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Welcome to the Technical Assistance reading room. Get assistance on questions related to MediaWiki markup, CSS, JavaScript, and such as they relate to Wikibooks. This is not a general-purpose technical support room.

To submit a bug notice or feature request for the MediaWiki software, visit Phabricator.

To get more information about the MediaWiki software, or to download your own copy, visit MediaWiki

There are also two IRC channels for technical help: #mediawiki for issues about the software, and #wikimedia-tech for WMF server or configuration issues.

Problem with putting the background image in html[edit]

I am failed to upload the background image in html plse give me some exmaple to this problem and some theroy and also tell the html s best books name —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vikas royal king (discusscontribs) 09:03, 26 October 2012‎

Mars Book 1[edit]

I am having problems saving PDF file. I get invalid annotation error. Using Windows 7, IE 9.0.12 64Bit.

How to insert pictures[edit]

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me how to insert photos/thumbnails next to a section of the book? I'm trying to add a picture of Edward Snowden but I'm not entirely sure what coding I need to use to do so.

Thanks in advance Kieran Glasses (discusscontribs) 22:20, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

@Kieran Glasses: No problem. There is a lot of documentation about this at the MediaWiki wiki and on Wikipedia but here's the short version:
[[File:FILENAMEHERE.EXTENSION|thumb|alt=Please insert alt text]]
That will do for 90% of pictures. You can add other options but that's probably all you need. Let me know how else I can help! —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:46, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikibooks app?[edit]

Is there any Wikibooks app available for any platform? If so , is it available on Windows(Store or otherwise)? Because I do not see any such app on the Windows Store(not Phone) , but Wikipedia is there.

--Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 20:14, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

@Leaderboard: I do not believe there is one but I wonder what a Wikibooks app would even be. I don't have a smartphone and I don't know how you would use an app to interact with Wikibook. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:43, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Could be something like the mobile Wikibooks in an app format , but with better accessibility. I myself use Wikibooks only on the desktop , and I was looking for an app on Windows Store , but I could not find it.--Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 06:35, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
There is a Wikipedia app. Having used it, briefly, it is worse in terms of functionality and usability than the standard mobile web view. Personally I think the mobile web version of Wikibooks is fine. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:04, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Please remove username[edit]

Please remove /delete User:Paju without delay. It has been created without my permission and autologin to any wiki where I am not editing articles violates my privacy. This global account sucks, helps "big brothers" like NSA, FSB, KGB. BR, User:Paju (, soon leaving, if this stupidity does not stop)--Paju (discusscontribs) 02:02, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

@Paju: Please see m:SUL. This is a process of unifying usernames between 850 WMF wikis. If you need help, you can see an admin at Meta. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:05, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Local communities have no control over accounts, so sorry we can't help. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:40, 18 March 2015 (UTC)