WikiTree BEE (Preview) Update

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Thanks for testing WikiTree BEE


  • Removed Auto Bio and Date Convertor (flipping European dates) as they are now in the WBE.


  • Added Provincial Archives of New Brunswick to the sourcing feature (needs testing)


  • Added an extra button above the scratchpad.


  • FamilySearch: Get All Citations: On a the Sources tab of a profile page on FamilySearch, I've added a 'Get All Citations' button at the top of the page. This expands all of the records listed, copies the citations, and puts them all in a textbox for you to copy.


  • Unconnected branch tables on Politicos do Brasil
  • Removed Scissors and My Connections features (moved to WBE)
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Improved WieWasWie citations

v.32.2 WieWasWie citations: Not perfect yet, but usable.

v.32 Removed more features from the BEE as they've been added to the WikiTree Browser Extension. See here for more details.


  • Google Search Box
  • What Links Here
  • Change Family Lists
  • Collapsible Sources
  • Change Summary Options
  • Dates and Locations on New Profile Page
  • Format Source Reference Numbers
  • G2G Options


Removed many features from the BEE as they've been added to the WikiTree Browser Extension. See here for more details.


  • Clipboard and Notes
  • Draft List
  • My Menu
  • Random Profile
  • Apps Menu
  • AKA Name Links
  • Collapsible Descendants Tree
  • Distance and Relationship
  • Family Group
  • Family Timeline
  • Category Finder Pins
  • Gender Predictor
  • Locations Helper
  • Verify ID

The following will be removed soon:

  • Google Search Box
  • What Links Here
  • Change Family Lists
  • Collapsible Sources
  • Change Summary Options
  • Dates and Locations on New Profile Page


  • New Collapsible Sources option. You can choose to have the inline citations hidden onload. Just click the toggle button in the Sources heading or one of the reference numbers to see the sources. You may use this with the source previews in the new WT extension.
  • Busted some bugs


  • Fixed the distance number (it was showing as one too many). If you see the wrong number, it may have been stored before. Just right click the number to refresh it.


  • Added option to remove reference numbers from a bio
  • Connected the relationship thing to the 'Ancestor/cousin text' option
  • Moved the 'What Links Here' section to the right-hand column on the edit page


  • Added an 'only active members' button/link to the search page


  • Small changes to Auto Bio: Removed horizontal line; added option to omit the start and end comments


  • Restored the distance and relationship text features.


  • Moved a lot of the code around, so there may be unfortunate side effects.
  • Removed most cookies and put all small settings in sync storage and bigger things like the My Menu, Edit/change summary options, and Extra Watchlist in local storage. These can still be transferred to other browsers/computers via the back-up setting file, but they won't synch.
  • Moved the 'Back-up BEE' button to only be on the Nav Home page.

Please look out for any problems with this update. I've changed a lot of things, so there may be problems that I haven't found.


  • Added a What Links Here section as an option


  • Added a right-click action to the What Links Here link (Find > What Links Here) to copy the links as wikilinks.



  • Added two columns to the Watchlist table


  • Added to citations thing


  • Added the distance (in degrees) between you and the profile person (on the BEE Connection Finder button)


  • Added and to the source citations.


  • Added a pin to category suggestions. See here.


  • Added a link to Greg's Antenati Citation Builder. Click the BEE icon on an Antenati record to open the app.
  • Added the option to disable the BEE on Space: and Help: pages
  • Added an option to remember your language choice (on profile edit pages)
  • Still working on the BEE Places. This will be pretty good.


  • BEE Places: (I may change the name.) I'm trying to replicate the location boxes that we have (supplied by FamilySearch) but allow editing and other things. These things will come in the near future. The bonus for the moment is more place names for Wales and Scotland than (I think) FamilySearch has. We will get the right dates in, too, soon.


  • More access keys
    • g → G2G Recent Activity
    • r → Random Profile
    • n → Nav Home Page
    • h → Help Search
  • Note: These are in addition to:
    • s → Save
    • e → Edit
    • k → Category
    • p → Preview

Please check the link above for an explanation.


  • My Places: Made the place name matching case-insensitive and added some fuzzy matching in case of typos.


