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This page explains how to create an article on Wikipedia and provides a guide for some things you should know when creating an article.
Consider using the
If you require a visual aid, there is a variety of tutorial videos available at
Commons:Category:Instructional videos on using Wikipedia, including "
Wikipedia already has a lot of articles. Before creating an article you should
Consider adding your information to existing articles that might include information about the subject of the article you propose. For example, if you want to write an article about a band member, you might search for the band and then add information to that broader article about that band member. This is the best thing to do if the subject of the proposed article has only limited depth.
If no suitable articles already exist or the subject has enough depth for an article of its own then you need to start a new article.
In the search box near the top right of a page, type the title of the new article, then click Go. If the Search page reports "You may create the page" followed by the article name in red, then you can click the red article name to start editing the article.
The very first thing you should write in a new article is a list of the source(s) for the information in it. For now, just enter them like this (and they will automatically turn into links):
Later, you'll learn how to format them to appear as footnotes.
When you are done, press "Show preview" to take a look at how the page will appear. Try to fix any formatting errors, then press "Save page". Your article is now part of Wikipedia and may be edited by anyone.