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Many gadgets started out as user scripts. Once a user script is approved as a gadget, it is removed from Wikipedia:User scripts/List.
In order to be deployed on the English language Wikipedia, gadgets should generally pass the following conditions:
New gadgets should be proposed at the technical Village Pump.
Historically, new gadgets were proposed at a subpage of this page, but that page was marked historical due to low participation. Also, existing WikiProject User scripts used to be evaluated for conversion to gadgets, but that process has also been marked historical.
Gadgets can be installed after discussion at the technical section of the village pump by interface administrators in the following way:
The gadget should now appear on Special:Gadgets.
Comments or warnings can be added to the gadget description templates in two ways:
<noinclude> comment </noinclude>
<!-- comment -->
Comments added in this way will be automatically discarded during the page creation process.
The following header is to be added to the gadget files:
/* _____________________________________________________________________________ * | | * | === WARNING: GLOBAL GADGET FILE === | * | Changes to this page affect many users. | * | Please discuss changes on the talk page or on [[WT:Gadget]] before editing. | * |_____________________________________________________________________________| * * Imported from version XXXX as of DATE from [[SCRIPT_SOURCE]] * SHORT_DESCRIPTION, see [[SCRIPT_HOME_PAGE]] */
A gadget with
default keyword is enabled for all Wikipedia visitors and only registered users can disable it.
A gadget with
[default|rights=minoredit] description would be automatically enabled only for registered users.
Users can browse a list of all available gadgets in the gadgets section of their preferences page:
Preferences → Gadgets
See Special:Gadgets for a list of all active gadgets and links to their script files.