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To preserve edit histories and observe the attribution requirements of the licenses, content from our sister projects should be imported rather than simply pasted into a new module. Wikibooks administrators and importers can import pages from any of the English-language projects, Simple English Wikibooks, Meta, and Wikispecies.

Requests to import can be made to help in making or expanding a book, and to move works from other projects that fit Wikibooks' scope. Place requests below and an administrator will try to perform the import promptly.

Note that administrators are not responsible for moving and cleaning up pages. Please watch this page for when the import is complete and take care of the imported page.

Administrators and importers: To import a page, go to Special:Import. After import, add {{dewikify}} to the page and make a note where the imported page has ended up. Pages will by default import into Transwiki:Page's name.

Where non-free media is required in a book, editors may request an administrator or uploader to upload the file by making a request below. Please provide the non-free media rationale.

Pages with extremely long edit histories may fail to import. In this case, a single revision which gives attribution to the source wiki will be imported. While this isn't ideal, it should satisfy our licensing. Note that repeated attempts to import may eventually bring over the history, so if it fails on the first attempt, you might want to try it a few more times. Please see bug 15000 (and vote for it to get it resolved sooner).

Import and Merge[edit]

Use this section for imports that need to be "history-merged" with a module that has already been started using copy-paste.

Add requests using the form:

*[[Project:Page name]] → [[Target Page]] ~~~~
Seems this has already been done by the user by cut-and-paste, which should be fine since only the user had edited the page at Wikipedia. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:51, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Import from Old Wikisource[edit]

Should we import oldwikisource:Korean Orthography [1] to become Korean/Orthography?--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 00:53, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Good idea, but Special:Import offers only s: and not oldwikisource:. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 11:13, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
I don't clearly recall the various ways around that problem. (Suggestions perchance, QuiteUnusual?) --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:33, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

I've been through this problem before on the English Wikiversity, perhaps this comment by a user will help us add old wikisource for us to import?

  • go to the phabricator.
  • in the left menu, click on "Maniphest".
  • on the right side top look for "create task" and click on it. If it asks you to LDAP login, go to MediaWiki and be sure you are logged in there. Then go back and click on the MediaWiki logo at the phabricator page bottom. It will ask for permission on Mediawiki for all your info. Then it will take you back to the task/create menu.
  • give it a title like "Add OldWikisource to "Special:Import".
  • give it a project name, or the same.
  • in the description say something about adding "old" wikisource to Special:Import and mention that you have consensus at way for me to import articles to here from the Old Wikisource? which you do with all three of us (depends if we have consensus from the WB community). Be sure to include the entire url as I have put it here.
  • then click on Create Task and keep track of the task number

--Marshallsumter (comment made; rephrased to match current issues)

I believe this is what Jusjih or some other user has to do in order for oldwikisource to be added. Thanks, and hope this helps. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:12, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Phabricator may ask for a consensus here, so I Symbol support vote.svg Support the motion and propose to add also Commons by the way, because they can have some useful templates. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 15:36, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
This has my Symbol support vote.svg Support as well. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:02, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
My Symbol support vote.svg Support also. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 00:47, 30 July 2016 (UTC)