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: While on the page you want to find what links to it, click the gear in the top right hand corner drop-down menu.  What links here, click that and it'll give you a list of what links to it and how. [[User:Hutchy68|Tom Hutchison]] ([[User talk:Hutchy68|talk]]) 13:49, 19 September 2013 (CDT)
 
: While on the page you want to find what links to it, click the gear in the top right hand corner drop-down menu.  What links here, click that and it'll give you a list of what links to it and how. [[User:Hutchy68|Tom Hutchison]] ([[User talk:Hutchy68|talk]]) 13:49, 19 September 2013 (CDT)
 
:: Found it, thanks. [[User:Sovainfo|Sovainfo]] ([[User talk:Sovainfo|talk]]) 14:57, 19 September 2013 (CDT)
 
:: Found it, thanks. [[User:Sovainfo|Sovainfo]] ([[User talk:Sovainfo|talk]]) 14:57, 19 September 2013 (CDT)
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== Automation of Help Screen pages ==
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Hi Sovainfo, I saw you have been working on the Help32 help screens. Mark Dexter did some work on automation of the screens from Selenium Tests. I think anything and everything he could grab he did and then I uploaded them to the Chunk30 namespace. You can find the list of all the Chunks here, [[User:Tom Hutchison/Finding pages with DPL]]. These included screenshots and the actual Field Data(which is what the chunks are). Then he integrated the screenshots into the chunks. All the UX changes really forced us to look at this method. A few hundred screenshots, ugh!
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I've done about 25 of them and the good part will be, once integrated they can be updated in a matter of hours. Mostly waiting for the test loops to finish. Anyway, from changing the first 25 or so on the master list, I realized we needed to swap around How to Access with Description. It was a little backwards anyway. What is it, here is how you get to it. It is more for the wiki browsers anyway, not the admin accessed views.
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Let me know what you think. The most painful part will be getting all the chunks into the Help screens, matching them to the actual File name or chunk name. We tried to create a descriptive naming pattern. There are just so many of them it will take time. Once they are integrated, everything can be changed quickly. I think it took a total of 4 mins to upload everything. 3 for the files and 1 minute for all the chunk pages. [[User:Tom Hutchison|Tom Hutchison]] ([[User talk:Tom Hutchison|talk]]) 19:35, 6 December 2013 (CST)

Revision as of 20:35, 6 December 2013

wiki edits:

  • Trying to find my own tag to use it in other discussions. Maybe there is a way to include it, i don't know. Found it, it is mentioned below in the edit window! Enter in the edit screen 4x~.
  • To propose article for deletion add {{delete|reason}} at the top. reason should say why it needs to be removed. This will place it in the category candidates for deletion. Make sure it is not being referred to by other pages.

Open questions

  • How to move without reference.
When you press move uncheck the box that says "Leave a redirect behind"
Tried that, but it left a reference anyway. Did notice that others are moving without it. So it must be possible. Reluctant to move anything now, because of it. Will try again to verify, thanks. Sovainfo (talk) 08:15, 19 September 2013 (CDT)
Generally you should always leave a redirect because outside links could be to the page being moved. On rare occasions there could be a page that has no incoming links to it within the wiki and those are usually ones we leave the redirect out. Tom Hutchison (talk) 13:42, 19 September 2013 (CDT)
  • How to find out what pages are using the page.
While on the page you want to find what links to it, click the gear in the top right hand corner drop-down menu. What links here, click that and it'll give you a list of what links to it and how. Tom Hutchison (talk) 13:49, 19 September 2013 (CDT)
Found it, thanks. Sovainfo (talk) 14:57, 19 September 2013 (CDT)

Automation of Help Screen pages

Hi Sovainfo, I saw you have been working on the Help32 help screens. Mark Dexter did some work on automation of the screens from Selenium Tests. I think anything and everything he could grab he did and then I uploaded them to the Chunk30 namespace. You can find the list of all the Chunks here, User:Tom Hutchison/Finding pages with DPL. These included screenshots and the actual Field Data(which is what the chunks are). Then he integrated the screenshots into the chunks. All the UX changes really forced us to look at this method. A few hundred screenshots, ugh!

I've done about 25 of them and the good part will be, once integrated they can be updated in a matter of hours. Mostly waiting for the test loops to finish. Anyway, from changing the first 25 or so on the master list, I realized we needed to swap around How to Access with Description. It was a little backwards anyway. What is it, here is how you get to it. It is more for the wiki browsers anyway, not the admin accessed views.

Let me know what you think. The most painful part will be getting all the chunks into the Help screens, matching them to the actual File name or chunk name. We tried to create a descriptive naming pattern. There are just so many of them it will take time. Once they are integrated, everything can be changed quickly. I think it took a total of 4 mins to upload everything. 3 for the files and 1 minute for all the chunk pages. Tom Hutchison (talk) 19:35, 6 December 2013 (CST)