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A screenshot of the URL shortener in use

New Special Page

Starting on April 11th, a new special page was introduced on meta wiki, a URL shortener. Though it can only be accessed on meta (at m:Special:UrlShortener), it can make links to any wikimedia project. For example, w.wiki/U3 links to User:DannyS712, while w.wiki/UE links to The Signpost.

Once a shortened URL has been created, {{Short URL}} can be used to create a link with only the redirect's unique URL ending. Thus, {{short URL|UE|''The Signpost''}} creates a link to The Signpost.

Read more at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 173#URL shortener for the Wikimedia projects will be available on April 11th and at Meta:Wikimedia URL Shortener.

In brief

New user scripts to customise your Wikipedia experience

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Latest tech news

Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community: 2019 #14, #15, #16, #17, & #18. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available on Meta.

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Installation code

  1. ^ Copy the following code, edit your user JavaScript, then paste:
    {{subst:lusc|1=User:Newslinger/Notifier.js}}
  2. ^ Copy the following code, edit your user JavaScript, then paste:
    {{subst:lusc|1=User:Suffusion of Yellow/viewsource.js}}
  3. ^ Copy the following code, edit your user JavaScript, then paste:
    {{subst:lusc|1=User:BrandonXLF/Restorer.js}}
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