User talk:Elitre (WMF)

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Editing News #1—2017[edit]

17:59, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Citation tool for[edit]

Hello Elitre. I am a bureaucrat on and our community sorely needs the VisualEditor Citation tool installed, as the old one does not function. If we are to switch to this tool, I see that we have to make a number of installations and/or imports (described on the above linked page). The trouble is that neither I, nor anyone on our wiki has any idea how to do such things. We have tried and failed. Could someone help us with installing and importing all those things for us, and consult us on the specifics of our wiki or template names? We would greatly appreciate such help, as we have no other way of doing this ourselves. --B. Jankuloski (talk) 07:44, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi there, B. Jankuloski. Thanks for your request. We have a number of pages describing how things should be done, so it would be useful to understand where specifically you are encountering difficulties. From what I see the order of the steps for your wiki right now should be: adding TemplateData to your main templates (in this context, you want to start with the main Cite ones, and there's usually only 4 of them or even less), then create the Cite menu, and finally adding Citoid. The related pages are listed in order from mw:Help:VisualEditor/VE_as_the_main_editor#Make_sure_main_templates_feature_TemplateData_information. Looking at how others did the same thing in the past can help - sometimes it's really a matter of copying and adapting a bit. I will also post a message on the taskforce talk page to see whether someone can follow you more closely. Let me know how work proceeds. Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 08:55, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
(proper ping, B. Jankuloski --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 08:57, 15 May 2017 (UTC))
B. Jankuloski, User:Ehrlich91, see my edits here. I created the Cite menu and the templatedata for the Cite web template simply by copying from the English Wikipedia. You may want to do the same for the other 3 main Cite templates, doc, journal and book (if they are all used at your wiki). After this, we can proceed by enabling Citoid. Your wiki has Flagged Revisions enabled, and you are the ultimate experts in your language, so local community members need to be involved for further refining and improving. HTH. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 09:08, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
@Elitre (WMF): I saw edits on our home wiki, thank you for this. I got confused with other links and I thought that is harder than this (sorry for that), so I will continue editing these templates, looking on English Wikipedia and other language versions. Thank you once again, I already can see that is working on Visual Editor. --Ehrlich91 (talk) 15:38, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
@Elitre (WMF): Thank you very much, Erica! I have now translated all, so they are ready to use. May I ask whether this page is also to be translated, or it should completely stay as it is? Cheers --B. Jankuloski (talk) 09:56, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome. So that page doesn't need to be translated, it only defines which templates are to appear in the Cite menu, so make sure those are actually the ones you want. Next steps should be mw:Citoid/Enabling_Citoid_on_your_wiki#Step_2:_Configure_Citoid. Have you checked that all the TemplateData for those template also contain citoid maps? Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 10:14, 17 May 2017 (UTC)