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<center><big>'''[[For Bloggers]] --- [[Universal_Edit_Button:Community_Portal|For Community]]'''</big></center>
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<center><big>[https://addons.wikihow.com/univedit.xpi Get the Firefox extension]</big></center>
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= What is this? =
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<big>The Universal Edit Button is currently a green pencil icon http://c2.com/wiki.png in the URL bar that indicates a web page is editable. It is similar to the orange "broadcast" RSS icon http://universaleditbutton.org/images/a/a7/ExampleRSS.png that indicates there is an RSS feed available.
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To see the universal edit button in your browser, you will need to install this <big>[https://addons.wikihow.com/univedit.xpi Firefox extension]</big>, ([[Upgrade the Firefox Browser|installation notes]]). In time, we hope that browsers will support the Universal Edit Button directly, as they have done for RSS feeds.</big>
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http://universaleditbutton.org/images/4/43/UWEBinaction.png
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= Why the Universal Editing Button matters =
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<big>The Universal Editing Button (UEB) http://c2.com/wiki.png will allow a web surfer to more quickly recognize when a site may be edited. It will be a convenience to web surfers who are already inclined to contribute, and an invitation to those who have yet to discover the thrill of building a common resource. As this kind of public editing becomes more commonplace, the button may become regarded as a badge of honor. It may serve as an incentive to encourage companies and site developers to add publicly-editable components to their sites, in order to have the UEB http://c2.com/wiki.png displayed for their sites.
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In these ways, we hope that this button catalyzes the acceleration of the editable web, and helps accelerate society's trend toward building valued common resources.</big>
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= Sites with Universal Editing Button =
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== Wikis, Wiki Engines, Wiki Farms ==
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'''[http://universaleditbutton.org UniversalEditButton.org]'''
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(roughly, in implementation order)
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:* '''[http://wikiHow.com wikiHow]''' (the how-to manual that you can edit)
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:* '''[http://c2.com/cgi/wiki Ward's wiki, the Portland Pattern Repository]''' (the first wiki)
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:* '''[http://WikiIndex.org WikiIndex]''' (a place to help new wiki folk find wiki communities they are interested in)
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:* '''[http://WikiAngela.com/wiki/ Angela's wiki]'''
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:* '''[http://FortWiki.com FortWiki]''' - (documents the historical forts, camps and stations that provided security and protection for the United States and Canada) - login to edit, button not showing
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:* login to edit, button showing -'''[http://AboutUs.org AboutUs]''' - (connects businesses and websites with each other and their customers)
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:* '''[http://Wikipedia.org Wikipedia]
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::* '''[http://Wiktionary.org Wikitionary], [http://commons.wikimedia.org Wikimedia Commons]''', and other Wikimedia Foundation Projects
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:* '''[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UniversalEditButton MediaWiki]''' -- available as an extension module
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:* '''[http://wiki-translation.com Wiki-Translation.com]''' (discussing the impact of the wiki phenomenon on the world of translation)
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:* '''[http://kamelopedia.mormo.org Kamelopedia]''' using Brion's MediaWiki extension
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:* '''[http://moinmo.in/ MoinMoin 1.7]'''
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:* '''[http://www.oddmuse.org/cgi-bin/oddmuse/Edit_Button Oddmuse]''' -- available as a plugin module
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:* '''[[Add_the_Link_to_PhpWiki|PhpWiki]]'''
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:* All '''[http://www.socialtext.com Socialtext]''' hosted wikis - see for example [http://www.socialtext.net/exchange/index.cgi?sandbox Socialtext Exchange] - button displays logged in or out, may need to log in to edit
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:* '''[http://arborwiki.org/city/Main_Page ArborWiki]''' (a hyperlocal collection of information about Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and other places in Washtenaw County, Michigan)
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:* '''FanHistory''' (a wiki directory about fandom and its history)
