Make WikiTree IDs easier to Copy

+28 votes

I have a suggestion that I think others would also be in favor of as well. On the profile page (& elsewhere?), I know the WikiTree ID is present, and I know it is also at the end of the URL. When I am on a touch device, that can be very difficult. Sometimes it's a pain anyway when using a touchpad on a MacBook. It's also not very prominent on the profile pages as I always have to look for it.

Since these WikiTree IDs are so commonly needed, I think it would be great to make the WikiTree ID more prominent (larger, bold, color change, whatever) but to also include a tiny bit of code to be able to easily copy it to the clipboard with a single click. Below is a page that details how that can be done easily, and, of course, there are so many other ways to do it. I know that MediaWiki has the CopyToClipboard extension but I believe that's flash-based (excuse me... vomit... sorry). I'm sure there are lots of other ways but here is one I found quickly. I would love to see this implemented. I'd be happy to research other ways to implement this if anyone is interested.

Click to Copy

in WikiTree Tech by Billy Dunn G2G6 (7.9k points)
retagged by Robin Lee
I would find it easy as just a text. For now, I just keep a piece of paper handy to write down id's, etc.
Bill, I agree. I also use a finger touch device it can be difficult to work with them. Almost impossible to do a copy and paste but then copy and paste is nearly impossible anyway. If you  research more ways to make this easier, I for one would  be grateful. I am sure WikiTree members in general would be grateful. Anything that would help and ease WikiTree is very much appreciated,

I am really wondering that such a useful and easy to make feature (up to 30 min to implement, no more) isn't already there.

Here is hint how to do it: Copying text to clipboard with JavaScript

Between name and tabs menu, there is plenty of empty space - you can place the link / button with ID there.

1 Answer

+1 vote
by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 7 (71.4k points)
Thanks Louis, I didn't realize it was published yet. Silly Google, forgot to tell me apparently!

Let me know if find any bugs or think of some improvements, it was a very quick and dirty code I through together.
I looked at the code, It works on the space / project pages too. Very simple fix and functional. Thanks. I just completed some new interlinked project event pages and would have loved it.
I found it useless.
That URL

returns a google 404 not found from my Chrome browser
OK got it by using the new link.


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