Classic mode for Wikipedia

Classic mode for Wikipedia

Get the classic Wikipedia interface and layout back, pre-January 2023. Also works with some other popular Wikimedia projects: Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikidata, and MediaWiki.

What is Classic mode for Wikipedia?

Classic mode for Wikipedia is a Firefox add-on that automatically redirects you to the classic interface of Wikipedia, allowing you to enjoy the previous layout. It also works with other popular Wikimedia projects.

Stats
By: rebbj
Users: 496
Rating: 5.00 (12)
Version: 1.5.1 (Last updated: 2023-01-31)
Creation date: 2023-01-20
Weekly download count: 8
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://*.wikipedia.org/*
  • *://commons.wikimedia.org/*
  • *://*.wiktionary.org/*
  • *://*.wikisource.org/*
  • *://*.wikidata.org/*
  • *://*.mediawiki.org/*
Size: 10.12K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Each time you'll visit a Wikipedia page or article, you'll be automatically redirected to its classic layout version (i.e. before the January 2023 interface changes). It does not require to have a Wikipedia account. Simply disable or uninstall this add-on if you want the new interface back.

This add-on is non-commercial and will stay this way. It respects your privacy, and does not retrieve or send any data anywhere (and never will). You can find additional information about the add-on on https://jeanbaptisteb.github.io/classic_wikipedia/.

The add-on also works with other Wikimedia projects: Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikidata, and MediaWiki. It leaves Nostalgia Wikipedia untouched.

Its source code is publicly available to anyone to read and reuse for free. Feel free to report bugs, suggest improvements, or even contribute directly to the code on Github!

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Restores the classic Wikipedia interface
  • Eliminates unwanted popups and popover behaviors
  • Improves navigation for users who struggle with modern design choices
  • A quick and convenient fix to layout changes
  • Developer is responsive to issues
Cons
  • The Wikipedia homepage did not load with the addon initially
  • May not work perfectly with all aspects of the Wikipedia site
Most mentioned
  • Restores old Wikipedia layout
  • Fixes to popup menu for language switch
  • Developer responsiveness to feedback
  • Improves navigation and usability
  • Issues with Wikipedia homepage loading
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Safety
Risk impact

Classic mode for Wikipedia is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Classic mode for Wikipedia if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Classic mode for Wikipedia has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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