Managing books

A book is a bunch of pages that go together. The pages are organized in a tree menu. This wiki uses them, too:

Tree menu

Pages have siblings and/or children. “Learning about learning” is a sibling of “Getting started.” “About brains” and “Deep learning” are siblings. “About brains” and “Deep learning” are children of “Learning about learning.” You can have as many levels of children as you like, but we recommend limiting yourself to two or three.

Adding a page

You can add pages as children or siblings of other pages.

Adding a child

To add a child, go to the parent page. For example, to add a child under “Getting started,” first go “Getting started.” At the top of the page, you’ll see:

Top of Getting started page

There’s a widget that lets you add pages. Leave it at “Create child page,” and click create.

Then you’ll see a form that let’s you give the new page a title, type its content, and so on:

Creating a new page

You’ll see a reminder (the text under the red arrow) that you are creating a child of “Getting started.”

Some page titles are too long to fit into the tree menu. You can enter a short title for use in the tree menu, if you want. It’s optional.

Adding a sibling

Suppose you want to add a new page that’s a sibling of “Getting started.” Go to “Getting started,” and change the add page widget to sibling:

Adding a sibling

Click Create, and you’ll see a form like this:

Creating a new page

It’s the same as before, except that the reminder tells you you’re creating a sibling.

Rearranging pages

Sometimes you want to rearrange pages, like change the order of siblings, or make a sibling into a child.

There’s a “Rearrange pages” tab at the top of book pages:

Rearrange tab

Click the tab to show a tree with the entire book:


To move a page, drag its cross icon. Drag the icon up and down to change the order of the page in the book. The page’s children will go along with it. Drag the icon left and right to change the page’s indent level.

Sometimes you want to move entire sections of the book, or move pages a long way. To make it more convenient, you can double-click on a cross icon to collapse that page’s children. For example, if you double-clicked on the cross icon for “Deep learning”:

Collapsed children

The cross icon changes to remind you that the kids are there. Move “Deep learning” around, and you’ll move its children as well. Double-click again to show the children.

You can also change the titles of pages here. Type into page’s text field to change its title.

Click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save your changes. If you don’t, your changes will be lost.


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