Wikipedia:Your first article | and then what?
Now that you have created the page, there are still several things you can do.
If you have so much interest in the article you just created, you may learn more about it in the future, and accordingly have more to add. This may be later today, tomorrow, or several months from now. Any time – go ahead.
To format your article correctly (and expand it, and possibly even make it
Others can freely contribute to the article when it has been saved. The creator does not have special rights to control the later content. See
Also, before you get frustrated or offended about the way others modify or remove your contributions, see
Most new articles are orphans from the moment they are created, but you can work to change that. This will involve editing one or more other articles. Try searching Wikipedia for other pages referring to the subject of your article, then turn those references into links by adding double brackets to either side: "[[" and "]]". If another article has a word or phrase that has the same meaning as your new article, but not expressed in the same words as the title, you can link that word or phrase as follows: "[[title of your new article|word or phrase found in other article]]." Or in certain cases, you could create that word or phrase as a redirect to your new article.
One of the first things you want to do after creating a new article is to provide links to it so it will not be an orphan. You can do that right away, or if you find that exhausting, you can wait a while, provided that you keep the task in mind.
If the term is ambiguous (meaning there are multiple pages using that or a similar title), see if there is a