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Wikipedia: Contributing to Wikipedia

Learn what Wikipedia is and isn't. Take a look at some articles about Wikipedia.

Editing and Creating Content in Wikipedia

Create Your Account

  • Select your username (provided it's unique and available)
  • You'll have your own permanent user page.
  • You can write about yourself, maintain a list of articles you've written or contributed to.
  • Edits made while logged in will be credited you not an IP address.
  • Read the complete list of benefits here
  • Create an account here.

Simple Rules

Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia

  • Register an account
  • Learn the five pillars
  • Be bold, but not reckless
  • Know your audience
  • Do not infringe on copyright
  • Cite, Cite, Cite
  • Avoid shameless self-promotion
  • Share your expertise, but don't argue from authority
  • Write neutrally and with due weight
  • Ask for help.

Wikipedia Editing FAQs

Click on the FAQ Editing link below to learn the answers to the most common questions about editing Wikipedia 

  • Editing a page,
  • Making links,
  • Delete a page,
  • Add pictures,  
  • Describe images
  • ... and much more

FAQ Editing

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