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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.

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

Creating Book Pages[edit]

I am a new user and I am still not familiar with how to correctly create pages in a book. I received this as a comment: Pages should be created as a subpage - e.g,. "Book Name" and "Book Name/Chapter Name" and NOT as "Chapter Name".

It seems that the pages are fixed. Can I create /Chapter Name/ instead? Is this equivalent to Book Name/Chapter Name? --Rjbfigueroa (discusscontribs)

Renaming Book Pages[edit]

How do I rename a Book Page? When I change the name of the Book Page, it seems that the link to the old page is broken and I have copy the old content to the new page that was created as a result of renaming. TIA!

--Rjbfigueroa (discusscontribs)

@Rjbfigueroa: Can you give an example of a page you wanted to move, and where you wanted to move it to, so we can see what happened?

Fwiw, here's how to move a page, if you're using Vector skin (in the desktop interface, rather than the mobile one): View the page you want to move (not its talk page). There should be a control bar at the top of the browser, and way over on the far right of it there should be a dropdown menu. The only option on that menu should be either "rename" or "move"; use that. --Pi zero (discusscontribs)

CentralAuth referring to reviewers as editors[edit]

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Linking to a Greek Wikibook[edit]

I am trying to link the wikibook Sensory Systems to the corresponding greek version. In doing so on Wikidata produces the error-message:

  A page "Αισθητήρια_Συστήματα" could not be found on "elwikibooks".
  The external client site "elwikibooks" did not provide page information for page "Αισθητήρια_Συστήματα".

I think that "elwikibooks" may have problems correctly recognizing wiki-book entries, such as

Is there another way I can link the Greek wiki-book? --Thomas.haslwanter (discusscontribs) 19:28, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

@Thomas.haslwanter: Wikidata accepted the name when copy-and-pasted from the title on the el.wb page; the trouble was that it needed the actual characters, rather than the URL escape sequence for them. The other way to handle interwikis is through wiki markup; and en.wb doesn't remove on-page interwikis just because wikidata also has the information; so I added those to the book page here, as well. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 00:49, 13 January 2019 (UTC)