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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!

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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