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Quick Guide For Editors

Quick Guide for Editors: What are the first things you need to know about editing Wikipedia? This user-friendly PDF provides an overview of the basic information you’ll need to know to write articles on Wikipedia:

But if you want to keep learning, you’ll find more in-depth text and video training materials as you scroll down this page!

Learning Resources

These bite-sized presentations are focused on specific skills. You can follow them in the order we’ve organized them, which roughly follows how we run training at events, or you can jump in where you need help! Below you’ll find links to PDF documents, as well as Google Slides that you can use and remix for your own training.

Basic Training

Closing the Gender Gap on Wikipedia: Learn about why your participation within the Wikipedia community matters!

Navigating Wikipedia Pages: Learn about the ins-and-outs of Wikipedia pages. This is an essential first step!

Basic Rules of Editing: Before you edit, there are a couple of community-built guidelines you need to know about.

Userpages and the Sandbox: Userpages and the Sandbox are essential Wikipedia tools. Learn how and why you should use both.

Adding Citations: Adding citations to existing articles is one of the most important things you can do on Wikipedia, learn the ins-and-outs of citing sources.

Basic Training (Full Length): This slide deck will teach you about the basics of editing Wikipedia, the gender gap on Wikipedia, how to add citations to articles, and more.


Advanced Training

Adding Images: Adding images to articles is another important task. Learn how to upload images to Wikimedia Commons and add a Creative Commons license to your images.

Create a New Article: Once you’ve learned how to properly cite, format and add images to articles, you’re ready to create your own article. Learn how here!

Talk Pages on Wikipedia: Learn more detail about how talk pages function as Wikipedia’s peer review website.

Notability Guidelines: Take a deeper dive into notability guidelines and how they function on Wikipedia.