- About Wikipedia and Wikipedia's "Welcome newcomers" page
- Finding your way around - the Main Page, a random article, the Category Browser, info about searching Wikipedia and about the What links here facility
- Contributing to Wikipedia - information about editing pages, starting new pages, two tutorials (on Editing, policy, conduct, and structure and Pictures)
- User accounts: Why create a user account?, usernames and logging in
- Some basic info about some other Wikipedia features: talk pages, categories
- The glossary for beginners
- Wikipedia's basic information category page
- The Wikipedia policy trifecta, The Five Pillars of Wikipedia and Wikipedia's simplified ruleset
- First steps and second steps
- A page about the Wikipedia sandbox, and the sandbox itself
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- A Wikipedia article about Encyclopaedias (and one about Almanacs), one about Collaborative writing, one about Wikis and one specifically about Wikipedia.
- Who writes Wikipedia and a discussion of Wikipedian psychology
- Copyleft, Free content, Open content and Wikipedia's approach - copyrights in Wikipedia and the GNU Free Documentation Licence (the text of which is here)
- The Wikipedia General disclaimer
- What is an article?
- Why Wikipedia is so great, Why Wikipedia is not so great, a Wikipedia article about Criticism of Wikipedia and replies to common objections
- How to write a great article and The perfect article
Policies and Guidelines
- What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia is not a dictionary
- Neutral Point of View (see also the NPOV tutorial)
- Civility, and policies on personal attacks and legal threats
- Editing policy
- Wikipedia's "No original research" policy, and policy on verifiability
- Ownership of articles, protection of pages and the three-revert rule
- Naming conventions (see also Naming conventions for animals and Tree of Life project page)
- Image use and logos
- Deletion, Speedy deletion criteria, Categories for deletion and Deletion of vanity articles and Undeletion
- Dispute resolution and Arbitration policy
- Blocking policy, Banning policy and sock puppets
- Account deletion
- Guidelines on accountability, assuming good faith, being bold, centralised discussions and their conclusions, consensus, disambiguation, disrupting Wikipedia to make a point, edit summaries, fiction, the one-revert rule, copies of primary sources, reverts, signing posts on talk pages, stubs, subpages, talk page usage, user pages, vanity, wikiquette
Or you could Ignore all rules
Comprehensive Reference Resources
- the full set of Frequently Asked Questions pages
- the full Wikipedia glossary
- the help directory and help category
- the contacts us listings
- the Style and How-to Directory
- the Topical index
- the Help desk
Categorisation, lists and series
- A proposal regarding Categories, lists, and series boxes
- Categories: the basic information page, help page, categorisation guideline page, FAQ, alphabetical category listing and the fundamental categories page
- An article on lists and one on incomplete lists
- Articles on article series and incumbent series
- The Lists that should be categories category
- Cleanup templates
- Wikipedia:How to log in
- Merging, redirecting, and renaming pages and Wikipedia:How to rename (move) a page
- Navigational templates
- Reverting a page to an earlier version
- Wikipedia:Template messages
- Upload files
- Wikipedia:Picture tutorial
- Wikipedia:Extended image syntax
- Wikipedia:Uploading images
- Wikipedia:Image use policy
- Wikipedia:Image description page
- Wikipedia:Image copyright tags
- m:Help:Images and other uploaded files
- Wikipedia:Graphics tutorials
- Wikipedia:How to create graphs for Wikipedia articles
- Avoiding common mistakes
- Deletion: Articles for deletion and Votes for undeletion
- Wikipedia:Edit conflicts and Wikipedia:Edit war
- New pages
- List of protected pages
- Requested articles
- Wikipedia skins
- Spoken Wikipedia
- Staying cool when the editing gets hot
- Vandalism: Wikipedia vandalism, Vandalism in progress and administrator intervention against vandalism
- Writers' rules of engagement