  • Made changes to My Places:
    • Replicating the style of the existing WikiTree location boxes (provided by FamilySearch). (There is now a dropdown box plus a FamilySearch-style textbox.)
    • Allowing dates to be stored with place names e.g. New York, New York, United States (1788-07-26 - ) (Like with the FamilySearch location box, the dates will not appear in the textbox.)
    • Not showing place names with dates that are too early or too late for the related date (birth, marriage, or death)
    • Highlighting of likely locations (based on those of family members)
    • The keyboard up and down arrows will move you (surprisingly) up and down the list of matches. Click on a location or hit 'Enter' to select it.

In theory, if this works well, this could - for some people - be a good alternative to the system's (FamilySearch) location box, which some people have problems with due to place name variants (sometimes related to local languages, such as places in Quebec) and some unreliable (or imprecise) dates. All you need is a big list of present and past location names in your area (state, country, etc.) with the dates they officially came into (and went out of) being. By not showing many place names that are not in your area or those that don't match the date of the event (birth, marriage, or death), and highlighting the ones that match locations of a member of the person's family, you should find the right location on the list much more quickly. When you see the place that you want on the list, you can use your keyboard's down arrow button to move down to it and select it, which the FamilySearch box doesn't do (it stops at the first item on the list). We just need these lists of locations with dates...


  • "Leave site?" confirmation message on space edit pages (optional). This may help prevent some people from losing their edits on space pages.


  • Fixed a problem with a missing toolbar on space pages.


  • Fixed a problem with the Cousin text.
  • Changed something to keep the FamilySearch template working.


  • Added a Drafts button to the Find menu to see your uncommitted saved drafts. This won't work for you immediately. The BEE will build and maintain a list of your drafts, but each one will only be added to the list when the BEE sees the draft has been saved on the edit page.

Please try it out and let me know if you see any problems with this.


  • Added the Clipboard and Notes to G2G.


  • Added the Clipboard and Notes to every page.
More information:
  • The clipboard buttons are now at the top of every page except for the edit pages, where you'll find them with the text editor.
  • You can re-order the notes and clippings by dragging them up and down, but if you click the text of a clipping, the window will close, so you can drag the items by grabbing the number.
  • You can close the Clipboard/Notes window bu clicking the button again, clicking the 'x' in the top right of the heading, or double clicking the heading.
  • Please let me know if you have/see any problems with this.


  • Made the Clipboard and Notes optional. (See the Options page).


  • Changed the clipboard a little. With the enhanced editor not on, this should now paste the clipping into the biography box when you click the text. (The enhanced editor makes this difficult to do. If anyone knows how, please let me know! The same goes for the editor on G2G.)


  • Clipboard and Notes:
    • Clipboard: I think this is a good one. You may have some phrases or citations that you often use when editing or creating profiles. Save them to the BEE Clipboard. To use them, just click the Clipboard button on the editor's toolbar and click the clipping. It will be copied to your clipboard for you to paste into the page.
    • Notes: Maybe you store some notes in the Scratchpad on the Nav Home Page. Put them in the BEE Notes instead, so it's easier to refer to them when you're editing a profile.

Note: These things are saved in a database in your browser. They're not going anywhere. They won't be saved in the BEE Settings (to be synched to another device).

Please test this out for me. I think it's OK, but there are always some strange problems and things I haven't thought about. Thanks.


  • Added scissors to Category pages.
  • Added 'k' as an access key to activate the category box on the edit page.


  • Changed the Custom Locations box to My Places. You can find the boxes under the birth, marriage and death location boxes after choosing this option in the settings.


  • Custom Locations box. Here's a new option (see the Options page). Sometimes, the suggestions in the location dropdowns are not quite right. Now, you can save locations that you often use how you want them. Click the gears/settings button and save your locations in the textbox. Then select them at any time in the future. Selecting a location will place it into either the birth or death location field, depending on your choice.
  • Sorted change summary options alphabetically.


  • Fixed a problem with Find a Grave.



  • Added surname lists to Connection Finder page.