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:* '''[http://twiki.org/ TWiki.org]''' is enabled - TWiki 4.2.1 will be the next release and thus will contain the change
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:* '''[http://wiki.creativecommons.org Creative Commons]'''
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:* '''[http://pageoftext.com/universal_edit_button pageoftext.com]''' (direct link to a page on pageoftext.com called universal_edit_button)
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:* '''[http://pageofcreole.com/universal_edit_button_creole_style pageofcreole.com]''' (direct link to a page on pageofcreole.com called universal_edit_button_creole_style)
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:* '''[http://agree2.com Agree2]''' Wiki like repository of Agreement Templates
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:* '''[http://sandbox.jspwiki.org JSPWiki sandbox]''' - an official feature of JSPWiki 2.8
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:* '''[http://wiki.mindtouch.com/Deki_Wiki MindTouch Deki]''' - available in trunk, will be in upcoming release
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:* '''[http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:dokuwiki DokuWiki]''' - integrated in the current development version, will be in the next offical release
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:* All '''[http://wikispaces.com Wikispaces]''' hosted wikis
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:* All :* '''[http://PBwiki.com PBwikis]''' hosted wikis (doesn't seem to be working yet)
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:* '''[http://wholewheatradio.org Whole Wheat Radio]''' - using Brion's MediaWiki extension
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== Blog Platforms ==
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:* [[Wordpress plugin]]
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== Enabled Soon ==
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:* '''[http://dev.tikiwiki.org/wish1805 TikiWiki CMS/Groupware]''' (already coded. Will be in [http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Tikiwiki+1.10 upcoming release])
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:* '''[http://Wikia.com Wikia]'''
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:* '''Atlassian''' - [http://forums.atlassian.com/thread.jspa?messageID=257283075&tstart=0 forum question] - [http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEXT/Universal+Edit+Button+User+Macro user macro]
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= Background =
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<big>[http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee's] initial vision for the web was a read-write medium. Yet as the web matured, very few web sites offered users the ability to write or edit. The web became primarily a "read only" medium. Everyone web surfed but few got to enjoy web editing.
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Over the years, a handful of wiki practitioners held on to the idea that the web should be editable by anyone at any time. The success of Wikipedia, and the increasing utility of wikis like wikiHow, AboutUs, wikiTravel and Wikia demonstrates that open editing creates high quality information resources. "Read only" sites are increasingly adding wikis. Wikis now appear in enterprise software products and in consumer offerings such as those from net behemoths like Google. As the Internet becomes more editable by the day, web users are becoming more adept and creative in the tools that allow information to be shared.</big>
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{{:In the News}}
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= History of the Universal Edit Button=
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<big>Conversations on this idea started at [http://rocococamp.info RoCoCo] (a [http://recentchangescamp.org RecentChangesCamp]) in Montreal 2007, and discussions continued on [http://www.aboutus.org/UniversalWikiEditButton the AboutUs wiki]. At the Palo Alto [http://recentchangescamp.org RCC] in 2008, a handful of people explored the idea, got excited with auto-discovery, and helped spread the idea.
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Many ideas were suggested and designed by wiki editors for the Universal Edit Button icon, as evidenced in the logo for this wiki. The current icon was selected from a suggestion made by [http://c2.com/cgi/wiki Ward Cunningham] at the start of the discussions. As the adoption of this Universal Edit Button grows, the web editing community may decide to modify the icon. In the meantime, our goal is to promote a button that works across platforms (wiki to start with), is independent of any particular language; and is simple, yet evocative of what it means to be able to edit.</big>
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=For more information or to get involved =
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<big><big>'''Please check out the [[Universal Edit Button:Community Portal|Community Portal]]'''</big></big>
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: (that page also links to how to implement it on your website, and the Firefox plug-in)
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Revision as of 09:37, 20 June 2008