Add the following in too, to make the above more comprehensive
- Wikimedia, Help:Contents, Wikipedia:Projects, Wikipedia:Featured articles, Wikipedia:Mediawiki, Wikipedia:Talk page, Wikipedia:Village pump, Meta-wiki, Wikipedia:Bug report, Wikipedia:Friends of Wikipedia, Wikipedia:Other projects similar to Wikipedia, Wikipedia:Category schemes, Wikipedia:Glossary, Wikipedia:Avoiding common mistakes, Wikipedia:Guide to writing better articles, Wikipedia:Guide to improving articles, Wikipedia:Your first article, Category:Wikipedia proposals, Wikipedia:User categorisation, Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links, Wikipedia:WikiProject Red Link Recovery, Wikipedia:Cite sources, Wikipedia:Edit summary legend, Wiki, Wikipedia:Protected page, Wikipedia:What is an article, Wikipedia:Canonicalization, Wikipedia:Piped link, Wikipedia:Namespace, Help:Special characters, Wikipedia:Guide to layout, Wikipedia:Boilerplate text, Wikipedia:Annotated article, stuff in the Wikipedia:Style and How-to Directory, Wikipedia:Sandbox, Wikipedia:Bootcamp, Wikipedia:Wikipedians, and stuff about Wikiportals
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style (pronunciation), Wikipedia:Technical terms and definitions, Wikipedia:Section, Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers), Wikipedia:Guide to writing better articles, Wikipedia:Lists, Wikipedia:Disputed statement, Wikipedia:Manual of Style (spelling), Wikipedia:Picture tutorial, Wikipedia:Captions, Wikipedia:Annotated article, Wikipedia:Avoiding common mistakes, Wikipedia:Cite sources, Wikipedia:WikiProject
- Wikipedia:Edit conflicts, Wikipedia:Template messages, Wikipedia:Edit summary, Wikipedia:Annotated article, Wikipedia:Section, Wikipedia:Namespace, Wikipedia:Disambiguation, Wikipedia:Category, Complete list of Wikimedia projects, Wikipedia:What's in, what's out, Wikipedia:Criteria for inclusion of biographies, Wikipedia:Autobiography, Wikipedia:How to rename (move) a page, Wikipedia:Watchlist help, Wikipedia:Village pump, Wikipedia:Administrators, Wikipedia:User page, Wikipedia:Project namespace
- Faux pas avoidance helps you avoid some common mistakes.
- Looking for other ways to improve articles? See Wikipedia:Guide to improving articles.
- Examples of some of Wikipedia's best articles, based on these criteria.
- Wikipedia:How to use tables is a tutorial on the use of tables.
- Help:Formula is a list of the markup symbols we use.
- Wikipedia:How to edit a page gives lots of information on things like formatting, character sets, and variables.
- Wikipedia:How to start a page
- Wikipedia:Manual of Style
- Wikipedia:Annotated article
- Wikipedia:Community Portal provides links to community resources—this page is always available in the navigation sidebar.
- Wikipedia:Utilities — a bigger directory of project pages than the community portal.
- Wikipedia:Topical index — if you want a really complete index.
- MediaWiki User's Guide — a user's guide for the MediaWiki software that Wikipedia runs on.
- Wikipedia:Article size
Pronunciation, Peer review
- Wikipedia:Namespace, Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page, Wikipedia:Refactoring talk pages, Wikipedia:Wikipedians, Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not, Wikipedia:Emailing users, Wikipedia:Maintenance,
encouraging others to get involved Wikipedia:Naming conventions (categories) Wikipedia:Contribute what you know or are willing to learn more about Wikipedia:Watchlist help Wikipedia:Requests for adminship Category:Wikipedia FAQ Category:Wikipedia feature Wikipedia:Changing username Special:Preferences Wikipedia:Requests for comment m:Single signon transition
Template:Please leave this line alone Wikipedia:Bootcamp Wikipedia:Introduction Wikipedia:Museum projects Wikipedia:School and university projects Wikipedia:School and university projects - instructions for teachers and lecturers Wikipedia:School and university projects - instructions for students
Wikipedia:Wikipedia as an academic source Wikipedia:Citing Wikipedia Wikipedia:WikiProject Wikipedians against censorship User:R. fiend/How many articles does Wikipedia really have? Wikipedia:Unusual articles