  • My Connections features
    • A table with a count of your connections on the page.
    • 'Missing Connections' buttons for each degree, looking for missing parents and possible missing spouses.
    • Table button: Sortable table of people in each degree
    • More than 1000 results. The My Connections page maxes out at 1000 results or a certain number of degrees, but the BEE will keep going. Once you max out, the BEE will find the rest of the people in that degree and enable the button to fetch the next degree.
    • CC7 wikitable text: When degree 7 completes, the BEE will give you some text to add your Connection Count at 7 degrees (CC7) to the table on Tommy Buch's CC7 page.


  • Made the Ancestors/Cousins highlighting feature slightly more dynamic.
When new ancestors are added, the extension should recognise this and add them to the database.
If the extension has added (for example) your 23rd great-grandmother to the database, but not her parents, grandparents, etc.:
- as above, visiting the profile of one of her parents should add the next five generations to the database.
- visiting any of the ancestors in the next five generations of ancestors and clicking the 'Descendants' button on the profile, should add the same five generations of ancestors.

(I hope this is clear.)


  • 'Surname search' links on other (aka) last names


  • Numbers of siblings and children on the vanilla (horizontal) family lists on the profile page.


  • 'Empty last name search box' option.


  • Timed black theme option.


  • 'Unconnected branch table' button on unconnected profiles.


  • Added a sortable 'Last Contribution' column on the My Cousins page to see your active cousins. This includes links to the Connection Finder and to the new Six Degrees app.


  • Removed "Lived to age ~" as it's been added by the WikiTree tech team.


  • Small changes to the surname page (added 'TL' marker, 'unconnected' marker; changed style of missing parent images)



  • Synching settings on Chrome.

Please test this for me: In Chrome on different PCs (or in different versions of Chrome on the same PC), your BEE settings should be synched. You could install another version of Chrome (maybe Chrome Beta), log into your Chrome account and see if it's working OK. Thanks.


  • Sortable tables on "Wills and estates" category pages


  • Added an extra Auto Bio option related to a spouses's parents
  • Removed French (because it was throwing errors)
  • Removed big tooltips (because they was throwing errors)
  • Added the new template to citations from that site
  • Added a citation for Trove
  • Adjusted code for new descendants and gender changes
  • Added scissors on Help pages
  • Fixed FamilySearch Tree Search link
  • Added extra pagination links to the top of questions on G2G


  • Added the new FamilySearch link template to FamilySearch citations


  • Extended the sourcing feature to UK sites: FreeBMD, National Archives, History of Parliament Online, and GRO.


  • Added numbers and sizes of branches to Connection Finder page


  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) citations


  • Ancestors button: On each profile, there's a new BEE button to show up to 10 generations with a maximum of 126 profiles*. It may take a while, because it's fetching all of each person's family members, too. You can see these by clicking the house icon next to each person's name. The table also shows when the person's father (blue), mother (pink), or both parents (purple) are unknown.

*126 profiles is enough for seven whole generations, but many people won't have all of these on the tree, so others from later generations will be included, up to the 10th generation.


  • Began work on translating the interface to German (baby steps).


  • Fixed a problem that was kind of stopping the Extra Watchlist from working
  • Added the page refresh after upload of a backup settings file


  • Backup: In the bottom right of the footer, you should find a BEE icon. Click it to download a backup of your BEE settings, including the change explanations on the edit page, the Extra Watchlist, and 'My Menu'. To upload a backup, right-click the BEE icon and choose the file. In the next version, I'll have the page refresh after this is done, so that the page follows your settings (I forgot to do that this time). I think this is working well, but please test it out for me and see if you see any problems. Thanks.


  • citations: Go to a clipping page and click the BEE icon for a citation


  • Table button on Category pages + age sorting on Centenarians and Supercentenarians category page tables
  • Collapsible descendants tree feature on the Wiki-ID > Descendants page
  • Removed the 'fix' for the locations table (to use it with arrow buttons). It needs more work.
  • Fixed various bugs related to Find a Grave, Auto Bio, and FamilySearch searching


  • Location Helper changes: I've decided to do this slightly differently. Now, if there's a location suggestion with dates that don't match the relevant date on the form, it will be sent to the bottom of the list and highlighted in pink. Locations which match family members' locations will still be highlighted in green and taken to the top of the list.