Contents

For Bloggers --- For Community


Get the Firefox extension

What is this?

The Universal Edit Button is currently a green pencil icon wiki.png in the URL bar that indicates a web page is editable. It is similar to the orange "broadcast" RSS icon ExampleRSS.png that indicates there is an RSS feed available.

To see the universal edit button in your browser, you will need to install this Firefox extension, (installation notes). In time, we hope that browsers will support the Universal Edit Button directly, as they have done for RSS feeds.

UWEBinaction.png

Why the Universal Editing Button matters

The Universal Editing Button (UEB) wiki.png will allow a web surfer to more quickly recognize when a site may be edited. It will be a convenience to web surfers who are already inclined to contribute, and an invitation to those who have yet to discover the thrill of building a common resource. As this kind of public editing becomes more commonplace, the button may become regarded as a badge of honor. It may serve as an incentive to encourage companies and site developers to add publicly-editable components to their sites, in order to have the UEB wiki.png displayed for their sites.

In these ways, we hope that this button catalyzes the acceleration of the editable web, and helps accelerate society's trend toward building valued common resources.

Sites with Universal Editing Button

Wikis, Wiki Engines, Wiki Farms

UniversalEditButton.org

(roughly, in implementation order)

  • wikiHow (the how-to manual that you can edit)
  • Ward's wiki, the Portland Pattern Repository (the first wiki)
  • WikiIndex (a place to help new wiki folk find wiki communities they are interested in)
  • Angela's wiki
  • FortWiki - (documents the historical forts, camps and stations that provided security and protection for the United States and Canada) - login to edit, button not showing
  • login to edit, button showing -AboutUs - (connects businesses and websites with each other and their customers)
  • Wikipedia
  • MediaWiki -- available as an extension module
  • Wiki-Translation.com (discussing the impact of the wiki phenomenon on the world of translation)
  • Kamelopedia using Brion's MediaWiki extension
  • MoinMoin 1.7
  • Oddmuse -- available as a plugin module
  • PhpWiki
  • All Socialtext hosted wikis - see for example Socialtext Exchange - button displays logged in or out, may need to log in to edit
  • ArborWiki (a hyperlocal collection of information about Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and other places in Washtenaw County, Michigan)
  • FanHistory (a wiki directory about fandom and its history)
  • TWiki.org is enabled - TWiki 4.2.1 will be the next release and thus will contain the change
  • Creative Commons
  • pageoftext.com (direct link to a page on pageoftext.com called universal_edit_button)
  • pageofcreole.com (direct link to a page on pageofcreole.com called universal_edit_button_creole_style)
  • Agree2 Wiki like repository of Agreement Templates
  • JSPWiki sandbox - an official feature of JSPWiki 2.8
  • MindTouch Deki - available in trunk, will be in upcoming release
  • DokuWiki - integrated in the current development version, will be in the next offical release
  • All Wikispaces hosted wikis
  • All :* PBwikis hosted wikis (doesn't seem to be working yet)
  • Whole Wheat Radio - using Brion's MediaWiki extension

Blog Platforms

Enabled Soon

Background

Tim Berners-Lee's initial vision for the web was a read-write medium. Yet as the web matured, very few web sites offered users the ability to write or edit. The web became primarily a "read only" medium. Everyone web surfed but few got to enjoy web editing.

Over the years, a handful of wiki practitioners held on to the idea that the web should be editable by anyone at any time. The success of Wikipedia, and the increasing utility of wikis like wikiHow, AboutUs, wikiTravel and Wikia demonstrates that open editing creates high quality information resources. "Read only" sites are increasingly adding wikis. Wikis now appear in enterprise software products and in consumer offerings such as those from net behemoths like Google. As the Internet becomes more editable by the day, web users are becoming more adept and creative in the tools that allow information to be shared.

edit list

People are talking about the Universal Edit Button:

May, 2011

November, 2009

September, 2009

June, 2009

May, 2009

February, 2009

January, 2009

November, 2008

October, 2008

August, 2008

July, 2008

June, 2008

June 26th, 2008

June 24th, 2008

June 23rd, 2008

June 22nd, 2008

June 21st, 2008

June 20th, 2008

June 19th, 2008


Tweets

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Other web sightings

(Note: at the top of this page are links to post UEB to many sites)

History of the Universal Edit Button

Conversations on this idea started at RoCoCo (a RecentChangesCamp) in Montreal 2007, and discussions continued on the AboutUs wiki. At the Palo Alto RCC in 2008, a handful of people explored the idea, got excited with auto-discovery, and helped spread the idea.

Many ideas were suggested and designed by wiki editors for the Universal Edit Button icon, as evidenced in the logo for this wiki. The current icon was selected from a suggestion made by Ward Cunningham at the start of the discussions. As the adoption of this Universal Edit Button grows, the web editing community may decide to modify the icon. In the meantime, our goal is to promote a button that works across platforms (wiki to start with), is independent of any particular language; and is simple, yet evocative of what it means to be able to edit.

For more information or to get involved

Please check out the Community Portal

(that page also links to how to implement it on your website, and the Firefox plug-in)

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