Gwennel Web



Gwennel Web is a WYSIWYG editor for Wikipedia and other Mediawiki sites. It allows to easily edit pages without knowing the tedious wiki syntax. It runs on Windows XP, Vista or 7.



Common formatting styles are rendered as is, such as bold or italic text. Advanced features rely on the WYSIWYM edition style: rather than showing the final result, it shows the source data. For instance, the parameters of a template are edited in a table.

Small, Fast and Portable

The program is less than 1 MB on disk. It is fast and responsive, even with slower machines. The program is portable: it does not require any installation, so you can copy it on a USB key and run it anywhere.

Good Support of the Wiki Syntax

Gwennel Web is able to deal with most features of the wiki syntax, but in some cases, such as complex tables, generic HTML elements (<div>, <span>, ...) or broken syntax, it degrades them gracefully as raw source text. This way the other parts of the page are still editable as WYSIWYG.

Nothing to Install on Server

It does not require to install an extension on server, so it works with most existing Mediawiki installations (version >= 1.16) and it does not depend on a particular version of PHP.

History Friendly

When a page is saved, only changed paragraphs are altered. So it won't create superfluous differences in the history. This is an important feature to permit the collaboration with people who prefer to edit the wiki text directly.


Headings are displayed in a tree view on the left of the window providing an overview of the all pages and a quick way to go to a particular section.

Current Status

Gwennel Web is currently in an early development process. There is a lot of missing features but is perfectly usable for most common edit tasks.