In this example, 'Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States' matched a family member's location (green):

Location Helper: Matched a family member's location

Many 'Fayette' suggestions have been sent to the bottom of the list as the dates don't match this birthdate of 1820.

Location Helper: It's none of these Fayettes.
  • Branch tables on the Unconnected page: On the 'Special:Unconnected' page (Find > Unconnected) you can see people on your watchlist who are not connected to the big tree. Some of these may be part of a large unconnected branch. To see all of the people in that branch, click the button to the left of the person's name and wait a little.


  • Location Helper (Highlighting and rearranging suggested locations): Suggested locations are highlighted in light green if they match the time frame of the person. If the year in the birth/death date field does not match the time frame in the suggested location, it is not highlighted. If a location matches both the birth/death date and the location of one of the family members, it is highlighted in a darker green and raised to the top of the suggestion list.

In the image below, I'm adding a son who was born in Liverpool in 1720. Any Liverpool suggestion with dates that don't include 1720 are not highlighted. As this person's father was born in "Liverpool, Lancashire, England", the BEE highlights this suggestion (within the right time period) and brings it to the top of the list.

Location Helper

And here is the same situation without the Location Helper:

Without the Location Helper

In v.25: [Edit: now removed]

  • Fixed the location dropdowns (somewhat). With a normal dropdown select box, you can go up and down the options with your arrow keys, but these location boxes only go down to the first option. I've added some code to fix that. It's not perfect, but it's much better than the current situation.

Please take a look at this, try it out, and let me know what you think. Because I haven't fully tested this, in the next version, it will be an option to opt in to (on the settings/options page).


  • Heading for Profile(s) of the week on profile pages


  • Made the sourcing feature compatible with Find a Grave in any of the available languages


  • Sortable table of branch profiles on the Unconnected Notables space page


  • Timeline feature on Connection Finder table


  • 'Search WikiTree' from Ancestry/FamilySearch/FindaGrave record (click the BEE icon and click 'Search WikiTree')


  • More Details on Find Ancestor Matches page (for 1 profile), Search Results page, and Suggested Matches on the profile creation page. Sometimes, there are too many results and it's difficult to go through them. Click the 'More Details' button for a sortable table with a couple of filters. I've fixed some problems with this, so the update after this will be better.
  • What Links Here button. On profile pages and space pages, you'll find a 'What Links Here' button/link on the Find menu.


  • Made the collapsible descendant tree into an option
  • Removed the re-arrangement of fields on the search page as it was causing a problem


  • Added a thing to switch off the icon when on unrelated sites


  • 'Add categories?' alert option: This is an option to be bothered by an alert reminding you to add categories. At least one person will find it useful.
  • Family Timeline (Work in Progress): This will probably change a lot, but I want a couple of people to see it now, so I've added it here.


  • Ref tags option added to the sourcing feature


  • Citation makers for Landesarchiv Baden-W├╝rttemberg and Archives D├ępartementales du Bas-Rhin
  • My Favorites button on G2G menu. (It's a plus sign.)


  • A Table option in the sourcing feature. Some (many?) people don't want tables, so I've added a 'Table' option for those people to uncheck.
  • Improved the sourcing feature in the Firefox version. Now, it's closer to the Chrome version (but still not perfect).


  • FamilySearch search links under 'Research' on Profile page
  • BEE option: Hide buttons
  • Auto Bio options: 1) Not include children 2) Not include people's dates


  • Text relationship explanation (e.g. "Great-grandaunt's husband's niece") in the Connection Finder 'More' table


  • Auto Bio option: Spouse locations and parents


  • 'MFMF' on Anniversaries page: This shows the path from you to your ancestor (e.g. "Mother's father's mother's father"
  • Access key 's' for save


  • Auto Bio option: Include siblings
  • Add any link to 'My Menu'


  • Sort Watchlist table by LNAB button

v.21.1 New:

  • Access keys: 'e' for edit; 'p' for preview
  • Descendant count on the Descendants view
  • Options: 1) Automatically check 'No Middle Name' 2) Redirect to Private view or Edit page after saving

Thanks to Florian Straub for giving me the code.


