User:Planotse/How to Write a Wikibook and How to Use Wikibooks/BACKUP

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Getting Started with Wikibooks[edit]

If you're a casual reader of Wikibooks, there is plenty of guidance on Wikibooks for you here on this page. This text, How to Write a Wikibook and How to Use Wikibooks, is my personal help for those who want to do some serious writing on Wikibooks without struggle so much with all the technicalities here at the site.

Hello, my name is Tony. I work as a Software Engineer and I live in Plano, Texas. The TSE in my user name stands for Tony - Software Engineer. You might have guessed it right, outside of my professional hours, which include time to raise my son, I spend time with Wikibooks. Whenever you have the urge to contact me, never hesitate. This page has several handy contact links for your use.

Step A. Set up your user page[edit]

Back to work, the first thing I want to show you how to do is to quickly create the content for your user page. For the purpose of this discussion, let's consider your user name as Stefalyn and your user page is User:Stefalyn. For my text, instead of using your page at User:Stefalyn, I use this page. Go there, edit that page and you should see the following line. Copy the entire line over to your own, real user page and replace Stefalyn with your own, real user name. Do not include any space. All is case sensitive!

{{Userpagelikeplanotse|myusername=Stefalyn}}

The result should be three red links similar to what you see here:

  • User:Stefalyn/Nav
  • User:Stefalyn/Showcase
  • User:Stefalyn/Userboxes

Step B. Set up your navigation bar[edit]

Click on the first red link, User:Stefalyn/Nav, then enter the following text but use your own user name, nickname and email address.

{{Navlikeplanotse|username=Stefalyn|nickname=Steve|email=steve@email.com}}

Step C. Set up your showcase[edit]

Click on the first red link, e.g. User:Stefalyn/Showcase, then enter the following lines or use your own imagination:

=== Attention People ===
This is my showcase.
=== Another Shelf ===
This is another shelf in my showcase.

Step D. Set up your userboxes[edit]

Click on the first red link, e.g. User:Stefalyn/Userboxes, then enter the following text, but delete any line not applicable to you. For more choices, see Userboxes.

=== Attention People ===
{{Userboxtop}}
[[File:Tony Software Engineer.jpg|thumb]]
{{User facebook|yourfacebookid}}
{{User gmail|yourgmailid}}
{{User yim|youryahoomsgrid}}
{{User skype|yourskypeid}}
{{User twitter|yourtwitterid}}
{{User wordpress|yourwordpressid}}
{{Userboxbreak}}
{{User Texas}}
{{User American English}}
{{Userboxbreak}}
{{user language|en|N}}
{{user language|vi|N}}
{{user language|de|3}}
{{user language|fr|1}}
{{Userboxbreak}}
{{User BS}}
{{programming language|csharp|4}}
{{programming language|vbn|4}}
{{Userboxbreak}}
{{User dog owner}}
{{User coke pepsi}}
{{User newspaper}}
{{User chess}}
{{Userboxbreak}}
{{user contribs|2000}}
{{User Wikipedia}}
{{User_browser:Firefox}}
{{User_browser:Google_Chrome}}
{{User windows}}
{{Userboxbottom}}