Use the Parsoid from Wiki Valley

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Use parsoid to enable visual editor with MediaWiki

Wiki Valley offers hosting of Parsoid, the software allowing the visual editor of MediaWiki to work. By subscribing to this offer, you will be able to activate Visual Editor much more easily on your wiki. This offer is for wikis outside the Wiki Valley platform (where the visual editor and Parsoid are enabled by default).

Important : Parsoid software is integrated into MediaWiki 1.35 and no longer requires separate installation. Our offer remains valid for MediaWiki installations up to 1.34 if needed.
  1. To subscribe to this offer, you will need to send us the address of your wiki;
  2. Download and install The Visual Editor
  3. Add in your LocalSettings file.php:
 wfLoadExtension(  'VisualEditor' ); 
 // Enable by default for everybody 
$wgDefaultUserOptions[ 'visualeditor-enable'] = 1;
$wgVirtualRestConfig[ 'modules']['parsoid']['url'] = '';

Optional : If your wiki is private (used internally in your organization), add to the following in LocalSettings.php the line :

$wgVirtualRestConfig['modules']['parsoid']['forwardCookies'] = true;

Déboguage :

  1. Only MediaWiki versions between 1.31 and 1.34 inclusive are supported (if you have a MediaWiki version between 1.26 and 1.30, let us know specifically);
  2. MediaWiki API must be enabled with $wgEnableAPI = true; (this is the default);
  3. The PHP entry point /api.php of your wiki must be accessible on the Internet without HTTP authentication, at least from the IP address of;
  4. If you get apierror-visualeditor-docserver-http:HTTP 500 error when loading the visual editor on a private wiki, verify that you have enabled the option forwardCookies :
    $wgVirtualRestConfig['modules']['parsoid']['forwardCookies'] = true;


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