  • My Menu: The top menus have many links, but you may only use a few of them regularly. Now, you can put those links together under one small menu. You'll find 'My Menu' near the other menus. Click the words ('My Menu') to start building your custom menu.


  • Collapsible descendant trees: This is from the WikiTree Turbo extension. I just lifted the code from there. (Thanks, Julian!)


  • Date convertor: I added a little thing to convert European dates (DD/MM/YYYY) to the ISO standard (YYYY-MM-DD) on profile creation/edit pages. There's a setting on the options page to use this.


  • Apps submenu under Find > Apps


  • Highlighting cousins and ancestors on the Anniversaries page: This will show the ancestors and cousins recorded in your browser's database. This is not necessarily all of your ancestors and cousins on the list. A cousin is added to the database when you visit their profile, so if you haven't visited their profile, they won't be in the database and won't be highlighted on the Anniversaries page.

v.18.8 Extra Watchlist updates

  • You can now export and import Extra Watchlists. This is good as it saves you losing your list if you happen to clear your cache. It also makes it a little easier to build an Extra Watchlist. You can simply write a list of WikiTree IDs, separated by commas and import it to the Extra Watchlist.
  • The Extra Watchlist is now sortable by column: WikiTree ID, Name, or Most recent change date
  • I've added a button on the Watchlist page to get a CSV file of your Watchlist. You can find it among all the other white link 'buttons' under the heading. I'm told that this may be useful.

I've also added a 'Wide table' button for the new-ish Connection Finder 'More' table.

Please let me know if you see any problems.


  • Added the option to start a profile for an 'unrelated' person from Ancestry, etc. (with the sourcing/tables feature)

v.18 You can now...

  • Sort names by location on a surname page (table view): This will allow you to sort the names on the page (so, not all the search results - just those on the page) by birth location. They can be sorted from 'big to small' - so Australian results will often be listed first, and within those results, New South Wales will come before South Australia, and so on - or 'small to big', with the results listed in order based on the smallest part (town, village, etc.) of the location. The results from one town are then sorted by birth date. If the birth date is unavailable, the death date is used instead (if available). The best results may come by clicking the link to see 5,000 results and then sorting them by location. There is also an option to make the table wide, so that the locations don't wrap. It may be easier to scan them this way.


  • AutoBio improvements. To the AutoBio, I've added an 'undo' button, and a few settings*:
    • Inline Citations: If you choose this option, the AutoBio will try to take citations from the Sources section and add them to the AutoBio text. This will probably work best if you actually use the BEE to add citations to your Sources section before using the AutoBio. It also requires the citations in the Sources section to be start with a '*'. This is how it should be done anyway, but it seems that some people don't do this.
    • Date Format: There was a choice of two date formatting options before in the main extension settings. I've added two more with full month names.
    • Start with birth name: Instead of "Jane (Jones) Smith was born...", you can have "Jane Jones was born..."

Another good thing is that the AutoBio is now using the data from the edit page form fields - not just the database data - so if you change any of the information in the form and click the AutoBio button without saving first, your changes will be in the generated bio (unlike before).

*Click the gears icon next to the AutoBio button for the options.

This update has been useful for me already, but there are probably a ton of problems with it. Please let me know what you think and what problems you see. Thanks.

Also (recently):

  • Added a '+' to show favorited questions on G2G
  • Added scissors to G2G threads (some people will find them useful)

v.16 You can now...

  • Change the field order on a profile creation page. You can choose between the standard order or an alternative order which may be more logical. The browser should remember your choice.
Change the field order

Take a look and see what you think. If you have an alternative suggestion, let me know.

v.15.4.1 You can now...

  • See parents and spouses of the people in the search results. Click 'Get parents and spouses' button; then, when the results are added, click a plus button to the left of the name.

I've also re-arranged the boxes on the search page to save space.


  • Added death location to the 'Brick Walls +' button.

v.15.3 You can now...

  • Sort the surname table by profile manager
  • See the G2G pages you've visted: Actually, you can already see this, but the black (visited) links are quite similar to the green links. I've added check marks to the left of questions you've visited on the main G2G pages.


  • Your Search page 'name variants' selection will be remembered/stored.

