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!
wiki markup source editor shows the underlying page source code. It works like a plain text file, indicating links and other items using simple code like this:
VisualEditor is the easier way of editing that works more like a word processor and hides the underlying source code. Links and other items are edited using toolbar and pop-up interfaces.
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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