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Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikibooks/Display popups across wikis (interwiki popups)

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Display popups across wikis (interwiki popups)

Interwiki popups concept
  • Problem: At the moment, many pages in various Wikibooks contain a huge number of links to Wikipedia. Most often, these links are needed only to describe the term used in the textbook. But because of this, we have to redirect the user to another project - Wikipedia. This action always negatively affects the user experience, especially in our situation when the links are quite similar. Pop-ups will help to deal with this problem.
Pop-ups have two main attributes that can change user experience:
  1. A piece of the preamble, which may serve as a definition of the term
  2. An explicit indication that the user will move to another project if he clicks on the link.
  • Who would benefit: Wikibook non-prof users
  • Proposed solution: Continue to develop interwiki pop-ups and launch it in Wikibooks. For mobile users: it is necessary to make functionality similar to the functioning of notes in the mobile version.
  • More comments: The screenshot shows the version for Wikipedia, but it also applies to Wikibooks.
  • Phabricator tickets: T67117, T190549 (related:T188871)
  • Proposer: Iniquity (talk) 19:32, 24 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]


  • Might be useful for Wikisource and Wikinews too. And for wiktionary links on Wikipedia too. JAn Dudík (talk) 11:46, 25 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • Good idea. Urhixidur (talk) 14:16, 25 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • This is a really good idea -- and would make links across wikis way more helpful for users, Sadads (talk) 13:49, 26 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • This would also be very valuable for Wikiversity. Additional related proposals:
    1. When editing in visual editor and inserting an interwiki link, list possible existing interwiki target pages just like internal wikilink suggestions are listed.
    2. It would also be ideal it'd it were possible to define a namespace or include a header template that made all wikilinks by default point interwiki to wp. I.e. [[link]] -> w:link.
T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 12:07, 28 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]