I've also fixed a few other little things. Please let me know if you see any problems. Thanks.

v.14.4 You can now...

  • Change family list headings

If you want, you can change the headings for the family lists by clicking them.

- "Son/Daughter of" → "Parents"
- "Brother/Sister of" → "Siblings" *
- "Husband/Wife of" → "Married" * **
- "Father/Mother of" → "Children"
* These are not new, but it makes sense to list them here.
  • Move the death details

The WikiTree style is to have the death details below the family lists. Some people would prefer to have the death details with the birth details. You can now click the word 'Died' to move the death details up to be just below the birth details. (If you've already used the BEE to move the family lists to the right, this won't make much difference to you.)

With both of the above features, the browser should remember your preference.


  • Connection Finder Table

On the Connection Finder page, after you have the Connection Finder results, there should now be a 'More' button to the right of the 'Connection Finder' heading. Click this for a table with more details of each of the people in the results. After the table is loaded, there should also be a download button to the right of the 'Connection Finder' heading, in case you want to download the table to an Excel file.


  • 'Auto WikiTree Tables +' becomes 'WikiTree BEE' (Browser Extension Extras). I hope you like the name and logo.


  • See the whole biography of a profile person's family member

This is an addition to the new feature below. A new button lets you see the whole biography of the person whose sources you may want to copy. This window is draggable (grab the name at the top to move it).

Whole Biography
  • Fixed a problem with the tooltips staying on screen.

v.12 / v.12.1 (Improved this new feature)

  • Easily copy sources from other profiles

When you create a new profile, you may want to easily copy in citations from the family member that you're attaching the new profile person to. So I've put the source citations of the first person on the new profile page of the second person for you to easily click to add to the Notes or Sources box. (I've also made the Notes and Sources boxes bigger. Why are they so small?)

Sources on Add [Person] page.

On an edit page, you can do the same thing. Use the dropdown box to choose a family member, and their source citations will appear on the right. (This box is now doing two jobs: copying a Wiki Link and fetching the sources).

Copy Wiki Link & Show Sources
Copy Wiki Link & Show Sources (List)

This feature works best without the enhanced editor on.


With the enhanced editor on, there's one more step for an inline citation. Click the 'Copy Inline Citation' button and then paste it in the right place.

Sources with Enhanced Editor


  • Right now, clicking the header (in the example, Emma's name) will hide the sources. At first, I set it to show the sources on click, but I thought this is useful and that that click could be irritating. On the other hand, some may find that the sources get in the way... So... What's better?
  • This will work well (I hope) with inline citations and sources starting with '*' in the Sources section.


  • Added an X to close the Extra Watchlist window.
Extra Watchlist Window


  • Made the big tooltips a little smaller and the Extra Watchlist window longer.

The tooltips now look like this:

Tooltip on G2G


  • Big tooltips: The big tooltips look like this:
Big tooltips

I'm not sure about this one to be honest... You can switch them off in the settings if you want. I'll look at making these a little smaller or just removing them.

  • Made some small changes to the Extra Watchlist.


  • Extra Watchlist: You can keep an eye on some profiles that are not on your Watchlist by adding them to the extension's Extra Watchlist.

To add a profile to your Extra Watchlist, click this button:

Extra Watchlist Button

You can see your Extra Watchlist in two ways, First, by right-clicking on the '+' button (above) on any profile page. It may look like this (below). Profiles with changes in the previous two weeks are listed in order of edit date, with the most recent first. The other names are listed in WikiTree ID order (so, almost alphabetically).

Extra Watchlist


  • To close this window, double-click it.
  • The window is draggable.
  • The 'x' next to a name will remove that person from your Extra Watchlist.
  • The date is when the profile was last changed in some way.

You can also see the changed profiles on your Extra Watchlist on your Nav Home Page.

Extra Watchlist (All)

This is how it is right now, but I'm open to any suggestions for improvements.


  • Fixed two problems (a jumping cursor and a randomly opening preview window) caused by v.10.5.1. :)


  • Added a change summary preview window: The textbox may be a little too narrow for the change summary, so I've added a preview window above it.


