[Translators-l] Fwd: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Template sandbox - new feature to help you improve & make templates

Paul Selitskas p.selitskas at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 23:08:22 UTC 2012

TemplateSandbox will go live soon!

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From: Sumana Harihareswara <sumanah at wikimedia.org>
Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-ambassadors] Template sandbox - new feature to help
you improve & make templates
To: Coordination of technology deployments across languages/projects <
wikitech-ambassadors at lists.wikimedia.org>

Update: I see that TemplateSandbox is now LIVE on Meta, Commons, and
the other non-Wikipedia WMF wikis!  It'll be going live to English
Wikipedia on Monday 3 December and all other Wikipedias on Wednesday 5
December.  Sorry for wrongly saying that it wasn't going live on most
WMF sites yet.

It'd be great if you could help by translating TemplateSandbox on
and by spreading the word about this new feature to template editors
in your community.  Thanks!

Sumana Harihareswara
Engineering Community Manager
Wikimedia Foundation

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM, Sumana Harihareswara
<sumanah at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> "TemplateSandbox" lets you preview a page with a change in a template it
> uses.
> At the bottom of the edit form in the Template and Module namespaces, a
> new box will appear that allows you to preview other pages as they would
> appear if you saved the template/module you are currently editing.
> Example: try editing the sample "thank-you" template
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:Thankyou .  On the edit form,
> under the Save button, you'll see "Preview page with this template" --
> try User_talk:Example_user .
> Or, go to
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:TemplateSandbox
> and give it the "sandbox prefix" User:Sharihareswara (WMF)/sandbox and
> tell it to "render page" User_talk:Example_user .  You'll see the ugly
> changes I made to the template in my sandbox.
> More information at
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VPT#New_feature_needs_testing .
>  You can check this out in the new version of MediaWiki, now live on
> mediawiki.org, but until we have more feedback and improvements we
> aren't pushing it live on the other sites.
> We figure this will make it easier for people to hack on templates, and
> to develop new Lua templates to replace wikitext templates.
> --
> Sumana Harihareswara
> Engineering Community Manager
> Wikimedia Foundation

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