Wikispaces supports the Universal Edit Button

We’re proud to support an effort that’s just launched today in the wiki world, the Universal Edit Button. The Universal Edit Button is a way for your browser to tell you when a page is editable, similar in spirit to the icon browsers show when an RSS feed is available for a page. Here’s what you’ll see on Wikispaces if your browser supports the UEB:

Wikispaces Universal Edit Button

The green pencil icon is clickable and takes you straight to the editor for the page you’re on. And it’s live right now on the millions of your pages here on Wikispaces.com as well as Wikipedia, WikiHow, AboutUs, and many other large wikis.

Right now the UEB is available as a plugin for Firefox 2 and 3, with support for other browsers to follow shortly. Learn more at http://universaleditbutton.org.

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6 Comments

  1. Charlie Bryan
    Posted June 21, 2008 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Please fix the link to the Wikispaces.com website so it doesn’t go to http://wikisapces.com/.

  2. Posted June 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Charlie for finding that. We have fixed it.

    Cheers,
    Sarah

  3. Robert
    Posted June 30, 2008 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    I don’t undersyand how it works/what it does…

  4. Posted June 30, 2008 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi Robert,

    It’s effectively another ‘edit button’ for your wiki pages, only one that’s built into Firefox. By clicking on the green pencil button in Firefox’s location bar, you’ll go to our editor for your page.

    One nice benefit I’ve heard is that for long pages where you’ve scrolled way down to read content, you can click on this edit button without having to scroll back up.

  5. Posted July 9, 2008 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    I have installed the extension on FF 3 on mac, but the button does not show when I look at mine or other wikispaces. Any idea what might be the cause?

  6. Posted July 9, 2008 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Hi Alex,

    There are some plugins it doesn’t behave well with — the delicious toolbar being one. There are a few issues listed here: http://universaleditbutton.org/Bugs — hopefully they’ll issue a new version to address them soon.

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