Navigating through Wikipedia articles on desktop just got a lot easier

Communications Deployments From the archives Technology Wikipedia

Page previews, deployed today, is one of the largest changes to desktop Wikipedia made in recent years.

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You can now upload 3D models to Wikimedia Commons

Deployments Features Foundation From the archives Technology Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

We've enabled a new feature that allows you to upload three dimensional (3D) models.

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“Visual diffs” make it easier to see editing changes on Wikipedia

Deployments Features Foundation From the archives Technology Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation's Editing team announces the launch of visual diffs, which will let users visually review the changes made to Wikimedia sites without requiring knowledge of the wikitext markup language.

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How we made editing Wikipedia twice as fast

Deployments From the archives MediaWiki

The creator of the wiki, Ward Cunningham, wanted to make it fast and easy to edit web pages. Cunningham named his software after a Hawaiian word for “quick.” That’s why the Wikimedia Foundation is happy to report that editing Wikipedia is now twice as quick. Over the last six months we deployed a new technology that speeds up MediaWiki, Wikipedia’s underlying PHP-based code. HipHop Virtual Machine, or HHVM, reduces [...]

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