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As you know, Wikipedia is the best  encyclopedia available online. There is not a lot of add, since most of you guys know what I am talking about. Anyway, here are a couple of tricks you might not know about  which are quite easy to apply and require no extra- knowledge.

1) How to read Wikipedia without any internal link.

When you open any article within Wikipedia, you will notice a lot of hyperlinks which, just in case you want to deepen your reading a little further, will connect you to other interesting articles. If you think that all this  is quite annoying, here is how to have a clean, tidy article without hyperlinks.

Let’s say you are reading the article talking of the United States of America whose link is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States. If you don’t like all the hyperlinks in the text, just append the following string at the end of the web address in your browser  to have a neat, clear article without anything sidetracking you.  The string is &printable=yes By the way, the new web address will be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States&printable=yes

2) How to read Wikipedia in your phone.

Don’t have a computer at hand but you wish to read a Wikipedia article? No problem, just take your phone out of your pocket, and go to wapedia.mobi. This interesting website is nothing else than a Wikipedia search and browser tool for mobiles.

3)  How to download the whole Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

If you don’t want to part from your beloved Wikipedia and you wish to have it everywhere you go, in your laptop for example, and without any need for a Internet connection, why don’t you download it completely?

Here is the link to the most recent dump to download Wikipedia in your computer. Here is the link to the latest dump.

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4 Comments to “Unknown tricks to make the best out of Wikipedia”

  1. Web Talk Says:

    Update: here is another link which seems to work with the printable string: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Google&printable=yes

  2. Web Talk Says:

    Hey! Thanks for writing! Apparently the printable tricks doesn’t seem to work for all Wikipedia pages. Here is another example which seems to work: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Extensible_Firmware_Interface&printable=yes

  3. Tidjani Says:

    Thanks for the post. However, when i enter this in the browser “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States&printable=yes”, i got this message “Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name” !! This trick doesn’t seem to work.

  4. jacki Says:

    Here is the link to the most recent dump to do

    Link is not working

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