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The WikiPathways Client plugin for PathVisio connects to WikiPathways and allows users to search and browse pathways from within PathVisio. It also enables updating of existing pathways, and uploading of new content.


  • Open the via Plugins -> Plugin Manager.
  • In the Available tab, click the Install button for WikiPathways plugin. When successfully installed the plugin will be listed in "Installed" tab.

Editing an Existing Pathway

For detailed information on how to use the plugin, see the plugin page.

  • In PathVisio, find and open your pathway of interest by searching for the pathway identifier (e.g. WP4) or title.
  • After making any edits, select Plugins -> WikiPathways -> Update. You will be prompted to enter your username and password, as well as a description of the edits.
  • If the pathway was tagged with the Analysis Collection or Featured Pathway tags, you will have the option to update these tags as well.

Creating a New Pathway

  • Launch PathVisio with the WP Client Plugin.
  • Load the appropriate species database and the metabolite database, if applicable.
  • Give your pathway name and assign a species: Select the "Pathway Information Area" (upper left corner), and in the "Properties" tab, enter a title in the "Title" field and select the correct species in the "Organism" drop-down.
  • Create your pathway.
  • Select Plugins -> WikiPathways -> Upload New. You will be asked to specify your login information and a description of the pathway.
  • That's it! Now go to the New Pathways listing to see your pathway.