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Introduction to Wikipedia

Welcome to Wikipedia!Anyone can edit almost every page, and millions already have.

This page takes you through a set of tutorials aimed at complete newcomers interested in contributing. It covers all the basics, and each tutorial takes only a few minutes, so you could become a proficient Wikipedian in no time!

Get started

Policies and Guidelines

The Wiki markup source editor shows the underlying page source code, and works like a plain text file. Links and other items are indicated using simple code like this: [[Earth]].

Editing

Referencing

Images

Tables

Talk pages

VisualEditor works more like a word processor and hides the underlying source code. Links and other items are edited using toolbar and pop-up interfaces.

Editing

Referencing

Images

Tables

Navigating Wikipedia

Manual of Style

Conclusion



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For more training information, see also:

Full help contents page

Training for students

A single-page guide to contributing

A training adventure game

Resources for new editors



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