  • Make your own choices for the change summary box: I've added a little settings button to the top-right of the Save Buttons box. Click this to easily add or remove your own buttons. e.g. Type 'Research Notes' in the box and click 'Add' - this will be saved as one of the choices. You can remove the choice by clicking on it in the pop-up window.

v. 10.4.1:

  • Copy Wiki Link feature: I've added a dropdown box with the profile person's family members to the toolbar on the editor. Click the scissors on the editor's toolbar to reveal the dropdown box. Choose a name to copy their Wiki Link. You can paste it into the biography in the normal way (Ctrl + v / Right-click + Paste / however you do that on a Mac).
Image:Auto WikiTree Tables Update-1.png
Choose a name to copy their Wiki Link.
  • Added a link from the Moving Save Buttons box (in the right-hand-column) to the WT+ Suggestions.
  • Fixed a problem with FamilySearch tables (I hope).

v. 10.3:

  • Change summary checkboxes: Below the change summary textbox (on the Edit page), I've changed the radio buttons to check boxes. If you check a box, it will add the text to the textbox (just as it does now with the radio buttons), but then if you uncheck the box, it will remove the added text. It's better.


  • Black theme: When your eyes are tired, switch to white text on a black background. You can choose this by clicking the dress icon a few times. (See what you think...)


  • Moving 'Save' Buttons: On the profile Edit page, I'm moving the save buttons and explanation box to the middle of the page (in the right-hand column) to save you having to scroll down to the bottom all the time. It appears to be two sets of the buttons and textbox, but it's the same ones, moving up and down the page as you scroll.
  • Big 'comment' and 'reply' buttons on G2G: Some people asked for this recently, so here it is.

These features can both be disabled on the Options page, which you can find in two ways:

  1. Click the icon. You should see a picture of a table and in the bottom right, there's a gears icon.
  2. Right-click the icon and choose 'Options'.

Please let me know if you see any problems or if you have any suggestions.


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In the v17 notes, the inline ref section, you should mention that it all needs to be on the same line to pick it all up. If the closing ref tag is on the new line, for example, it doesn't grab it.
posted by Jonathan Crawford
Thanks Jon, but I think, rather than adding that explanation, I should just fix that problem. I hadn't seen that, so thanks.
posted by Ian Beacall
Name suggestions, Wikitree Toolkit / Wikitree Essentials.

Alternatively, the Auto Completion Reformatting Organization Normalization <something with a Y> Manager (A.C.R.O.N.Y.M)

posted on Auto WikiTree Tables + (Preview) Update (merged) by Jonathan Crawford
edited by Jonathan Crawford
Jon, thanks for the ideas. Unfortunately, there is already an extension named WikiTree Toolkit. Essentials...? I'm not sure. Is any of this really essential?

How about something like WikiTree followed by... Wonder, Wish, Wow... Magic, Extra, Winner... Booster, Shot... or something like that?

posted on Auto WikiTree Tables + (Preview) Update (merged) by Ian Beacall
It's Essential to me, the AutoBio + the ability now to easily copy/paste citations from family members? The formatting of family members in numbered lists with dates? The quick relationship/connection buttons, and the ability to see directly on the profile how the ancestor is related? It's time savings, which makes *everything* better.

Could I still wikitree without it? Yes, but would it be as easy/engaging? Absolutely not. I find myself using the "Random profile" option and then doing a quick AutoBio too, just to help tune things up in other areas to break up my focus.

So, since it's accelerating progress, Wikitree Stage 1 Booster?

posted on Auto WikiTree Tables + (Preview) Update (merged) by Jonathan Crawford
Thanks a lot for the positive words and the name idea. I appreciate it.
posted on Auto WikiTree Tables + (Preview) Update (merged) by Ian Beacall
I like WikiTree Booster or something similar. I think it's more user friendly and it needs to convey exactly that in the name. Something like WikiTree Facilitator.
posted on Auto WikiTree Tables + (Preview) Update (merged) by Ken Tremblay
Very informative summary of changes. Black background is nicer now that it's not so intense. Good work! (And thank you for helping me get my relationship buttons back! They are a real convenience.)
posted on Auto WikiTree Tables + (Preview) Update (merged) by [Living Kelts]