Wikipedia Preview

By Wikimedia Foundation


Wikipedia Preview

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Enhance your website with free knowledge straight from Wikipedia!

Install Wikipedia Preview, the free add-on designed to better engage your visitors and improve the user experience on your website.

The Wikipedia Preview plugin provides context to your site’s visitors with content directly from Wikipedia. It allows you to add links to your content so that when your visitors click or hover on them, they see a pop-up box with information and images straight from Wikipedia. With Wikipedia Preview your visitors gain context on a topic, without ever leaving your website.

Wikipedia Preview is an official plug-in designed and developed by the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit behind Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects.

The plug-in is entirely free to download and use, in line with the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission to provide free knowledge for everyone.


  • Rich-media content straight from Wikipedia, to give your site’s visitors the context they need, without ever having to leave your website.
  • Always free.
  • Available in 300 languages.
  • Easy to set up. Adding Wikipedia Preview links is even easier than adding other hyperlinks.
  • Leveraging the content and brand name of one of the most popular websites in the world.


  • Can be set up using the same process you use to add hyperlinks to your articles or using the Gutenberg editor custom tool.
  • Handles any link to a Wikipedia article regardless of language, lead image presence or length.
  • Works for Right-to-Left (RTL) and Left-To-Right (LTR) languages.
  • Offers access to a built-in gallery to dive into article images.
  • Can be disabled for any page using the post metadata sidebar.
  • Uses Gutenberg editor custom tool to search for Wikipedia articles and visualize Wikipedia Preview for readers.

How to add preview links to your site

Option 1 – How to add Wikipedia Preview links using the Classic Editor:

  • Add a Wikipedia article link to your site’s content using the same process you use to add hyperlinks to your articles.

Option 2 – How to add Wikipedia Preview links using the Gutenberg/ Block Editor:

  1. Highlight the text you want to link to a Wikipedia article.
  2. Select ‘W’ – Wikipedia Preview icon from the menu.
  3. You will see a list of suggested articles. Select the one you want to link to.
  4. Wikipedia Preview will automatically turn the link into a preview of the relevant Wikipedia article. You can easily edit or remove this.


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