Latest comment: 7 days ago by Samwilson in topic Link to redirect

Move to mainspace edit

I suggest we move this page to mainspace, as it's a project and not directly related to Meta Wiki. SWilson (WMF) (talk) 06:23, 1 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Activating the tool edit


what would be necessary to activate this tool for all users of a language version (e.g. the german language wikipedia) per default?

Thanks a lot!

Also see

--M2k~dewiki (talk) 16:43, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @Samwilson, Lydia Pintscher (WMDE), DMartin (WMF), HMonroy (WMF), and MusikAnimal:
what would be necessary to activate this tool for all users of a language version (e.g. the german language wikipedia, commons, ...) per default?
Is there any project plan or time schedule for testing, training/information/discussion, deploying/roll out ?
Thanks a lot! M2k~dewiki (talk) 18:14, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@M2k~dewiki: Sorry for the slow reply here! Thanks for persisting with asking about this, and reporting issues, it definitely is appreciated.
To enable for all users on one wiki, you can install it as a gadget. To do that, you should request that a local interface-admin make the required edits. Gadgets can be set to be enabled for all users if the community agrees.
As for the general development and testing of this tool, there's not a great deal going on as you can see. However, there are a few simple-looking tasks that I'm going to try to look at now. For more complicated things, did you see my reply on T329967? There are a few options, but I'm not totally clear which is the best.
Thanks. — Sam Wilson 06:30, 28 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nice tool edit

Tracked in Phabricator:
Task T357081

I have activated this tool for me and it's also available as an experimental feature on It would be nice if the gadget don't load on the redirect pages (or at least it should be disabled in default). — Draceane talkcontrib. 14:27, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Draceane: Glad you like it! And excluding redirect pages is a good idea. Some wikis do like to add sitelinks for redirects, so I wonder if a good compromise could be to not show the automatic popup dialog window after saving, but still have the sidebar link in case people want to add a sitelink. What do you think? Sam Wilson 23:40, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that would be nice. I don't think that disabling it on all redirect pages would be an optimal solution, but "muting" it might be a good compromise. — Draceane talkcontrib. 09:36, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Draceane: Great! I've created T357081 to track it. Sam Wilson 01:14, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Link to redirect edit

The tool doesn't work if the linked page is a redirect, so it should have an intentional sitelink to redirect badge on Wikidata, if it's relavant to attach it to an item. Jklamo (talk) 10:19, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jklamo: Good point, thanks! I've added this to phab:T357081. We'd want to make it clear to the user that it is adding the sitelink to a redirect, and perhaps link to the documentation about what this means. Sam Wilson 13:33, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Return to "AutosuggestSitelink" page.