "Fix a bug for urls with a slash (/)".3 votes
I find WikiWand slow and crashy on mobile Safari. When I load a moderately long article, like Bill Gates, it is slow loading, and about 50% of the time it crashes the page/browser (which I see rarely happen on other sites). On my Android Nexus 7 tablet, Wiki Wand works much better. My Device: iPhone 4S; iOS 8.3 votes
We improved iOS/Safari performance vastly in the past month. Does it work better now?
When you do a wikiwand search and put your mouse on top of the links the popups look semi transparent. http://i.imgur.com/cwQ9bIk.png3 votes
For now, there is only an option to "report" the cover photo (the big one in the header) as unsuitable or disturbing. Perhaps, there should be an option to choose the cover photo from those related to the article by means of voting, or otherwise.3 votes
It is not possible to suggest a cover photo. Click any image to open the gallery, then click the “pin” icon in the top-left corner.
Hatnotes at the top of the page that tell you things like "for other uses, see ... (disambiguation)" do not show up on Wikiwand. Please add this support as we rely on these links to get around smoothly. Thank you!2 votes
Disambiguation links are actually available on Wikiwand. Go to:
See the little “Disambiguation” icon after the article title, hover over it to see the disambiguation note.
I understand you might want to monetize WikiWand later on, but the source being available shouldn't hurt your ability to do so, and in fact using a popular code hosting provider such as github will likely even accelerate its improvement :)2 votes
Hi Waldir. We might release some parts of WikiWand (but not all of it) as Open Source. But this will be in the future.
Unfortunately Lora font has some missing glyphs (https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Lora). I think that it's really important to use a font that supports all latin and cyrillic glyphs - without them some articles look very bad and loose their readability. :(1 vote
We added Lora with full latin support, should look fine on all latin languages. If you encounter anything wrong, please send us a screenshot to support wikiwand.com
I could not get it to work correctly in either Firefox or Chrome, either from an article or the Wikiwand home page.1 vote
We found out this usually happens due to Ghostery installed, blocking all UserVoice popups. You’ll need to temporarily disable Ghostery in order to send feedback. Sorry for that.
it's really annoying, most of our users prefer the real wikipedia style.
some hispter kiddies think this is so much better, really annoying to support.
our only options are to rewrite all the links in our email or simple dns block this site on our network1 vote
Just click the “W” icon in the toolbar and choose “Read on Wikipedia”
I suggest to not show the top search bar at the top unless we put the mouse on it. I think that it takes too much place.
Search bar too present1 vote
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