Did you know there was a WikiTree+ Extension for Categories?

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In addition to all of the great things Aleš has done with his WikiTree+ tool, did you know that he also published a WikiTree+ extension for Google Chrome?

The extension, created in a moment of sheer brilliance, allows you to quickly (and easily) add templates to a Category page - even by those who are intimidated by some of the large and complex templates!

Don't believe me? Check this out!

After installing the WikiTree+ Extension, you will see a new button on the Edit page of a category:  


Now you can unlock the power of the extension just by hovering over the button! In this example, I have navigated  through the WikiTree+ button, and have selected a template:


Once I click on the template I want to add (in this case, the Cemetery CategoryInfoBox), I can input as much data as I know on the resulting form:


(Red items are required, green is preferred, yellow is optional)

Then all I have to do is hit "Update Changes" and watch the magic happen - a fully formatted template!


The tool even goes a step further to make sure a change summary is added, so all you have to do next is hit save!


Ready to try it out for yourself? Head over to the Google Chrome Store and get your own WikiTree+ Chrome Extension!

in The Tree House by Steve Harris G2G6 Pilot (315k points)
Note: The WikiTree+ Chrome Extension currently only works on Category pages, but we could see this expanded in the future as the Templates Project works to update t template documentation. Imagine being able to select a template from a dropdown list and adding it to profile in a few seconds?

5 Answers

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Best answer

Addon works on all pages except on Free Space pages and Profiles.

A few additional information. You  can hover over the question icon next to each parameter and get the help for it. 

There are 3 buttons on the right-hand side. 

  • R means restore to the initial value. 
  • A means to automatically populate the parameter based on the page name or used category.
  • O means to open that parameter in new tab. It is present on parameters, that defines the link.
I also override the Clipboard management. It is simplified so you can copy full URL of a Category Or Space Page Or FAG cemetery or Google map,... and just paste that full URL into appropriate cell and only required part is inserted.
There are many other goodies, but will be fully developed when we have template documentation done.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (414k points)
selected by Stephanie Ward
I love it! Heading over to the Google Store as soon as I hit enter. :-)

Thanks, Aleš!
+6 votes
Awesome! Thank you Ales and Steve, this will be great for adding location CIBs and other templates.
by Margaret Haining G2G6 Mach 2 (29k points)
+7 votes
I love this!  I use it frequently when working with categories for location and cemetery categories.
by Amy Gilpin G2G6 Mach 4 (44k points)
+6 votes
I use this tool every single day and I love it!

BTW, this should be part of the Category School series!
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (558k points)
+3 votes
Thank you!  This is awesome.  It will help a lot!
by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (179k points)

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