Get started with Wikipedia today!
Wikipedia is easy to use. In fact, thanks to the new Visual Editor, if you’ve ever formatted an email or used a word processor (like Microsoft Word) you’ll find the experience familiar.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite resources. These will help you create an account and get started with editing. And if you have any questions about the process, our facilitators will be happy to help.
Create an account
Creating an account is quick and completely free! Keep in mind accounts can’t be transferred, so please create one for yourself, not your institution.
Short videos for created by Art+Feminism are helpfully categorized for beginners or intermediate editors.
Guided tutorial for students
This guided tutorial is perfect for beginners. Through three modules you’ll learn the principles of Wikipedia and some basic technical skills. (Estimated time to complete: 1 hour or less; 20 mins each; browse by topic.)
The Wikipedia Adventure
This guided practice will help you create an account and practice using basic markup (formatting). (Estimated time to complete: 1 hour.)