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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 needed to navigate, comment on, and contribute to Wikipedia articles. Each tutorial takes only about 10 minutes, so you could become a proficient Wikipedian in under an hour! To get started, click on Introduction to Contributing below.
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Introduction to Contributing
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

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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