Help:Getting started

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Welcome to Wikipedia!

As a new contributor, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer size and scope of this project. Don't worry too much if you don't understand everything at first. Listed below are some brief introductions containing all the basics needed to use, comment on, and contribute to Wikipedia. For a more comprehensive article on how and where you can help see contributing to Wikipedia. Don't be afraid to edit, as you are encouraged to be bold! If you do get stuck, there are volunteers available to answer your questions, see asking for help for more information.

A short video about that "Edit" button and what it can do when you are bold! (1:06 min)
About Wikipedia
Short tutorials
Quick introductions
How-to book
  • The Missing Manual — A comprehensive how-to guide (book) that explains everything about contributing for novice to expert editors.
Help resources and assistance

The blue bar that follows is a navigation box for many of the help pages. Click "show" on the right to expand it.